SOMETIMES THE CONVERSATION is so good that we'll continue recording after the wrap! We get to have a few more questions answered by our terrific guests and then we'll include those extra bits here on the web for you.
Below, check out three web extras from Show 53: Family Sleep Issues.
1. Our guests give their 2 cents on whether or not we, as a busy culture, resist sleep, or even view it as lazy?
2. How much coffee you drink and when you drink it could be signs of sleep deprivation says, Dr. Lada.
3. Sleep deprived parents of infants say that their daily state is akin to being a "little bit drunk all the time" - physiologically what do lack of sleep and excess of alcohol have in common?
(Listen to all 3 clips after the jump - click "read more..." below)
In addition to catching up on reading this summer or attending any of the great programs that public libraries offer to kids, there are a plethora of day camps that are as educational as they are fun. These days kids are not only spending their summers canoeing and making arts and crafts as in days of old, they are making indy movies, writing the next great novel, caring for polar bears and getting a leg up on their future careers.
Well, we here at Kids These Days! think ALL camp is cool, but for today, we're highlighting five that caught our eye:
1. The RAVEN WORDS SUMMER YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOPS happen in July. There are two, day-camp sessions in which kids ages 10-14 can express themselves through writing with the aid of professionals. These week-long, half-day workshops will happen at Winterberry Charter School and are sponsored by 49 Alaska Writing Center and the Alaska State Writing Consortium.
2. ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER TEEN MEDIA CAMPS - High school students will have the opportunity to make movies and work with professional media figures during the course of this day camp that runs for 6 weeks. There are two sessions and the first one begins May 24.
3. KINCAID ADVENTURE CAMP - Our friend and previous guest, Margaret Timmerman at Anchorage Parks and Rec, puts on this summer camp! Kids ages 6 to 14 will learn to track animals, go hiking, make rockets and maps, build a shelter and cook outside. There are nine sessions throughout the summer beginning in June.
4. ALASKA ZOO ADVENTURE CAMPS - Your child or teen can go behind the scenes and spend an entire day at the zoo learning about polar bears, big cats, reptiles, sea mammals or learning what the animals eat and how the zookeepers care for each of the zoo's critters. These camps and run from June through August.
5. SUMMER CAREER CAMPS - The Anchorage School District is offering high school students the chance to explore their future careers this summer with three-week sessions in film, fashion, engineering, carpentry, cooking and more.
Happy camping everyone!