The 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (S.T.E.M.) day camps this summer are accepting registrations. No 4-H experience is necessary! The first day camp, open to youth ages 7-11, is scheduled from June 9-11; the second day camp, open to youth ages 10-14, is scheduled from July 7-9. Both camps will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. and include activities in plant & animal sciences, health & nutrition, computer science, aerospace, and more!
Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulture specialist for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will be discuss late spring gardening at Floyd Lamb State Park. The public is invited to attend the discussion at the Tule Springs Community Gardens located in the park on Saturday, April 11 from 8-10 a.m. O’Callaghan will explain what can be grown in the desert hot weather and how to conserve water in small areas.
For more information, please contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555.
Cooperative Extension is a trusted source of information for families on a variety of topics – including the care and well-being of children. Today, nearly 73,000 children and teens are eligible for free or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid and Nevada Check-up but are not enrolled. Enrollment in these programs is open year round, so it’s never too late to apply! Everyone can be part of a nationwide effort to spread the word about year-round enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP” or Nevada Check-up). Join the Connecting Kids to Coverage Campaign to help more families enroll in quality, affordable health insurance. Enrollment keeps kids healthy – and gives parents one less thing to worry about. Here are a few ways you can help spread the word:
- Talk to parents about free or low-cost health insurance options for their family. Refer them to www.positivelykids.org or 1-888-540-5437 to learn more and get help applying.
- Download and share Campaign materials.
- Sign up for the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign Notes eNewsletter for outreach tips and Campaign updates.
On Sunday, the Review-Journal began a new gardening column by Angela O’Callaghan, an associate professor at University of Nevada, Reno College of Cooperative Extension. As social horticulture specialist, she administers the Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada, Food for Thoughts (school gardens), the Growing in Small Places series and community gardens programs.
The Regional Rural Development Centers in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) have developed workshop materials and resources focused on improving the funding success rate of applicants to USDA AMS grant programs, specifically the Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Local Food Promotion Program. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is participating in this project by offering this free training program on April 7 from 1-5 p.m. to assist individuals and organizations in their efforts to secure AMS resources to further the provision of local foods. Registration is required.