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
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 email@example.com or 920-448-4090 Ext. 2 or 920-391-4658.
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.
Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.
Please note that online certification is also available. Find more information here.
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.
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
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.
Location: STEM Innovation Center Board Room #131 (UWGB Campus, 2019 Technology Way)
Cost: $30 per workshop OR $100 for all four workshops
Participant min/max capacity: 8/20
For more information, contact Patrick Nehring at 920-764-1915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Salary $14.56 - $16.48 Hourly
Based at the:
Extension Brown County Office
STEM Innovation Center
2019 Technology Way
Green Bay, WI 54311
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find the full flyer and more information here!
For more information, contact Amy Hendrickson at email@example.com or 920-232-1973.
For more information, visit stayhealthybc.com.
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!
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-896-0377, with questions.
Advance Child Tax Credit Information Sheet - English
Crédito Fiscal por Hijos por adelantado - Espanól
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
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 email@example.com 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!
For more information, click here.
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.
#StayHealthyBC #YouStopTheSpread #WeCanDoThis
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
*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
Schedule your Lambeau Field vaccine appointment today at MyBellinHealth.org. The staff at Lambeau will help you schedule your second vaccine.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Have extra produce? Sign up now to donate.
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
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.
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/
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.
Brown County Sheriff's Office
2684 Development Drive, Green Bay, WI
Read the full press release here.
Sign up and pledge to donate a portion of your harvest here.
Click here to view the entire statement.
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!
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)
Entry forms are not required. We will select winners from a report of library card numbers. (No other information will be collected or shared.)
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.
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.
To view the full Health Advisory click here
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
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.
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.
- Brown County Health & Human Services
- Brown County Emergency Management
- De Pere Health Department
- Oneida Nation Community Health Services
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.
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!
Call 1-844-684-1064 (toll free) for information.
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!
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.
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:
Here are a few to help you get the seeds in time for spring planting, according to Jay Dampier with the Extension Horticulture Program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
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
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).
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:
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
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!
To shop the Paws & Claws Gift Shop online, visit the NEW Zoo's website at newzoo.org
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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
Find the full article here.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
“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.
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 email@example.com.
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.).
View our list of some of the activities happening today and this week.