Cañada College Invites the Community to
Participate in Citizen Science Project
needed to assist Scientists in their research on Olive Fruit Flies
Who: Cañada College Science & Technology
Division, led by Adjunct Biology Professor Diego Nieto is looking for Peninsula
residents to assist in its Citizen Science Project.
What: The Citizen Science Project will assist
Cañada College in gathering data for olive fruit fly biological control. Olives have
traditionally been a valued community resource in the Woodside-Redwood City
area. The olive fruit fly is a global pest, whose larval
offspring (i.e. maggots) feed exclusively on olives. Unlike the small fruit
flies commonly found in our kitchen that are only capable of depositing eggs in
overly ripe or rotten fruit, the olive fruit fly targets ripening fruit to
deposit eggs, which makes this robust fly especially problematic for olive
growers. As a result, nearly all unmanaged olives in San Mateo County
eventually become inf…
District aims to rebuild Coastside adult education
Efforts underway to restore Cabrillo adult school
(Source: Julia Reis - firstname.lastname@example.org; from Half Moon Bay Review) Coastside educators are working to restore the Cabrillo Adult School thanks to renewed efforts at the state level to better carry out and fund adult education.
The recession of 2008 led to the closure of adult schools throughout the state as school districts used funds that had once been dedicated to adult education to avoid making cuts to other programs. Cabrillo Adult School, which held classes at Cunha Intermediate School and Half Moon Bay High School, was closed at the end of the 2008-09 school year.
Not long after, the Half Moon Bay branch of the College of San Mateo closed its office in response to cutbacks in the San Mateo Community College District. Since then, adult education offerings on the Coastside have largely consisted of English as a second language and computer literacy classes through Cañada College…