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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

July 18, 2019
Shark Neighbors

Books About Sharks!

So you want to go camping by a lake or river?

How to Successfully Raise Boys for the Future

What to Do If You Come Face-to-Face with a Shark
Fun Events!
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  Shark Neighbors

(0 A July 2019) Shark-Aptos.jpg"Shark sightings have become frequent in the area between Seacliff State Beach and Capitola. Locals call the area "Shark Park." They come in for the warm, calm, shallow water. Scientists say that the water temperatures in the area have been slightly warmer than usual in the last couple of years, which has been attracting younger sharks. Historically they are more common near Southern California. Experts expect to see even more great white sharks in August through October, when adult sharks typically return to the area after their migration to the deep ocean." (Compiled from local news sources)

Local moms recommend lake and river vacation destinations. Which ones will go on your bucket list? A couple of noted authors are in town with a seminar on raising boys. Sounds like an informative and helpful program!

Please share our newsletter with new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always our many fun events!

Have a wonderful weekend with family and friends!  Parmalee

 

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  Books About Sharks!

Read up on sharks before before Shark Week. There's something for everyone. Here are three, but if you want to get the real, up close scoop on sharks, set a date for visiting Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

For a full week, the Seymour Center will celebrate Shark Science Week by revealing fascinating facts about these cartilaginous fishes. Come explore amazing shark adaptations including their extraordinary senses, the unique ways in which they reproduce, and so much more. Shark touching pool open every day! Shark Science week is July 28-August 3, 2019.

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Discover the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, and inspire. Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn't imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary-and they didn't think women should be scientists. Determined to prove them wrong, Eugenie devoted her life to learning about sharks. Like Jack and the Beanstalk but under the sea, Eugenie dove down to discover a world of wonder beneath the water's surface. She earned the name Shark Lady with her many discoveries about these beautiful creatures. Through her accomplishments, this star girl of the sea taught the world that sharks should be admired, not feared, and that women can do anything they set their minds to.

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He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started. When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can't wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he's sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of vacation sleeping in! Davey heads straight for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that "No Swimming" sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water -- and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It's just a matter of time.

(0 A July 2019) Shark-NatGeographicLevel2.jpgAges 5-8, National Geographic Readers: Sharks!

He's quick. He's silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark-the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark's world. Fun facts go deep into the shark's scary science.

 

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In this interactive board book, kids will love pulling the tabs to make Mark the shark take big bites!

Mark the shark is the scariest animal in the ocean-or so everyone thinks. Kids will love this interactive board book with sliders that allows them to make the shark's mouth take a big bite . . . or let out a big laugh!

 

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  So you want to go camping by a lake or river?

(0 A July 2019) Lake-Isabella-July.jpgSome of us like the ocean and beaches so much we cannot imagine leaving this paradise. Others yearn to swim in the clear inland lake waters. Everyone knows about Lake Tahoe, but there are so many more lakes in California. Check out all the California lakes awaiting you! Want a little more action, like a river experience? Many rivers with camping facilities are located in northern California. Spots fill quickly in the summer so you may have to work hard to find one. Good fortune!

Local moms suggest;

  • Try Bass Lake!!!booked out 6 months, always.....
  • My cousin is camping at Spicer Lake right now, it's gorgeous up there.
  • Bear Valley, Lake Alpine
  • Lake San Antonio has some no reservations, first come first serve, spots. Good luck!
  • Dinkey Creek up by Shaver Lake. That was pretty much my backyard as a child. It's magical.
  • South Shore Tulloch campgrounds are great. Restaurant and bathrooms close!
  • hipcamp.com has private campgrounds
  • Find yourself outside
  • Maybe Collin's Lake
  • Russian River, Big Sur You can swim in the ocean. I think it's called millers there's a small stream that runs to the ocean and a big swimming area if you go left away from the ocean down those trails. It's not like a hike or anything. It's right there.
  • Johnson's Beach Campgrounds is killer. Right next to the swimming hole in the river, and it feels like you are in the woods. But you are also walking distance to town and the fun gay bars, and byob mini golf. There are hot showers on site too. And it's simply beautiful up there. Super fun to float the river.
  • Pinecrest Lake Meadow view campground. First come first serve.
    It's 3 hr drive and it's super cute!
  • Check out Lake Camanche. I think it's pretty booked, but there might be some spots!
  • Lake Nacimento is first come. Have a mama go up first thing in the morning and get you some spots!
  • Lake of the Springs We've never been.... going on Tuesday
  • You could camp roadside in Big Sur or up the fire road there's always spots, but not bathrooms or anything like that.
  • Lake Amador is a private campground that doesn't go through reserve America or reserve California. They usually always have openings http://lakeamador.com
  • Look up Bullards Bar Reservoir, it's like 1.5 hrs outside of Sacramento
  • Lake Sonoma, Lake camping. So pretty.
  • Truckee River! It's near Tahoe. Just got back last week, annual family trip. Good luck!
  • Morro Strand
  • Humboldt River, No lake but river and redwoods
  • Folsom Lake or Rollins Lake. Only warning is it can get hot but the lakes are walking distance from camp sites. Folsom Lake is a little closer than Rollins.
  • Sugar Pine is my favorite lake in the placer county area, if you want to go that far north. Only like an hour from Tahoe though.
  • Folsom and Rollins are pretty murky due to all the boats.
  • Los Padres National Forest - wagon caves area - camping at large - so no sites or reservations, just show up and camp wherever you want (0 A July 2019) russian-river-rv-campground.jpg(oops, no bathrooms, but bring a camping potty!
  • Totally! We do that. I just mention it's an undeveloped area because the original poster was looking for a campsite with facilities.
  • Manresa State Beach, sunset, private campgrounds in Big Sur, Mt. Tamalpias in SF was first come first served, far north woods like Humbolt. Far away camps have better chance of having avail. Mckerriker in Fort Bragg has first served walk ins that are amazing.
  • American River Resort is amazing right on Rushing River and may have spots. 30 min past Sacramento.
  • Pictured: Lake Isabella and Russian River
 

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  How to Successfully Raise Boys for the Future

What Parents, Therapists, and Educators Need to Know
Warren Farrell, PhD
Ashanti Branch, MEd
John Gray, PhD
August 2 - 4, Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

(0 A July 2019) BoyCrisis.jpgA crisis of education. A crisis of mental health. A crisis of fathering. A crisis of purpose. These are among the pervasive and significant challenges facing today's boys and young men, according to Dr. Warren Farrell and Dr. John Gray, coauthors of  The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It.

In this interactive weekend, Warren and John, along with  Ashanti Branch, MEd-whose leadership of the Ever Forward Club has turned around the lives of hundreds of boys-will facilitate an important conversation about the root causes of the gap between boys and girls and what family members, schools, communities, and professional peers can do to eradicate it.

Parents and professionals typically address some of the more than seventy symptoms of the boy crisis, from addiction to drugs, video games and porn; to ADHD, crime, depression, suicide, dropping out of school; to committing mass shootings, and joining ISIS.  This workshop will address the underlying causes, and concrete solutions. Warren, John, and Ashanti will examine practical solutions, and facilitate an exploration of your personal experiences at home and work with the boys in your life. Learn more about this upcoming seminar>>>>

 

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  What to Do If You Come Face-to-Face with a Shark

by Caitlin Keating, People.com

Swim as Fast as You Can

PEOPLE spoke with Larry Cahoon, professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, about what do to if you come face-to-face with a shark. "People say to swim slowly back to shore, but what is that going to do? Swim to shore as fast as you can. A shark that means to eat you will keep coming," Larry Cahoon, professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, tells PEOPLE. "You need to call for help. People who survive all but the least damaging shark attacks got immediate help from others."

Don't Aim for the Nose According to experts, attempting to punch a shark in the nose could put you in an even worse position - closer to its teeth! Despite the popular believe that aiming for the snout is the best strategy, a shark's most sensitive areas are actually the eyes and gills. So if a shark does come for you, claw at its eyes and gills. But as Cahoon says: "A 10-foot bull shark will weigh close to 500 pounds and is essentially all muscle. What chance would anyone have?" Cahoon adds: "You won't be thinking rationally even if you have the opportunity to punch it, so just focus on getting back to land."

Sharks Hear Everything "Sharks hear very well. They know you're swimming, they know where you are and they normally don't care," says Cahoon. "But the one thing that changes the dynamic is if sharks hear fish struggling when fishers are reeling them in." That's when Cahoon says to stay out of the water. "That's a dinner bell to them and they can get very interested in eating," he says. "That's when they're probably more likely to attack a human, either from mistaken identity or from being actually interested in eating something that's close by."

Leave Your Yellow Clothing at Home "Sharks see contrast particularly well, so any color that forms contrast with the ocean will be more apparent, particularly yellow," George Burgess, director of Florida's Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida, tells PEOPLE. Shark experts, he says, call the neon yellow often seen on bathing suits and life vests, "Yum yum yellow," because it can be readily seen by sharks. Another thing, he says, is "to avoid is wearing shiny jewelry, because the light glinting off of it can look like light glinting off of fish scales."

They Come Close to Shore Many sharks go into the shallowest of waters, according to Burgess. "There's a thought that you shouldn't go too far off shore because sharks are in deeper water, and that has a little bit of legitimacy to it," he says. "One of the most important things to do in the water though is stay together in groups. If you become isolated that's when a shark targets you, that's why fish swim in schools. There's safety in numbers. If you stick together your chances are much lower [of getting attacked] than if you're swimming by yourself."

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Rocket Man Show
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  Rocket Man Show
Santa Cruz Civic
Date: 07/19/2019 at 7:30pm
Ages: All
Details: The Show matches Elton's insane energy night after night. Recreating an early concert with gorgeous, colorful & flamboyant costu
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Friday Night Bands at the Beach
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  Friday Night Bands at the Beach
Beach Boardwalk
Date: Every Fri (Jun 14-Aug 30)
Details: Bring the family and your blanket or low back chair and join us for these classic bands!
Special Instructions:
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PopUp Picnics in the Park
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  PopUp Picnics in the Park
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Date: Every Th (Jun 13-Aug 16) from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Ages: All
Details: Enjoy tacos on the terrazza!
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 429-1840 view all details >>
     
California Rodeo Salinas
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California Rodeo
Date: Every day (Jul 18-Jul 21)
Ages: All
Details: 2018 California Rodeo... Cowgirl and Cowboy Up!
City: Salinas Phone: (831)775-3100 view all details >>
     
Food Truck Summer Series
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  Food Truck Summer Series
Brothers Promotions
Date: The 3rd Fri of every month (Jun 21-Aug 17) at 5:30pm
Ages: All
Details: Each month will showcase local artisans, dance troupes, local bands and musicians. This will be a family friendly event with fun
Special Instructions: North end of Pacific Avenue between Locust and Water
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Reach for the Stars Movie Screening: Apollo 11
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  Reach for the Stars Movie Screening: Apollo 11
Library Central
Date: 07/20/2019 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Details: Reach for the Stars Movie Screening: Apollo 11 documentary tells the story of the mission to land on the moon
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Tom Noddy's Bubble Magic
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  Tom Noddy's Bubble Magic
Library La Selva Beach
Date: 07/23/2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: All ages
Details: Tom Noddy's Bubble Magic
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Our Neighbors ... Sharks!
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Our Neighbors ... Sharks!
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Tom Noddy's Bubble Magic
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Library Branciforte
Date: 07/23/2019 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages
Details: Tom Noddy's Bubble Magic
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Our Neighbors ... Sharks!
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Art & Music at the Beach
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Capitola Art & Cultural Commission
Date: Every Su (Jun 23-Aug 18) from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Music, Art, the Beach... come visit
City: Capitola Village view all details >>
     
Helping Children Understand Limits
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Triple P
Date: Every Th (Jul 18-Aug 8) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Details: Attend this 4-week Brief Group to learn:Positive ways to teach your child to accept limits and cooperate with you ...
Special Instructions: Phone: (831) 724-2997 x211
City: Watsonville Phone: (831) 724-2997 view all details >>
     
The Pillowcase Project
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  The Pillowcase Project
Library Felton
Date: 07/20/2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: Ages 8-11
Details: Workshop for kids age 8-11 and their families to teach them how to be prepared for an emergency and what to keep in their emerge
City: Felton view all details >>
     
The Gilroy Garlic Festival
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Gilroy Garlic Festival
Date: Every day (Jul 26-Jul 28)
Ages: All
Details: "Ultimate Summer Food Fair"; three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment and
Special Instructions: Santa Teresa Blvd & Club Dr
City: Gilroy Phone: 408-846-6886 view all details >>
     
     
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