Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 90 S. Main Street, Sparta
When: Friday, October 24, 2008
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
**Please RSVP by contacting the Coopertaive Extension Office at 336-372-5597.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Farms are a great place for children to work and play but they can also be places where they can be seriously injured or killed. Homes in general hold many dangers to youth including but not limited to fire risks, ATV safety and what to do when a stranger contacts you online or on the phone. One way Alleghany Cooperative Extension along with Ashe Cooperative Extension is addressing the need to help youth learn about staying safe and healthy is by offering a 4th grade Rural and Community Safety Day. This year 124 Alleghany County fourth graders attended the event where they learned about farm animal, water, gun, environmental, household chemical, fire and ATV safety as well as the dangers of strangers and farm equipment. According to pre/post test results, youth showed an 11% improvement. Adult evaluations showed that teachers agreed this was a learning experience and appropriate for their age level.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Where: Rohan Arabians, 853 Brookhollow Rd., Efland,
NC. 27243 (2 miles off I-40/I85 at Exit 160. Follow Signs to the Event)
Cost: $10/person ($8/person/group of 5.) Please preregister groups. Children 12 and under and all ASA and SEA members:HALF PRICE.
• Introduction to the Sidesaddle: What Are Those Horns For Anyway?
• Does This Make Me Look Fat? Fitting the Sidesaddle to Rider and Horse
• The Elegant Sport: Riding Aside in Any Discipline
Foods and Social. (Cost included in entry fee)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Are you interested in the future of the environment and biodiversity?
Do you have new ideas about how to address the challenges to biodiversity ranging from climate change to habitat and species loss to globalization?
Share your ideas and solutions with us through the video contest, Voices and Visions from the Next Generation of Conservationists, hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment.This video contest provides a forum for the next generation to share their actions, perspectives, and passion for biodiversity as part of the 9th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World December 8-10, 2008. The conference aims to develop a new conservation strategy for the 21st century. Winners will have the opportunity to share their ideas and perspectives with these individuals and other youth participants.
§ Encourage individual and collective action to address biodiversity challenges,
§ Use or develop new tools and strategies to protect biodiversity,
§ Be engaged in addressing the loss of biodiversity,
§ Bring knowledge and raise public awareness about the biodiversity challenge.
The Kids' Science Challenge is a nationwide competition designed to engage 3rd to 6th-graders in practicing science––and discovering how much fun it can be. Students will be able to submit experiments and problems to real scientists in very exciting, kid-friendly fields and then follow along as scientists and engineers attempt to do the experiments and solve these problems.
One Grand Prize will be awarded for each Scientific Field: Each winner shall receive the grand prize associated with his/her submission, in one of the following categories:
(i) Water Ecology: Research voyage on San Francisco’s Marine Science Institute vessel
(ii) SETI: Tour of the SETI Institute
(iii) Flavor: Tour of the Cadbury flavor research laboratory
(iv) Skateboarding: Skateboard factory tour and a demo by professional skateboarders for the winner’s school.
At kidsciencechallenge.com http://kidsciencechallenge.com, you'll find online games, fun videocasts and great prizes. Plus, any kid can track the progress of the competition. There are also curriculum-based activities for classrooms and after-school groups to follow along. With online activities and free hands-on science kits to the first thousand entries, kids can:
• test their local water supply
• decode a "message" from outer space
• find out if they or any of their friends are "super-tasters"
• try their hand (literally) at doing a fingerboard "Ollie," and learn about gravity and friction while they're at it!
For official rules and entry form click here.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Endowment provides:
$10,000 annual NC State tuition and fees, housing, etc.
Annual enrichment funds up to $2,000 for student leadership enrichment experiences.
Leadership and Ethics Seminars
Wilderness Leadership Experience
Community/Global Service - Learning
Shelton National Leadership Forum
Leadership Internship with Corporation/Agency
For more information and complete rules and guidelines click here.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the day concludes at 2:30 p.m. To register, call Amy Lucas at 336-372-5597 by Friday, October 31! Space is limited in the van so if you would like to carpool please let me know. If riding, we will meet at the Extension Office at 7:30 a.m.