Learning briefs 10/29/07 | TheUnion.com

Learning briefs 10/29/07

Justin Ahren Winger, a 1999 alumnus of Forest Lake Christian School, graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry this June.

He’s spending the next year doing a general practice residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, in Boston.

Justin Winger is the son of Mark Winger and Jacque Winger, of Grass Valley.


Nevada Union High School is sponsoring a facilitators’ training to promote resiliency in adolescent girls, enhance their judgment and critical skills and encourage them to voice their ideas and opinions in a safe environment.

Girls Circle, a nonprofit organization based in Cotati, Calif., is hosting the two-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6 at the First Baptist Church on Ridge Road in Grass Valley.

The workshop is for service providers, educators, therapists, probation officers, social workers, mental health workers, boys and girls club leaders and church youth leaders.

A grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is bringing the seminar to Nevada County. The fee for attending the event is $100. For more information, contact Terry Brodie, NU intervention specialist, at 273-4431, ext. 316.


Clear Creek School is taking 19 sixth, seventh and eighth graders to a four-day field science program starting Nov. 13 at the Headlands Institute in Marin County.

While at Headlands, students will explore the local flora and fauna and participate in activities that will teach them about science and marine biology.

Headlands Institute’s field science curriculum is aligned with national science education standard and is designed to enhance what students learn in the classroom.

The institute is a nonprofit organization located in the Marin headlands of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area.


Dan Defoe is presenting a lecture titled “Gold, granite and grit: A quarry, a town and the building of California” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Library/Learning Resource Center at the Rocklin campus of Sierra College.

Defoe has been a professor of history and communication studies at Sierra College since 1990. He’s been named Sierra College Teacher of the Year on nine occasions.

The lecture is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. Parking permits are required and may be purchased for $1 at the campus parking lot.

For more information, contact the Sierra College Friends of the Library at (916) 781-0565.


To submit an item to the Learning Page, contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen via e-mail at soumitros@theunion.com or call 477-4229.

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