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Interested In The Laguna De Santa Rosa? Train To Become A Docent!

Free Financial Academy for Teens

Santa Rosa, CA ~ Redwood Credit Union, in partnership with the Sonoma County Office of Education and Santa Rosa City Schools, will offer their 8th free 16-hour Financial Academy for local high school students. Using the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) created

by the National

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ The Laguna Foundation seeks volunteers who want to learn about the Laguna and share their knowledge and enthusi- asm with school children. Volunteers learn about

the plants, animals and cul- tural history of the Laguna and how to teach dynamic, hands-on environmental edu- cation activities for 2nd - 4th grade students. Then, teams of trained docents lead engag- ing classroom visits and field trips to Laguna Preserves for the Learning Laguna school program.

The training course begins on March 11th, 2013 and runs through May 13th. The ten training classes are held once a week on consecutive Mondays

from 10:00AM

-3:00 PM. The Laguna de Santa

Rosa is the largest tributary of the Russian River and its 254 square mile watershed is home to most of the residents of


spells out beauty, the rare beauty

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Sonoma County. Two hundred species of birds are found in the Laguna, which is also an important stopover for thou- sands of birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. Terrestrial and aquatic species include river

otter, bobcat, coyote,

mink, badger, and two feder- ally listed endangered species, the coho salmon and steelhead trout. The Laguna watershed is one of the few places in the world where vernal pools are found. It provides critical eco- system services by capturing and slowing of storm waters during flood events. Founded in 1989, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation's mission is to preserve, restore and enhance the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire greater public understanding and appreciation of this mag- nificent natural area. For more information: Contact Christine Fontaine at 527-9277 x102, christine@

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Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), the pro- gram includes helpful topics such as budgeting, financial planning, saving and invest- ing, credit and debt manage- ment, and other life skills related to managing money. Redwood Credit Union’s Free Spring Financial Academy will be held at Redwood Credit Union’s Administrative Offices at 3033 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa, March 19-20, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm each day, and March 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Students currently enrolled in 11th or 12th grade at any Sonoma County high school are eligible to attend. To reg-

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Weird Facts & Trivia -6

UPBEAT TIMES • March 2013 • 15 JOKES & Humor # 6

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were seventh cousins.

A flock of sheep are

grazing in a field, happily going "baa baa" to each other and discussing

life as usual when sud- denly they hear a "moo moooooooo- ooooooooooo!"

They look around and see only sheep. They carry on grazing as before.

"Moooooo mooo- oooooooo mmmoo!"

One sheep can hear it all too clearly next to him. He shuffles away a little from his friend, a worried look on his face and then asks, "George, why are you mooing?

You're a sheep. Sheep go 'baa!'"

His friend replies gladly, "I know.

I thought I

would learn a foreign language!"

Publishers note:

This was a bit corny but silly for fun... must have been the moooonshine...

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