By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
A former NASA Astronaut will be the special guest at the 25th Annual Kern County Science Fair March 19 at the Rabobank Convention Center.
NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez will share his story of his rise from humble beginnings working alongside his family in the fields of French Camp, Calif., to achieveing his lifelong goal of going to space, according to a Kern County Superintendent of Schools news release.
In 2009, Hernandez flew on a 14-day mission as the flight engineer on space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station.
Judging of student projects will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the public is invited to view the displays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Award ceremonies we be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. First or second place finishers may be eligible to compete in the 62nd annual California Science Fair to be held at the California Science Center in Los Angeles April 15 and 16.
San Joaquin Community Hospital has released its mobile children's immunization clinic schedule for March.
No appointment is necessary but immunization cards are required. Vaccines are free of charge to children under age 18 who meet one of the following criteria: no health insurance, under-insured, eligible for Medi-Cal and the Child Health and Disability Program or is American Indian or Native Alaskan.
Children under 5 years old and their siblings will be given priority due to First 5 Kern funding. They will also offer the Hemoglobin test free of charge but a WIC, school or doctor referral is required.
The mobile clinics will close for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and noon, except the third Wednesday of the month, which will close from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
For the schedule visit www.sjch.us or call 869-6740.