4-H LogoFrom 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 12, youth are welcome to participate in the Drone Discovery challenge at Ruben P. Diaz Elementary School located at 4450 E. Owens Ave., Las Vegas, Nev.

Along with Clark County 4-H staff, representatives from AviSight and NIAS (Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems) will discuss and demonstrate drone functions and capabilities.

Youth will build an airplane out of foam, attach a keychain camera to it, collect data and then download and analyze the data.he event is free and open to the public.




Grasshopper found during a scouting expedition.

Master Gardeners conduct classes in October

Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners—for the 12th year–will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in Oct.

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. Pre-registration is requested.

Girl jumping ropeChildren need to be active 60 minutes a day, and walking or biking to school is an easy way to fit activity into a busy day. Team up with other parents near your home to form “walking school buses” and take turns walking kids to the bus stop or all the way to school.
•Are you too busy to play together as a family? Physical activity can be broken up into shorter amounts throughout the day.  Take a 10 minute walk before dinner, or go for a walk or bike ride after dinner for “dessert.” Think about your weekly or daily schedule and make opportunities to be more active. Every little bit helps.
•On weekends, plan a family hike through a scenic park. Children can help plan the route and make a map to use on the hike. Let the kids help rake or gather leaves and make a game of it. The winner gets to jump in the leaf pile first.

More tips can be found here!

Photo of Herb Garden

Herb Demonstration Garden

During their monthly garden work days, Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners invite the community to visit the Demonstration and Test Gardens.

As part of the In The Garden  residents may bring their gardening questions during Oct.

Garden work days include the areas of the children’s vegetable garden; Monarch/milkweed garden; rose garden; orchard; and herb garden.

On Sat., Oct 22, a Fall is for Planting  guided tour will be offered and every Fri. in Oct. guided tours are offered by Master Gardener Volunteers at 10 a.m.

Sherry Swensk, KLAS TV 8, visited the gardens and offered a great overview of the Demonstration and Test Garden area.