Upcoming Events for Cumberland County Center
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It’s hot but not for long. Cooler weather is right around the corner. A productive fall garden requires thoughtful planning and proper cultivation practices. Join us to learn how to extend your season for a bountiful fall harvest this year. Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.
Ages *13-18 (as of January 1, 2015)
Youth will work in teams to plan, budget, and create a fantastic dish. Teens will learn about food safety, proper cooking techniques, teamwork, and leadership through this two day program. Closed-toe shoes. Lunch prepared during the workshop. Closed-toe shoes required. Cost is $30. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. Contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 or Susan Johnson at 910.321.6405 for additional information.
Fear your pressure canner no more! Candy Underwood, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agent, teaches the basics of preserving low acid foods. Each participant will leave with a canned jar of green beans. Workshop fee is $10.00. All fee-based workshops require pre-registration, which includes payment prior to class.
Day-long "Working Forest Summit" will cover:
- The Taxing Business of Forestry
- Market Trends & Selling Timber
- Growing for Value and Selling for Profit
- Longleaf Pine Restoration
- Using Fire to Promote Biodiversity, Habitat and Forest Health
- Producing Pine Straw for Profit
- Conservation Easements
Advanced registration is required. With support of granting organizations, private landowners attend this event at no charge. Professional land managers, wishing to receive continuing forestry education credits (CFE), are encouraged to attend but will be required to pay a registration fee of $90. Please use this workshop link for more information http:// www.ncsu-feop.org/landowners
Ages *5-8 (as of January 1, 2015)
Cloverbuds will discover different types of plants and learn how our gardens grow. Youth will engage in several hands-on activities and crafts that they will be able to share with family and friends. Closed-toe shoes required. Bring your own lunch. Snacks will be provided. Cost is $10. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork must be on file. Please contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 for additional information.
Cloverbuds will learn how to measure, make good food choices, and try new things! Little chefs will create their own lunch and work together to discover easy recipes and ideas on how they can help at home with meal preparation. Closed-toe shoes required. Lunch included. Cost is $15. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. Please contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 for additional information.
Ages *14-18 (as of January 1, 2015)
Health Rocks! Is a healthy living program where youth will discover healthy lifestyle choices. Youth will be empowered to share positive decision making skills surrounding tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. Participants will also enjoy learning about media influences and stress management. Closed-toe shoes required. Bring your own lunch. Snacks are included. Cost is $10. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. For additional information please contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 or Susan Johnson at 910.321.6405.
Ages *5-8 (as of January 1, 2015)
Cloverbuds will use their creativity to engage in a number of arts and crafts activities. They will learn about different types of art and discover the history behind some of their favorite crafts. Closed-toe shoes required. Bring your own lunch. Snacks provided. Cost is $15. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. Contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 for additional information.
August 29, 2015
PLT K-8 Workshop
9am - 3:30pm
Agape Center for Environmental Education
TO REGISTER: Mir Youngquist-Thurow ACEed@agapekurebeach.org 919-552-9421 x 210
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2015
A $25 deposit is required for this workshop, and will be returned upon your arrival Checks should be payable to Agapé Center for EE and mailed to: Mir Youngquist-Thurow, Agapé Center for EE, 1369 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
The workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Guide. There is no charge for this workshop or the materials. Please bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately to be outside.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.
Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop [ProNR].
A $25 deposit is required to hold your spot in this workshop. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.
Fall is a great time for planting! We prepare our homes and automobiles for cool weather but we also need to winterize our landscapes as well. Extension agents will explain pruning, feeding, planting and maintenance of your landscape and turf during this workshop. Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.
I don’t have time to cook! I eat out because it is cheaper! Learn solutions for eating healthy in the midst of a busy schedule. Candy Underwood, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agent, presents techniques for preparing quick and healthy meals. Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.
For years, the grinning jack-o’-lantern has graced front porches across the South, heralding fall and Halloween. This year, Kay Bullard, will show you how to put a twist on this tradition with stylish pumpkin carving and etching. Each participant will leave with their unique pumpkin. Workshop fee is $10.00. All fee-based workshops require pre-registration, which includes payment prior to class.
Make your own soil for free! Composting is an easy and natural way to recycle organic materials. This “black gold” provides nutrients and physical health to your soil and plants. Learn the greens and browns of composting and how they work to build your soil. Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.
Join the Cumberland County Extension Master for a demonstration workshop where you will see easy, gorgeous holiday decorations made with landscape materials such as seasonal greens. These designs will create a holiday atmosphere in your home naturally.Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.
During the holiday season, people are buying turkeys for that big family meal. Everyone wants to find the perfect bird, but thawing and cooking it properly is even more important. Candy Underwood, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agent, will share tips that will help you create a safe and delicious meal. Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.