With the opportunity to infuse the love for animals and learning into one, kids have the chance to get involved with much more than just an exciting “Call of Duty” match or intriguing five-season Netflix series this summer.
To see the future of aviation and the undisputed standard for international air superiority at work, Arizonans will soon only have to look up. The F-35 Lightning II has arrived at Luke Air Force Base, and in a year’s time, Luke’s integrated training center will start the work of teaching the Air Force’s best pilots how to master the F-35 and leverage its unmatched combat capabilities in defense of freedom — both at home and abroad.
Wanna go culture crazy without breaking the piggy bank? Then check out a Culture Pass from your local library. This first come, first served voucher system, sponsored by Act One, gives you and a guest free admission to participating arts and cultural institutions like the Arizona Science Center, Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. Visit Act1az.org/culture-pass to find a participating library near you.
From an adventure within the bowels of titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, to a step-by-step procedure on how to shrink a human head, Arizona Science Center’s newest exhibit, “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” has it all.
Regarding comprehensive sexual education in the Tempe Union High School District Ralph Sheldon said, regarding Planned Parenthood, that “he feels uncomfortable with an organization whose primary function is providing abortions.” The percentage of Planned Parenthood services that are abortion relation: 3 percent. Ninety-seven percent, or one might say its primary function, is providing STD testing, cancer screenings and contraceptive care which 99 percent of women use at some point in their lives and drastically reduces the need for abortions.
Keith A. Frey, MD, MBA, has been named chief physician executive for Dignity Health in Arizona, which include Chandler Regional Hospital, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. A fourth hospital will open this year in the west Valley.
Medical students know the importance of research. It can bring new perspectives, knowledge and experiences to their studies. Third-year University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix student Wala Awad has taken his love for research to the next level by deciding to become a physician-scientist. Wala will not only help others using his medical knowledge but will also continue to conduct scientific research that can help patients across the globe.
Have a hankering for snow and no real prospects of finding any this Christmas? Bundle up the crew and head to Heritage and Science Park, where Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 you’ll find more than 30 tons of snow, ice sculptures, gingerbread houses, themed daily activities, and special showings of “Ice Worlds” in the Dorrance Planetarium and “Penguins 3D” in the IMAX theatre.
In this techno-centric age, it’s easy to forget about tangible things like paper, pipe cleaners, bits of wire and the endless array of possibilities they present. “Imaginate” at the Arizona Science Center reminds us of the simple joy of puttering and the inherent value it holds for the next generation of innovators, engineers and world-changers.
Floating untethered in space like Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” is no one’s idea of a good time, but going to the Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU just might be. This annual fall event offers a diverse line-up of activities and experiences for the would-be astronaut or budding scientist, including 3-D astronomy shows, panning for gold, hands-on meteorite displays, a replica of the Curiosity rover and a field trip to Tempe Butte.
Wellness is a term that has gained in popularity in recent years. Wellness is used as a name for a variety of products and programs, and as a result the term is sometimes misused. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Digest defines wellness as “a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.” Adopting healthy lifestyles, including being regularly active and eating well, are “processes” that lead to the “products” of health and wellness.
On the first Friday of every month, Arizona Science Center invites adults to enjoy the museum’s three floors, in addition to the special exhibit ‘Imaginate.’ October’s event features a “Fear the Beer” garden, music from DJ Dragon, a talk from biochemist and physicist Frederic Zanhausern on Forensic DNA, and a screening of “The Truth Behind CSI TV” in the IMAX. Seating for the screening is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Center also offers Innovation Kids’ Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. for those in need of childcare. Kids ages 3-11 can learn and play while their parents enjoy the adult programming.