The Pen Air Credit Union recently donated $100,000 to support the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Northwest Florida STEM Center of Excellence. Funding directly supports the National Flight Academy, Flight Adventure Deck and DoD STARBASE programs.
The National Flight Academy provides STEM education to students in grades 7-12 using its state-of-the-art aircraft carrier-themed schoolhouse, Ambition. The NFA’s immersive simulation environment, combined with innovative methods of instruction, promotes collaborative learning and helps inspire young people to pursue degrees in math, science and engineering for their future careers. .
Flight Adventure Deck is a joint program between the Foundation and the school districts of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. This program is aimed at middle school students and provides a hands-on learning experience within the National Naval Aviation Museum. DoD STARBASE is a national program for her 5th graders at Title 1 schools.
For more information, visit nationalflightacademy.com.
Foreign Minister’s Certificate of Commendation Awarded to Mr. Miki
Kazuhiro Nakai, Consul General of Japan in Florida in Miami, was honored on behalf of the Government of Japan to present the 2021 Foreign Minister’s Commendation Certificate to Hatsue Miki, founder of the Northwest Florida Japanese Cultural Association.
This prestigious honor honors achievements that have contributed to the promotion of friendly relations between Japan and other countries, and is presented to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding achievements in the international community.
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In total, Miki has been dedicated to promoting cultural exchange and education between Japan and Florida for over 59 years. Among Japan-related civil society organizations she founded and led in her community, organizations that have supported cultural literacy about Japan and friendship with Japan through activities in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, Northwest Florida There is the Japanese Cultural Association.
For more information, please visit miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html.
Blue Pumpkin Makes Halloween Experience Better for Autism Communities
Autism Pensacola recently announced the Blue Pumpkin campaign to help communities provide positive Halloween experiences for children with autism. On Halloween, you might see children trick-or-treating with buckets of blue pumpkins.
Children who come to your door with buckets of blue pumpkins may not react to you like other children.
The Pensacola Autism news release said, “When a special child like this comes into your home, remember they appreciate your efforts.
For more information, please visit autismpensacola.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play for a cause during a charity poker run
The Knights of Columbus Council 13277 and the Pensacola/Tallahassee chapter of Knights on Bikes are hosting a charity poker run on Saturday. Registration begins at 9:00 am at Pensacola Harley-Davidson, 6385 Pensacola Blvd.
Stops include Eagle’s Talon in Pensacola, Ollie’s in Milton, St. Michael’s Brewery in Navarre, and American Legion Post 382 in Navarre. Your final stop is St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. The run includes $10 BBQ plates, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. The award ceremony will be held at 3:00 pm and Mass will be held in St. Sylvester at 4:00 pm.
Fares are $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. All proceeds will go to Little Sisters of the Poor (Sacred Heart Residence) and Northwest Florida Catholic charities.
For more information, visit smokininthesquare.org.
Final 2022 Mayor’s Neighborhood Cleanup Set for Saturday
The final Mayor’s District Cleanup for 2022 will take place on Saturday in Cordova Park, Birds Park, Dunwoody Park and the Carpenter Creek area. The event allows City Sanitation customers in the cleanup area to drop eligible items on the curb for pickup. Sanitation Services of the City of Pensacola will pick up your items free of charge.
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Sanitation customers in the cleanup area must leave their items by the roadside by 7am on the day of cleanup. Please note that items left on the roadside outside of the cleaning area will not be collected. Cleanup includes only bulk items. We do not collect garbage or litter from the yard. Keep tires and paint cans away from other debris. Do not place stakes under hanging ropes or near telephone poles, fences or mailboxes.
For more information, visit cityofpensacola.com.
Navarre Beach Turtle Conservation Center Hosts Trash Bash
On Saturday, 8-10am, help protect sea turtles and other endangered species through citizen science programs that enable volunteers to play an active role in the fight against marine debris. Volunteers collect trash from various areas along his 4.5 miles of Navarre Beach and record data that is forwarded to state and federal agencies. Meet at the main car park on Navarre Beach near the Sand Club Pavilion. Gloves, buckets and pickers are provided in limited quantities or you are welcome to bring your own.
For more information, call 850-684-3347 or visit navarrebeachseaturtles.org.
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