Prior 4-H Experience is not required!

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It’s time to register for one of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) day camps this summer.

The first day camp, open to youth ages 7-11, is scheduled from June 13-14 the second day camp, open to youth ages 10-14, is scheduled from June 27-28.

Both camps will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. and include activities in plant and animal sciences, health and nutrition, computer science, aerospace, arts and more!

Registration information is available online. Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

4-H Lake Tahoe Resident Camp will be held from July 24-29!

scavenger hunt• With spring testing, it is important that your child gets outside. Daily physical activity may help improve your child’s focus and test performance.
• Take your child on a scavenger hunt at a local park. See how many different types of plants and trees your child can find.

Help your child do better on tests by serving them a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day. carrots

Produce tips:
• Carrots are always in season. You can find them fresh, frozen, or canned.
• Look for smooth, firm and well-shaped carrots with an even color.
• Avoid carrots that feel soft, limp, or wilted.
• Refrigerate carrots in a plastic bag for up to two weeks.
• If you buy fresh carrots with the green tops, break off the tops before refrigerating. You can add the chopped green tops to soups for extra flavor.
• Look for low-sodium varieties of frozen or canned carrots.

Healthy serving ideas:
• Carrots can be eaten whole, sliced into sticks, cut into rounds, or chopped, shredded, and cooked.
• Add shredded carrots to salads and soups for a crunchy, sweet flavor.
• Have your child think of other ways to include carrots in family meals.
• Ask your child to tell you why eating fruits and vegetables is important.

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Any type of container can be used for planting.

Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners—for the 11th year–will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in April.

Classes are offered in partnership with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, and are published in “Henderson Happenings.”

All classes are taught by Cooperative Extension volunteer Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m.  Acacia Park is located at 50 Casa Del Fuego (Intersection of 215 and 515) in Henderson, Nev.

Dates/times and topics can be found by visiting Cooperative Extension’s website.


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Desert Landscape

With the spring season upon us, it’s time to start thinking of our landscapes again…including the often neglected irrigation.

As your plants grow, and your landscape changes, your irrigation needs change, too. No one type of irrigation is good for all plants. When you have a variety of plants in your landscape, you need a varied irrigation to accommodate those plants. 

Hint… there is more than one type of drip irrigation. ML Robinson, environmental horticulturist, will help you discover the right type of irrigation for your landscape. The workshop, will cover different types of irrigation and how they are best used so you can figure out what would work best in your landscape. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Registration is available online.