Craig education briefs for Jan. 24, 2015: Boys & Girls Club to host Literacy Carnival | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig education briefs for Jan. 24, 2015: Boys & Girls Club to host Literacy Carnival

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Moffat County school children and their families are invited to a Literacy Carnival at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Boys & Girls Club.

There will be free books for the kids and plenty of activities, including games and a movie. Sponsored by the Sagebrush Reading Council and the Boys & Girls Club, the event is meant to encourage reading among children.

Pizza will be served and carnival activities will commence at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., parents will hear from a guest speaker, while the kids are watching a movie. Supervision will be provided for the children.

For more information, call 970-824-0116.

Boys & Girls Club marks National Drug Facts Week

Boys & Girls Club of Craig will mark National Drug Facts Week this Monday through Friday with educational activities and a party.

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Staff will educate kids about a different drug every day, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drug abuse.

On Friday, the club will host a “Drug Free and Proud to be!” party at about 4 p.m, which will include signing a drug-free pledge sheet, an information booth with games, a dance party, and juice and cookies.

January mission will let students capture images of Earth from International Space Station

Sally Ride Science announced that a new mission is scheduled for Sally Ride EarthKAM from this Tuesday through Friday.

During the mission, students from around the world will be able to take snapshots of Earth from space by operating a camera aboard the International Space Station (ISS). To take part in the mission, or to learn more about the program or view images from previous missions, visit https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/home.

During a Sally Ride EarthKAM mission, students at participating schools log in to the EarthKAM website and request images based on their classroom investigations. Their requests are processed at the Sally Ride EarthKAM Mission Operations Center, located at University of California San Diego. Following a mission, students and teachers return to the EarthKAM website to view and download images.

More than 500,000 students, representing thousands of schools in 78 countries, have participated in EarthKAM since the program began — including as many as 50,000 students from 40 countries in a single mission — taking nearly 80,000 images of Earth. The image collection and accompanying learning guides and activities — all available for public access on the Sally Ride EarthKAM website — have supported class projects in Earth science, space science, geography, social studies, mathematics, communications, and art.

Connections 4 Kids to host fourth annual children's art show in February

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is hosting its fourth annual Cherish the Little Things children's art show Feb. 12 to 14, according to a press release from the organization.

The show will feature more than 300 pieces of art created by Moffat County youths in preschool through high school. The show will be open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Febr. 12; 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, including during downtown Craig's annual ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, at The Center of Craig located at 601 Yampa Ave.

Sponsorship opportunities for Cherish the Little Things children's art show are still available at the $500, $350 and $150 levels.

Proceeds from art show sponsorships, finalist voting, prints and ornaments will support Connections 4 Kids' projects in its four areas of focus: health; early learning; social, emotional and mental health; and family support and parent education.

To sponsor Cherish the Little Things art show or for more information, call Betsy Overton at 970-824-1081.

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