Port of Redwood City CURRENTS Newsletter for April 2016

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Three Events All Set for Saturday April 16

See details below for:

  • 78th annual Opening Day of the South Bay Sailing Season at the Port of Redwood City
  • STEM Festival at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City
  • Earth Day on the Bay

 Opening Day of Sailing Season

Redwood City Mayor John Seybert will be Master of Ceremonies for the 78th annual South Bay Opening Day of Boating Season Saturday, April 16, at the Port of Redwood City. This year’s theme is “South Bay ALOHA.”

The Opening Day Decorated Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet will take place at the observation deck of the Port of Redwood City starting at 10:30. Spectators will vote for their favorite decorated boat to determine who will receive the coveted “Spectators Choice Award.”

 © 2016 Robin Weber

Photo by Robin Weber

The Santa Clara University Hawaii Club will present a dance demonstration before the boat parade and some other informal dance entertainment during the day.

Exhibits in the Sequoia Yacht Club parking lot area will include,  Port of Redwood City’s emergency preparedness/response trailer and photos of the Port’s past. Dock- walkers, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The police and fire departments also will have exhibits.

The Sequoia Yacht Club is offering breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch from noon to 2 p.m. The lunch menu includes pulled pork or teriyaki chicken sandwiches, macaroni salad, green salad, and cookies. all for only $10.00.

South Bay Opening

Port Among Sponsors of First-Ever Festival to Introduce Youth to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

The Port of Redwood City is among the sponsors of the San Mateo County STEM festival, the first-ever county festival to introduce youth and adults alike to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through fun experiments, presentations, speakers, and demonstrations. The event is scheduled for April 16th as part of Global Youth Service Day.

The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Courthouse Square at 2200 Middle field Rd., Redwood City.

The San Mateo County STEM Festival will feature the talents of local experts to demonstrate fun aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math. A generous grant provided by State Farm and the support from Youth Service America allows the festival to provideimportant demonstrations, experiments, and speakers for free to the community. There will be more than 20 booths covering many facets of STEM to allow kids to gain an interest in these topics in school and to later consider STEM careers.

Families will also be able to enter the San Mateo County History Museum for free to participate in special Maritime Day activities.

STEM skills are important because in the decade ending in 2020, United States employers will create about 2.1 million jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as the professional sector, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of future jobs will require STEM literacy.

Exposure to everyday applications will plant the seed for students to pursue more advanced degrees in STEM careers so that the U.S. can then fill the demand for these jobs with local employees, helping these young people remain employed.

To see the details of this event or to participate as a booth participant, sponsor, or speaker, visit the website at:www.stemfestival2016.com.

Earth Day on the Bay Set for Saturday, April 16, at Marine Science Institute

Marine Science Institute’s annual “Earth Day on the Bay” is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.

The free all-day event is designed to provide fun, safe, and special memories for the whole family that will foster and grow cherished connections between your family and the San Francisco Bay.

  Earth Day

Events include:

  • Shark Feeding.
  • Touch live sharks, sea stars, crabs, flounder, and more.
  • 2-hour Eco Voyage (book in advance at http://sfbaymsi.org/earthday.
  • $20 single admission for ship voyage (must be 5 years old, all children must be supervised).
  • Ocean Critters arts & crafts.
  • Local business and non-profit environmental fair.
  • Live lunch raffle.
  • Flows to Bay relays and watershed activities.
  • Variety show and juggling by Rock Steady Juggling!
  • Live lunch time entertainment courtesy of the Banana Slug String Band!
  • Capelo’s Barbecue Truck on site!

For more information: www.sfbaymsi.org

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