More than 16,000 elementary students from local school districts took a field trip to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Thursday to explore science, technology, engineering and math through the game of hockey.
Returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2020, the Anaheim Ducks’ largest Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education — or S.C.O.R.E. — event of the year invites students to interact with exhibits, watch stage shows and have the opportunity to watch the Ducks practice.
The Ducks players spoke to students and led on-ice activities demonstrating how energy transfers occur in different scenarios of a game.
The event also brought students outside of the center where partners Orange County Waste & Recycling and the Orange County Department of Education’s Inside the Outdoors program offered children an opportunity to learn about how they can help the environment.
“Students were able to experience hands-on lessons about diverting waste, composting and the power of animals in our environment with Inside the Outdoors,” said ITO Outreach Manager Yarib Dheming.
Teachers also received information on the free Eco Challenge curricula available for grades K-12 developed in partnership with Orange County Waste & Recycling.
Here are the other stories we’ve been following this week:
- The Anaheim Union High School District has enlisted help from its students to recognize and celebrate month-long observances like Black History Month.
- There are 58 counties in California and each one has a county office of education. OCDE’s media services team produced a video that offers a quick primer on how the offices support school systems, students and families throughout the state.
- OCDE continues to expand its efforts to address mental health needs, including supporting local school districts as they strengthen their own infrastructures to help students and families.
- Ocean View School District leadership will postpone discussions around closing three campuses and repurposing one to next year, following community input.
- Horace Mann Elementary students, teachers and staff curated a Black History Month museum with personal items, artwork and personal essays.
- Southern California’s historic snowstorm and record-breaking rainfall led to an extended stay at a multi-day outdoor science camp for several Orange County school district students.
- The districts worked with CHP, local fire departments and camp staff to ensure their students’ safety at camp while inclement weather impacted the region.
- Woodbridge High School decathletes are celebrating their win at the Orange County Academic Decathlon by gearing up for their next competitive feat. They will compete against the best teams in the state on March 11 and March 25.
- A partnership between Vanguard University’s College Corps program and an Orange County-based nonprofit is connecting Syrian refugee families with English tutors and volunteers to help them navigate their new country.
- A local high school teacher was arrested for allegedly hiding recording devices in a restroom on campus.
- Peterson Elementary School celebrated the late Dr. Seuss’ birthday by inviting local leaders and members of the Huntington Beach community to read their favorite stories by the author to students.
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