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The group then made and tasted cucumber dip!

The Little Books & Little Cooks program is a national award-winning program (from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) to address parenting and nutrition information.

The program teaches both parents and their young children (ages 3-5) important milestones of early learning and literacy, school readiness and good nutrition through a seven-week program.

Topics for seven weeks include: proper hand washing procedure, food safety and kitchen safety rules, USDA MyPlate (five food groups), benefits of cooking with children, multicultural foods, parents’ feeding style and hunger and fullness cues, picky eating behaviors, and importance of eating fruits and vegetables.

Email or call Joann Trujillo at 702-257-5531 for more information and to register.

Clipart of garden tour sign.Plan to visit Cooperative Extension’s Botanical Gardens each Friday, from September through December to tour the gardens and learn about the plants that thrive in desert southwest landscapes.

Master Gardeners will offer free walking tours weekly at 10 a.m.

The tours wind around the entire gardens offering brief descriptions in over 20 areas.

All tours are open to the public. Find all the details on the website.

RattlesnakeA training clinic designed specifically to teach dogs on rattlesnake avoidance

Rattlesnakes are still active due to the mild weather and low precipitation, fostering an earlier and longer snake season.

If you enjoy activities that take you and your dog(s) outdoors, you and your pet(s) may be at risk for encountering rattlesnakes. And as the snakes keep moving in search of food and mates, they are ending up in peoples own backyards.

This training comes just in time for the opening of hunting season, while the snakes are still out, and will give dogs a head start for next spring which is expected to be equally as heavy with snakes as this year.

Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with Get Rattled, highly encourages pet owners to take part in this important Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic.

Nevada Naturalist LogoNevada Naturalist, a Cooperative Extension program, is looking for interested adults to participate. The Nevada Naturalist program, which beings on Sept. 11, educates and trains adults interested in learning about the natural resources in southern Nevada. Participants study natural resources, environmental education and interpretation, laws and regulations, and environmental issues. The focus of the program is to give a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching, and participating in conservation projects and issues. The program will also give participants the skills and confidence necessary to make a difference for environmental stewardship and conservation in Southern Nevada. Registration is now open.

 

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