Education briefs: Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter seeks volunteers
August 1, 2017
Swaner EcoCenter seeks adult volunteers
The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is seeking adult volunteers to teach young visitors as part of a new "Science Shorts" program. According to a newsletter from the organization, the program will be held on Saturdays, from a.m. to 1 p.m., and will involve guided exhibits where participants can touch objects. The volunteers will be responsible for leading the tours, engaging the visitors and giving them hands-on lessons about the week's topic. Volunteers will be trained before they lead tours. For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.swanerecocenter.org.
SSSD to vote on bond resolution
The South Summit School District is set to vote on whether to put a bond on this fall's ballot to pay for a new high school and repairs to current facilities. According to the district's website, ssummit.org, the vote will be held at a public meeting August 10. The vote comes after a master-planning committee recommended building a new high school to alleviate overcrowding. District officials have said the projects will cost about $57 million. The current schools would still be utilized under a new grade structure.
Donations sought for Kamas Valley library
The Friends of the Summit County Library is seeking donations to help with the construction of a new Kamas Valley branch of the Summit County Library. According to the nonprofit's website, friendsofsummitcountylibrary.com, the Summit County Council approved funding for the facility, but the constraints on the budget limited the amenities to the basics. Friends of the Summit County Library is aiming to raise $30,000 to fund extra items in the library, such as a 3-D printer, 10 public computers and coding club licenses. Donors who give $25 or more will be recognized on a wall or plaque in the new library.