Healthy Landscape, Healthy People: The World of Microbial Ecology

WAFCS member Gail Longo has been planning a workshop for educators , FCS teachers in particular, who attend to the topic of nutrition and health or human development across the lifespan about an important topic . The speakers are Professor David Montgomery and Anne Bikle’. The workshop in Seattle is  being sponsored by two non-profit s,The Maria Montessori Language and Cultural Center(MMLCC) and The Seattle Chinese Garden.

For more information about the workshop, click on the link: HealthyLandscapes.

 

The Spring 2016 WAFCS Connections Newsletter is now Available

The Spring 2016 WAFCS Connections Newsletter is now available on the Newsletter and Publications page.  Enjoy!

 Featured Items in this Issue
Say Yes to FCS! / The Point and Power of Recognition
Annual Awards / Euthenics / Yakima Affiliate Report  / New WAFCS Website       
Our Time to Shine / Annual Conference Highlighted Events
Affiliate Action Plan Reports Due
Toledo FCCLA Chapter Recognized
Themed Reading with an Added Twist
Calendar / Save the Date   

Toledo FCCLA Chapter Recognized for Participating in “Dining In” to celebrate Family & Consumer Sciences Day

Kudos to the Toledo, Washington FCCLA Chapter! They were recently recognized for being a part of Family & Consumer Sciences Day by “Dining In” on December 3, 2015. The school was featured in articles in the online WA CTE “Hot Topics” newsletter and the WA-FACSE Newsletter.

Led by teacher Rene Ketchum, the students applied for a proclamation from the Mayor’s office in Toledo, Washington and attended a City Council meeting to receive it.  On December 3, 2015, the students from the Personal Choices class prepared a meal for their families, Toledo Mayor and Mayor Elect, Toledo City Council members, Toledo Schools Superintendent Chris Rust, and Principal Martin Huffman. A total of 30 people attended the dinner.

The complete article and pictures can be found on the Newsletters, Publications and Articles page.

107th AAFCS Annual Conference in Bellevue…Don’t Miss It!

Early Bird Registration Deadline is April 15th

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In 2015, AAFCS debuted a new conference format—dedicating more time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning for learning and networking activities!  The format was so popular that it is returning this year in Bellevue, with a few exciting new additions. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Annual Conference!Conference Attendees

  • On Thursday and Friday, choose sessions within six concurrent learning tracks that focus on aspects of this year’s theme, “Improving the Health and Well-Being of a Changing Society,” and other important topics.
  • In addition to peer-reviewed educational sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to attend special events and sessions of special interest that are of high value to family and consumer sciences and related professionals, such as our popular “Putting Research Into Practice.”
  • In the Expo Hall on Friday morning, enjoy coffee with colleagues, talk with exhibitors and “legends” in the field of family and consumer sciences, and attend the “Showcase Your Work” event that includes a curriculum showcase, juried design showcase, research posters, and more!
  • Plus, our keynote speaker and thought leader Jim Painter will share research on nutrition and health information that you can use to improve your well-being and those you serve.

See the complete article on the Conferences and Professional Development page.