Career paths via high schools explored
Parents and students in the Elk Grove Unified School District are invited to learn about district high schools that provide career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors. The gathering, aimed especially at fourth- through eighth-grade parents and students, is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Elk Grove SES Hall, 10428 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Staff and students will be hosting booths to inform attendees about the diverse programs offered through the EGUSD Explore’s linked learning academies and pathways.
Citrus Heights council to meet
Medical marijuana cultivation is one of the topics to be discussed at the Citrus Heights City Council meeting, scheduled at 7 p.m. at the city’s Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive. Go to www.citrusheights.net for more information.
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Earthquakes, tsunamis as teaching tools
Humboldt State geology professor Lori Dengler will appear Thursday before the California Seismic Safety Commission to talk about how to teach kids about earthquakes and tsunamis by using the odyssey of the Japanese boat swept to Northern California after the magnitude-9 earthquake that jolted Japan nearly five years ago. Dengler’s presentation is at 10:45 a.m. in the state Capitol, Room 437.
Things to do
▪ The Roseville Utility Exploration Center sponsors a Preschool Planet Protectors program. Focusing on water efficiency, and with preschoolers in mind, the program offers age-appropriate activities showing how to care for the environment. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville.
▪ The Conversation Club helps adults with limited English language skills practice speaking and listening in English. The club meets from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Folsom Public Library meeting room, 411 Stafford St.