Looking for teachers for an immersive environmental science program: Talk of the Towns

Bricksville, Ohio – The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation is looking for Cuyahoga County STEM teachers to apply for the First Rings Fellowship Program. An immersive outdoor experience, teachers will receive professional development and incentives, alumni credits, classroom equipment, field trip support, and more. Space is limited for this exciting fellowship.

“The FRFF program provides opportunities in environmental sciences to get students out in nature, use their problem-solving abilities, conduct student-led research, and build leadership skills,” said Catherine Woodruff, one of the fellowship participants. “Great opportunities for students to explore nature-oriented career paths, practice sustainability, and explore real ways to be more environmentally conscious in our choices. Everything has its consequences and this educational opportunity gives students real-world experiences to engage and engage more. I am proud to represent my school district in this initiative “.

Fellowship participants will be eligible to receive:

  • A salary of $300.
  • Three free alumni credits from Ashland University. (valued at $540)
  • Training provided for WET (Water Education for Educators) Project, Healthy Water – Healthy People, Wetland Wonders, Green Learning Tree Schools Project, Green Jobs, Where We Live and Focus on Hazards, Project Wild: Aquatic and Science & Civics. (valued at $145)
  • Workshops and tours of Brixville Preserve, University of Akron Field Station, Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, Watershed Stewardship Center, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and outdoor learning sites are organized.
  • Water quality monitoring equipment for classrooms. (valued at $550 USD)
  • An opportunity to participate in the 2023 Student Symposium and Career Fair, with a chance to win cash prizes.

For more information or to register, contact Jacki Zevenbergen, Director of the Stormwater Education Program at [email protected], 216-503-1338, www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/first-rings-first-fellowship.

Funding for the Cycle One Fellowship program is provided by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET).

Cuyahoga SWCD’s mission is to implement programs and practices that protect and restore healthy soil and water resources. Cuyahoga SWCD currently has 16 employees who provide programs and services to communities throughout the county related to Clean Water Act mandates. Cuyahoga SWCD is an employer and equal opportunity provider. www.cuyahogaswcd.org

community theatre: Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater presents comedy “unnecessary farce.” Two policemen. Three scammers. Eight doors. he goes! In a cheap motel room, a swindler mayor is supposed to meet his accountant, while in the next room, two undercover cops are waiting to catch the meeting on videotape. But there is some confusion about who is in which room, who is on video, who took the money, who hired a successful man, and why the accountant keeps undressing her.

This hilarious performance by Paul Slade Smith runs September 2-17, 2022 at Broadview Heights Spotlights Theatre, 9543 Broadview Street. (Next to Broadview Heights Police Station). Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday 11th September at 3:00pm. Adult tickets $15; Seniors and students $12. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.broadview-heights-spotlights.org/theater/shows/unnecessary-farce/.

The show is directed by Chris Bisop and moderated by Lisa Mortensen. The film features Jon Peters, Brianna Boyko, April Needham, Luther “Pete” Robinson, Casey McCann, Shane Stahl, and Margaret Hennat. Co-producers are Stephanie Malvara and Annette Phelps. For questions, email [email protected] or [email protected]

shop for sale: Brecksville will display its second annual citywide garage sale on Saturday, August 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No registration, permit or fee is required. Have some fun creating your own sign to put in your driveway starting Thursday, August 25th.

If you plan to dispose of your unsold treasures, collect them and contact one of the many agencies that collect these items. Don’t leave them at the curb until the service department picks them up until a regular trash day.

Hungarian Festival: Make plans to visit Ohio’s largest Hungarian festival on Labor Day weekend Sunday, September 4, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at German Central Park, 7863 York Road, in Parma, Ohio. Presented by Friends of the Hungarian American Scouts, the 66th Hungarian Festival includes delicious food, live music entertainment, colorful original folklore costumes, folk dance lessons and more!

The festival will begin at 10:30 am with a flag hoisting ceremony followed at 11 am by a mass of Catholic and Protestant churches in Hungary. Kitchens open at noon to serve up the most delicious Hungarian delicacies with servings of chicken paprika with dumplings, stuffed cabbage, Hungarian sausages, grilled pork chops, jam-stuffed crepes, and langos (fried dough). Budapest Café will serve delicious tarts, pastries, pancakes and espresso coffee. All food is available for take out.

Musical entertainment will be provided live throughout the afternoon by local talents Walt Mahofflish and Harmonia and from Chicago Alex Odvari and his band. The Hungarian Scout Troop and members of the Scout Troop will perform in their colorful, authentic folk costumes all day long from 2pm to 6pm, and there will be free Hungarian folk dance lessons for all ages. DJ Laszlo Bohar will present Hungarian songs from 6pm until closing. The festivities will conclude with programs such as a live animal show, free children’s activities, a football match, a book fair, folk art and crafts, souvenirs and new items for sale.

All proceeds will benefit and support the activities of approximately 250 Hungarian boys and girls in Northeast Ohio. The first Hungarian Expeditionary Division in North America was established in Cleveland in 1951.

Admission is $9, free for children under 10. Parking is free, with spaces for the disabled near the entrance gate and accessibility throughout the park. No coolers and no pets please. The festival is supported by a generous grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Bethlen Gabor Foundation in Hungary. For more information, call 440/582-1233 or visit www.csbk.org for program times and other details.

Community Festival: Join us August 26-28 as we celebrate community pride at the 36th annual North Royalton Community Festival, sponsored by the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce. There will be toys, games, food, entertainment and more! The show kicks off at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 28, and makes its way from Big St. Albert to Green City. After that, Ridge Road will remain closed for the rest of the evening. The fireworks display — sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), the 38 Domestic Electrical Workers International Brotherhood, Laszeray Technology LLC, and First National Bank — will culminate in weekend festivities at dusk on Sunday, August 28.

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