AGENDA – NVCA Park Meeting – Saturday, April 28

Join us for the NVCA Business meeting to discuss the Community Park, Science Camp, Parking Lot Operations.   We are meeting at 10:00 am at the Kiwanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive on Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Agenda is as follows:

  • Treasurer’s Report,
  • Establishing Meeting Dates
  • Open House – June 9, 2018
  • Parking Lot Operations for Summer 2018
  • Fundraising-Marketing Strategies
  • Science Camp – Education Committee
  • Long Board Classic Update
  • Grant Strategies
  • Administrative Issues

Much to take care of and you input and help is welcome.

Please come and meet the Board and other volunteers.

NVCA-Annual Meeting Saturday-Feb 17 – Pacific City

Come join us on Saturday,  February 17 at 1:00 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City for NVCA’s Annual Meeting.   We will be voting in the Board of Directors and Officers.

Also – we will be discussing the Community Park events for 2018 as well as the Science Camp for this year.

The Community Park is a grass-roots community effort and any one interested in the development and well-being of the park is welcome to attend and help out.

 

 

Solar, Wind & Energy – 2017 Science Camp Success

School is back in session and the students that participated in the 2017 Nestucca Science Summer Camp (NSSC) can share their great  experience.   The three week science camp was held in July. It focused on solar, wind and water energy and taught students how those forms of energy can be converted to mechanical and electrical power.    About 55 students participated in this free program.   Learn about their experience at the  2017 Science Camp on the NVCA website, www.nestucca.org.

The Science Camp is a collaboration between the Nestucca Valley School District and the non-profit Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA).

 

Join NVCA June 10th at 10 a.m. to hear all about Pickleball, the Parking Lot & Science Camp

Come hear Tom Widden, the District NW Oregon Ambassador for the Pickelball Association discuss Pickleball at the NVCA meeting, on Saturday,  June 10th at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive,  in Pacific City.  Tom will give a 15-20 minute presentation on the sport of pickleball.  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

Along with Tom’s presentation, NVCA will also be outlining the plans for opening of the Parking Lot in June and the schedule and activities for the Energy Science Camp in July.   This is a busy summer.

Pickle Ball is a fast growing sport that can be played by all ages.   It combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net.  Paddles not rackets are used along with plastic balls with holes.   It is one of the rapidly expanding new sports in America.

This is a meeting you do not want to miss.   So, get that morning cup of coffee and head on over to the Kiawanda Community Center and learn more about the Park, the Science Camp and PICKLEBALL!!

Come to the NVCA Meeting on June 10th & Learn about Pickleball

Tom Widden, the District NW Oregon Ambassador for the Pickelball Association will be speaking at the NVCA meeting, on Saturday,  June 10th at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive,  in Pacific City.  Tom will give a 15-20 minute presentation on the sport of pickleball.  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

Pickle Ball –  a fast growing sport for all ages.   It combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net.  It is played with paddles not rackets and plastic balls with holes.   It is one of the rapidly expanding new sports in America.

Along with Tom’s presentation, NVCA will also be discussing the plans for opening of the Parking Lot in June and the schedule and activities for the Energy Science Camp in July.   This is a busy summer.

This is a meeting you do not want to miss.   So, get that morning cup of coffee and head on over to the Kiawanda Community Center and learn more about the Park, the Science Camp and PICKLEBALL!!

2017 Science Camp – Energy

Be it solar, wind, water, electricity, heat or just the cup of coffee that gives you that jolt in the morning.   ENERGY is the subject of this year’s Science Camp.

NVCA in conjunction with the Nestucca Valley Elementary school is preparing for our Fifth Annual Science Camp.   We have received a $9.800 grant from Trust Management Services in Waldport, Oregon to help fund this project.

The science camp will be held in July with the tentative dates being July 10th through July 27th.   Each Thursday of the Science Camp,  July 13 and July 20  NVCA volunteers work with the students and instructors on hands on projects.  Volunteers will also assist on a field trip that will be held on the last  Thursday of the science camp, July 27.

In years past, there have been as many as 70 students attending the science camp and can use help from the community.   We encourage those that are interested to come and help out.   If you are interested, contact us at nvcainfo@gmail.com.

Better still, come to our next meeting on Saturday,  June 10th at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive.

2016 Science Camp – Focus on Wellness

NVES Students who participated in the 2016 Science Camp will have great stories to tell about their three weeks at Science Camp.  The theme was Wellness and they learned how Energy, Water and Food are important to your health.

The three week camp ran from July 11th through July 28th.   NVES staff and NVCA volunteers organized and ran the science camp for 45 NVES students.  They had hands on experience learning how the heart works as a pump for the body,  why perspiration is important in cooling our systems and why food is so important.

The science camp ended with a field trip to Corvus Landing Farm to learn about farming and food.  They was time for team play before a lunch prepared by  farmer and chef Sandy Porter as this video shows.

Team Play at Corvus Landing Farm

 

 

2016 Science Camp has begun

SC2015-microscopesThe Science Camp, a cooperative effort of the Nestucca Valley School District (NVES) and NVCA has begun its 3 week program (July 11 – 28).  There are about 50 elementary students taking part in the Camp this year.  The theme is Wellness,  week 1 will focus on energy,  week 2 on water and week 3 on food.  Coordinated classroom work will be held Mondays through Wednesdays with a laboratory experience on Thursdays.  People who make this happen are the Principle and Faculty of Nestucca Valley Elementary School,  a coordinator, high school interns and NVCA VOLUNTEERS who will serve as faculty during the laboratory sessions.    NVCA also provides financial and material support for the program as wells funding for daily lunch and snacks.

2014 – Science Camp at NVSD

2014SciCampThe 2nd annual three week NVSD Science Camp will be held again this year from July 7th through July 24. The camp is 4 one-half days focused on science for students in the Nestucca Valley School District. NVCA will work with the students on Thursdays, like last year – that is July 10, 17 and the 24th. Monday-Wednesday students will work with NVES teachers and assistants.

The curriculum is currently being planned. If you recall last year NVCA worked with the students on regional fish recognition, dory boat fishing and fish painting. They also learned more about the Nestucca watershed, waterflow and the science of soccer. The field trip to the beach on the last day was exceptional. Great weather for exploring tide pools, geology and beach grass history.

Contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com if you have some ideas or programs that would be of interest.

Science Camp, July 11, 2013

Slide47Partnering with the Nestucca Valley School District, NVCA is participating in the summer Science Camp. There are 53 students signed from Kindergarten to 6th grade. The camp runs for 3 weeks starting July 8th for 4 hours per day, Monday through Thursday.  The students are served lunch before returning home.

NVCA will sponsor 3 days of the 3 1/2 hour programs. The first was July 11th and featured Dory Fishing.  Board members Bill Busch, Paul Carlson, Noe Martinez and Marie Heimburg led sessions in fishing, fish identification.  There also was an art project on painting fish.

They were joined by Rob Royster who brought his Dory Boat for student to see. He talked about the history of the Dory at Cape Kiwanda, boat parts and general boating safety.   He had the students drag crab pots across a field making believe they were filled with crabs.  Then he gave them salmon fishing lessons letting some of the students reel in others and landing them at the boat.

All in all a great day.  The next session will be July 18 and the topics are the Watershed and Soccer.  On July 25th there will be a field trip to the beach to learn about tide pools and sand dunes.