We at AAQB are excited to announce our 2020-2021 STEM Bowl competition! It'll be held on the 27th of March virtually, using Google Meets, for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
We can't wait to provide children an opportunity to showcase their STEM knowledge in the virtual setting, and we hope that you'll join us for our event where students test their wits in an enjoyable game format! We're planning on awarding prizes and there'll be two pools: one for 4th and 5th graders, and the other for 6th graders.
If you'd like to sign up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
In related news, we'd also like to announce that this tournament is made possible through a grant from the City of Las Vegas, so thank you so much to them, as we continue to educate Las Vegas students.
We're proud to announce that LVQBA, our friends in Las Vegas high school quiz bowl, is back!
The 2020-2021 LVQBA league kicked off last week with two games, followed by two more. I'm moderating for them, and we at AAQB are wishing the LVQBA team an amazing and successful season!
Already there've been some very exciting and close games, and we're looking forward to quite an exciting set of matchups between the best of the best of the Las Vegas Valley. We can't wait!
I wanted to share some more free resources to help people learn and stay entertained while they're indoors, and as it turns out, the Harvard Library system has created a list of all the free ebooks, articles, and other free resources they're aware of, found here!
The list includes rare films, textbooks from Cambridge and Oxford, and even scientific animations!
Feel free to use these to stay educated and have fun!
SAP, in partnership with GENYOUth, has created a map to find nearby food distribution sites at schools.
Go to sap.com/sap4kids to find these resources!
Stay safe and stay home, everyone!
It's hard to come by many grocery supplies nowadays, but many people are stepping up to help people get the food they need!
As seen in the LVRJ, the restaurant supplier Chefs' Warehouse is now making home deliveries in many cities, including Las Vegas!
Their Las Vegas delivery website is here, and feel free to use it to get those necessities!
Stay safe and stay home!
Hand-washing is essential to staying safe and preventing the spread of the disease, so today I wanted to share some guidelines for hand-washing from the WHO!
This whole process should take a little more than a minute, and if you want a timer for the 20-second hand scrubbing, simply hum "Happy Birthday" twice!
Stay home and stay safe!
Even with stay-at-home orders, we all must venture out to the supermarket to get food. Here are some tips to make sure you're staying safe while doing it!
There's currently no evidence that food or food packaging is spreading coronavirus, according to the FDA, however better safe than sorry. The virus can remain on packaging for up to 24 hours, so we encourage people to leave purchased food out for a day to make sure it's totally clean.
Fresh produce should also be washed as soon as it's brought home.
In the store, make sure to bring gloves, as well as comply with the new recommendation of wearing a face covering or mask.
Remember to maintain that 6 foot distance, which in this case is about two carts apart.
Finally, reduce your risk by only having one person shop for groceries.
Stay home, and stay safe!
Today, I wanted to share an article from Tech-enhanced Life about technologies and strategies for sheltering in place and physical distancing!
Some key highlights:
Learn how to video call! It's essential to staying in contact with others.
Use Instacart or other delivery services to get essential groceries.
Stock up on medication!
Stay safe and stay healthy everyone!
Today I wanted to talk about some heartening news coming out of the CDC, and that is that in America, social distancing is working!
The government announced that previous estimates of harm caused by the Coronavirus are being revised downwards, since the amount of people following the physical distancing rules is helping to slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.
Good work, everyone, but the job isn't done yet!
Stay safe and stay home!
Today (April 7), we're asking you to show support for Nevada's essential personnel by participating in #VegasGoesBlue! Put up blue signs in your houses and use the Twitter hashtag, and wear blue!
We'll get through this together, and let's all show our support to those who need it most!