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Students to experience virtual volcano Tuesday





On Tuesday, May 18, more than 2,000 students from 40 schools across the country will explore Mount St. Helens from the comfort of their classrooms. The fourth- through eighth-grade students will be participating in Volcano Explorers, an interactive video-conferencing program presented by the Mount St. Helens Institute that coincides this year with the 30th anniversary of the 1980 eruption.

"May 18th marks the 30th anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens and is a day remembered vividly by so many," says Jeanne Bennett, director of the Mount St. Helens Institute. "Students today are too young to remember the eruption or its aftermath, so this opportunity gives them the chance to learn about Mount St. Helens and get excited about scientific inquiry."

As part of the program, three scientists at Mount St. Helens will present a program on the volcano’s 1980 eruption and the ecological recovery of the past 30 years. They also will be answering students’ questions. Their interactive, 45-minute presentation will be broadcast live to pre-registered classrooms connected to the videoconferencing system of southwest Washington’s ESD112, which is providing the equipment.

For more information about this and other events in honor of the 30th anniversary of the May 18, 1980, eruption, visit http://www.mshinstitute.org.         

The Mount St. Helens Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people of all ages gain an understanding of the natural processes and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic landscapes. The institute promotes stewardship, science, and appreciation of the Northwest.


Girls Night Out to benefit breast cancer charities


The Downtown Camas Association and Cascadia Women's Clinic are hosting an evening of activities to benefit breast cancer charities. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Journey Church in downtown Camas on the corner of Fourth and Birch Streets.

Tickets are $15 and include a tote bag and 10 raffle tickets for prizes. For more information,  http://downtowncamas.com/.


Clark College honors April Student Athletes of the Month

Lindsay Sasse

Student athletes competing in softball and track and field have been honored as the April 2010 "Athletes of the Month" at Clark College. 

Lindsay Sasse came to Clark from Union High School in Camas.  Head softball coach Casey Powers describes Sasse as "a top performer both inside the classroom and on the softball field for us this year."  Sasse earned a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) during fall 2009 and has maintained high GPAs throughout the academic year, earning an athletic scholarship. 

Tyler Lane

 A graduate of Skyview High School, freshman Tyler Lane is leading the Clark track and field team in jumping events. He has high jumped over 6 feet 9 inches, leading the NWAACC conference by six inches. 

"Tyler is ranked third in long jump for the region and is a great contributor in the 4x100 team as well. He is a hard working, dedicated and willing to try any event to help the team be successful in any way possible," says Amber Moore, head track and field coach.

The Student Athlete of the Month program recognizes both the academic and athletic achievements of Clark's student athletes. Two recipients are ­selected each month by a committee that includes Clark College coaches, athletic department personnel, and fellow students.

Each honoree receives a jacket with his or her name stitched on it.  The jackets are provided by Les Schwab through its support of the Student of the Month program, in partnership with Clark’s Penguin Athletic Club and the Clark College Foundation.

McCord’s Vancouver Toyota donates “Story Time Van” to support children’s library programs

McCord’s Vancouver Toyota has donated a three-year lease of a 2011 Toyota Sienna van to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. The van will be dedicated to children’s programming and will serve a vital role in expanding library outreach to the community.

 "We have always had a passion for reading and literacy in our family," Greg Leonard of McCord’s Vancouver Toyota, said when the gift was announced Monday. "Partnering with the Library Foundation to reach children throughout our community helps equip children to discover and experience the value and joy of literacy. We are excited for the opportunity to share with and give back to our community through The Story Time Van project."

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (FVRL) spans 4,200 square miles and serves more than 468,000 residents within Clark, Skamania, Klickitat and portions of Cowlitz counties. In 2009, FVRL conducted 3,350 programs for children and teens. The use of a vehicle dedicated for the specific purpose of enhancing youth programs will increase the efficiency and exposure of these services and programs.

With support from NW Natural, The Story Time Van will feature a brightly-colored vinyl wrap that will serve as a rolling billboard for FVRL libraries, early learning and literacy programs.

"NW Natural is honored to support FVRL District's enhancement to their children's outreach services with the addition of the 'Story Time Van,'" said Von Summers of  NW Natural. "We see this as a unique opportunity to increase visibility and awareness about the excellent services local libraries provide."

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News Briefs

  • Two Knowledge Bowl teams from Camas High School are headed for national competition and are collecting donations for the trip. The students will travel to Washington, D.C., the first week of June. The Camas Educational Foundation has set up an online donation page, https://cefcamas.ejoinme.org/MyPages/CopyofDonationPage/tabid/213971/Default.aspx.

  • On Tuesday, May 18, Gastowne Mini Mart at 10809 NE 4th Plain Rd. is receiving recognition from PREVENT! Coalition, Clark County’s Strong Teens Against Substance Abuse and Hazards (STASHA), and Clark County Public Health for reducing the impact of alcohol and tobacco ads that target youth. A ceremony is planned at 10 a.m. Gastowne Mini Mart removed alcohol and tobacco ads from candy and gum, items often targeted to youth. Store owners Lina Carmon and Zeina Alumari bought the store in October 2009 and immediately reduced ads and removed the sales of drug paraphernalia.

  • Is traffic too fast in your neighborhood? The City of Vancouver is offering three free "safe streets" clinics to teach the public about calming traffic on its way through their areas. The first is Tuesday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/News.asp?submenuID=16578&Id=74049 for details.

  • Tickets are still available for the Thursday, May 20 Marshall Lecture, featuring Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service. The Marshall Lecture is the cornerstone of the Fort Vancouver National Trust’s Celebrate Freedom programs. This is a free public event, but tickets are required. The lecture is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Hudson’s Bay High School, 1206 East Reserve Street, Vancouver. Print free tickets on the Trust’s website at www.FortVan.org/pages/Marshall_Lecture or call the Trust office at 360-992-1800.

  • Nominations for the 11th annual Hope & Action Recognition Awards are due by Saturday, May 29, 2010 to the Council for the Homeless. The awards recognize people who advocate, support, volunteer, or partner to end homelessness.  A one-page nomination form is available at www.icfth.com or by calling (360) 993-9561


  • May 27: The Friends of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra present a lecture by Dr. Melissa Brotons, entitled "Music for Health and Education," on the different applications of music therapy, in education, medicine, mental health and gerontology. The lecture is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th Street in Vancouver. A $10 donation per person is suggested. Proceeds from the event go to funding the symphony's concert season and music education programs in Southwest Washington.

  • June 14: The Fort Vancouver Library District board of trustees will meet beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 14, at the Goldendale Community Library, 131 West Burgen, Goldendale. The board will hold an executive session at 4 p.m. then have a regular meeting at 6 p.m.


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