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Upcoming Classes:
November 2 & 3, 6:30-8:30PM
November 16 & 17, 6:30-8:30PM
November 23, One Day Class 10:00am-12:00pm AND 1:00pm-3:00pm
December 7 & 8, 6:30-8:30PM

Register here!
Find the full flyer here!
Parents Forever will assist unmarried, separated, or divorced parents in successfully navigating a family transition. Topics discussed include cooperative co-parenting strategies, personal wellness, communication, and children's needs.

The Parents Forever curriculum is based on research about the impact of divorce and separation on families and how to not only survive, but thrive, after this family transition. Because of its focus on both parents and children, Parents Forever can benefit the entire family.

Questions? Contact Todd Wenzel, Extension Educator, at todd.wenzel@wisc.edu or 920-448-4090 Ext. 2 or 920-391-4658.

Oct. 22, 2021
When: January 14, 2022
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: STEM Innovation Center, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
Cost: $10 for in-person training, $30 for the manual (you can also purchase the manual here). Purchase of the PAT manual is required, Extension has a limited number so first-come, first-served.

Register here.

Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.

Please note that online certification is also available. Find more information here.
 
Oct. 22, 2021
New North is leading a study of broadband internet service in each county across the region to identify gaps and prioritize investment. The study, conducted by Design Nine, Inc., seeks feedback from businesses, residents, and organizations about broadband service and needs. Please have someone in your organization or household respond to this business survey or residential survey by October 29. 
Oct. 21, 2021
Borrow a board game to take home to play with family or friends! These are non-traditional games for ages preschool through adult. Try something new!

Browse all available games in our online catalog. Grab a game in person at the Weyers-Hilliard Branch Library or place a hold and request it be sent to the BCL location of your choice for pickup. Games check out for 21 days. They can be returned in outdoor book drops or inside the library. Free with your library card.
Oct. 21, 2021
Join the Youth Fun Cat Show on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The show is open to any and all youth in grades 3rd through 12th!

Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church N5990 Country Aire Rd. Plymouth, WI
Check-In & Vet-In Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Show starts at 10:00 a.m.
Deadline: Entries close on November 6, 2021 or when a maximum of 80 cat entries are reached
Fees: $10.00 per Cat/Kitten

For an entry form contact Sheboygan County 4-H 
Facebook: Sheboygan County 4H Cat Project
Email: sheboygan4hcatpoject@gmail.com
 
Oct. 21, 2021

FREE virtual small group conversations for nonprofit leaders on the pressing management issues of today. Discuss timely topics with a small group of peers and invited discussants who share knowledge and participate in Q&A. Conversations are lightly facilitated by our faculty. FREE to participate, but registration required and limited to the first 20 who sign up. Check out the full article for dates and registration links.

Oct. 19, 2021
Join Extension Educator, Patrick Nehring, for the Strengthening Your Organization Workshops.

Location: STEM Innovation Center Board Room #131 (UWGB Campus, 2019 Technology Way)
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $30 per workshop OR $100 for all four workshops
Participant min/max capacity: 8/20

Register here!
For more information, contact Patrick Nehring at 920-764-1915 or patrick.nehring@wisc.edu.

Real Colors Workshop – October 22, 2021
Do you want to be able to communicate and collaborate more effectively with partners, co-workers, and volunteers?  Learning about the different preferences and approaches that people have can enhance team communication and build trust within an organization.  Using the theory of personality temperament, UW-Madison Extension will teach how to recognize your strengths and the strengths of others, listen and communicate more effectively, and enhance their ability to understand others.  The workshop will be taught using the National Curriculum and Training Institute’s Real Colors.


Logic Model Workshop – December 17, 2021
What is a logic model?  In short, it is a visual depiction of a project or program and an evaluation plan.  They are comphensive plan of what we will do, and what doing those things will accomplish.  Many foundation, local, state and national grants request a logic model and an evaluation plan as part of their competetive applications.  How can Logic Models help develop and implement programming?  How can your organization become more intentional about partnerships, programming and funding requests?  Logic Models help think through processes with structure and deliberateness.  Come learn how to develop – and use – these models to ground, grow or better explain your organization or projects.  Participants will learn to “begin with the end in mind”, and throughout the session, work to describe both their work AND their expected outcomes, using a logic model template.  Participants should come with a project or program in mind, and leave with a draft logic model.

Evaluating Your Program – February 11, 2022
The best program plan includes a plan for evaluating the success of your program.  Often, evaluation is a last minute thought as you head into an event – how can I get feedback from the group.  Thoughtful evaluation begins well before the idea of the program or event, as your programming can be built right into your program or organization logic model, garnering efficient, effective and meaningful data.  This highly interactive session will share information about types of evaluation, feedback formats, and connecting a long-term evaluation plan to long-term program planning. Learn the difference between outcomes and impacts, and strategies to measure both.  Participants will complete a draft evaluation plan for one of their own projects.


Communicating Across Generations – April 8, 2022
Generational differences can affect work and involvement in the community. The common attributes of different generations can be explained based on the theory that people develop the way they view the world based on what happens to them between middle school and college age.  Because many of those influential events are national and worldwide, there are some common characteristics for different generations.   Increase your understanding of generational differences and build rapport.
Oct. 19, 2021
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. 

There are two upcoming trainings: 

Friday, November 12, 2021 from 9am-3pm at the STEM Innovation Center, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay (this will be an in-person training). 

OR

Monday, December 6, 2021 from 9am-3pm (this training will be virtual, through Zoom). 

Register for the Mental Health First Aid training here
Find more information about this training here




 
Oct. 14, 2021
Thank you to everyone who helped us make National 4-H Week a success! We had some great 4-H interviews posted, raised enough food for five families, some of our Cloverbud graduates got to take a picture with Chris Clover, and we recognized our volunteer leaders and community partners for their service. Thank you again for Making the Best Better!
Oct. 14, 2021
Have you met Hoopla?
Stream movies, music, comics, ebooks, audiobooks and TV shows on your digital device.  Borrow up to six items per month - free with your library card!  Hoopla also offers a kid-friendly setting for finding video, music, and books suitable for children.

browncountylibrary.org
Oct. 11, 2021
The Secretary II position performs varied, detailed, and complex secretarial tasks for the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension to Extension Educators working in the areas of 4-H , Agriculture and Horticulture, calling for individual judgment, initiative, and applying specialized knowledge in performing duties regarding Extension Programming. In addition, the Secretary II works with volunteers and the public providing customer service.  

Salary $14.56 - $16.48 Hourly
Fulltime

Based at the:
Extension Brown County Office
STEM Innovation Center
2019 Technology Way
Green Bay, WI 54311

Apply here.
Oct. 7, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccinations (Pfizer only) will be offered on October 8th, 22nd, and 29th at the Brown County Sophie Beaumont Building at 111 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301. We will offer first, second, and booster/additional shots at these clinics. Appointments are encouraged but not required. To reserve your timeslot please visit: www.stayhealthybc.com 

Oct. 6, 2021


Learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as non-native English speaker, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel with Rosetta Stone
FREE! with your library card.
 
 

  • Pick from 29 different languages.
  • Includes 50 hours of foundational lessons for each language to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more.
Visit browncountylibrary.org to start your new language journey!
Oct. 1, 2021
Do you work in the downtown Green Bay area? Are you a Brown County or City of Green Bay employee? Brown County Public Health is offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Sophie Beaumont building downtown Green Bay!

Check out this graphic for more details and share with someone you know! Appointments are recommended but not required. Pfizer vaccine will be offered. Visit www.stayhealthybc.com to sign up for a timeslot.
Sept. 29, 2021
Brown County Public Health (BCPH), in partnership with Edge Barbershop, We All Rise AARC and African Heritage, Inc. will be hosting a Friday Night Out this Friday October 1st from 4-6 p.m. Food and music will be provided by Jamaica Mi Krazy and BCPH nurses will be onsite to give COVID-19 vaccinations.

BCPH will be offering first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, or are in need of your second dose, please come see us at Edge Barbershop: 402 S Broadway Green Bay, WI 54303.

A $25 gift card to Walmart will be given to everyone receiving their COVID-19 vaccine courtesy of UnitedHealthcare.
Sept. 29, 2021

This month our 4-H club held its meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall.  To kick off the meeting, each member shared their name and what they entered in the fair.  After that, club members nominated members for officer positions and put together a rough schedule for the year ahead.  Then, for the club picnic, each member got a pre-packaged meal to enjoy and eat together.  To top it off, there was ice cream for dessert.  It was a great way to kick off a new 4-H year.
 
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits

 

Sept. 28, 2021

The Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC) provides a statewide forum for youth and adult volunteer leaders to discuss ideas and provide input to enhance UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development programs at the state, county, and local levels. WLC members:

  • Serve as leaders and role models for 4-H youth and adults
  • Advocate for Wisconsin 4-H
  • Provide input for enhancing the 4-H program
  • Provide educational opportunities to 4-H members and leaders
  • Connect the county, regional, and state levels of Wisconsin 4-H, as well as the Wisconsin 4-H

Learn more and apply for the WLC here.  Applications must be submitted to the state office by October 10th.

 

Sept. 28, 2021

Submitted By: Carlie Smits - Wrightstown 4H

We started our  September 12th Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. We started by installing the new officers into their rolls.  President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order.  We then went through the agenda and followed with some fun activities.  We did an activity to teach everyone how to make a motion and a speed meeting activity to meet other members in the group.  We ended the meeting with build your own ice cream sundaes.  While eating our sundaes we talked about what roles and activities the older youth could lead throughout the year.

At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in a fun meet and greet with Chris Clover and Chris worked with the younger members on the 4H pledge.

Our next meeting is Sunday, October 10th.

 

Sept. 27, 2021

Guitar Pedals


The library's guitar pedal collection gives you an easy way to add new effects to your guitar or test out a pedal before you commit to buying it – for free! All guitar pedals check out for seven days. They are kept at Central Library but can be placed on hold and sent to any BCL location for pickup.

To browse our collection or place one on hold, view available guitar pedals in our catalog.
Sept. 23, 2021


Brown County Library's Book Club Kits make it easy for everyone in your book club to get a copy of next month’s book! Each kit has seven to 10 copies of the same title, so you can distribute them among book club members. The kits include adult fiction and adult nonfiction titles that appeal to a wide audience, along with a discussion guide to spark conversation. Book Club Kits can be placed on hold and sent to any library location for pickup. Book Club Kits check out for 35 days.

To browse available titles or reserve a kit, please visit Kit Keeper, the library’s online reservation system for Book Club Kits. 

Sept. 16, 2021
The Power of Positive Parenting: October 5, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Raising Confident, Competent Children: October 12, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Raising Resilient Children: October 19, 6:30 - 7:30pm

These Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) seminars will provide parents of children ages 0-12 with a toolbox of strategies to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place.

Participate virtually from the comfort of your own home and walk away with more knowledge and confidence as a parent! Attend one, two or all three of the seminars at no cost to you. Brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension of Winnebago and Brown Counties.

Register Here!
Find the full flyer and more information here!
For more information, contact Amy Hendrickson at amy.hendrickson@wisc.edu or 920-232-1973.
 
Sept. 14, 2021

Meet Libby! by OverDrive
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from the library and read them for FREE with your library card! 

Visit browncountylibrary.org/digital for more information.  
Download the Libby app at the Apple Store or Google Play.
 
Sept. 9, 2021
Mark your calendars! Brown County Health and Human Services Department is planning a FREE Fall Health Day on Saturday 9/11/21 from 10am-3pm at the Resch Expo. Immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines, and free hearing and vision screenings will be available to attendees. 

For more information, visit stayhealthybc.com.
Sept. 2, 2021
Learn how you can support, participate or find resources about sober living here: https://www.browncountywi.gov/.../sobriety-sober-green-bay/
#StayHealthyBC #SoberLiving
Sept. 1, 2021
The CBC mobile blood drive is taking place today!
Tuesday, August 31st
City Hall (100 N. Jefferson)
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

We still have appointments available so please help us fill those spots by registering to donate today. Scheduling is easy when you use the following link to sign up https://donate.communityblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/33999.
 
REMEMBER: All presenting donors between Aug. 30 through Sept. 5 are eligible to win one of
more than 300 prizes, including $10 and $15 Kwik Trip gas cards and CBC gifts!
Aug. 31, 2021

Ben Brown (Friendly Fields 4-H Club), Alyssa Ostrenga (Lost Dauphin 4-H Club), and Riley VanZeeland (Suamico Beavertails 4-H Club) were recently recognized as the recipients of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award.  The Key Award is presented annually to 4-H members who have grown in the 4-H program to be strong leaders, lived out the 4-H mission “to make the best better” and shown their dedication to living out the 4-H pledge of their head to clearer thinking, their hands to larger service, their hearts to greater loyalty and their health to better living.  These three young people have made their clubs, their communities and their countries better places, and are very deserving of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award.  Please join us in congratulating them.

Aug. 31, 2021
View the 2021 Community Garden mid-season newsletter.  If you are a gardener, please read it over for program news and information, as well as some important notes about garden closing.  Special thanks to gardener Maryann Bricker for the beautiful newsletter design work!
Aug. 26, 2021
Did you hear? Wisconsin residents who get their first dose of any #COVID19 vaccine from an in state vaccinator can get a $100 Visa gift card from now until September 6th! Wisconsinites 12 years old and older are eligible and no proof of insurance, citizenship, or ID is required. Get more details at dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/100.htm
Aug. 25, 2021
Green Bay, WI—August 24, 2021— We are pleased to announce that thanks to generous gifts to the Neville Public Museum Foundation, school groups can participate in virtual and in person field trips free of charge during the 2021-2022 school year with the Neville Public Museum.  
Aug. 24, 2021

The State Extension office has educational resources and teaching tools that are available to YOU, as a club or project.  To learn more, visit the PYD Media Collection website to see what is available. You will find displays, skillathons, learning lab kits, interactive CD ROMs, DVDs, and more. Project materials currently include horse, dairy, livestock, small animal, and some arts. 4-H approved volunteers may request materials and have items sent directly to them. 
 
There is no cost to order materials for Extension-sponsored programs. Non-Extension user groups must pay for outbound and return postage plus a $10 handling fee.

To learn more about the PYD Media Collection, see lists of materials by project area, and find out how to request materials, visit the website. Contact Monica Lobenstein, Learning Resources Specialist, monica.lobenstein@wisc.edu or 715-896-0377, with questions.

 

Aug. 24, 2021
Many American families began receiving Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) payments on July 15. Here's what you need to know about the changes to the child tax credit, choices you can make, and planning for 2021 taxes.

Advance Child Tax Credit Information Sheet - English
Crédito Fiscal por Hijos por adelantado - Espanól
 
Aug. 17, 2021
August 5th marked Brown County Community Gardens' 25th anniversary. The program was started in 1996 to increase food security and decrease hunger in Brown County. Today the program has 250 gardeners who attend 400 plots in 12 gardens around the county. Produce grown is consumed in local households, donated to local food pantries and sold at farmers' markets.

To celebrate the anniversary, residents planted a pollinator garden at the Green Bay Community Church garden site on Thursday, August 5th. View the news segment here!
Aug. 12, 2021
Are you planning on attending our Brown County Health Expo?

We’re excited to spotlight some of our amazing vendors that will be there on Saturday September 11th. Stay tuned for weekly highlights and more information!

This week we’re spotlighting our Vaccines For Children (VFC) and COVID-19 vaccine clinics! You can learn more about VFC clinics and vaccines & why they’re important here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/

Check out www.stayhealthybc.com for more Expo/Vendor information!

#StayHealthyBC
 
Aug. 11, 2021
The Parent Connect is a FREE opportunity for parents and caregiviers to talk with each other. Join us via Zoom to learn about resources and gain parenting skills that promote children's growth and learning. Each session, an Extension educator will highlight a different skill and lead a conversation about how parents can guide their children.

Fall 2021 Schedule:

9/23/2021 - Making Choices
9/30/2021 - Human Kind. Be Both
10/7/2021 - Mindfulness
10/14/2021 - I Make a Difference
11/9/2021 - What Am I Good At?
11/16/2021 - Solving Problems with Other People

Registration is required! Register here.
Aug. 10, 2021

Brown County 4-H is excited to welcome Jon Hill to the 4-H team, as the new 4-H Program Educator.  You may recognize Jon from his time with Brown County 4-H as the STEM Outreach Coordinator.  Jon began in his new role on Monday, August 9th.  We are excited to be fully staffed and working as a team to support all Brown County 4-H programming!
 
You will see Jon at the Brown County Fair next week. When you see him, come up and introduce yourself, the club you are with and share a little about you!

 

Aug. 10, 2021

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Children under 12 are still not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines.
 
“Some individuals have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, that’s a good thing. It is important that all families have access to accurate information about vaccine safety and effectiveness,” says Amber Canto, Director of the UW-Madison Extension Institute for Health & Well-Being.
 
Dr. Zapata and Dr. Conway, two experienced pediatricians, talked with Extension in June about COVID-19 vaccines and the stress COVID-19 has placed on children’s and adolescent’s health. While children and adolescents generally have experienced less severe health effects from COVID-19, some adolescents and children can get extremely sick from COVID-19 and may require hospitalization. As of July 22nd, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 4.13 million children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, an estimated one in every seven COVID-19 cases. More than 400 children have passed away due to COVID-19. The good news: the available COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective at preventing severe illness from the COVID-19 virus.
 
Dr. Zapata and Dr. Conway also addressed other common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and continue to be monitored for their safety. Serious long-term side effects from vaccination are unlikely. Some people experience post-vaccine side effects. These symptoms can be a sign that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Some vaccine side effects include pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, and fever. Side effects are normal and should go away in a few days. It is also common for some people not to experience symptoms-that’s normal too and your body is still working to build protection.
 
“One of the most important things to Dr. Zapata and I is that everybody in our state and everybody in our country deserves to be protected against this disease, needs to be protected against this disease, and needs to have an equal opportunity to be protected against this terrible disease,” states Dr. Conway, pediatric infectious disease specialist with UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
 
Getting vaccinated will also protect students aged 12 years and older from the Delta variant. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released new information about variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant. The Delta variant is now the most common strain of virus that causes COVID-19. The Delta variant is highly contagious and spreading quickly. Vaccination is a critical tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
 
There are many benefits to vaccination for students over 12 years. Vaccines are a safe way to build protection and are free. There are also social and emotional benefits to getting vaccinated. Getting vaccinated will help students return to daily activities inside and outside of the classroom.     
 
“As families start to prepare for their kids returning to school, consider adding a conversation with your child’s health care provider about COVID-19 vaccines on your back-to-school checklist” says Amber Canto.
 
It can take up to five weeks for children to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, so plan ahead to be ready to go back to school.
 
The decision is yours. Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you at www.vaccines.gov.

 

Aug. 9, 2021
Green Bay, WI—August 4, 2021— Life Form is an installation by local textile artist Stacey Burkhart. As a "Community Engaged Artist" for the Wisconsin Tele-Stories Project run by TimeSlips, she made weekly phone calls with nine elders in the Green Bay and Wausau areas. Stacey had the task of presenting "beautiful questions" to engage their minds and hear their stories.  "Beautiful questions" are a facet of the Timeslips program. 
Aug. 4, 2021

 

Good afternoon everyone! I am pleased to announce that we now have a date in place for our first post-Covid lockdown blood drive. On Tuesday, August 31st the Community Blood Center will conduct a mobile blood drive at City Hall (100 N. Jefferson) from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Please use the following link to schedule your preferred time: 
https://donate.communityblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/33999 
Be sure to pay close attention to the tabs labeled WB - Whole Blood and 70 - Double Red (known as "Power Red" with the American Red Cross) when scheduling your appointment.  

We are excited to welcome the Community Blood Center and their mobile crew to City Hall to collect these life saving donations. Please feel free to reach out to me at kala.lardinois@greenbaywi.gov with questions or for scheduling assistance.  

All presenting donors between August 30 - Sept. 5 are eligible to win one of more than 300 prizes, including $10 and $15 Kwik Trip gas cards and CBC gifts!

As always, our drives are open to the public, please feel free to pass the word along to your family and friends!

 
Aug. 3, 2021
Brown County is now experiencing a substantial level of community transmission. Our public health departments are strongly recommending masking in indoor settings even if you are vaccinated. This new guidance has been put in place to protect those who are unvaccinated and those who are immunocompromised.

For more information, click here.

#StayHealthyBC
Aug. 3, 2021
Green Bay, WI—July 30, 2021— The Neville Public Museum of Brown County has received the 2021 Museum Exhibit Award from the Wisconsin Historical Society for its renovated Generations Gallery. This award category recognizes institutions with an annual operating budget exceeding $50,000.
July 30, 2021
The CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium ends on July 31st. For landlords, this will allow evictions for non-payment of rent to begin again. However, there are alternatives to eviction that can be mutually beneficial for both tenants and landlords.
 
Learn more here.
July 28, 2021
The federal eviction moratorium is ending on July 31st and any renters who are behind on payments could be in danger of losing their homes. There are steps you can take to try to prevent eviction.
 
Learn more here.
July 28, 2021
Green Bay, WI—July 21, 2021— For over a century the Neville Public Museum has collected and preserved history.  We encourage you to explore our vast collection through a variety of themes and the stories of the people of Northeastern Wisconsin in the Generations Gallery. 

In the 2019-2020 core gallery renovation, we promised an accessible gallery that rotates the museum’s artifact collection to provide a new experience at each visit.  We are happy to announce that we have updated The People of Northeastern Wisconsin section to focus on childhood.
July 21, 2021
DYK? Peak activity hours for most mosquitoes in Wisconsin are usually dusk & dawn, but any time is the right time to protect yourself from the bites that could make you sick! Learn ways to #FightTheBite at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/mosquito/bite-prevention.htm
 
July 21, 2021
Mark your calendars! Brown County Health and Human Services Department is planning a Community Health Expo on Saturday 9/11/21 from 10am-3pm at the Resch Expo. This event will provide community members a one stop shop for all things health and wellbeing. Click here for more information.
#StayHealthyBC
July 14, 2021
DYK? Brown County Public Health is hosting a #COVID19 vaccine clinic with our friends at N.E.W. Community Clinic. Check out this flyer for more information and share with someone you know!
#StayHealthyBC #YouStopTheSpread #WeCanDoThis
July 7, 2021
The 4th of July is a day to enjoy time with family and friends! Keep these four things in mind as you plan your celebration:
1. Prevent fireworks injuries
2. Beat the Heat
3. Keep food safe at your picnic or BBQ
4. Fight the Bite
For details check out: https://b.link/July4 #July4th

#StayHealthyBC
June 30, 2021
Green Bay, WI—June 29, 2021—For the eighth year in a row the Neville Public Museum of Brown County has taken 1st place in Green Bay for “Museum or Art Gallery.” We wish to thank our community for the confidence and support over the years! We work hard to make sure our exhibits, programs, membership perks, and community partnerships bridge communities, connect generations, and give each visitor the most enriching experience possible!
June 29, 2021
Do you know what to do when lightning strikes?
 
Remember:
*When thunder roars, go indoors! Move from outdoors into a building or a car with a roof.
*Avoid using corded phones and electrical equipment.
*Avoid running water.
 
Learn more: ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning
 
#LightningSafety #StayHealthyBC
June 23, 2021
Green Bay, WI—June 21, 2021— Beauty of the Beasts: Animal Art is the Neville Public Museum’s’ newest internally curated exhibit focused about animals in art. This exhibit provides the museum the opportunity to present over 140 original art pieces from the permanent collection housed at the Neville Public Museum. The artwork is complemented with an installation by Green Bay artists known as the Fab Collab.
June 22, 2021
Did you hear? The Lambeau Field Community Vaccination Site will be closing on June 30th. Don’t miss out on getting your COVID-19 vaccine with a view of Lambeau Field!

Schedule your Lambeau Field vaccine appointment today at MyBellinHealth.org. The staff at Lambeau will help you schedule your second vaccine.
 
#StayHealthyBC
June 16, 2021
Brown County's Syble Hopp is excited to announce our 27th Annual Syble Hopp Golf Outing!  Featuring 4 person scramble play, this will be a terrific opportunity to come out, have some fun and support the Syble Hopp kids!   Space is limited so secure your spot by registering today!
 
27th Annual Syble Hopp Golf Outing
Saturday, July 10th, 2021
8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Mid Vallee Golf Course
4 Person Scramble / 9 Holes of Golf / Hole Events / Lunch / Raffles and more!

For more information, or to register your team, please use the link below:  
Syble Hopp School Annual Golf Outing

We look forward to seeing you on July 10th!
 
June 10, 2021
Brown County Public Health, Prevea Health, Bellin Health, N.E.W. Community Clinic, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and Green Bay Metro Public Transportation are excited to announce the launch of a mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic that will be hosted on a city bus. This program is part of the collaborative effort to promote vaccine equity by making COVID-19 vaccines more accessible for everyone in Brown County. To view the press release, please click here
June 9, 2021
It’s tick and mosquito season! Learn how you can #FightTheBite at dhs.wisconsin.gov/tick/bite-prevention.htm
June 2, 2021
Green Bay, WI—May 26, 2021— Savage Ancient Seas Exhibition is opening this Saturday at the Neville Public Museum!
 
Not to be missed this summer, Savage Ancient Seas is the only traveling exhibit featuring the marine fossil world of the Late Cretaceous Period. The exhibit is filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish big enough to swallow an adult human, flying reptiles with the wingspan of a small airplane, and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived.
May 26, 2021
Brown County Public Health (BCPH) and the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Brown County, in partnership with Bellin Health and De Pere Public Health, are excited to announce the start of in-home vaccinations for people in our community who face barriers leaving their homes. To view the press release, please click here
May 26, 2021

One of the more common questions directed to the Horticulture Help Desk is how to deal with the dreaded Japanese beetle. Even though they have been a significant pest in the general Green Bay area for years, it always seems they are popping up in new places, causing great concern for residents.  Learn more here!

 

May 21, 2021
Brown County Public Health, De Pere Health Department, and Oneida Nation Health Department released a statement regarding the new CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. To view the press release, click here. 
May 18, 2021
Since the Olde North Community Garden opened in 2014, Schroeder’s Flowers has donated its time and resources to fill two onsite water tanks for gardeners to water their plants. However, during the hot summer months, tanks would empty quickly, and the community gardens’ board identified installing permanent water access at its Olde North garden as a program priority. The program asked local excavating company A G Excavating Inc. for a quote on this project, and owner Al Gossen volunteered to cover the cost of water installation and built and installed a water station in time for the 2021 growing season! Thank you, A G Excavating, for being part of our gardening community!
May 14, 2021
Thanks to a generous donation of materials and volunteer time from the Green Bay West Rotary Club, the Brown County Community Gardens Program now has 10 new tabletop garden beds. On April 30, Rotary Club members spent the day building and installing these beds at two of the program’s garden locations, in time for the start of the 2021 growing season. Tabletop garden beds allow community members with more limited mobility to participate in the community gardens program, as they can garden while standing upright.

With the installation of these beds, the program offers nearly 400 garden plots at 13 locations throughout the county. A limited number of plots are still available and can be rented by applying online at browncountycommunitygardens.org.

Thank you, Green Bay West Rotary, for helping the community grow!
May 14, 2021
The Brown County Community Gardens Program and Green Bay Packers Give Back continue to encourage gardeners to donate fresh garden produce to local pantries through their Planting for a Purpose program. As part of this effort, Wisconsin Certified Seed Potatoes again donated seed potatoes to distribute for free to gardeners willing to donate at least half of their potato harvest to a food pantry. Planting for a Purpose distributed 250 pounds of seed potatoes during the first weeks of May and hopes to increase donations from the 898 pounds harvested and donated in 2020.

Have extra produce? Sign up now to donate.
May 14, 2021
Scheduled your COVID-19 vaccine at Lambeau Field? Great! We can’t wait to see you!
 
Don’t forget that the Lambeau vaccine clinic has moved to a new spot in the stadium. Take your seat for your vaccine by entering through the South Gate and taking the elevators to the Terrace Suites on Level 5.
 
Other vaccine clinic options can be found here or at www.stayhealthybc.com
May 13, 2021
Green Bay, WI---April 30, 2021---Parkaeology at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
 
Are you curious about the archaeology of Brown County?  If so, join us for a morning of archaeology in the park developed in partnership with Brown County Parks and the Neville Public Museum.
Apr. 30, 2021
Brown County Public Health shares resources on COVID-19 vaccination and testing on stayhealthybc.com. These resources are available in English, Spanish and Hmong languages.

For testing information: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/covid-19-testing/
For vaccination information: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/
 
Apr. 28, 2021
The Brown County Sheriff is hosting a county-wide first responder services career fair.  If you are considering employment with police, corrections, fire, dispatch, 911, or roadside towing, you do not want to miss this opportunity!  If you know someone who is interested in this type of work, share this information with them or bring them with you.  Food trucks will be in the area so you can grab lunch too. 

No registration is needed.  Staff will be available to answer questions about their profession.  Bring your resume, photo ID and be ready to interview for jobs with 911, police, fire, rescue, corrections, nursing and wrecker services.
 
 
Sunday, May 16th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Brown County Sheriff's Office
2684 Development Drive, Green Bay, WI
Apr. 23, 2021
The Planting for a Purpose Program promotes gardening and encourages fresh produce donations to food pantries in need. This growing season, the Green Bay Packers and Brown County Community Gardens are partnering for the fifth year of the Planting for a Purpose Program to encourage community members to plant a garden plot and donate fresh produce to local food pantries. 

Read the full press release here.

Sign up and pledge to donate a portion of your harvest here.
Apr. 22, 2021
“We are pausing administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution. While adverse events appear to be extremely rare, Wisconsin vaccine providers will stop administering the J&J COVID-19 vaccine until a federal review is complete.”

Click here to view the entire statement.
 
Apr. 15, 2021

Here at Extension Brown County, we receive many questions throughout the year related to pruning trees, shrubs and evergreens. Proper pruning can be of real benefit to your plants, but improperly done can cause injury to plants! First, you need to ask yourself what you hope to accomplish through pruning and then understand proper techniques and the best timing for the job. Read the whole article here!

 

Apr. 10, 2021
This week is National Library Week and YOUR Library (Brown County Library) is celebrating! 

Use the library during National Library Week, April 4-10, for a chance to win a bag of items with our new logo!
  • Check out anything from the library – in physical or digital form (Digital includes Axis 360, Hoopla, Libby/OverDrive)
  • Apply for a library card (online or in person)
  • Use a library computer (appointments required)
On Tuesday, April 13, ten winners will be selected and notified!

Entry forms are not required. We will select winners from a report of library card numbers. (No other information will be collected or shared.)

#BCLibraryItsYours
www.browncountylibrary.org
@BCL.Central
Apr. 6, 2021
Doty Elementary LEGO contest creations now on display!
 
Green Bay, WI—April 5, 2021— Green Bay Public Schools Doty Elementary School teachers Marie Miller and Alyssa Brown held their third annual LEGO building contest. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grades were challenged to build their unique LEGO creations during a duration of two weeks as part of the Doty Elementary LEGO Club. Building categories include: Structures, Vehicles and Artistic creations that are original to the students’ imagination. 
Apr. 5, 2021
Spectacular Science Exhibition Opening This Saturday!
 
Green Bay, WI—April 2, 2021— Spectacular Science is the Neville Public Museum’s’ newest gallery focused on subjects of science. This exhibit provides the museum the opportunity to present four different mini science exhibits with hands on experiences. The design of creating four mini exhibits will allow a rotation of topics and provide new experiences each year once open.
Apr. 2, 2021
Brown County Public Health (BCPH) continues to strongly encourage individuals to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Effectively immediately, BCPH is issuing a Health Advisory to further communicate to the public the importance of wearing masks to fight the pandemic. This advisory is not an order or mandate, as BCPH cannot currently issue an enforceable mask order without authority from the County Board being provided in the form of an Ordinance.

To view the full Health Advisory click here
 
Mar. 31, 2021
If you are curious, or need more information on the eligible groups, please check out the graphic included in this post and share with someone you know! Remember that anyone who is part of phase 1A, 1B, or IC are eligible to receive the vaccine right now.

You can learn more and stay up to date on all information related to the COVID-19 vaccine the following ways:
 
DHS: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm or
BCPH: https://www.browncountywi.gov/.../covid-19-vaccination/
 
#StayHealthyBC #YouStopTheSpread
Mar. 25, 2021
NWTC Artisan and Business Center: Milestones exhibit open now.
 
Green Bay, WI—March 19, 2021 — Milestones is a juried exhibition hosted at the Neville Public Museum featuring the artwork of 28 NWTC Artisan and Business Center students and instructors.
Mar. 19, 2021
Spring/Summer 2021 ​Musepaper 
Mar. 17, 2021

There is a sense that spring is arriving soon. Now is a good time to consider doing a soil sample for your home landscape or wildlife food plot.
 
Soil testing is important since it can provide critical information to determine what your nutrient needs are but will also give you other useful information such as soil pH and organic matter content. The test results will also outline recommendations to remedy any insufficiencies that may be found. These recommendations will allow you to apply fertilizers containing the needed nutrients in the correct amounts. Many times, gardeners simply apply a “balanced” fertilizer containing Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (10-10-10 for example) but you may not need all of these nutrients in your garden. It is so important to only apply what is needed in the amount necessary to help reduce excess nutrient pollution of our local waterways.

Mar. 15, 2021
Congratulations to the 2020 Community Impact Award winners!  Brown County United Way named their award winners this week, two are Brown County's own: 
  • Brown County Health & Human Services
  • Brown County Emergency Management
  • De Pere Health Department
  • Oneida Nation Community Health Services
In their Facebook post, Emergency Management stated "We are incredibly appreciative of this acknowledgement. We would not be able to do what we do without the amazing public safety agencies, non-profits, and other non-government agencies/businesses in Brown County that have worked with us this past year and beyond."  

Congratulations!  And thank you to all of the hard-working, dedicated staff that continue to serve Brown County!  

Click here to view Brown County United Way's virtual award ceremony. 
Mar. 12, 2021
The Brown County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan (CHA/CHIP) is a tool used to help understand and improve the health and well-being of our community. 
 
Now we are asking the community to share their feedback with us!  We would like feedback on the Assessment as well as input into the proposed priorities and actions steps. To view the CHA/CHIP, two page summary document, and the survey, please click here. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! 
Mar. 12, 2021
Did you know DHS offers a call center to answer COVID-19 vaccination questions!

Call 1-844-684-1064 (toll free) for information.

 
Mar. 10, 2021
Packed with useful information, this month's The Waste Not unveils their new "Is That Really Recyclable?" search engine!  Just type in the name of a waste item into the Tri-County's new Waste Wizard and it will tell you how to recycle the item or dispose of it.  Pretty useful when you've just switched out the batteries from your kids' toys and have a handful of old batteries but don't know what to do with them. Throw them out? Recycle them? Find out and help save the world!

Also in this edition: 
  • Speaking of batteries, did you know February 18th was National Battery Day?
  • Record Breaking Tonnage Year!
  • The Carryout Conundrum
  • Our own Mark Walter received the "Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year Award" - Congratulations Mark! 
Read More!
Mar. 3, 2021
This week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Service (DHS) announced that new groups of individuals are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine!
 
We also learned that the state of Wisconsin will be receiving doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
 
You can check out all the latest news and information here: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/covid-19-vaccination/
 
Brown County Public Health will be sure to keep our community updated as more information becomes available.
Mar. 3, 2021
The Neville Public Museum is excited to offer weekly day camps this summer. Camp is open to kids going into in grades 3 through 6. Drop off starts at 8:45am and pick up is at 3:00pm.  
Mar. 1, 2021
You are never alone! Don’t be afraid to ask for help or reach out for support.
 
Learn how to cope, and help others cope, with grief, stress or anxiety caused by COVID-19.
 
Learn more here:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm
 
Feb. 24, 2021

If you have symptoms of #COVID19 or were in close contact with someone who was diagnosed, you should get tested!

Talk to your doctor, go to a testing site, or order an at-home testing kit!

You can find more information and resources here:
BCPH: www.stayhealthybc.com
DHS: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm
 
Feb. 18, 2021
The pandemic has disrupted how we do things on so many levels. In 2020 some gardeners were not able to get the seeds they wanted due to increased demand and staffing shortages at seed companies. While seed companies expect to be better prepared this year, it is not too early plan your garden now and get your seed order in for the 2021 growing season!

Here are a few to help you get the seeds in time for spring planting, according to Jay Dampier with the Extension Horticulture Program. 
Feb. 16, 2021
Water has the power to heal and restore. This power is on display in an exhibit of images created in a therapeutic program for young people struggling with mental health issues. 
Feb. 2, 2021

It can be difficult for farmers and ranchers to navigate the wide range of USDA resources and stay up to date with program changes after each Farm Bill. Thanks to the newly updated Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities, producers, researchers, nonprofits and landowners can easily find USDA programs that can help them achieve their goals.

The 101-page guide covers 62 government programs and has been updated to include program updates from the 2018 Farm Bill. Each program listing provides a description of the program’s available resources, information on how to apply, and in some cases, examples of how the funding has been used. The guide also includes basic information on how to design sound projects, find appropriate programs and write grant applications.

“Farmers are hungry for resources to help them get started or answer specific questions. Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities provides a comprehensive, one-stop-shop to many helpful programs,” says Kerri Ebert, coordinator of the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops. 

Click here to download the FREE PDF.  Print copies are also available by emailing pubs@ncat.org with your request.
 

Jan. 26, 2021
This exhibit is a partnership between the Oneida Nation Arts Program, the Oneida Nation Museum, and the Neville Public Museum. The exhibit highlights the cultural legacy of basketry, pottery, and silverwork among the Oneida people.
Jan. 8, 2021

Getting to this point was possible thanks to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

There were a number of steps that needed to happen to ensure the vaccine was safe for use before it gets to you.

You can learn more about this process here:
U.S. Vaccine Safety - Overview, History, and How It Works | CDC
#StayHealthyBC #YouStopTheSpread
Dec. 17, 2020

Project Recovery is an outreach program working with individuals, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19 throughout the state of Wisconsin. Trained outreach workers provide community-based support and education to help farmers, farmworkers, and their communities cope during this stressful time.

Project Recovery is a service made possible through partnerships between FEMA, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, WISCAP Wisconsin Community Action Program and SWCAP Southwest Community Action Program, a consortium of counties in southwest Wisconsin.

Outreach workers are available to provide free, anonymous emotional support and connection to resources.

1-833-FARM-HELP (1-833-327-6435) is the farmer crisis hotline, it is put in place to help anyone experiencing stress related to the pandemic (toll-free).
 
Website:  www.projectrecoverywi.org

Dec. 10, 2020

In response to new guidelines released by the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Brown County Public Health has updated quarantine guidance for close contacts of someone diagnosed with COVID19.

While 14 days is still the safest option, quarantine can end:
• After 10 days with no symptoms
• After 7 days with no symptoms and a negative test

Get details you need to protect yourself and your community:
BCPH: www.stayhealthybc.com
DHS: dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/120420.htm
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/.../if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
Dec. 9, 2020
Celebrate the holiday season and a wonderful family tradition with us at the Neville!  See our Snow Babies, Enchanted Forest, and charming “Dolls of Christmas Past” that once adorned H.C. Prange department store in Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay
Nov. 20, 2020

If you are a Wisconsin nonprofit organization, check out the link below to see if you are eligible to apply. 

https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/COVIDNonprofitGrant.aspx
 

Nov. 4, 2020
The 75th Art Annual exhibit is an all-media, juried exhibition of current artworks produced by artists living in the counties of Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  A total of 54 artworks by 50 artists were chosen by juror Annemarie Sawkins (Independent Curator and Art Consultant).  
Oct. 29, 2020
Tickets for North Shore Bank Zoo Boo 2020 are now available exclusively online at NEWZOO.ORG. Get your tickets today, before they're gone! To ensure comfortable social distancing throughout the Zoo, capacity will be limited during each evening of the event.

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is excited to once again partner with North Shore Bank to present North Shore Bank Zoo Boo for the 2020 season. Although this year’s event features a few changes from years past to promote health and extra safety measures, you can rest assured that we haven’t changed the fun! North Shore Bank Zoo Boo will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st.

Learn more at newzoo.org
 
Sept. 29, 2020
Witness the building of a large-scale sculpture of a sea creature!  
 
Bring the family and join the FAB COLLAB on Saturday, October 3, 2020 for a live outdoor sculpture build on the grounds of the Neville Public Museum. The Fab Collab (Fabrication Collaboration) will be building a large-scale sculpture of a sea creature!
Sept. 25, 2020
The NEW Zoo is pleased to announce that animal face masks are now available for purchase online. Masks can be picked up in person at the Zoo, or can be mailed to your address for a $1 shipping fee. Adult masks are currently available, with child size masks expected to be available online starting the week of Monday, September 28th. Adult masks are double-layered with a filter pocket, with soft, comfortable ear loops. Child masks have a nose wire and adjustable ear straps.

To shop the Paws & Claws Gift Shop online, visit the NEW Zoo's website at newzoo.org

Shop Now

 
Sept. 24, 2020
The Diocese of Green Bay selected the Brown County Community Gardens Program as a 2020 recipient of its CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Rice Bowl grant. CRS is the international charitable arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Funds for the grants come from an annual collection in the diocese. Seventy-five percent of the funds collected go to CRS work overseas, and 25 percent is awarded locally to support immigrants and refugees.
 
The community gardens program received funds to purchase plants and seeds from local greenhouses to share with its participating gardeners, many of whom are immigrants and refugees. Additional funds were also awarded for other garden projects. Thank you to Diocese of Green Bay CRS Rice Bowl grant for helping our gardeners grow!
Sept. 10, 2020
While the widespread shift to remote work hasn't been without its challenges, it does offer a major silver lining: For many of us, commuting has become a thing of the past. Use the time you save on your commute to the home office wisely with these six tips from Harvard Business Review.
Sept. 10, 2020
Extension has gathered resources to help you make sound financial choices in tough times. Learn more here.
Sept. 10, 2020
During the uncertain times of COVID-19, family routines can provide structure and predictability. The transition from summer vacation to back to school can be a challenging time to establish routines, however children need patterns they can count on. Whether children are going to school in person or from home, structure promotes reassurance and a sense of safety. Also, research shows that routines can promote positive physical and mental health. Learn more here.
Sept. 10, 2020
Make sure your surplus garden produce doesn't go to waste by participating in Planting for a Purpose, a joint project of the Green Bay Packers and Brown County to encourage gardeners to donate fresh produce to food pantries. Planting for a Purpose participants have reported 3,126 pounds of produce donated so far this season. That’s over TEN times the 281 pounds reported at this time last year!
 
Many local pantries accept fresh produce donations and have need for more donations to meet clients' needs. Need is especially great this year. Help make sure everyone has the fresh fruits and vegetables they need by signing up to participate here.
Sept. 10, 2020
STEAM Engine XII – Wednesday, September 9th @ 6:30p.m.
FREE EVENT
Virtual Attendance!

The STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The STEAM Engine showcases individuals and organizations in the region who are seeking new horizons in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Due to Covid 19 the STEAM Engine XII event will be virtual attendance only. View at facebook.com/Steamenginegb.
Sept. 8, 2020
Why buy your food locally?

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are flavorful, healthy and nutritious, and they will last longer in your fridge! Local, sustainable farms help keep our environment clean. They create less pollution and use fewer harmful chemicals which protects our air, water and soil.

When you support small farms and businesses, you keep money in your local community and support other hard working families.

Fresh Farm Atlas has provided a brochure that outlines how to obtain fresh, local food as well as how to choose in-season produce.
 
Aug. 27, 2020
Fall/Winter 2020 Musepaper
Aug. 19, 2020
Visit Amazing Dinosaurs at the Neville Public Museum!
Aug. 18, 2020
"Quaranteam"? "Double bubble"? These terms are showing up more and more in the media as individuals and families make decisions about when they will start to see other people again. In other families, questions are bubbling up about when and how it will be safe to get much needed support, like childcare or respite care.

The decision to see others or engage in activities is very personal. To help individuals and families think through these choices, Extension's Life Span Program has developed a decision guide. The guide walks users through the decision-making process, helping you to weigh out your own risks and benefits of interacting with others in your home or in public spaces. Those who prefer a more interactive tool can download a worksheet and/or flowchart that will take you through a series of questions and considerations. Access the guide here or contact your Extension office at 920-391-4610 for a printed copy.
July 29, 2020
What is Foster Care?
Foster care is a temporary alternative to a child’s biological home when that home becomes socially, emotionally, or physically inadequate for the child’s needs. Foster children range in age from infant to 21; however, the greatest needs are for sibling groups of 3 or more, youth with special needs, and teenagers. It is an expectation that foster parents work with birth parents. All foster children have unique backgrounds, experiences, personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Some may require extensive care for physical or emotional handicaps or disabilities. Foster children sometimes do not have a strong sense of belonging or a strong sense or self-worth. Many of them have been victims of physical or sexual abuse, some have suffered neglect, and some children and infants require extensive medical care.

Is Being a Foster Parent for You?
It might be! You probably have more to offer a foster child than you ever realized. Every day foster parents help to save the lives of children who might not otherwise have a chance to learn and grow in a loving home environment. These kids need people to change the course of their lives!

To learn more about Foster Parenting, visit our General Information page.

To learn more at a Brown County Foster Parent Information Session - click here for dates.

 
July 1, 2020

Thank you to WFRV Local 5 for the wonderful news story that highlighted the Brown County Community Gardens Program.  Check it out on their website by clicking here! 

For more information on the program, click here to be directed to the Community Gardens webpage. 

 

June 3, 2020
This growing season, the Green Bay Packers and Brown County Community Gardens are partnering for the fourth year on the Planting for a Purpose Program to encourage community members to plant a garden plot and donate fresh produce to local food pantries.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local food pantries report there is great need for more fresh produce donations to meet clients' needs. By signing up and pledging to donate a portion of their harvest, local gardeners can help ensure all community members have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Read the press release and find out how to get involved here. Free seed potatoes and rain gauges are available for participants, while supplies last.
May 16, 2020
The Neville Public Museum Gift Shop is looking for a part-time sales associate available to work weekends. Applicants must be friendly, computer-savvy, dependable, and 18 years of age or older.
May 1, 2020
There has never been a better time to support your Neville Public Museum, or an easier way to do it! Check out our new Bonfire store where you can select a shirt style or hoodie, design, and colors to best represent your Neville love!
May 1, 2020
To assist the public through the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown County has several sites throughout the County that have free high speed public WiFi - making it easy to access.  Sites include areas just outside of buildings, in parking lots and parks.  Here's a list of Brown County access points for “drive-up” connectivity:  
 
Brown County Library – Central Branch - 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Brown County Library – Ashwaubenon Branch - 1060 Orlando Drive, Ashwaubenon, WI 54304
Brown County Library – De Pere Branch - 333 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
Brown County Library – East Branch - 2255 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54302
Brown County Library – Howard Branch - 2680 Riverview Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313
Brown County Library – Pulaski Branch - 222 W. Pulaski Street, Pulaski, WI 54162
Brown County Library – Southwest Branch - 974 Ninth Street, Green Bay, WI 54304
Brown County Library – Wrightstown Branch - 615 Main Street, Wrightstown, WI 54180
Brown County Museum - 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303 
Brown County Park Management - Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve - 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico, WI 54173
Brown County Park Management – Bay Shore Park - 5637 Sturgeon Bay Road (Highway 57), New Franken, WI 54229
Brown County Park Management – Fairgrounds - 1500 Fort Howard Drive, De Pere, WI 54115
Brown County Park Management – Pamperin Park - 2801 County Road Rd, Green Bay, WI 54303
Brown County Park Management - Reforestation Camp - 4418 Reforestation Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313 
Brown County NEW Zoo - 4418 Reforestation Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313



 
Apr. 28, 2020
If you are unsure of how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect your business or paycheck, this U.S. Department of Labor website is a great resource for information.
Apr. 9, 2020
With COVID-19 spreading throughout Wisconsin communities, it is important to consider all measures of protecting yourself from exposure to the virus. This includes food safety. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration website has a wealth of information about food safety during this pandemic, ranging from the food supply, maintaining social distancing within the food industry, and the safety of food industry workers.

View the website here.
Apr. 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down schools across the nation, many parents are concerned about keeping their children active without the help of physical education (PE) classes.

But UW–Madison’s Cindy Kuhrasch, who oversees the School of Education’s physical education teacher education program, sees these new circumstances as an opportunity to showcase the full potential that PE can have in children’s lives.

To help parents come up with ideas, Kuhrasch, her colleagues, and students are updating the UW-Madison physical education teacher education program’s Facebook page regularly to provide free resources and inspiration for staying active at home.

View the webpage and full article here.
 
Apr. 9, 2020

Providing child care to the essential workforce is critical to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. To meet this need, Governor Evers created the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce.  Click here for an informational flyer on the taskforce.  Led by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the taskforce is working with the Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) to connect essential workforce families in need of child care with locally available child care resources.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) understands that certain families need continued child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of families and child care setting staff, click here to view a list of tips for parents to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
       
DCF is excited to launch two new tools to help connect essential workforce families to local, safe child care. Healthcare workers and essential employees are now able to submit a request for care by clicking here through the department’s updated Child Care Finder or proactively view up-to-date availability across the state using the department’s new child care map by clicking here.

More information for providers, essential workers and families can be found on the DCF COVID-19 Child Care webpage at https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/childcare

Mar. 31, 2020

Keep your brain busy during COVID-19.  Click here to download a Groundwater Crossword Puzzle.  Learn terms related to groundwater and be sure to check out the fact sheet on the second page that details the new terms you learned. 

Mar. 31, 2020
You hate to let a temporary financial setback impact your good standing with your creditors and lower your credit score for years to come. If you find that money is tight and you won't be able to keep up with bills, take action right away. 

Find the full article here.
Mar. 31, 2020
There is little doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives—from virtual classrooms to telecommuting to early restaurant closing times to outright quarantines. Observing public health measures and reducing exposure to the virus are required to slow the spread of this disease. No one knows how long these virus safety measures will need to stay in place, but it presents a perfect time to protect and improve your health while practicing social distancing. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping your immune system in top condition. Click here for some steps you can take to eat healthy in the times of COVID.
Mar. 31, 2020
The University of Madison Division of Extension and Brown County are closely following news and updates concerning COVID-19. Following local and state guidelines for social distancing, FoodWIse Brown County has postponed education events until further notice. 

Though we are socially distancing, this does not mean we have to disconnect! Connect with our educators through social media. FoodWIse Brown County will be posting daily updates, news, information, healthy tips and challenges to our Facebook. Make sure to like, follow, and tag us in any challenge photos you post!

Stay safe and healthy!
Mar. 31, 2020
With 40 U.S. states now closing public schools to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, parents have had little to no time to plan for keeping their children at home 24/7. Suddenly, and in some cases overnight, families are figuring out how to live, learn and work - together and separately - all under one roof. This article offers tips for learning and working from home! 

What do we tell children in times of uncertainty like these? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education at UW-Madison, offers some suggestions in this article.
Mar. 31, 2020

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. Click here for financial resources to help you through COVID-19. 

Mar. 30, 2020

As we all face these unpredictable times, our friends at KidsGardening created and shared these ‘tried and true’ plant-based activities that are joyful for any age and don’t involve any screen time. The national nonprofit reaches close to half of a million educators, parents and volunteers with free online gardening educational resources and activities. Click here for fun gardening with kids ideas!

 

Mar. 30, 2020

Coronavirus is making life stressful for everyone. If you're in isolation at home with kids, you're probably hearing the phrase "I'm bored" a lot!
 
Beat the boredom by trying out this weeks NEW featured resource:
Kid-friendly safe recipes!
 
Or try engaging your kids with one of these fun activities:
Scrub Club – a cartoon game about handwashing with a fun song
Coloring Placemats – free printable placemats with activities
Smart Kids Fight BAC! – a classic cartoon video about food safety

Mar. 30, 2020

Extension has resources available at your fingertips to help families throughout these trying times.  Parenting tips, fun activities, how to connect with eachother and much more.  Click here to utilize these resources

Mar. 30, 2020

When the Victory Garden Manual was first written in 1943, it was pretty easy to come up with reasons to grow your own vegetables. It was wartime and food was scarce. The food that was available might not have been the freshest or healthiest. Statistics say that in 1943, nearly 40% of all fruits and vegetables grown in the U.S. were grown in-home and community victory gardens. That’s impressive!

Now, as National Garden Bureau celebrates its 100th anniversary (1920-2020), it seems timely to reintroduce the concept of victory gardening with quick and easy steps to plan and grow your own vegetable garden.

We are calling it, Victory Garden 2.0!

All credit goes to the author of this book, James H. Burdett. Mr. Burdett founded the National Garden Bureau in 1920 as a way to enlist horticultural writers and broadcasters in the noble effort of mass education to create a population of gardeners. In the process, he improved the lives of citizens both in wartime and in times of peace. Click here for more information.

Mar. 26, 2020
COVID-19 Update Confirmed Case in Brown County
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Mar. 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Confirmed Cases in Brown County
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Mar. 19, 2020
Brown County continues to take precautionary steps to protect the health and safety of the community by mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), as provided through guidance from Public Health, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   As of now, the Brown County Courthouse will remain OPEN. 
 
Everyone is reminded that if you are coughing or sick, or otherwise exhibiting COVID-19 or flu like symptoms, please remain home and do not come to court.  If you have a scheduled court case on the docket and need to reschedule, please contact your attorney.  If you do not have an attorney, please contact the appropriate Branch or department to reschedule your court case.  You must contact the appropriate Court within 24 hours of your scheduled hearing or it will be considered a Failure to Appear and additional charges could be filed for your non-appearance.   Please click here for courthouse telephone numbers.
 
Mar. 16, 2020
Stay up-to-date on the latest health issues in Brown County! Check out current Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information at www.stayhealthybc.com 
Mar. 4, 2020
We at Neville Public Museum care deeply about making the history, science, and art we share with you, our community, and visitors, meaningful. 
Feb. 28, 2020
The Volunteer Center of Brown County named the volunteers at the Brown County Library's Children's Edible Garden as their volunteers of the week.  Members from N.E.W. Master Gardeners Association volunteer their time and energy to creating a garden full of edibles children and their families can enjoy.  Staff from the library conduct food education classes and other garden events for the children during the growing season.  Any extra produce that isn't picked by the children for their own use is donated to local food pantries.  Read more about the Children's Edible Garden and Master Gardeners here.   
Jan. 27, 2020
Cheryl Berken, Brown County Register of Deeds, announces that it will soon be easier to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate. Starting January 2, 2020, individuals married in any Wisconsin County will be able to come to the Brown County Register of Deeds office to obtain their marriage certificate.
 
“We currently issue Birth Certificates if the birth occurred in any Wisconsin County from 1907 to present and are pleased to now offer Marriage Certificates as well. The ability to seamlessly provide copies of birth and marriage certificates in our office is the best way to serve our customers seeking these vital records,” says Berken. “My office continues to work with the State Vital Records Office to make other vital records similarly available for Brown County residents.”
 
Certificates of death are available statewide for deaths occurring on or after September 1, 2013. Certificates of divorce are available statewide for divorces occurring on or after January 1, 2016.
 
Individuals can contact the Brown County Register of Deeds office to receive more information about the statewide availability of records. 
 
Jan. 2, 2020
Students from Syble Hopp School joined Brown County Executive, County employees and Santa Claus this year for Christmas tree decorating and caroling at the annual Deck the Halls event.  A good time was had by all!  
 
Dec. 12, 2019
Happy Valley 4-H club coordinated a countywide effort to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House by collecting pop tabs. Beginning in the spring of 2019, the club began a drive for all Brown County 4-H clubs to collect the small tabs from aluminum cans. Clubs brought their pop tabs to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center for a weigh-in on Saturday, October 5th.

Brown County 4-H clubs and groups together raised nearly 600 pounds of aluminum tabs by collecting at various events and locations throughout Brown County. Through additional partner-ships and charitable contributions from local organizations, Hap-py Valley 4-H club will present a donation of more than 700,000 aluminum tabs as well as additional cash donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin. They’re not stop-ping there.
“Our vision is to be able to continue the program each year and hopefully grow and expand to include everyone, whether you collect handful of pop tabs or hundreds of pounds,” said club leader Nicki Van Deurzen.

Anyone interested in helping Brown County 4-H to collect pop tabs can contact bc4hpoptabs@gmail.com.
Nov. 21, 2019
Master Gardener Volunteers (N.E.W. Master Gardeners) from the Locktender's House Native Planting Project in De Pere were presented with an award by the De Pere Beautification Committee at the De Pere City Council meeting. Attached is a picture of the volunteers along with De Pere Mayor, Mike Walsh, after receiving the award.
Nov. 21, 2019
Brown County has officially launched their new website and domain (www.browncountywi.gov).  The move to a .gov was strategic for the county.  Leveraging the .gov domain for its security, integrity and digital optimization were primary objectives for Brown County. 

Along with added security, look for these added features on the new website:
  • Google Translate – a service that instantly translates words used on a web page into over 100 other possible languages.
  • Site Search – a search service that can help you quickly find what you need on the Brown County website.
  • Email Alerts – sign up for a notification email whenever new content has been posted for Brown County news, events and updates.
  • Responsive technology – the website’s content adapts to suit the individual needs of the site visitor.
  • Social Media Page – Stay connected with all of Brown County’s social media activity across all agencies (Neville Museum, NEW Zoo, Parks, Brown County Library, etc.).
It will take a couple of weeks to finalize all the information and links that are offered on the Brown County website, but the added ease and versatility of the new site highlights Brown County’s digital focus and ease of use for the visitor.
Nov. 12, 2019
In recognition of our veterans' service and in honor of Veterans' Day, many local community organizations and businesses are offering free admission and discounts.  You can find out more by visiting each of the social media sites on Brown County's social media links page (see Neville Museum & NEW Zoo)

View our list of some of the activities happening today and this week.
Nov. 11, 2019
The Brown County Arena's maple flooring has brought new life to a local school's gym.  The flooring, donated by Brown County, has been recycled and is now a "new" maple hardwood gym floor at a local school where student athletes use it for a variety of games, matches, classes and other activities. 

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Sept. 6, 2019
The Brown County Fair offers a free all day admission for Military and Veterans, along with one Guest.  Honoring Peacetime and Non-Combat Veterans on Sunday, August 18, 2019. 

Visit the Brown County Fair's website for more details and information!
Aug. 14, 2019
Green Bay, Wis (WBAY) -- Plans are moving forward to operate the drawbridges in downtown Green Bay more efficiently -

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Aug. 13, 2019