Air Ambulance Service Dog

Service dog rides in Ohio air ambulance with ex-soldier

TOLEDO, Ohio. Louis Belluomini exited from a parked ambulance at ProMedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania as he held a leash and said “side.” Less than a second later, Star, his service dog, went into a sitting position next to him and lay down.

“I don’t like the idea of being on medication for the rest of my life,” said Belluomini, who is a ProMedica Air and Mobile medic. “This was an opportunity to get off of those medications.”

Air Ambulance Service Dog

 

The 32-year-old was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD in 2009 after his time stationed with U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Completely unaware, it wasn’t until he returned home when his friends and family noticed he was having issues, including not wanting to be at home alone and other “weird little things.”

It was when he and his wife moved in together that he decided to take action.

Geoff Burns. Blade (Toledo, OH). November 6, 2016. picked up, republished by Military Times.
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/service-dog-rides-in-ohio-air-ambulance-with-ex-soldier

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Therapy Dogs Motivation

Can Therapy Dogs Assist in Motivating Children on the Autism Spectrum?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most widely and deeply researched topics in child development as researchers constantly look for answers into not only its cause but the best way to treat the problematic symptoms of the disorder once diagnosed.
Effects of the various types of ASD include deficits in social communication and interaction, repetitive or restricted behavior, sensory issues and cognitive delays. These traits prevent children on the spectrum from performing or completing tasks in the same timeliness or fashion as other children.

Therapy Dog Motivation

Therapy Dog Motivation

Often, in order to get children with ASD to complete tasks, a reward-based system is implemented, where the child is given a toy or some other form of reward. But the offer of a reward doesn’t always guarantee completion of the task.

One Texas Tech University researcher is part of a team taking a unique look at this system by providing access to therapy dogs as the reward, allowing students who complete certain academic tasks to spend time with the pooch, with the hope that potential interaction further motivates them to complete those tasks.

Mhean Palisok. STRN. Texas Tech Today. TTU. October 28, 2016.
http://today.ttu.edu/posts/2016/10/autism-dogs

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Cancer Detecting Dogs

Meet The Cancer-Detecting Dogs Saving Lives One Sniff At A Time

In a small village outside of Milton Keynes, dogs of all ages and breeds are trained to sniff out cancer from thousands of samples, in a routine that will one day save lives.

At Medical Detection Dogs’ HQ, a major trial is underway where pets are taught to sniff out prostate cancer from urine samples provided by a local hospital. So far they have a 93% success rate.

Cancer Detecting Dogs

Cancer Detecting Dogs

 

 

The charity is also trialling whether breast cancer can be detected by dogs using something as simple as a breath sample.

 

 

Huffington Post. October 1, 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/medical-detection-dogs-sniffing-out-cancer_uk_57e9287ce4b004d4d8637b28

Doggy Dream Team

Meet The Cancer-Detecting Dogs Saving Lives One Sniff At A Time

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OFD Dog

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) Omaha Fire Department will be announcing their newest addition on Wednesday morning: An arson dog named Alley.
Alley is coming to the department thanks to a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Arson Dog Program. The grant has covered the costs of acquiring Alley, and all associated training and travel expenses.

Fire Dept Dog

Fire Dept Dog

 

“This dog is not designed and not trained to go after people. It’s just designed to locate an odor and sniff that odor out,” said OFD Fire Investigator Dave Sobotka.

 

 

The First Responders Foundation is currently raising funds to cover the continued costs of training, vet care, certifications, and of course food. The press conference is set to begin Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Omaha Fire Department Headquarters.

OFD Arson Dog. WOWT. August 31, 2016.
http://www.wowt.com/content/news/391879941.html

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Shout for STEM

AcademyScience supports STEM (STEAM) education.
Brief Simplified History.
Increasing Numbers.
Post World War II recovery brought much of the North American Continent a “Baby Boom.” Prior to this era, the focus of education often revolved around discussion and delivery of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. We considered ourselves successful if our next generation of youth managed these three subjects in a “satisfactory” manner.
The Challenge.
After rising up and evolving to meet the challenge of increasing population numbers of youth in the formal state administered education influx, we gradually applied the additional term “science of education” to the prior commanding practice in the “art of education.”
But How and Why?
How?
Physically growing educational infrastructure brought on increasingly standardized goals in educational delivery. Demands upon teachers’ time and qualifications increased. Flexibility of and accommodations in the delivery of the educational process forked into the development of increasing attention to delivery of teaching and reception in learning from the providers and consumers.
Why?
Progress in development of financial markets, focus on multi-national corporate growth and profit, and the increasing social cultural desire to see our youth gain an advantage in future success fueled education interests, growth and sophistication.
Fast forward …
Today it is increasingly important in the desires of many parents to support their children’s increasingly complex educational success in a local, national and global social financial market.

Teaching STEM

Teaching STEM

So Why the STEM?
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM is a grouping of educational materials that assist and focus youth and adults in learning and preparing for interaction in an increasingly challenging global social economic market.

 

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Here is one place in the maze where we fit in. Academy Science has adults that enjoy science and are STEM knowledgeable. We take the time to engage youth in STEM activities that are FUN. We take time to explore the creative side and apply Art to interested youth. We learn that Art is evolving and transforming STEM into STEAM.

Art releases more potential in people than any other educational discipline. Tom O.

So what do you do? If you are interested in engaging STEAM then contact Michael or Cathy Hanus at academic@AcademyScience.us
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Police Dog Handler

Police Dog Handler Presentation

Police Dog

Police Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AcademyScience.us a Nebraska 4-H Club, shares with the community!

Nebraska 4-H

Nebraska 4-H

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are preparing for our FLL First LEGO League “Animal Allies” themed research project.

FLL Animal Allies

FLL Animal Allies

 

 

 

 

 

 

People may be interested in knowing what role police dogs play in the community.
This Free presentation is scheduled for Monday, September 12 at 3:00 pm at our Academy Science 4-H Club meeting, Grace Community Church, 3434 N 204th St. Elkhorn, NE. Please park in the west lot and come through the double doors facing the lot.
Please contact us before coming out just in case the police dog is called away on an emergency.
In that case we will reschedule the presentation to a future date and notify the people with an interest we hear from.
RSVP will assist us in preparation for the event including numbers for snack.

Michael or Cathy Hanus
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World O Water

WO!W Presentation

World O! Water

World O! Water

 

 

 

AcademyScience.us a Nebraska 4-H Club, shares with the community!

Nebraska 4-H

Nebraska 4-H

 

 

 

 

 

We completed the presentation draft of our FLL First LEGO League “Trash Trek” themed research project.

TrashTrek

TrashTrek

 

 

 

 

 

People may be interested in knowing what role our trash plays in the community, locally and globally; the problem and our proposed solutions.

This Free presentation is scheduled for Saturday, September 10 from 12-4:00 pm at our Academy Science 4-H Club meeting presentation table which will be located at Wehrspann Lake, PMNRD, 8901 S. 154th St, Omaha on that day.
www.worldowater.org/

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National Preparedness Month

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.

The theme of this special NPM is

“Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today!”

FEMA NPM Make a Plan

FEMA NPM Make a Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

We follow and update this theme at AcademyScience.us since our research into the topic for our proposed problem and solution for the 2013 FLL First Lego League Natures Fury Challenge research presentation.

FLL Natures Fury

FLL Natures Fury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acceptance: You can search our blog for Nature’s Fury. Our Youth Science Team accepts the challenge.
Demonstration: We go on to demonstrate and educate with community service:.

 

FEMA NPM app

FEMA NPM National Preparedness Month app

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since that time, FEMA has developed a cool app for that.
The app download button should appear at the top of the screen.
https://www.ready.gov

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Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day, officially started in 2015, is an educational effort designed to bring scientists, artists and concerned citizens together to raise awareness of the hazards of asteroid impacts and build support for effective solutions.

Asteroid Day coincides with the anniversary of the most powerful measured asteroid impact with Earth in history, detailed a little farther down in this article. Estimates vary, but such collisions may happen roughly once every several hundred to 1,000 years. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/asteroid-day-chance-learn-about-space-and-plan-disaster

Tunguska

TunguskaTunguska, Siberia Impact 100 years later …

Tunguska, Siberia

If you want to start a conversation with anyone in the asteroid business all you have to say is Tunguska,” says Don Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Object Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL. “It is the only entry of a large meteoroid we have in the modern era with first-hand accounts.”

Historical information:
While the impact occurred in ’08, the first scientific expedition to the area would have to wait for 19 years. In 1921, Leonid Kulik, the chief curator for the meteorite collection of the St. Petersburg museum led an expedition to Tunguska. But the harsh conditions of the Siberian outback thwarted his team’s attempt to reach the area of the blast. In 1927, a new expedition, again lead by Kulik, reached its goal.
“At first, the locals were reluctant to tell Kulik about the event,” said Yeomans. “They believed the blast was a visitation by the god Ogdy, who had cursed the area by smashing trees and killing animals.”
It is estimated the asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere traveling at a speed of about 33,500 miles per hour. During its quick plunge, the 220-million-pound space rock heated the air surrounding it to 44,500 degrees Fahrenheit. At 7:17 a.m. (local Siberia time), at a height of about 28,000 feet, the combination of pressure and heat caused the asteroid to fragment and annihilate itself, producing a fireball and releasing energy equivalent to about 185 Hiroshima bombs.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30jun_tunguska/

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National Weather Service Presentation

Are you interested in weather WX and the study of meteorology?
Are you interested in answers to your weather WX questions?
Are you interested in a tour of a National Weather Service NWS facility?

Supercell TRW WX

Supercell TRW WX

 

 

 

 

Please contact our Science Leader:
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Please keep in contact with us if you want information about future plans.

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