Lake Nona is teaming up with the YMCA to get Lake Nona Moving! The Get Moving Lake Nona Challenge encourages Lake Nona community members to walk 10,000 steps a day and make healthy lifestyle choices. Lake Nona residents can go to the Lake Nona YMCA to pick up a free pedometer and start a complimentary two week membership.
Part of the Get Moving Lake Nona initiative, includes two community events:
Healthy Community Symposium
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Lake Nona: Thad Seymour, VP & General Manager, Health & Life Sciences
UCF: Deborah German, M.D., Dean, UCF College of Medicine
Sanford-Burnham: Sheila Collins, Ph.D., Professor, Diabetes & Obesity Research Center
VA: Tim Liezert, Director VA Medical Center – Orlando
Nemours: Lloyd Werk, M.D., Chief Consultative Pediatrics, Co-Director Healthy Choices Clinic
7:00 – 9:00 am
Compete individually or team up with your co-workers in the YMCA’s first family triathlon. Take a 150 yard swim in the YMCA pool, a 3-mile bike ride, and a 1-mile run through the NorthLake Park neighborhood.
SchenkelShultz Architecture, with an office in Tampa, announced it was awarded a contract to design Valencia at Lake Nona’s innovative new $16 million, 80,000-square-foot Classroom/Laboratory Building in Orlando, FL, which will be designed to achieve a minimum of LEED® Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. As the first building of Valencia Community College’s new satellite campus, the project, located in the prestigious Lake Nona planned community, also includes the comprehensive master planning of the entire 23-acre campus.
In making the announcement, J. Thomas Chandler, AIA, President and COO of SchenkelShultz, stated “SchenkelShultz was selected to design the facility with the goal to provide a new image for Valencia Community College at Lake Nona, one that is recognizable and memorable intending to establish a strong presence within the Lake Nona area. The initial academic building will create a ‘sense of place’ for students, faculty and visitors, and establish the momentum for the future development of the campus.” The facility will provide classroom and support spaces, student services, a bookstore, café, library, offices and biology, chemistry, anatomy and earth science labs. The academic spaces and teaching laboratories will be state-of-the-art and will feature the latest technology as well as flexible furniture systems to accommodate a multitude of learning methodologies.
For more information, follow SchenkelShultz Architecture at http://twitter.com/SchenkelShultz or visit www.schenkelshultz.com
place: Lake Nona Information Center 9588 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and Lake Nona are partnering to raise awareness and funds to benefit wildlife and habitat threatened by the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill.
On Saturday, September 11, the Lake Nona Information Center will welcome visiting Raptors from Audubon’s Birds of Prey Center in Maitland. The free event is for the entire family and will feature exhibits and activities demonstrating what Audubon is doing to help in this critical wildlife rescue effort. Attendees will also enjoy complimentary lemonade and cookies, and some great door prizes and giveaways.
If you are unable to attend, you can still help support this event by making a donation or registering to volunteer. Florida Audubon is accepting online contributions to be used exclusively for oil spill rescue response. Visit www.audubonoffloridanews.org for information.