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Safe and fun playgrounds : a handbook

Friday, 29 April, 2016

@TitlePlay is important for cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children. Use the four components experts have identified for safety: supervision, age-appropriate design, fall-surfacing that contains approved materials, and equipment maintenance. SAFE stands for: Supervision by appropriate individuals • Age appropriate design • Fall-surfacing that contains approved materials • Equipment maintenance.

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Word of the Day

Friday, April 29, 2016

Irony

ahy-ruh-nee

Using words to mean the opposite of what you really think, especially in order to be funny;  a situation that is strange or funny because things are the opposite of what you expected

It was a tragic irony that he made himself sick by worrying so much about his health.

Credit: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irony

Submitted by: Lynn

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Netflix and Ch-Ch-Chilly

Friday, April 29, 2016

How have decades of mass media and technology changed us? A writer returns to his remote hometown — once isolated, now connected. And finds unexpected answers.

Link recommended by: Linda Fox

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Cultivating an Idea: The Green Wall at the John and Bonnie Buhler Library

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A project management assignment planted a seed that bloomed at the Roblin Centre's John and Bonnie Buhler Library. Library Technician Rosemary Woodby with the support of a Program Innovation Fund (PIF) was able to procure two six foot tall, self-watering planters. A partnership with the Greenspace Horticultural students and their instructor, Ruth Robb, supplied the plants. Using the knowledge they have acquired as part of the Horticulture Practice course, the students planned the design and layout; chose and grew the plants and on a bright sunny Apr 13th installed them in the planters. The Reading Room's trademark sunlight takes care of the rest. >> Read More

Earth Day 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

On 22 April 2016, the Red River College Library will once again be recognizing Earth Day. This year, political leaders from around the world are gathering in New York to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. At the same time, the global network of Earth Day organizations are kicking off an ambitious campaign to plant 7.8 billion trees, one for every person on the planet, by 2020. >> Click here for more information

8 Simple Ways to Manage Your Stress

Friday, March 11, 2016

The assignments are piling high, money is tight, and the deadlines just keep coming. When things get overwhelming, there are small things you can do to counteract the stress in your life. In in this blog post we present eight simple ways to reduce stress, borrowed from the book "Everything You Need to Know About Stress Management". >> Click here for more information

RRC Mobile Safety App

Friday, January 8, 2016

RRC has a new, free, Mobile Safety app for students, staff and faculty at Red River College. It provides quick access to campus Security Services, SafeWalk, safety tips, Emergency Planning, and a personal safety toolbox. The app also offers access to a wide range of Student Services, instructions on what to do in an emergency situation, and push notifications to alert users of a lockdown, emergency situation or campus closure. >> Click here for more information

 

 


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