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Summer 2010, Vol 48, Issue 4
Summer 2010, Vol 48, Issue 4

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Vol 48, Issue 4

16949 Wedgeworth Dr., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Founded 1962
www.youthsciencecenter.org


 
 Letter from the President/CEO

Dear Friends of the Youth Science Center:

 

Happy Summer!

 

Given the current state of the economy and the budget cuts in education, it is imperative that we get the word out about the great programs at the Youth Science Center.  Our program is not being funded by the government but from supporters like you, which allows us to continue to run high-quality programs at a low cost.  Support for science and educational non-profits like the Youth Science Center is absolutely vital, as we provide the supplemental educational opportunities for young and curious minds. 

 

An update on our projects:

 

      Southern California Edison has awarded the Youth Science Center a grant of $6,500!  This is the 5th year we've been awarded a grant from SCE.  Thank you, Southern California Edison!

      Quemetco has awarded the Youth Science Center a grant of $10,000!  This is the 2nd year we've been awarded a grant.  Thank you, Quemetco!

      A reminder about our 26th Annual Gala: We have confirmed Danny Romero, weathercaster from KABC as our MC!  It is not to be missed!  We are currently planning for our annual gala; please let us know if you are interested in getting involved.

      Our summer program has kicked into high gear.  Please visit http://www.youthsciencecenter.org for more information or to sign-up.  Spots are filling up quickly!

 

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or supporting the YSC.

 

As always, my door is always open.  Thank you for your continuing support.

 

Many thanks,

Ling-Ling Chang

President & CEO

 

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Quick Links
In This Issue
YSC Donations
Nov 19 Annual Dinner
Alaric Qin Wins Scholarship
Field Trips for 2010
Water Education Programs
Connect a Million Minds
College Grads Seek Jobs
Pepsi Refresh Contest
Teach Kinders Engineering
YSC Receives Funds
Digital Microscope
Announcements
Community Events
48th Ag District News
Shop for Museums
Cars4Causes
YSC Tee-Shirts
 
YSC Officers and Board Members Nominated

  At the May 3rd YSC Board meeting the following were elected for 1 year terms:

    Chairman         Ron Chong
    Vice-Chairman  Jeff Parriott
    Secretary         Walter Clark
    Treasurer          William Yuen

  Elected for 3-year board terms:

     Kim Bach, Patricia Smith, Leon Garcia and William Yuen

  Elected to a 2-year board term is a new board member, Ted Ebenkamp.  Ted is on the board
of the Walnut Valley Water District and worked in the field of nuclear pharmacology at USC.

 
danny romero   YSC Annual Dinner is November 19
d romero  The 26th Anniversary of the YSC in Hacienda Heights will be celebrated at the 7th annual dinner
gala on November 19 at Pacific Palms.   Master of Ceremonies is Danny Romero of KABC Channel 7.

Honorees for the evening are: 

           Bentley Prince Street    Corporate Partner
           Senator Bob Huff          Educational Leadership
           Andrea Brown              Teacher of the Year
           Teri Malkin                   Volunteer of the Year

    There will be a silent auction at 6 pm and dinner will begin at 7 pm.

    We will also be raffling 2 round trip tickets on SouthWest Airlines to any location on
their continental US route map.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.   Winner need not
be present at the dinner.

    Save the date!
Youth Science Center Vision Statement

  The Youth Science Center will be a model in education that integrates innovative teaching
and hands-on excitement into a science, technology, mathematics and engineering learning
environment that involves students, educators, scientists and the community.

  (Adopted by the YSC Board at its May 3, 2010 Meeting)
Scenes from the 2010 Summer Session
Andrea Brown

   Andrea Brown teaches students the magnetic properties of iron filings in "It's Electrical,
It's Magnetic, It's Reactive"    Andrea is the YSC's Teacher of the Year for 2010.

lego robotics

   Lego robotics students take their robots for a test spin to see if they can navigate the maze and knock
over the obstacles.  There are more robotics classes with Krazy NXT Robotics and Space Camp
from now until the end of the summer camp.   Kim Bach is the instructor.




Blue                                     tongue skink

   Students get up close and personal with a blue tongue skink in "The Science of Snakes."   The
class repeats the week of June 28 for Grades 4-5.  The June 28 class will also satisfy merit badge
requirements for the Boy Scouts.  Kristen Cooke is the teacher.


circuits 2010
 
    "Short Circuits"  --  Students find inventive ways of making a light bulb work in Circuit Cities.
This class repeats the week of July 26.  The instructor is Robert Smith.


    Below:  Pat Smith watches students test their rubber band boats in "Toys in Space."   Students
studied how toys behaved in space by watching astronaut videos. 

Toys in Space
Alaric Qin Wins 4-Year  $160,000 Scholarship to University of Illinois
  Alaric Troy
The YSC's Alaric Qin received a 4-year scholarship to the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign -- the renowned
flagship of the UI system for winning 1st place in the Elevated Bridge contest at the National Science Olympiad last spring.

 Alaric will be a senior at Troy High School and lives in Hacienda Heights, where he attended Mesa Robles school.

Next year he will be captain of Troy's award-winning Science Olympiad team, which has swept the state finals the past 21 years and also won the national title 8 times, most recently in 2008.

Alaric says, "Little did I know when I first took classes at YSC in elementary school that building popsicle
stick bridges would take me this far!"

Congratulations Alaric, we are so proud!

Pictured:   Alaric with Troy High School Science Olympiad coach/adviser Kurt Wahl.   Kurt has coached
the team for over 20 years.   Move over Lakers and make room for real champions!
Field Trips for 2010
 

                  Field Trips for 2010

 

#1  Aug 3  Raymond Alf Museum

#2  Aug 5  Braille Institute

#3  Aug 6   Northrop El Segundo - BUS TRIP

#4  Aug 7   Page Museum / La Brea Tar Pits

#5  Aug 10  Omni Metalcraft Facility

#6  Aug 11  AQMD Tour

#7  Aug 12  Baxco Pharmaceutical

#8  Aug 14   Vegetable Growing Workshop

#9  Aug 16  Grand Central Recycling Center

#10  Aug 17  State Air Resources Lab

#11  Aug 18  San Dist Water Treatment

#12  Aug 20  JPL

#13  Aug 21 San Bernardino Mountain Search and Rescue

 

For more information see the YSC website at www.youthsciencecenter.org


Chase Community Giving Contest
Chase Giving
  The Chase Bank Community Giving contest will divide $5 million
among the top vote getters.   Please log onto the YSC homepage
at www.youthsciencecenter.org and click on the Chase contest link on the top right of the front
page and VOTE FOR THE YOUTH SCIENCE CENTER!  The contest
ends on July 12, 2010.

  Your vote is important and please tell your friends!

USGVMWD 
SanDist


 YSC FREE WATER EDUCATION PROGRAM SEEKING SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE
The YSC Project WET water education outreach program for public and private school 5th grade
classes ended the school year with sessions at
Portrero Elementary Portrero Elementary  in El Monte
and Workman Elementary in La Puente.

 

Since the program began in May 2008, over 1,700 students have participated in this
program about water
and conservation.


 The program is underwritten by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
(a water wholesaler which supplies local water districts) and the Sanitation Districts of
 Los Angeles County. The free program consists of three 50-minute hands-on lessons
 followed by an optional field trip to the San Jose Creek Water Treatment Plant in
 north Whittier. Each students receives a 20-page student workbook to go along with
 the lessons. Eligible schools must be in the USGVWD service area. See map.

Contact the YSC at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to have the program at your school. 

 Below: Students do colorimetric testing for chlorine in water samples at Wedgeworth Elementary. 

Project WET Lesson 3

Connect a Million

In November 2009, Time Warner Cable launched Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), a philanthropic commitment of $100 million cash and in-kind donations. This five-year program was designed to inspire students to pursue learning opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Time Warner Cable announced its commitment to STEM in conjunction with the White House's announcement of Educate to Innovate, President Obama's plan for improving STEM opportunities for U.S. students. In his statement, President Obama highlighted the importance of public and private partnerships in addressing STEM readiness in American students, and singled out Time Warner Cable as a leader in the STEM space with its Connect a Million Minds program.

Why STEM? According to national experts, the next generation of youth in the United States is not prepared to take on the challenges of the 21st century.

Eighty percent of jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. However, today's students show declining interest in these subjects, with eighty-four percent of middle school students saying they would rather clean their room, eat their vegetables, go to the dentist or take out the garbage than learn math or science.

There's clearly an immediate need for youth to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math. A failure to do so puts our country, our communities and our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. America is at risk of losing its leadership in technology and innovation as baby boomer retirements deplete the science and technology workforce by fifty percent over the next decade.

Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds introduces youth to opportunities and resources that inspire them to develop the important science, technology, engineering and math skills they need to solve the economic, environmental and community challenges of the future.

Technology and innovation are central to our company's ability to connect millions of people to the entertainment they want, the information they depend on and the people they care about most. As a result, Time Warner Cable's new philanthropic initiative creates a powerful link between the full strength of our company and the talents of our employees with the needs of students and, ultimately, our country.

The Youth Science Center is launching a series of afterschool STEM classes with the support of a $12,000 donation from Time Warner Cable.  20 classes will be taught in this program.  The classes are basic electronics, model rocketry, Lego robotics, flight and podcasting.   The classes began in the spring at Del Valle Elementary, Workman Elementary and Villacorta Elementary, all in La Puente.  Classes will continue into the next school  year.

Below:  YSC Instructor Troy Majeska sets up the Zoom Q3 podcasting recorder for Villacorta School's first podcast. 

Time Warner Cable also provided the camera and microphone equipment to the La Puente school as part of the class.


Podcast
    Rorimer Elementary in La Puente was the first school to participate in the podcast classes.   To view their latest podcast, click here.



Is a College Degree Still Worth It?   Only 1 in 4 Seniors Have A Job Lined Up This Year
  As the warm glow of college commencement ceremonies gives way to the cold reality of today's job market, this year's graduates and their anxious parents might be tempted to wonder whether it was worth it.

After spending tens of thousands of dollars on higher education, often taking on huge debts along the way, many face a job market that doesn't seem to need them. Not only is the American economy producing few new jobs of any kind, but the ones that are being added are overwhelmingly on the lower end of the skill and pay scale.

In fact, government surveys indicate that the vast majority of job gains this year have gone to workers with only a high school education or less, casting some doubt on one of the nation's most deeply held convictions: that a college education is the ticket to the American Dream.

For the complete Los Angeles Times article, click here.

San Gabriel Students Compete in Pepsi Refresh Contest
Students from Gabrieleno High School are participating in the Pepsi contest to select winners for a $250,000 cash prize.   The Gabrieleno students will purchase water purifying Life Straws for use in villages in Africa.

Project Overview:  Students engaged, empowered and transformed other students to recycle beverage containers locally to use the funds for purchasing personal water purification devices for people who need clean water. The U.S has drinking fountains, faucets, beverages from refrigerators, vending machines, grocery and convince store yet we discard the empty containers. Our accomplishments:500,000 containers recycled 15,000 dollars collected. What can be done: School site recycle center 50 Schools participating 2.5 million recycled containers $125,000.00 in funds from recycled containers for 20,000 personal water purification devices. We desire 5,000 volunteers, develop an advisory group for expansion and partnerships with companies, community groups and foundations for sustainability of recycling. The recycling funds will provide personal water purification devices eventually to a majority of people that do not have clean drinking water, and limited sources of potentially contaminated water.

Vote now by clicking here.   In the box "Find and Vote For a Project," type in Water Solutions for
Life and vote on the project which has sponsor Michael Winters name on it.

Voting ends on June 30 and you can vote everyday.
Teaching Engineering to Kindergarten Students
 

June 13, 2020.  GLEN ROCK, N.J. - In a class full of aspiring engineers, the big bad wolf had to do more than just huff and puff to blow down the three little pigs' house.

First graders at Coleman Elementary School in Glen Rock, N.J. The district teaches 10 to 15 hours a year of engineering from kindergarten through fifth grade.

To start, he needed to get past a voice-activated security gate, find a hidden door and negotiate a few other traps in a house that a pair of kindergartners here imagined for the pigs - and then pieced together from index cards, paper cups, wood sticks and pipe cleaners.

"Excellent engineering," their teacher, Mary Morrow, told them one day early this month.

For the entire NY Times article click here.


YSC Receives $21,500 in Donations

Edison

The YSC received a $6,500 grant from Southern California Edison in June. 
A check was presented to YSC President Ling-Ling Chang by Edison public affairs
director Rick Meza.


The funds will be used to support the YSC's summer outreach program at Baldwin
Academy in La Puente, and to provide partial funding for a summer program
in the Mountain View school district at Parkview Elementary in El Monte.


 Quemetco awarded the YSC a $10,000 donation for program support.  Quemetco
operates an automotive battery recycling plant in the City of Industry.  This marks
the second such grant received from Quemetco.  Our thanks to plant manager
Scott Bevans for making this possible.

Supervisor Don Knabe is providing $5,000 in scholarship funds for 40 students
to attend the YSC summer science program at Wedgeworth School.   Each
student will be able to take 2 regular length classes.   Scholarships are made on
the basis of need, student interest in the program and recommendation from
the teacher.
   Digital Microscope Donated to YSC
Digital Microscope

The YSC received a new digital microscope, thanks
to the generosity of Mary Zhang of Chino Hills.
The microscope has a USB 2.0 interface to the
computer and has 60x and 180x magnification
with a picture size of 1.3 megapixels.  The jpeg files can be
used as part of a student PowerPoint presentation.


It can capture still and video images to
the computer.  The GE-5 microscope is
manufactured by View Solutions.   This is a great
microscope for home or school use and has very sturdy
metal construction. 

Pictured above is a female flea at 60x magnification.

For more information on this microscope
contact the Youth Science Center or
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YSC Activities and Announcements


        


Sunset Elem Starlab

   May 13:  La Puente High School volunteers help Rorimer Elementary students get their
model rockets ready for launching.  The class was funded by a STEM  grant from Time Warner Cable.
Lyle Majeska was the instructor.


YSC Receives Special Award at School Dinner
WW 40th Birthday Award

      The YSC received a new backlit sign at the Wedgeworth School 40th Anniversary
celebration on May 14th.   From left to right:  Neal Noborio (Dinner co-Chair), Ellen Park
(Wedgeworth Principal), Katharina Lam (Wedgeworth PTA President), Ron Chong, Judy Chong,
Vicky Soong (YSC Board Member), Manuel Serrano (YSC Board Member) and Doris Hoffman
(YSC Museum Aide)

New YSC Sign 2010

    Neal Noborio unveils new YSC outdoor sign at the Wedgeworth 40th Birthday Dinner.  A
sellout crowd of 360 persons attended the event held at the Royal Vista Country Club.

Bixby Field Strip

  June 2:  Judy Chong shows brave students Terry the Tarantula.   First graders from Bixby Elementary
visited the YSC on a field trip.

Water Ed Poster

   Bixby Elementary students checking out the water education display


Michelle Kwan

   Thank you Michelle in supporting our quest for excellence!


Larry Lizard

  Come to Room 8 and meet Larry Lizard, our new bearded dragon which was
donated by the Southwestern Herpetologists Society.


Tiffany Huey

Our new website support person is Tiffany Huey of Chino Hills.
Tiffany is a computer science major at MSAC and is experienced
in producing, shooting, and editing videos.  Check the YSC website
soon for videos of the summer classes!
Community Events

   Wilson High School Fireworks Fundraiser - July 1 to 4 at Valley Blvd and Hacienda in the City of Industry.   


   Rededication of the Hacienda Hills Trailhead - Saturday July 3 at 2 pm
The trailhead will be rededicated in honor of the late Barbara Lee Fish, a champion of the
Hacienda Hills and strong supporter of the Youth Science Center.
The Trailhead is located at the south end of Seventh Avenue in Hacienda Heights.
  
         Concerts in The Park - 2010 Summer Schedule  -  all events start at 7 pm and end at 9 pm.        FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING.
        
         At Schabarum Park, located at  Azusa Avenue and Colima Road in Rowland Heights


            July 6 - The Answer

           July 13 - Elton the Early Years Group

            July 20 - Mariachi Divas

            July 27 -  South Bound (Blues/Rock)

           August 3 - Hot August Night (Neil Diamond Tribute)

           August 10 - Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers


            August 17 - Cold Duck - premiere dance band

   

SECRETS OF THE SILK ROAD  

March 27 - July 25, 2010

Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

Strikingly well-preserved mummies tall in stature and fair in complexion have lain in the parched Tarim Basin of western China for 3,800 years. Wearing Western-influenced textiles and possessing surprising technologies and customs, just who these extraordinary people were is a mystery! This historic exhibition of 150 objects drawn from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and the Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology in Urumqi, China reveals surprising details about the people who lived along the ancient Silk Road. For the first time ever, three of the more than 100 Caucasian mummies found and preserved in the western China's inhospitable desert sands are being presented in the United States. An impressive array of objects are included in the exhibition to represent the full extent of the Silk Road, where lavish goods, technologies and ideas between East and West were adopted and exchanged.


Please note that due to space limitations and safety concerns, only the first 1500 visitors will be allowed entrance to the Secrets of the Silk Road exhibit.

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION
Opens July 1, 2010, at the California Science Center.  Exhibit ends in mid-November.

Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity. The collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe as well as ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years.

Through engaging interactive exhibits, Mummies of the World illustrates how current science tools enable us to study mummies in new and non-invasive ways, allowing unprecedented insights to past cultures and civilizations. The exhibit will reveal how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient peoples from every region of the world.

Mummies of the World will thoroughly engage the visitor, and suggests thought-provoking issues such as: Who were they? Where are they from? How did they live? How did they die? What secrets do the mummies hold about the past...and what clues do they bring us for the future?


DEAD SEA SCROLLS

 At Azusa Pacific University

Offering the extraordinary story of how God's inspired Word has touched humanity, Treasures of the Bible: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Beyond celebrates the preservation of our most sacred Scriptures and the proven accuracy in the Bible's translation over thousands of years.

Through a collection of rare artifacts, including fragments of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, Torah scrolls, and examples of some of the most influential Bibles ever produced, visitors take in the full historic sweep of the Bible's presence in the West in a single exhibition. The Dead Sea Scrolls-the oldest known version of the Hebrew Scriptures hidden in the caves of Qumran for 2,000 years-have been hailed as one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 20th century.

Connect with your spiritual roots as you share in the remarkable journey of how the Word of God has reached the faithful. From artifacts that show pictography-the earliest type of writing dating back some 5,000 years-to a Gutenberg Bible leaf, original Barker edition King James Bibles, a Lunar Bible, and much more, you witness the various means through which God has communicated to His people.

Reinforcing Azusa Pacific University's commitment to the authority of Scripture, this exhibition presents an amazing opportunity to connect to one's faith. The items on display also speak to the countless lives that have been shaped by the singing, praying, teaching, preaching, and meditation of Scripture, many sacrificing their own lives to share the Good News, since the days of the faithful Dead Sea Scrolls scribes. Perhaps these individuals constitute the greatest, albeit intangible, treasures of the Bible for bestowing the life-giving power of God's Word upon all humankind.











Hazardous Waste and eWaste Roundup Schedule:

      July 17, 2010  9 am - 3 pm   La Puente Park

      July 17, 2010  9 am - 2 pm Hacienda Park in La Habra Heights

      August 14, 2010  9 am - 3 pm Rowland High School


The following free admissions are made available by Target

       Bowers Museum, first Sunday of every month.   10 am - 4 pm

       California African American Museum, first Sunday of every month  11 am - 5 pm

       Children's Museum at La Habra,  first Saturday of the month  10 am - 5 pm

       Japanese American National Museum, second Saturday of the month except August 11 am - 4 pm

       Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) federal holiday Mondays from 12 to 8 pm

       Museum of Latin American Art, Every Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

       Orange County Museum of Art, second Sunday of each month

Schabarum Park Family Bird Walk. See what kinds of birds are in our local park. Held the 3rd Sunday each month at 8:00 am. Meet at the park office. Free activity (Parking fee is charged, but you can park on Azusa Avenue and walk in). All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. The walks are led by naturalist Ray Jillson. The park is located at the corner of Azusa Avenue and Colima Road in Rowland Heights.

Donald Bauman   48th Agriculture District Has Teacher Resources
The 48th Agriculture District office is located on the MSAC campus.   It has a wide variety of teacher resources for agriculture-related topics.  

The materials are free, but teachers must agree to participate in the School's Agriculture and Nutrition Fair, held at the Pomona Fairplex.

The district has assembled teaching materials from diverse sources, and purchase or receive donations of books, hydroponics materials, bread kits, incubators and aquariums and chillers. The resource center provides a one-stop shopping center for teachers - materials for about 60 projects in one place- so they can select a project that coordinates with what they are required to teach in their grades.

The latest newsletters can be downloaded from their website at http://www.agfair.org/

For more information or to schedule a visit, phone (909) 468-4433 or visit their website

Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program
48th District Agricultural Association
June thru September: Monday thru Friday; October thru May: Tuesday thru Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed 12 - 1:00 PM)
(909) 468-4433; Fax (909) 468-4439

                                                                             
Use ShopforMuseums.com For Your Online Purchases

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                        museums


The Youth Science Center is excited to announce its involvement as a Museum Partner with ShopforMuseums.com.  As a Museum Partner, anyone shopping online with their favorite national retailers can have a portion of their purchase directed to the Youth Science Center at no additional cost. ShopforMuseums.com is nationally recognized with hundreds of Museum Partners across the country. Whether you are in the market for books, office supplies, apparel, gifts, travel reservations, home improvement, school supplies, toys, electronics, flowers or gourmet food.  You name it, the place to start is at ShopforMuseums.com! 

 

Participation is simple and secure. To designate a portion of your next online purchase to (YOUR MUSEUM NAME HERE), simply:

   Go to www.ShopforMuseums.com.

  Log in.

  Click on (YOUTH SCIENCE CENTER).

  Then just click on the link of the store you want to visit and go about your shopping. Stores are organized by categories.

The percentage of your purchase will be tracked automatically as long as you begin each time at ShopforMuseums.com. 

 

Please use ShopforMuseums.com each time you shop online and spread the word to friends and family. (THE YOUTH SCIENCE CENTER appreciates your support.






YSC Partners with Cars4Causes
Cars 4 Causes
Do you have a car or other vehicle, tent trailer or boat which you would like to donate to the YSC? 
We have partnered with Cars4Causes.com to make the process easy.  The YSC
will receive 75% of the net from each vehicle donated through this program.
Click here to go to the YSC/Cars4Causes page.
Recycle Printer Cartridges to the YSC
Ink Jet Generic
Please drop off your used inkjet and laser cartridges of ANY BRAND to the YSC in Room 8.   We will use them
to get credit to purchase office supplies.   Thanks for your support!
 
 
 
Jelly BabiesFeatured Items at the YSC Store.

 
  Zcardz:  We have a new stock of the popular Zcardz.  Each packet has 5 cards which turn into
 3-D models.  The series includes Aircraft, Extreme Vehicles, Flying Aces, Star Fighters and
 Street Racers.   The Zcardz retail for $2.50 -- available at the YSC for only $2.00 each including tax!
 For ages 8 and up.  More Zcardz from the following series are now available:  Dinosaurs, Sky Fighters, Motorcycles, Prehistoric Animals, Tanks, Wints and Racecars! 

 

Zcardz
 

ZCardz:  3D models of aircrafts and dinosaurs.  Each pack has five models.  Only $2.00 each.
 

HOT NEW ITEM!   Insect Bracelets and Key Chains In Lucite.  We have a nice selection of insects which will 'fly off the shelves.'  Regularly $7.99 elsewhere, they are only $4.95 in the YSC store, TAX INCLUDED.  Bracelets are adjustable and made of fabric.


Insect BraceletsInsect Key Chain

    NOW AVAILABLE: Insect 'N Side Candy.   The perfect accompaniment for your insect  bracelet:  An edible scorpion encased in a amber-colored candy by Hotlix.  Impress your friends!   Only $3 each.   Regular $5.

They are finger-lickin' good, but not for the squeamish.

Scorpion

 

Eyewitness Kits:  From the maker of Eyewitness Books.  Learn about Whales, Butterflies, Sharks, Fossils, and Space Shuttles, on sale for $10, regularly $11.

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Visiting the Hacienda Heights Youth Science Center
 
The Youth Science Center operates a hands-on science center in Hacienda Heights in Room 8 of Wedgeworth Elementary School. (Map)  Since 1984, visitors have enjoyed our free-of-charge science center.
 
The Youth Science Center is open Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 P.M. to 3:45 P.M., and Saturday from 11:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M during the school year.
 
  Visiting guests can also enjoy the Youth Science Center store, which is stocked with various science related materials.  For more information regarding the Youth Science Center please call (626) 854-9825.

The mission of the Youth Science Center is to inform, instruct, and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the excitement of science and technology through exhibits and programs that promote learning through interaction.
New YSC Tee-Shirts Available
red tee shirt
     The new YSC logo with the slogan, Inform, Instruct, Inspire are available for purchase.
The blue and yellow logo can be ordered in red, white, blue and grey materials.  Sizes
available are children's S-M-L-XL and adults S-M-L-X-XL-XXL-XXXL.   Cost is only $10.
Size XXL and XXXL are $3 extra.   This is a fundraising project for the YSC.  Prices are
for pickup at the YSC office.   Tees can be mailed for $3 each for shipping and handling.
To order:  Send a check for the amount to YSC, 16949 Wedgeworth Drive, Hacienda Heights,
CA 91745. 

The Antenna

The official newsletter of the Youth Science Center is published February, April, June, October and December.  The Youth Science Center was founded in 1962 in Fullerton.  The Hacienda Heights branch was established in 1984.  The Youth Science Center's Tax ID Number is 95-2273238.

President and CEO: Ling-Ling Chang
 
YSC Board of Directors:                                       Hacienda Heights Site Committe:
Chairman: Ron Chong                                            Museum Director: Judy Chong
Vice-Chairman:  Kim Bach                                     Summer Registration:  Carla Neiswender
Treasurer:  William Yuen                                       Summer Director: Phyllis Vandeventer
Secretary:  Walter Clark                                    
                                                                            Star Lab Director: Mariann Hess
Members of the Board of Directors:                     Star Lab Instructors: Judy Dominguez and Mike Vandeventer
Phyllis Vandeventer              Leon Garcia                Museum Aides: Evelyn Fuentes and Doris Hoffman
Patricia Smith                      Manuel Serrano           Member at Large: Rolin Soong, Edy Au and Chris Maerling
Jeff Parriott                         Vicky Soong                Store Purchasing: Dorothy Chu and Vicky Soong
Jose Romo                           Ted Ebenkamp            Grant Writing: Teri Malkin
                                                                            Antenna Editor: Ron Chong
                                                                            Chair, Executive Comm.: Manuel Serrano
                                                                            Bookkeeping:  Edy Au
                                                                            Webpage Support and Video Production:  Tiffany Huey

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