4-H LogoThere is still time to register for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) spring break Science, Technology, Engineering & Math 4-H day camp from March 29-31. The day camp, open to youth in grades 2-4, will include activities in basic sciences, nutrition, alternative energy, GPS/GIS, digital camera, robotics and rocketry.

Youth participants will get to build and race a robot and build and launch straw and paper rockets. Other activities include building an alternator and hands-on experiments with alternative energy. Click here for all the details.

Nevada N LogoThere’s another way to find information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s programs and events.  Check out the YouTube video sites.

Extension Connection is now available to view online at www.youtube.com/UNRExtension. Extension Connection is the premier Southern Area Cooperative Extension cable access TV show. Each month, two to three programs are showcased and aired on Clark County TV4, Boulder City TV and UNLV TV100. Extension Connection offers information about our programs, services and events available to the community.  Steven Hollingsworth, a community-based instructor with the Children, Youth and Families team, hosts the show.  Contact Marilyn Ming for more information.

Mulch Pile

Coarse, organic wood mulch

Back by popular demand—the Community Mulch Pile.  This is coarse, organic wood mulch chipped from trees removed in the Las Vegas community.  Rather than send this valuable resource to the landfill we are capturing it at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Orchard and making it available for your use. For more information and directions to the Orchard, click here!

Pam Van Pelt

Pam Van Pelt, Instructor

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing on Wednesday, April 14. The one-day class session will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, (I-215 and Windmill Lane).

During the day, non-profit and government organization participants will learn how to: develop a community needs assessment, set goals, write outcome objectives, create a working budget, develop a budget and a budget narrative and much more. The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, grant and resource specialist for Cooperative Extension. Click here for more information and to register.

Nevada Naturalist, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program, is looking for interested adults to participate. The Nevada Naturalist program 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.

The program is open to individuals of all backgrounds. The spring semester begins April 5, 2010. The cost is $100 per semester. For more information on this program, or to register, please contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or e-mail parsonsd@unce.unr.edu.