Thursday, June 30, 2011

transportation information

We will be using public transportation a lot during this program, so here are some handy links for more information:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

heat wave tips

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Heat Wave
A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity.

North Texas is currently experiencing a heat wave that could be record-breaking. Temperatures may remain above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 C) during the duration of your stay in Denton. It is important to stay safe and hydrated.

Here are some tips from the National Weather Service to help you during a heat wave:
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.
  • Stay hydrated regularly and often. Your body needs water to keep cool.
  • Drink lots of fluids EVEN IF YOU DO NOT FEEL THIRSTY. Drink water, Gatorade or iced tea. Drinking only Coke, Pepsi, etc. will NOT prevent dehydration.
  • Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies. The most important goal is to avoid dehydration. Please read common symptoms of dehydration below. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please notify your teacher or a program coordinator.
Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:
  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Decreased urine output — eight hours or more without urination
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Abnormally dry skin
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2011 program calendar

New Calendar :) Doesn't it look great! Use the arrows to scroll and use tabs to change view(ie week, month, day)

happy upcoming 4th of july!

The 4th of july will be a busy day and a great opportunity for students to experience a festive american holiday: downtown and civic center in the morning and fout's field at night. Hey, kiwanis club( puts on the fireworks for us :)
Information about 4th of July and fireworks from the city of Denton can be found here( Hope everyone is excited to celebrate independence day and see some great american fireworks!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

new, new facebook page

Our Facebook page has moved! Please "like" and follow our new one:

plan your shopping day at grapevine mills mall

On Sunday, July 10, we will take students on a shopping excursion to Grapevine Mills Mall! (Clearly, we understand how much you all love to shop.) To plan your trip, read below for more information about Grapevine Mills Mall and its stores, restaurants, and attractions.

plan your shopping day in denton

On Sunday, July 3, one of the first excursions we are planning for students is a shopping day in Denton!

To help plan your trip, go to the link below to see information about Golden Triangle Mall and Denton Crossing Shopping Center:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

plan your "culture day" in dallas

This year, the program will have a "Culture Day" that takes place in Dallas on Saturday, July 9. Want a head start at planning your activities for the excursion to Dallas? Check out this list of Dallas museums and cultural activities to help you pick out your favorite points of interest.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

4th annual ltc/uaem summer institute

The 4th Annual LTC/UAEM Summer Institute will take place from July 2nd - July 16th, 2011. Please check back for more details soon. In the meantime, also check out the new program website below: