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Soda and science unite

Soda and science unite

Bartow, Florida -- Calling all soda and science lovers and daredevils! 

Bartow Public Library is beginning a new series at the library that’s all about making science fun! On Aug. 30 at 4:30 p.m., come out as they make carbonated rockets and enjoy a cold soda.

For ages 9-12.

Middle School students first to become Microsoft Certified

Middle School students first to become Microsoft Certified

Bartow, Florida -- Once upon a time you had to be a college graduate and bonafide brainiac to be a certified Microsoft pro.

Not anymore.

This year, education officials say students at eight Polk County Public Schools will have access to resources such as online classes and software when they attend the Microsoft IT Academy.

For the first time ever, middle school students who attend the Microsoft IT Academy will be able to become Microsoft Certified.

Florida is the first state in the nation to offer the program at middle schools.

STEM Education: Students Witness Landing of Mars Rover Curiosity

STEM Education: Students Witness Landing of Mars Rover Curiosity

 

Polk County, Florida-- A group of 40 students, parents, teachers and guests from Kathleen High’s Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), CFAA’s Civil Air Patrol and the Lakeland Aero Club were given an opportunity to experience space exploration firsthand during a trip to the John F. Kennedy Space Center. With the help of a live-feed video coming from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California the group witnessed Curiosity make its historic landing on Mars.

Computer Classes for adults

Computer Classes for adults

Bartow, Florida-- On July 23 and 30 there are computer classes offered to adults at the Bartow Public Library for reserved attendees only. 

All classes begin at 1 p.m. and space is limited, so they encourage you to register soon.  Once classes begin, no more names will be taken.

Trivia on Twitter for Lakes Appreciation Month!

Trivia on Twitter for Lakes Appreciation Month!

Winter Haven, Florida-- Celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month this July with the City of Winter Haven's Natural Resources Division on Twitter.

That's right, your city tweets, and it tweets trivia!

The Natural Resources Division's "Summer Trivia Series" will challenge Winter Haven residents on the depth of your lakes knowledge.

The Twitter activity will award prizes to participants all summer, in addition to one big surprise reward for the individual who answers the most correct trivia questions before the summer ends.

Polk County Public Schools Students Build Robots at Talon Robotics

Polk County Public Schools Students Build Robots at Talon Robotics

Polk County, Florida-- This week nearly 200 Polk County Public Schools students are participating in Talon Robotics at Polk State College Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses.

The event is comprised of multifaceted science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs that provide advanced and challenging opportunities for students to improve their skill sets in the field of technology.

Fieldtrips included in the program also allow students to connect what they’re learning in the classroom with real world examples.

Polk County Health Department announces new website

Polk County Health Department announces new website

 

Bartow - The Polk County Health Department is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.mypolkhealth.org

This site provides information on health department services and locations, as well as health-related alerts, announcements, and events.