As a teen, Steve Brown would tell his parents he would be spending spring break at a friend’s house, and head off to Colorado to climb mountains. (NOTE: this is NOT recommended behavior!) Today, when he is not in his office or training for a marathon or climb, you can still find him climbing the mountains surrounding his home in Palmer Alaska.
Why should we care about biodiversity? In a world of rapid change, isn’t it nice to have some sameness? In nature, sameness is referred to as a "monoculture." While it may be pretty, convenient, and efficient—it isn’t as strong and resilient as a diverse ecosystem.
Has spring really sprung? Taking part in Project BudBurst is easy, fun, and affordable. With Operation Green Thumb, using a blend of scientific investigation and Internet resources, youth get in touch with their inner gardener.
This webinar addresses the topic of teens and distracted driving, exploring ways to engage and empower youth to be peer educators on this critically important issue. Approximately 24% of all crashes (1.2 million) are estimated to be caused by cell phone use while driving (National Safety Council, 2012).
Community Gardens are an underutilized resource for Extension educational programming. While many communities have community gardens, Extension’s involvement varies. Many times, schools, nursing facilities, hospitals, or private landowners develop the gardens with no input from Extension.
The word collaboration is often used to describe change efforts driven by a cooperating group of stakeholders. However, this collaborative work often fails to achieve the synergistic power that is possible.
The Building Family, School and Community Connections for Greater Program Intensity webinar focuses on using an ecological model to strengthen the interface between families, schools and communities and maximize program outcomes.
Need to jump start community change? Have you considered Community Coaching? Sports coaches work to keep groups focused on a goal: winning a game. Life coaches help focus individuals on a goal. Community Coaches partner with communities to focus and achieve goals!