Women In Engineering Summer Camp

Women In Engineering Summer Camp
Monday, July 30, 2007, 10AM thru Friday, August 3, 2007, 2PM

Washington State Campus (http://www.wscc.edu/)
710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, Ohio

Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 have the chance to explore a career in engineering by attending the first Women in Engineering Summer Camp ever held at Washington State Community College.

This camp offers hands on activities for participants to experience teamwork and solve problems. They will also explore different engineering careers, see engineers in action on a field trip, and ask questions of professional women engineers at an industrial round table discussion.

This camp is open only to students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Registration is $40 and should be brought to the first day of camp. However, registration forms should be returned as soon as possible.

There are a limited number of seats available, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Participants should bring a sack lunch each day, except for Friday when a pizza lunch will be provided. Participants will also receive a Women in Engineering Summer Camp t-shirt and a chance to win door prizes.

The Women in Engineering Summer Camp is sponsored by Washington State Community College and American Electric Power.

Contact Tonia Omspach at 740.374.8716 ext. 1701 or tomspach -at- wscc.edu


Women Make Masks

Women Make Masks
SuBAMUH 2007 Summer Workshop
Saturday, August 4, 2007, 5-8pm

Athens County, Ohio
$5-$15 (sliding scale)

Mask Making is a workshop sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Womyn’s Land Trust to help women on their inner journey. Women and teen girls will have an opportunity to use creative art materials to look at the question of “Who am I?” Making the masks will assist in exploring inner feelings, thoughts, and beliefs as well as relationships and the roles women/girls play in the world.

Participants are welcome to take the masks home. Materials to design the masks will be provided but women can bring their own if they want to incorporate special personal items. Led by Evelyn Nagy, community counselor and activist, the workshop will be held in rural Athens County. Women are asked to bring a brown bag supper.

Further info, registration, and directions: SusanBAnthony -at- frognet.net or 740-448-6424

Final Fridays on the Square

Final Fridays on the Square
July 27, 2007, 6 p.m -10 p.m.

Nelsonville Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio
Free admission, on-street parking

On the final Friday of every month, galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville’s Historic Square stay open late to feature special art events. Enjoy artists’ demonstrations, art chats, artists at work in their studios, and openings of new art exhibits, plays, and musical shows. For more see July 27 schedule

Below are venues that are have specifically listed women artists/craftswomen as featured for July 27, or are woman-owned/operated.
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Self-Defense Class for Moms & Daughters

Self-Defense Class for Moms & Daughters
Saturday, July 28, 2007, 1pm-3pm

Athens Branch, Athens Co. Public Library
Home St, Athens, Ohio

A self-defense workshop open to ALL women and girls taught by veteran self-defense trainer, Cheryl Cesta.

Funded through the VAWA/Ohio Department of Health-Rape Prevention Section, the Sexual Assault Prevention Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services is delighted to offer this class.

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program (http://groups.myspace.com/saprevention) is dedicated to educating communities in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton Counties about sexual assault and sexual prevention. The program provides educational workshops for middle school, high school, and college students. The program also educates community members about sexual assault, how to spot and stop sexual assault within the community, and where to go for help.

Contact: Lindsey Daniels at saprevention -at- gmail.com
Sexual Assault Awareness Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services 740-594-5045

Cesarean Prevention

Cesarean Prevention
Birth Circle Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 7-9 pm

Athens Branch, Athens Co. Public Library
Home St, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

The Birth Circle would like to invite you to attend our monthly meeting on Cesarean prevention.

Giving birth via a Cesarean section is a major surgery with all of the complications and concerns that go with a surgical operation. A few women have definite medical reasons that require giving birth by Cesarean delivery. Many women don’t have these medical indications, and if you do not have these medical indications and you prefer to have your child vaginally, come to this meeting. We’ll share strategies that moms and dads can use and should avoid in order to increase the likelihood of a vaginal birth. We’ll also discuss ways to keep your birth as normal as possible just in case your baby comes into our world via cesarean delivery.

Brandi Holloway, Certified Childbirth Educator (ICEA) and Doula (DONA — a Doula is a birth helper) will moderate the discussion. Come early to visit with each other — this is one of our most popular topics! If you’re new, ask for Brandi or a board member and we’ll introduce you to some other folks.

Also, hear birth stories by recent moms and dads, ask questions of attendees, and discuss other topics of interest, too. Often, local doulas/birth helpers and independent childbirth educators come, too, whom you can meet.

Information: http://www.athensbirthcircle.org/ or call Brandi at 740-592-5875.

Birding by Kayak

Birding by Kayak
Touch the Earth Adventures
July 21, August 4, September 15, 2007

Kayaks, equipment, instruction provided on lakes of southeast Ohio.

Quiet your soul and heart, listen in stillness, watch in wonderment and learn in amazement as Julie Davis, nicknamed the “Bird Whisperer” by Mimi Morrison, shares her incredible expertise on birds.

Mimi and Julie take you out by kayak to special places they treasure. Birdsong is a language for all people to share. Come and meet the little feathered ones as their tender voices communicate with one another and you.

Contact: Mimi Morrison 740-591-9094 or 740-592-3496
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Project WILD Educator Workshop

Project WILD Educator Workshop
Ohio Project WILD and Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife
Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 9a.m.-4p.m.

Rising Park (http://www.lancasterparks.com/)
203 E. Fair Ave, Lancaster, Ohio
Workshop is free – but bring a lunch
Pre-Registration required — TODAY (7/20) is the deadline

Open to all educators, including moms doing home-schooling.

Download flyer (pdf)

Project WILD (http://projectwild.org/) is a supplementary, multi-disciplinary environmental education curriculum designed to help you teach most subjects with wildlife and wildlife management concepts as a basis.
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