wash hands cllipartStop the germs and stay healthy with these tips on proper handwashing!

When to wash:
• Before, during, and after preparing food
• Before eating food
• Before and after caring for someone who is sick
• Before and after treating a cut or wound
• After using the toilet
• After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
• After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
• After touching an animal or animal waste
• After touching garbage

How to wash:
• Wet hands with clean, running water and apply soap.
• Rub hands together to make a lather. Scrub the backs of hands between fingers, and under nails.
• Continue scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
• Rinse hands well under running water.
• Dry hands using a clean towel or air dry.

Photo of Abella's bookJoin Scott Abella, as he shares stories of active conservation projects across the national park system, including many local parks such as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Abella authored the book, Conserving America’s National Parks 1916-2016, celebrating 100 years of conservation, commitment and care.

There will be a book signing immediately following the lecture.


Clipart of TreeThe Nevada Shade Tree Council’s (NSTC) Arborist Certification Preparatory Series is designed to help prepare those interested in taking the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Arborist Certification Examination.

This is also an excellent review course for currently certified arborists.

Cooperative Extension along with the Southern Nevada Arborist Group are co-sponsors with NSTC for this training from Feb. 23-25.

The preparatory series begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Cerner is located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Registration is available online.