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Mission Drive – Public vs Private Photos

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Not Black Enough | Halie Baker | TEDxYouth@SHC

Using powerful examples from her own life experiences, high school senior Halie Baker discusses the complexities, stereotypes and ultimately power associated with growing up as a young African American .

Hallie Baker is a senior at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California. Inspired by her own personal life experiences as a young African American, Hallie will share a message about the complexities and unfortunate realities associated with ethnic stereotyping. A statement from Hallie: “I want this message to reach their ears and tell them that there is nothing wrong with being who you are because other people do not define you. Only you can define who you are and what you want to make of yourself.”

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Pottery Luck March 13

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Full Contact Musical Chairs

This isn’t the kind of musical chairs they had in kindergarten. It’s all grown up. Maybe they need to have a league and wear padding. Seems perfect for rugby players.

Second lunch wasn’t as intense but still competitive. This was a better crowd.

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2nd Bee Swarm Recapture Attempt

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Angelo Vermeulen: How to go to space, without having to go to space

“We will start inhabiting outer space,” says Angelo Vermeulen, crew commander of a NASA-funded Mars simulation. “It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen.” In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space … and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.

Dwight Taylor’s First Rap

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Sara Reid Provides Ethnobotanical Survey of Living Lab Plants

Sara Reid studied with Annie Prutzman in the Living Lab where she found herself on a path that would take her into ethnobotany as a way to preserve or enhance habitats for native plants.

Background Lecture about Sara’s Work

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TED Talks

   

Angelo Vermeulen: How to go to space, without having to go to space

"We will start inhabiting outer space," says Angelo Vermeulen, crew commander of a NASA-funded Mars simulation. In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space ... and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.

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