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On Thursday 2/25/21, we welcomed Robin Shipley, Evolve Program Director. Robin Shipley, M.S. has worked in the field of special education for over 15 years supporting kids, teens, young adults, families, school districts and foundations. She works extensively in designing, developing and implementing proactive programming, trainings and courses to ensure all learners reach their potential. Through TranZitions Consulting, she has developed a variety of professional and parent workshops to support the effective implementation of meaningful evidence-based programs such as understanding challenging behavior, developing skills in the areas of social competence, self-awareness, self-management, independence, and vocational readiness.
🍎Thank you to everyone that applied for a Rotary Teacher Mini Grant! On Feb 19th, we handed out checks to our El Segundo schools to help our teachers cover such items as books, classroom supplies, learning aids, and so much more. We appreciate our schools and teachers and recognize the difficulties they face due to the pandemic. Thank you to all the hard working teachers and educators out there! We appreciate you! 
On Thursday 2/18, we hosted a special watch party for the landing of the NASA Mars Rover - Perseverance. Coverage began at 11:15 and ended after the Rover touched down a little before 1pm. The Perseverance rover – formerly called Mars 2020 – became the first artificial object to land on Mars since the Insight Mars lander in 2018. It was the first rover to land since Curiosity touched down in 2012. Perseverance is the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world. It traveled 293 million miles (472 million km) – over 203 days – to get to Mars. Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced at mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Perseverance set down in Jezero Crater, just north of Mars’ equator.  
On 2/11 we welcomed speaker Melissa McCollum, Community Services Director for the city of El Segundo. Melissa gave us a Community Services update with information about how her group pivoted during the pandemic and continues to make progress on priority recreation, library, and cultural arts projects. She discussed COVID updates, capital improvement projects, development of a Recreation and Parks Needs Assessment and Master Plan, Library to Go and virtual programming, and implementation of the City’s new Cultural Development Program. 
On Thursday 2/4/21 we welcomed speaker Kyle Christopherson, Environmental Specialist and former Peace Corp volunteer. Kyle graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a double major in Environmental Science & Policy and in Physical Geography. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Philippines for two years working in coastal resource management. His main project during his service was a coral reef restoration effort which involved creating a coral nursery and then SCUBA diving to transplant healthy coral fragments into a marine protected area. 
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