This exhibit explores the traditions, relationships and emotions of family through photography. See more than 80 works by local students, grades K-12, along with selected pieces from MOPA’s permanent collection.
BBC Earth’s “Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D” transports the audience to Cretaceous Alaska 70 million years ago to meet dinosaurs as they’ve never seen them before. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, the film takes viewers on a journey through the seasons to experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. This new 20-minute 3D film was inspired by the 2013 major motion picture “Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie.”
View the giant-screen theater schedule (Showing: January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015)
This January, Coronado SAFE presents . . . “Raising Children in an Age of Overwhelm” with an incredible line up of exciting speakers . . .
Lucinda Ribant – Motivational Speaker, Therapist, and Parent Educator
Lorraine M. Hobbs – Director of Youth and Family Programs, U.C. San Diego Center for Mindfulness
Brad Willis – Former NBA network news war correspondent and author of Warrior Pose
Jeff Everage – Prior Navy SEAL and Producer of The Joy of Parenting Online Course
Sara Vance – Nutritionist, author and founder of Rebalance Life
Over the past year, one of our valued community partners has been inquiring and listening to parents and families in our community about the challenges you face on a daily basis. And they’ve heard three very distinct and common threads . . . We are Overwhelmed. Our kids are Over-scheduled. We’re worried that they may be Overindulged. So, we want to know, is there a fix? And if so, what is it and how can we make it work for our family? If you are a parent, grandparent or family member looking to improve the attitude, approach, and purpose – this upcoming event is for you.
Register before January 12th, and receive $10 per person or couple. Discount pricing available to Military and Grandparents! Waived fees are available to those who quality.
(StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine — bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.
With online social media so widely available to kids today, bullying doesn’t necessarily stop after school, and often takes place round-the-clock. The repercussions can be missed days of school, depression and even suicide.
Fortunately, kids are getting more help these days as bullying prevention efforts are growing nationwide.
Cartoon Network has been a pioneer in this space and its “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign has been empowering bystanders to put a stop to bullying since it launched in 2010. On average, more than 100,000 people visit the initiative’s website monthly to learn prevention strategies.
“Speaking up to a trusted adult is the safest, most effective way for victims and bystanders to bring an end to a bullying situation,” says Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network vice president of social responsibility. “Bystanders in particular can be powerful agents for change when they report incidents.”
Support for Cartoon Network’s award-winning pro-social effort has come from such diverse organizations as Facebook, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, LG Mobile, and CNN. President Obama even invited Cartoon Network to the first Bullying Prevention Summit at the White House, and later introduced the initiative’s first documentary, “Speak Up.”
Any time is a great time to review ways that adults and kids can stand up to bullying. Here are a few strategies:
Don’t contribute to the problem by sharing, saving, forwarding or reposting information. If you’re on the receiving end, resist the urge to get back at the person or fix the issue online — both can make the problem worse. Get offline and deal with it in real life. Parents can help prevent cyberbullying by monitoring kids’ use of computers, mobile phones and tablets.
• Don’t stand by
Research has found that when bullying occurs and a bystander intervenes by speaking up, more than half of bullying situations stop within just 10 seconds.
• Share your voice
Cartoon Network is recruiting 1MM students, parents, teachers, legislators and anyone concerned about bullying prevention to submit user-generated videos that feature individuals declaring the phrase, “I Speak Up!” You can use a smartphone or go online to upload your own video to the www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com website.
Participants are also encouraged to use the hashtag, #ISpeakUp to share videos via their own social media platforms to help spread the word and enlist friends to take part in the 1MM challenge. Select videos will appear on-air as part of new campaign spots for Cartoon Network, its digital platforms and Boomerang.
Parents should check in with kids periodically to make sure they’re safe and happy at school, on the playground and online. If you’re an adult and a child tells you about a bullying situation, listen. Either let the school know about the issue or talk to the other children’s parents about putting a stop to the behavior.
Whether you’re a victim, a bystander or a concerned adult, don’t sweep bullying under the rug. By speaking out against cruelty, you can help end bullying.
Explore the origins and meanings of beasts and fantastical creatures in various cultures and throughout human history in this interactive, family-friendly exhibit. Immerse yourself in monster legends, learn how to defend yourself from these beasts, make your very own monster and more.