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Don Meyer

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will host a Sibshop Facilitator Training and Siblings Issues Workshop.

Sibshops are lively programs for young brothers and sisters of kids with special healthy developmental and mental health concerns.

The event will be conducted by Don Meyer, the nation’s leader trainer and educator on sibling support from April 1-2. Those interested in siblings issues, but not necessarily interested in how to run a Sibshop may choose to attend Friday only, however facilitator trainees must attend both days to become a certified Sibshop Facilitator.

The workshops begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Registration is available online.

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YaeBin Kim, Ph.D.

In March, the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education granted promotion and tenure to University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty YaeBin Kim, Ph.D.

During the Regents meeting, Kim was also promoted to Associate Professor.

Kim joined Cooperative Extension’s Children, Youth & Families team in 2010 as a specialist in Parenting Education and Family Literacy.

Kim received a Master’s Degree in Seoul, Korea, and her doctorate in Child Development & Human Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Easter lily

The most popular lily species to grow indoors is the Easter lily.

The tall stems grow to two feet or more and the white six-inch, trumpet-shaped blooms are heavily scented.

The average lily with one stem has four to six flowers.

A “double nosed” or two-stemmed plant may have as many as twelve buds. The shorter and more compact plants are usually preferred.

With proper maintenance, lilies can last well beyond the Easter season.


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Safety in the kitchen is the most important rule! Learn how to stay safe with these safety tips for cooking with children!

1. Prevent food poisoning by:
-Starting with a clean cooking area.
-Always washing hands before preparing and cooking foods.
-Always washing fruit and vegetables before you eat them.
-Not eating raw eggs, raw meats or uncooked foods.
-Waiting until the food is properly cooked before sampling and eating.

2.Have children stand at the level of the activity.

3.Use cooking supplies that will not break (i.e., plastic measuring cups, and stainless steel bowls).

4.Use plastic, butter or dull knives for cutting.

5.Provide constant supervision by:
-Always watching the child when they use knives, graters or other sharp utensils.
-Supervising the use of ovens, stoves and other kitchen appliances.
-Reminding children that stoves, ovens, pans, etc. can be very hot.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Natural wash offers a variety of desert flowers

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Several varieties bloom along the natural wash.

The Demonstration & Test Gardens at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Outdoor Education Center are beginning to bloom. You can see a variety of desert flowers—penstemons, California poppies and blue bells, desert marigolds and primrose and more— springing up in the natural wash created in the Gardens.

University-trained Master Gardeners offer tours of the Gardens each Friday at 10 a.m. Or you can stop by anytime, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a self-guided tour.

The Demonstration & Test Gardens are located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, contact the Master Gardeners at 702-257-5555.