New Brunswick Public Library – Space Program Partner
Space Program Partner Library’s Opening Day Event.
NASA’s JPL-Caltech Program (JPL) is planning to begin a collaboration with the New Brunswick Public Library in the fall of 2015 and is requesting partial use of the New Brunswick Public Library system’s facility in order to share NASA-related programs and services such as the New Brunswick Astronomy Club.
Description: From New Brunswick Public Library press materials; “NASA will begin a national collaboration with the New Brunswick Public Library in spring 2015, and the library will partner with its new science building as a first-of-its-kind public library to host NASA programs.
NASA’s JPL-Caltech Program is planning to begin a collaboration with the New Brunswick Public Library in the fall of 2015 and is requesting partial use of the New Brunswick Public Library system’s facility in order to share NASA-related programs and services such as the New Brunswick Astronomy Club.
A JPL-Caltech collaboration is planned with the New Brunswick Public Library in the fall of 2015, said James D. Dorn, JPL program manager. He declined further details on specific locations, but said “NASA is planning to use the facility as it did for its JPL-Caltech project in 2011,” when JPL’s “new science building” will house programs and services from NASA’s Astronomy and Remote Sensing Sciences Office. “Our collaboration will help advance the science and technology of astronomy,” he said.
The partnership could entail an arrangement similar to NASA’s use of the Astrodome to house the New Brunswick Astronomy Club’s activities in 2013, he said. An announcement on the partnership will be posted at NBPCL. org in mid-January.
The New Brunswick Astronomy Club is the club created in 2013 by former members of the library system. The club is made up of students, teachers, professionals and “amateur astronomers,” and hosts various workshops and exhibitions each year. It also sponsors an annual telescope-lighting competition.
Dorn said this is the first time in New Brunswick that the JPL is partnering with a public library system.
20th Century Community Learning Centers – Pasco Schools, WA
The 20th Century Community Learning Centers Program is a partnership between the Pasco School District, the City of Pasco, and the Washington School Boards Association (WSA) – a statewide organization that represents the interests of all school districts in the state of Washington. The goal of the initiative is to create learning centers in each of the 30,000 schools in the district. The 20th Century Community Learning Centers Program builds on the success of the Pasco School District in making the 20th Century Initiative successful in other ways. This initiative also creates an opportunity to improve the learning environment for all students, while developing, strengthening and making more effective the school district’s partnership with community partners on a regional level. The Pasco School Board has agreed to support this initiative.
The 20th Century Initiative is the largest and most innovative initiative in the history of Washington public schools and in the history of the Pasco School District.
Washington has made a commitment to provide 20th Century Learning Centers for any school that meets the requirements in this Initiative.
The initiative’s intent is to build on the success of the 20th Century Initiative in Pasco Schools, and to improve the learning environment for students, while developing, strengthening and making more effective the relationship between state government and community partners. The 20th Century Community Learning Centers Program builds on the success of the Pasco School District’s 20th Century initiative, has been a source of pride for more than two decades, and provides a new opportunity for the Pasco School District to be more effective in its engagement with community partners.
The Pasco School District and the City of Pasco have reached a unanimous agreement to share the 20th Century Learning Centers and this Initiative. This agreement allows the Pasco School District to implement 20th Century Learning Centers without the need to create a separate initiative.
Pasco Schools will host a one-day symposium for students and members of the community to learn about the 20th Century Learning Centers Initiative.
Great River Children’s Museum St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The great rivers of the United States provide the most vital and scenic waterways to communities throughout the nation. In the past fifty years Great River Children’s Museum has become the destination of the Twin Cities’ river heritage. The museum is dedicated to offering hands-on, fun and educational programs, which will help participants learn more about the great rivers of the United States. The museum is located in the former St. Cloud State Fairgrounds, which it acquired in 1976. The museum began in August 1969 as the Twin Cities Great River Discovery Center after Minnesota Governor John Carlson’s request. By April of the following year, the museum’s staff had developed the museum into a state-of-the-art science center. From May through November of 1971, the museum had a monthly summer youth camp. In August 1971 the museum officially opened the children’s exhibit hall. The following November, the Great River Discovery Center was renamed the St. Cloud State Fairgrounds. Now in its seventh year, the museum will be offering summer programming throughout the summer months. The summer months focus on activities which involve the kids and the adults, and as always the activities are open to children from the ages of three months up to age ten. Each summer day is filled with fun and educational activities and events that will help the children grow in their knowledge of the great rivers. In October, 1974, the St. Cloud City Council passed a resolution to establish the Great River Children’s Museum as a city-run museum. In August 1976 the building of the museum was officially opened. During the summer months, the museum features educational events, hands-on, fun and interactive programs. Each summer the museum also hosts special events for the families of the kids at the museum. The museum is a non-profit organization owned by the City of St. Cloud and the St. Cloud State Fairgrounds. Cloud Museum is funded by the St. Cloud Public Schools and the City of St.
Great Cities, Great People In the summer of 1977, St. Cloud State University invited the St. Cloud State Fairgrounds to open a children’s museum in the campus’s new gymnasium. Cloud Museum was dedicated to the City’s citizens and citizens of the St. Cloud and Lake City communities.
Pacific Planetarium Bremerton Washington
Pursuant to Congressional Notification, the Pacific Planetarium, Bremerton, Washington, is pleased to announce that it will be located in the old and popular Pacific Oceanarium on the historic waterfront. The new location was selected with the advice of the Bremerton Planning & Zoning Commission. The Planetarium, under the direction of the Pacific Oceanarium of Bremerton, will be home to the Pacific Oceanarium’s marine aquarium, the largest in the Pacific Northwest, and its educational programs and exhibits.
The new Pacific Oceanarium will be a vibrant center for the community to enjoy the marine and the human environment. The Pacific Oceanarium will be home to the Pacific Oceanarium’s aquarium, the largest marine aquarium in the world; its educational programs, including shows such as “Manta Ray” and “Tropic Thunder,” and its scientific exhibits.
The new Planetarium will be a great opportunity for the public to see and learn about the Pacific Ocean, and the local marine life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and enjoy a variety of Pacific programs during the public’s free admission day. In addition, this location will attract several types of visitors, including local residents, visitors from all over the world, visitors to the Bremerton area, and those in the Bremerton area interested in visiting or living in the Pacific Northwest.
The Pacific Oceanarium is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to marine education in the Pacific Northwest. It is named in honor of Pacific Northwest explorer and biologist Captain Samuel T. Markham (1832–1911). Built in 1933, the Pacific Oceanarium has the longest continuous and uninterrupted continuous exhibit. The Pacific Oceanarium was the first permanent marine science museum and the oldest operating marine oceanarium in the country. The Pacific Oceanarium remains a major attraction for the Pacific Northwest.
The Pacific Oceanarium has one of the highest levels of animal collections in North America. The Pacific Oceanarium’s animal collections span over 100 species of whales, fish, and invertebrates.
Tips of the Day in Programming
A new C++ library has been released — the STL, as the acronym suggests — to assist the programmer with C++. While it’s a major step forward in its ability to add more functionality to C++, the STL still has its own set of issues to overcome — or at least figure out — before it can live up to its potential.
In order to understand how the STL is able to be built at all, it’s important to know what the library is and what it offers to programmers. Let’s jump right in.
The STL is a library of functions and classes that provides a consistent interface to C++. These functions and classes are collectively called the C++ Standard Template Library. The STL is essentially a set of tools used to integrate C++ into more complex software projects.
The STL is implemented in several different languages: CL as a subset of Visual Basic, Win32 API in Visual C++, and MS-DOS-based APIs in Delphi. The C++ language implements the STL in C++. C++ is itself a subset of the CL language.
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