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Do you have plans to celebrate the 4th of July?! Don't forget these important items for a safe and healthy gathering!
July 1, 2022
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age as well as the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age. This means that everyone 6 months and older is now eligible to receive vaccination against COVID-19. Both the Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS) and Brown County Public Health support the recommendation that children ages 6 months through 5 years should be vaccinated against COVID-19. ​

COVID-19 vaccines remain available to all Wisconsinites at no cost regardless of immigration or health insurance status. Parents and guardians can schedule an appointment for the vaccine using a variety of options, including with their health care provider, at community-based vaccination clinics, local and tribal health departments, or pharmacies. Vaccination sites across Wisconsin may choose to provide vaccines to specific age groups. Parents and guardians are encouraged to check with their local health clinics or visit www.vaccines.gov to find vaccination sites for specific age groups.

DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Everyone Age 6 Months and Older | Wisconsin Department of Health Services
June 22, 2022
As of yesterday, Brown County's COVID-19 community level was downgraded to low. We understand that there are questions regarding why this level changes as often as it does and hope that this helps to provide answers to some of those questions. The CDC uses the following 3 metrics to determine each county's current risk level, which is updated every Thursday:
  • Total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days
  • New COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people in the past 7 days
  • The percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients
These numbers can vary week by week, and it's not uncommon to shift from a low to medium or high level and then back to a medium or low level again. Based on this information, Brown County expects to see our COVID-19 community level continue to fluctuate weekly and will continue to keep you updated with the most current information.

Please visit CDC COVID Data Tracker: County View for a breakdown of our weekly metrics.

You can also call the Brown County COVID-19 resource line at 920-448-6400 and choose option 3 to speak with a COVID-19 Specialist. They are available to answer COVID-related questions Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.
June 17, 2022
As of 6/9/22, Brown County has moved to a "high" COVID-19 community level and residents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for high community levels:

- Wear a mask indoors in public
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
- Get tested if you have symptoms
- Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness

You can find Brown County's current community level at COVID-19 by County | CDC.
June 9, 2022
Before heading out on the water, make sure everyone is wearing an U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket. Review more boating safety tips at: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Boat/safety
May 31, 2022
The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Fully vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 more than 2 weeks after their completed vaccine dose series are called "breakthrough infections." No vaccine is 100 percent effective, and as such we expect to see some fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19, but breakthrough cases typically report mild illness or no symptoms.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitor rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status. The graph below illustrates the rates of COVID-19 cases among fully vaccinated people with and without an additional or booster dose and compare them to rates among unvaccinated people.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will be updating this data monthly. Visit COVID-19: Illness After Vaccination | Wisconsin Department of Health Services or CDC COVID Data Tracker: Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status for more information.

May 27, 2022
Happy Bike Month!  Where are your favorite places to ride your bike?
 
Looking for a new bike trail? Click here to learn more. 
 
#StayHealthyBC
May 25, 2022
Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible to order another round of free at-home COVID-19 tests. All orders now include 8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests and will come in 2 separate packages (4 tests in each package), each with its own tracking number. 
  • Packages will ship for free through the U.S. Post Office
  • No need to provide your social security number
  • You can order a third round, even if you've already received your first two
Visit www.covidtests.gov to order your free tests today.
May 17, 2022
Free CPR and AED Education, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at both the Green Bay East and West side YMCA locations.

Free, 1 hour, non-certification course, intentionally to help the general public.  Classes will begin with 15 minutes of lecture on how to use AED, do CPR, and dispel myths/fears.  Then 45 minutes of hands on training.  
More information can be found here.
May 3, 2022
Join Brown County 4-H for a summer of discovery!
This summer will be FILLED with exciting, hands on camps designed just for you! Open to any young person (ages listed per camp), whether you are a member of 4-H or not. Join us for a morning camp, an afternoon camp, or spend the day with us (we will even eat lunch with you!).

Not a member of 4-H? Join us to see how we learn by doing in these fun, highly interactive camps. 

Enrolled as a 4-H member? Spend time with us to explore project skills and spark interest. Enrolled 4-H members will receive a camp discount.

Cost:
Each camp is $65 per person, except for Archery which is $10.
Non-Members will pay an additional, one-time $10 registration fee.

Location:
All Camps will be held in the STEM Innovation Center on UW Green Bay's Campus: 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
 
Register by May 20th: https://v2.4honline.com/
 
Don't have a 4H Online account? It's easy and free. You don't have to enroll in a 4-H Club to join 4-H Summer Camps.

Need help creating a 4hOnline account, see instructions here.


 
Apr. 27, 2022
​Dispose your unused or expired medications on Drug Take Back Day, April 30th! It’s only a few days away, so start cleaning out those medicine cabinets.  
Apr. 26, 2022
Want to celebrate #NationalGardenMonth but don't have the yard for it? Say hello to indoor plants! They're a great option if you're limited on outdoor space.

Click here to learn more.
Apr. 21, 2022
All households can now order additional free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests. Visit www.covidtests.gov to learn more or place your order today! 
Mar. 16, 2022
Positive means positive!

Whether it’s a PCR test or a rapid antigen test, if you test positive for COVID-19 stay home and isolate for at least five days.

If you have symptoms, play it safe and do not attend gatherings, go to work, or participate in other activities while you wait for a test result.

Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Jan. 12, 2022
Isolation & quarantine guidance may have changed, but your circle of influence has not.
Don’t wait for a test! When you start experiencing symptoms, stay home and immediately start telling people you’ve come in contact with. We can all play a part of slowing the spread here in Brown County.
You can find the most up-to-date quarantine and isolation guidance here:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
Jan. 6, 2022

You may now register in 4H-Online for both 2022 National 4-H Congress and 2023 Advanced Space Camp!
Registration for both educational experiences will run from July 1 to August 1

National 4-H Congress
Dates: November 25-29, 2022
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Eligibility: youth currently enrolled in grades 9-12
Need-Based Scholarships available! Complete the 2022 WI 4-H Educational Programs Scholarships form to apply.

Advanced Space Camp
Dates: January 21-27, 2023
Eligibility: youth currently enrolled in grades 9-11

More information about National Congresshttps://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/national-4-h-congress/
 
More information about Advanced Space Camp: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/advanced-space-camp/
FLYER HERE

July 1, 2022
Leaders Association Meeting Minutes and Agendas are available online. 

Bookmark this link to stay up-to-date on 4-H leadership: https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/extension-brown-county/4-h-youth-development/4-h-leaders-association/

Join the conversation by attending the next Leaders Association Meeting on August 2nd, at 6pm at the STEM Innovation Center. All welcome!
June 16, 2022
Brown County's Syble Hopp is excited to announce our 28th 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!
 
28th Annual Syble Hopp Golf Outing
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Mid Vallee Golf Course
4 Person Scramble / 9 Holes of Golf / Golf Cart / 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 9th!
 
June 6, 2022
As of June 3, 2022, Brown County shifted from a medium to a low COVID-19 community level. This means that a decrease in both cases and hospitalizations has occurred according to the CDC data: COVID-19 Community Levels | CDC.

CDC COVID-19 community levels are based on three key metrics:
  • New COVID-19 Cases
  • New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions
  • Percentage of Inpatient Hospital Beds Used by COVID-19 Patients
With a low COVID-19 community level, wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator is not required, however residents may consider wearing them in public indoor spaces to further reduce their risk at their own discretion. 
 
Along with ensuring that you are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines, residents are encouraged to take additional precautions to stay healthy by:
  • Getting tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Seeking treatment if you are at high risk or experiencing severe illness 
June 6, 2022
Check out the May 2022 Newsletter for information about 4-H Summer Camps, Pollinator Week, Nonprofit Leader Conversations, and more! Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the latest information directly in your inbox.
May 19, 2022
PERC se complace en presentar varios recursos de capacitación en español relacionados con la Ley de Protección al Trabajador (WPS). La Ley de Protección al Trabajador es un reglamento que protege a los trabajadores agrícolas y los manipuladores de pesticidas de los riesgos innecesarios de pesticidas. Fue aprobado en 1992 y revisado en 2015. Puede encontrar más recursos aquí.
May 17, 2022
As of May 12, 2022, Brown County shifted from a low to a medium COVID-19 community level. This means that an increase in both cases and hospitalizations has occurred according to the CDC data: COVID-19 Community Levels | CDC.

CDC COVID-19 community levels are based on three key metrics:
  1. New COVID-19 Cases
  2. New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions
  3. Percentage of Inpatient Hospital Beds Used by COVID-19 Patients
With a medium COVID-19 community level, wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator in public indoor settings is not required, however residents may consider wearing them in public indoor spaces to further reduce their risk. Individuals at high risk for severe illness can talk with a healthcare provider about taking additional precautions, including wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator and using COVID-19 at home tests before getting together with friends and family.
 
Along with ensuring that you are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines, residents are encouraged to take additional precautions to stay healthy by:
  • Getting tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Staying home when you are sick and seeking treatment if you are at high risk or experiencing severe illness 
May 10, 2022
Brown County 4-H Food Review Refresh!

When: June 4th, Registration and set up starts at 9:30 with event to start at 10am.  Approximate end time will be 1200pm.

Where: STEM Innovation Center, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay 54311

Sign up by May 27; include Name and Club: Sign Up here
May 9, 2022
Wisconsin 4-H will be hosting 3 separate 4-H Spark Days in June this summer to help youth explore their sparks at different campuses around the State! The Spark Days will be held from June 20-22, 2022. Each day includes hands-on sessions, career pathway exploration, guest speakers, meeting new 4-H friends from around the state, and fun. This opportunity will be open to youth in grades 7-10.

Register via 4HOnline by May 30th. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each day is its own separate event registration in 4HOnline. Registration costs will be $30 per youth. Registration costs will include program supplies, a t-shirt, any local transportation and lunch.

How to register: if you currently have a 4HOnline account, check out the instructions on how to register here. If you do not currently have a 4HOnline account and would like to register, check out the instructions here.
May 9, 2022
Green Bay, WI---May 6, 2022---An Artistic Discovery is on display at the Neville Public Museum through May 25, 2022. This exhibition features 49 works of art from 12 schools produced by high school students in Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District, currently represented by Congressman Mike Gallagher.
 
Representative High Schools include Appleton North High School, Appleton West High School, Bay Port High School, De Pere High School, Denmark High School, Kimberly High School, Luxemburg-Casco High School, New Holstein High School, Renaissance School for the Arts, Winneconne High School, Wrightstown High School, and Xavier Catholic High School. 
May 6, 2022
A big THANK YOU to Sheboygan County for hosting on June 15th and Chippewa County for hosting on June 17th.
 
We hope your team is going to join us for a day of competition, learning, and fun! For more information about the event, visit: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/area-animal-science-days/
Apr. 21, 2022
Save the date for the WI 4-H State Dog Show: September 30th - October 2nd at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

A huge thank you to Dane County Dog Project for hosting the shows. This will include all state dogs shows - agility, obedience, showmanship, and quiz bowl. 

More information will be coming about registrations and what will be held on which day.
Apr. 21, 2022
Thank you to all those that participated in the third annual Bean Bag Toss and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! See full note from Mary Van Dyck in article.

Basketball
Junior Division:  1st Place-Rockland/Junior Holstein; 2nd Place – Rockland 4-H
Intermediate Division:  1st Place-Denmark Red Lightning; 2nd Place-Legacy Builders
Senior Division:  1st Place-Greenleaf Gersome’s; 2nd Place-Morrison
 
Bean Bag Toss
Cloverbud Division:         1st Place-Sam Goral/Kayden Van Deurzen – Morrison/Happy Valley
                                               2nd Place – Pipsqueek Avery Sexton/Zander Pieper - Rockland
 
Junior Division:                  1st Place – Molly Goral/Zoey Vande Hey - Morrison
                                                2nd Place-Emily Derenne/Carsyn Clausen - Rockland/Denmark
 
Intermediate Division:   1st Place-Lori Schiegg/Molly Ruebl - Wrightstown
                                                2nd Place-Toss Masters Abby Guise/Ephriam Kremer – Legacy Builders
 
Senior Division:                 1st Place-Justin Ossmqnn/Madison Wiese Wrightstown/Morrison
                                                2nd Place-Kaydence Larson’Heidi Beyer - Morrison
 
Adult Division:                   1st Place-Bratz Bombers Joe & Jolene Bratz - Rockland
                                                2nd Place-Team Ruebl Rick & Joana Ruebl - Wrightstown
Apr. 8, 2022
4-H Pop Tab Challenge
Pop Tab Challenge is open until June 1st! Brown County 4-H is inviting neighboring County 4-H Programs to a Pop Tab Collection for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

If you are interested in joining the challenge, contact Nicki Van Deurzen  at bc4hpoptabs@gmail.com, or Melinda Pollen at Melinda.Pollen@browncountywi.gov


4-H Pop Tab Collection & Celebration
The Pop Tab Collection & Celebration Event will be held on Saturday June 11, from 10:30am to 12pm at the STEM Innovation Center.

There will be an Ice cream and cookie social and photo/selfie opportunity in the lobby and learning staircase.

Weigh in will be from 10:30 to 11:30am at the main entrance to the UW-Extension office in the small parking lot. At 11:45am, there will be announcements with weigh in totals and winners.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be chosen by Club.

Volunteers are needed to hand out ice cream and cookies, weigh in tabs, and help with the photo station.
Contact Nicki Vandeurez to sign up to volunteer!
Apr. 8, 2022
Green Bay, WI—March 18, 2022 — What’s Your Function? is a juried exhibition hosted at the Neville Public Museum featuring the artwork of NWTC Artisan and Business Center students, artists, staff, and faculty.
 
Artists were asked to explore the theme of “functional” artwork – from a table to a teapot or a tool – or by simply bringing joy with beauty. The idea of “functional” art doesn’t have to be obvious: it could be as simple as a painting on a wall. You might be thinking: “What function does a painting serve?” It could be to make you think, to provoke emotion, to bring joy, to cover a hole in the wall, or even cause a giggle!
Mar. 18, 2022
Are you a 4-H Leader? Recognize the outstanding 4-H Youth Members (currently in 9th through 11th grade) in your community by nominating them for the National Leadership (I Dare You!) Award.

The American Youth Foundation’s National Leadership Award is a unique opportunity to honor extraordinary young people for their character and leadership.
 
Award recipients receive a personalized award certificate, a copy of I Dare You!, William H. Danforth’s classic motivational book, and an invitation to join other young leaders at the National Leadership Conference. The award recognizes youth in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade who strive to be their personal best and make a positive difference in their schools, youth groups, 4-H clubs, and communities.

Download the Nomination Form here. 
---Word document version here.
Mar. 16, 2022
Wisconsin Key Award Nominations  are due May 1st. Applications for selected nominees will be due June 1st

About the Key Award
As a way to recognize the 4-H members who truly embrace the 4-H commitment, Wisconsin has developed The Wisconsin Key Award:  one of the highest honors awarded to top-notch 4-H members in their 9th -13th grade years.

To be eligible for this award, candidates must be in 9th grade or above and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership.

Young people can either SELF NOMINATE or BE NOMINATED BY an adult or older youth who can vouch for their 4-H commitment. Often, young people don’t see the good they do – and the nomination process can be a way of sharing with young people that they are not only seen, but commended.

Download the Nomination form and Instructions here. (PDF)
---Word document version here.
Mar. 16, 2022
Are you a new judge for the Brown County Fair, or are you looking to update your training? Register today for the County Fair Judges Training on March 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:30pm.

Register by contacting Pam Hobson, Fairs Licensing Specialist at DATCP, at pamela.hobson@wisconsin.gov.

See registration form here.
Mar. 15, 2022
Become a Mental Health First Aider for Youth and/or Adults! Classes are FREE.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support.

Why get trained?
  • 1 in 5 people live with a mental health condition.
  • 123 people die by suicide each day on average.
  • 59.4% of Wisconsin Youth have experienced depression, anxiety, or self-harm in the past 12 months.
Sign up for Youth and/or Adult Mental Health First Aid Training here.
  • Learn more about Adult Mental Health First Aid Training here.
  • Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid Training here.
Mar. 14, 2022
The Brown County Fair is scheduled for August 17th through the 21st. We will continue to post the latest news and updates on this page. 

In the meantime, here are important links to review:
Mar. 9, 2022
Green Bay, WI---March 7, 2022---The Neville Public Museum of Brown County is set to host the Neville Public Museum Geology Club’s Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show on April 2-3, 2022.
 
The show includes craft demonstrations, rock ID, and features dealers with a worldwide selection of specimens, custom jewelry, and finished beads. 
Mar. 7, 2022
On February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their new guidance and recommendations regarding COVID-19. This updated guidance put Brown County at a medium level of community spread of COVID-19, which means that individuals should talk to their healthcare provider about whether they need to wear a mask and take other precautions. Brown County Public Health continues to recommend that everyone get vaccinated, get tested, and stay home when you are sick.

For more information and to check Brown County's current COVID-19 Community Level (which may fluctuate), visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html.
Mar. 3, 2022
Advanced Space Academy explores college and career preparation through an immersive experience in science, technology, engineering, and math. Trainees undergo a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges, and team-building activities, all culminating in an extended duration simulated space mission.

View full article for additional details...
 
 
 
Mar. 2, 2022
​The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP) is excited to offer LIVE Virtual Zoom educational programs for the spring of 2022. These current topics are for youth and adults alike and occur on the second Thursday of the month from January through May.  Each session begins at 7 p.m. CST with a presentation followed by question-and-answer time.  Register for any or all the events to get the connection information by email.

These sessions will provide awareness and knowledge of animal agriculture in these challenge areas listed.  They will also give details on careers and how this area connects with your animal project.  There will be a case study to further develop discussion skills with a local project leader, agriculture, and or science teacher on the discussion topic. Younger youth can learn through a take-home activity they talk about with parents and or project leaders.

View full article for additional details...
Mar. 2, 2022
Green Bay, WI---February 28, 2022---Have you ever wanted to go to space?  Build your own racecar?  Create an artistic masterpiece?  Design a museum exhibit all about you?  Come to Neville Museum Camp! 
Feb. 28, 2022
Lost Dauphin 4-H is participating in a fundraising opportunity, and you can support them by donating used shoes!

Funds2orgs pays for these shoes and ships them out to countries like Guam, Haiti, Cambodia, Botswana, and more. In these countries they take these shoes, repair them, clean them and create their own economic opportunity to create a income for their families. They create a opportunity to get out of poverty. 

Get involved by contacting Carrie Ostroski at 920-619-4615 or costroski1@yahoo.com.
Feb. 24, 2022

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals is the quality assurance program that we do here in Wisconsin. To find out more about this program please visit www.yqca.org

Recently, YQCA announced a platform transition:
"We are preparing for the move to the new platform which will launch on March 23, 2022! On that date, users (youth or YQCA instructors) will no longer be able to login to their account and access their certification information. Each youth and YQCA instructor that has a current and valid certification will need to download their certificate before March 23, 2022. There will be a process on the new platform to submit current and valid certifications."

You can read the YQCA's full statment here.

Learn more about how to get your online certification here. For information on printing your certificate, click here.

Feb. 23, 2022
Farm Wisconsin is partnering with local 4-H chapters to showcase their animals while also fundraising for their club! Sign up to bring your animals to Farm Wisconsin, and your club will receive $2 for every admission ticket sold on your date! Sign up here.

Email jenna@farmwisconsin.org for more details. 
Feb. 17, 2022

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.

View full article for dates and registration links...

Feb. 11, 2022
The Wisconsin State Fair is scheduled for August 4th through the 14th. We will continue to post the latest news and updates on this page. 

In the meantime, here are important links to review:Updated as of 2/10/2022
Feb. 10, 2022
Join us on March 19th at the Kewaunee County 4-H Model Horse Show!

View full article for additional details...
Feb. 9, 2022
Cabin fever got you down? Longing to get back to gardening, or try gardening for the first time this year? Why not attend a free, online, interactive class while you have lunch!
 
Registration is now open for our three-part LET'S GET GROWING: A WINTER LUNCH & LEARN GARDENING SERIES.  Be sure to register for all three sections!  You won't want to miss out as you start to think SPRING and dream of warmer weather to come!
 
PART 1: Map it Out! Creating a Plant Map for Your Garden
February 22, 2022 at 12pm 

In this interactive, online class, we will cover essential elements for mapping and planting your garden, including crop rotation. Crop rotation is fundamental in preventing and limiting disease and pest issues. Participants will learn how to apply their plant map to their garden, keeping in mind spacing, heights, and successive gardening over the seasons. 

Register by February 20, 2022 here:
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApduGprD4sGdwSdha2QsAHSM_K67EfGimw 

PART 2: Snowing?! I thought you said SOWING! Indoor Seed Starting Basics
March 8, 2022 at 12pm

During this free, online class we will cover the basics for starting seeds indoors this winter. Indoor seed starting basics will give you ideas to get you ready for spring by starting your seeds indoors using items you might already have! Join us to learn more!

Register by March 6, 2022 here:
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckd-yprD4sE9NLNooL0KNSBSd-npT72497 
 
PART 3: Do the ROT thing! Simple Steps to Composting
March 22, 2022 at 12pm

​In this interactive, online class we will cover the benefits of compost, discuss how to add compost to your traditional, community, or container garden, and how to get your compost started this spring.  Participants will learn a few simple steps to create a compost started as spring is just right around the corner!

Register by March 20, 2022 here:
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcOqtpzIsHNHNmAc0be-tQhYVNLxhLk-b 



 
Feb. 9, 2022
Learn tips for running and growing a successful food business from specialists and entrepreneurs!

This no-cost series of online trainings is for small-scale food business entrepreneurs. Designed as a four-part series, the trainings will cover best practices in social media and marketing, strategies for overcoming labor challenges, collaborative marketing and distribution options, and an introduction to GrowthWheel, a tool to guide small business development. While based at UW-Madison Extension, this series is open to all. All sessions will be delivered via Zoom. Registration is required. Participants who register will be emailed a link to archived program materials.

Click into the news article for more details about each session.
 
Feb. 8, 2022
​Join Brown County 4-H for a summer of discovery! This summer will be FILLED with exciting, hands on camps designed just for you! Open to any young person (ages listed per camp), whether you are a member of 4-H or not. Join us for a morning camp, an afternoon camp, or spend the day with us (we will even eat lunch with you!)
  • Not a member of 4-H? Join us to see how we learn by doing in these fun, highly interactive camps. 
  • Enrolled as a 4-H member? Spend time with us to explore project skills and spark interest. Enrolled 4-H members will receive a camp discount.
Each camp is $65 per person, except for Archery which is $10. Non-Members will pay an additional, one-time $10 registration fee.

View full article for additional details...
Feb. 4, 2022
UW-Madison, Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, Fox Valley Chapter team up to provide the Landscape Professionals Conference March 1-2, 2022 at the Bridgewood Conference Center in Neenah, WI. 
 
This two-day conference is designed to enhance your professional landscape skills and appreciation for sustainable landscapes. 
 
For more information visit: http://www.landscapeprofessionalsworkshop.com/ 
 
Feb. 3, 2022
The Brown County 4-H Sewing Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the 4-H office in the STEM Building on the UWGB campus at 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay.  We are offering different Workshops to learn sewing techniques along with the opportunity to sew a Project for the Fair. 

View full article for additional details...

 
Feb. 3, 2022
We’re excited to learn about what is important to YOU in this new challenge. We hope you’ll help us by designing a shirt for Chris Clover so we can share with everyone else!

View full article for additional details...
Feb. 3, 2022
We had our first meeting of the New Year! Our Recreational Leader, Jonathan Jahnke, started the meeting off with a fun game of Cotton Ball Race. We acknowledged January birthdays. The Cloverbuds made paper puppets. The Educational activity was dissecting owl pellets. Before we started dissecting the pellets we learned some facts about how the pellets are made.

Submitted by Lydia Jahnke
Feb. 3, 2022
Don't miss out!  Whether you are looking to attract pollinators into your current landscape, plant a pollinator meadow, or want to establish a pollinator corridor in your neighborhood; the Pollinator Seed Kit from Brown County Land and Water Conservation Department has you covered! 

These Pollinator Seed Kits use an approved NRCS seed mix including a variety of aster, milkweed, black-eyed Susan, purple coneflower, and more! The seed kit will cover approximately 1,000 square feet and costs just $15. Complete instructions will be provided.

Pollinator Seed Kits are perfect for all gardeners from the beginning gardener to the experienced horticulturist. Local pick-up only from March 1 - October 31, 2022.

Learn more about the 2022 Tree and Pollinator Seed Kit Sale here or call 920.391.4620.
 
Feb. 3, 2022
Class registration this year will be held at STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB Campus, 2019 Innovation Way, Green Bay Room #136 on Saturday, February 19 from 9:30 am for all new and returning members. 

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Feb. 3, 2022

Join us for our FREE webinar series! These engaging mini-webinars are 30 minutes including Q&A. Mini-webinars are free, but registration is required.

  • Pruning Apple Trees to Maximize Healthy Fruit Production
    Date/Time: Wednesday, February 23, 12:00p.m.
    Presented by: Amaya Atucha, Associate Professor/Fruit Crop   Specialist, UW-Madison
    Description: Late winter is an excellent time to prune your backyard apple trees and proper pruning helps your trees to produce high-quality apples!  Join us and learn about proper pruning techniques and how the structure of your apple tree supports healthy fruit production.
    Click here to register 

  • Identification, Management and Control of Major Apple Pests
    Date/Time: Wednesday, March 2, 12:00 p.m.
    Presented by: Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension
    Description: Be prepared to combat common pests on your backyard apple trees! Join us to learn about the major insect and fungal pests that can cause damage to your apples and the timing of different management strategies to help you be successful this season!
    Click here to register 

  • Growing Strawberries in Containers
    Date/Time: Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 p.m.
    Presented by: Darrin Kimbler, Agriculture Educator, UW-Madison Division of Extension
    Description: Did you know that you can grow your own fresh strawberries in containers? Join us to learn how! We will talk about what you need to know to successfully grow strawberries in containers, including selecting the right variety, soil, watering and fertilizer and how to overwinter them.
    Click here to register 

 

Jan. 27, 2022
Face to Face judging for clothing projects will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the UW Extension Office located at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UWGB, 2019 Technology Way. Judging for the Style Revue will be held at the same time.
 
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! (Cloverbuds, Exploring and Home Environment members who have sewing projects will have them judged at the Brown County Fair in August). Members will be able to take their projects home with them after judging but must return their projects on Tuesday of the Fair to receive their ribbons and premiums. 
 
If you have any questions, please call Sue Vanevenhoven (920-532-5550) or Connie Lenz (920-366-3166). 
Jan. 26, 2022
Rockland 4-H was a finalist in Cedar Crest's Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest! They will be awarded with a club ice cream party.

Congrats to Rockland! You can learn more about the contest here.
Jan. 26, 2022
Green Bay, WI—January 25, 2022— Since 1995, Brown County students have been challenged to paint, draw, or draft a piece of creative writing celebrating a theme inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
 
This year’s theme is “The Peoples March Continues….” Exhibiting now at the Neville Public Museum are the award-winning works of creative writing and illustration by 24 Kindergarten through 12th grade students from Brown County representing 15 area schools.
Jan. 25, 2022
Green Bay, WI—January 21, 2022— In September 1915, the Green Bay Art Club held its first public art exhibit in the children’s room of the Kellogg Public Library (125 S. Jefferson St.).  This exhibit laid the foundation for a permanent museum in the library in 1917, which became the Neville Public Museum. Ever since then, Colony artists have held an annual art exhibit at the Neville Public Museum.
 
For more than a century, hundreds of women artists have been part of the Green Bay Art Colony. These women continue to inspire each other, educate the public, encourage new artists, and give scholarships to art students.  Styles and club rules may have changed, but the dream to keep art and culture part of the community remains the same.
Jan. 21, 2022
Did you know that you can check your credit report for free - 3 times a year?
 
Checking your credit report is important! It's an opportunity to make sure personal/financial info is accurate, make sure there has been no fraudulent activity, and to take action to have any errors corrected. 
 
Mark your calendar for the following dates: February 2, June 6, and October 10! 
 
For more information click here.
Jan. 21, 2022
Mutual of Wausau has a 4-H Grant that is currently open for clubs to apply for.

The 4-H Club Grant was initiated to support 4-H Clubs in youth development and to promote civic and leadership responsibilities.

The deadline for this grant is April 1, 2022.

Learn more here.
 
*4-H is not affiliated with Mutual of Wausau
Jan. 19, 2022
Are you a full-time high school graduating senior? Do you have at least a 3.0 grade point average? Are you planning to study an agriculture-related field in college?

If you answered yes to the questions above, check out Green Stone's Scholarship here

*4-H is not affiliated with Green Stone
Jan. 19, 2022
EFC - Encouraging Financial Conversations is a program designed for case managers, social workers and other frontline staff to help empower clients achieve their financial goals and manage their money. EFC participants will learn techniques and strageies to help their clients create a financial goals action plan, build and maintain good credit, pay off debts, write a spending and savings plan, and protect themselves from fraud and identity theft.

Join this 3 week virtual lunch & learn during the month of March, 2022:

Tuesday, March 8
Thursday, March 10
Tuesday, March 15
Thursday, March 17
Tuesday, March 22
Thursday, March 24

All sessions are from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Registration is required to access Zoom.
View the flyer for more information.
 
Jan. 14, 2022
Te Presentamos: Diferentes Negocios de Alimentos
  • 18 de enero @ 10:00 am via Zoom – Como importer
  • 25 de enero @ 10:00 am via Zoom – Creceindo un negocio de comida en tres estapas 
Registrarse aqui: https://go.wisc.edu/m6hat6

We are providing Food business workshops in Spanish
  • January 18 at 10:00 am via Zoom – How to import
  • January 25 at 10:00 am via Zoom – Three stages of food business growth
Register here.
Jan. 14, 2022
Join us ONLINE on February 15-16, 2022 for our annual CAFO update series, hosted in collaboration with the Wisconsin DNR.
Click here for the flyer and full program information.
Click here to register for the series.
 
Jan. 13, 2022
Graduating 4-H members are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Brown County 4-H Scholarship. 
  • You can review the guidelines here. You can fill out the application here.
  • Applications must be received by the Extension Office by March 1.
  • Reading and following the directions carefully is recommended as the judges consider these criteria when scoring applications.
Jan. 13, 2022
Donate while you dine! Support the Legacy Builders 4-H Club on January 25th. Dine in anytime between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Culver's of De Pere.
Jan. 13, 2022
We at Neville Public Museum care deeply about making the history, science, and art we share with you, our community, and visitors, meaningful. 
 
But we need your help. To learn more about how visitors like you engage with us, we are participating in a national survey of museum-goers, sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums. This survey will provide us with data to help us more effectively share our work with the communities we serve.
Jan. 12, 2022
Congrats to Madison Wiese from the Wrightstown 4-H Club and Emily Ossmann from the Morrison 4-H Club! They all won big at the WI Junior Holstein Convention!

Madison and Emily's dairy bowl team took first place in the junior division. Madison took first place in the intermediate speaking contest, and she received a YDJM award.

You can read more about it here.
Jan. 12, 2022
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our January meeting! See below for a Projectmania review and our upcoming events.

Projectmania Review:
  • Elizabeth-Photography
  • Leo-Shooting Sports
  • Haylee-Sewing a Drawstring Bag
  • Casey-Marbles his rabbit
  • Eric-Chickens
  • Aly-Edited Photos with Effects
  • Helena-Model Horses
  • Ashlynn-Flowers
  • Alyssa-Macramé
Upcoming Events:
  • Tubing at Kewaunee Winter Park on January 16th
  • February Club Meeting on the 20th: Half of the meeting will be making blankets to donate to children who have experienced abuse and the other half will be a Royal Icing Demonstration. 
  • March Club Meeting on the 12th
  • Creative Arts Festival on March 19th
  • Game Day Event on April 2nd
Submitted by Alyssa Ostrenga
 
Jan. 12, 2022
On December 10th, Legacy Builders 4-H Club held their monthly meeting. The recreational leader, Jonathan Jahnke, opened up the meeting with a festive game of candy cane toss. During the meeting, Naomi Goben was sworn into her position, Sergeant at Arms. The educational activity was making gingerbread houses, which fit in perfectly with the season. 

Club Reporter: Lydia Jahnke
Club Photographer: Grace Brochtrup 

 
Jan. 7, 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended our December meeting! We were able to donate 50 cards and 15 yarn hats to Rennes Nursing Home! 
 
Upcoming events:
  • Projectmania on January 9th
  • Tubing at Kewaunee Winter Park on January 16th
Submitted by Alyssa Ostrenga
Jan. 7, 2022
The Brown County 4-H Creative Arts Festival is happening March 19, 2022, at Wrightstown High School. The even will go from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Performances will include Speech, Story Telling, Readers Theater, Poetry, Demonstration, Music, Movement, Multimedia, and Skit. 

Introduce your non 4-H friends to “4-H” by inviting them to participate as well– see guidelines for additional details.

Registration is due by February 4th. Click here to register.
 
Guidelines
-Speaking: go.wisc.edu/kqboqs
-Music: go.wisc.edu/vp358e
-Multimedia: go.wisc.edu/882851
-Drama: go.wisc.edu/h01dn7

We need volunteers to make this day happen! Sign up here.

Looking for examples? Check out Katie's project from last year here: https://youtu.be/sys2e42FmMM
Jan. 7, 2022
Join us for WI State 4-H Horse Virtual Training: Horse Project Policies, Concussion Protocol, and Planning a Horse Show on February 9th, 2022, at 6:30 pm. Please register for our virtual session by February 7th.
 
Jan. 7, 2022
Green Bay, WI---January 6, 2022---In partnership with the Wisconsin Art Education Association experience over 120 creative works of art by students in grades K through 12 from nineteen counties in Northeast Wisconsin.
 
This multi-media exhibit, sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association, highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by The Council for Art Education.
Jan. 6, 2022
Mark your calendars for the upcoming 4-H Livestock and Skill-a-thon Contest and the State 4-H Meats Judging Contest! If you have participated in the past or this is the first time you are hearing about the contest, we would love to have you join us for this day of learning, fun, and competition.
Jan. 5, 2022
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about scholarships for higher education, and 4-H is the place to look!

Are you a current member or alumni?
 
More than $15,000 in scholarships are awarded to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members pursuing higher education in 2022 from the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals.

To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Monday, March 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Use the link below for more information.
 
Dec. 29, 2021
We love to share your pictures & stories! Email us to be featured on our Facebook page and in our newsletter.
Dec. 29, 2021
Tree-related questions are quite common at the Extension Brown County Horticulture Help Desk, and many issues concern trees that were planted by the homeowner about 15 – 25 years ago. These trees were perfectly healthy for many years but then started to slowly decline as they age. Typical symptoms are a thinning of the tree’s canopy, smaller and off-colored leaves, dying branches, early fall colors, early leaf drop, deep cracks in the trunk, etc. The most common trees involved are maples and lindens, but ash, honey locust, ornamental pears, and Japanese tree lilacs are other trees we see affected. While there might be several factors causing the issues including insects and diseases, the most common reason is that the tree was planted too deeply, to begin with!

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Dec. 17, 2021
On November 12th, The Legacy Builders 4-H Club held their monthly meeting at Christ the Rock Church in Depere, WI. Alycia gave a great educational class on how Robert's Rules of Order work in making a Club decision. Robert's Rules are:
1 - Make a Motion
2- Get a Second
3- Have a Discussion 
4- Repeat the Motion
5- Call for a Vote
These rules were used multiple times as the Club used them to make a delicious Chex mix with lots of ingredients. 
Dec. 9, 2021
Green Bay, WI—December 8, 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 Art Section to focus on Women Artists.
 
Dec. 8, 2021
To reduce the risk of becoming infected COVID-19 including the Delta variant, and potentially spreading it to others, Brown County Public Health (BCPH) recommends that fully vaccinated people wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.  BCPH also recommends that you get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Currently, all counties in Wisconsin are experiencing high transmission of COVID-19.  

Learn more information here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view
Dec. 1, 2021
The new Brown County 4-H youth group had their 1st meeting on November 4th. They had a great turnout and decided to name the club IMPACT – Innovative Mentors Positive Active Community Team! If you are interested in joining them please reach out at Jon.Hill@browncountywi.gov. 
Nov. 18, 2021
Join Wisconsin 4-H in a yearlong experience - Learn Together, Lead Together: Youth-Adult Partnerships! We will kick off with two sessions for the 2021-2022 Annual Leader Training. Plan for interaction and engagement, and all youth and adult leaders are invited to participate! Leave with ideas to use right now in growing youth adult-partnerships in your club and community. We hope all youth and adult leaders join us!

Attend one or both - sessions are designed to bring together youth and adult leaders, and provide easy to use strategies, activities and ideas during your 4-H experiences. Registration details below:
Brown County is offering this session in the virtual settings. Youth and adult participants can register using the links below. Once you register, you will receive the link for the zoom session(s), and be provided information on handouts, reference materials and supporting documents.

November 30th, 2021: Learn Together, Lead Together: Building Relationships, Communication and Inclusion
Time: 6:30-8:00pm  
Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/7r9x64

January 31, 2022: Learn Together, Lead Together: Equal Voices, Roles and Participation
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/vze9e3 

Attendance will be recorded. WI 4-H Club annual chartering requires one adult leader from each club or group MUST attend one of the Annual Leader Training sessions.
Have questions? Reach out to your local educator!
Nov. 17, 2021
Green Bay, WI---November 12, 2021--- Celebrate the holiday season with us at the Neville!  See our Snow Babies, Enchanted Forest, and charming “Dolls of Christmas Past” that once adorned the H.C. Prange department store in Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay

Other holiday events include the Children Only Shop and Bruce the Spruce, the lovable talking Christmas tree who once chatted with holiday shoppers at the H.C. Prange department store. Holiday Memories is a wonderful family tradition. Holiday displays will be featured from November 20, 2021 through January 9, 2022.
 
Nov. 12, 2021
Brown County Public Health updated their contact tracing process to better meet the needs of our community.

Now, instead of a phone call, you may receive a survey that’s sent to your e-mail. This survey is HIPAA protected, and it’s a quick and easy process.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and receive a JotForm survey e-mail from us, don’t be alarmed! It’s not spam. By filling out our survey, you’re helping to keep our Brown County community safe and healthy.

If you have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We can be reached the following ways:
Phone: 920-448-6400
Email: BC_Health@browncountywi.gov.

You can learn more about COVID-19 and contact tracing here: COVID-19 Contact Tracing | CDC
Nov. 5, 2021
#DYK? Everyone five (5) years and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine!

Help protect your family and make a plan to get everyone who’s eligible vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you can.

Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic and get back to the things we love.

Learn more here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/parents.htm
Nov. 4, 2021
Green Bay, WI---October 29, 2021--- The 76th 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 40 artworks by 39 artists were chosen by juror George Williams, Professor of Visual Arts at Beloit College.
Oct. 29, 2021
We are looking to develop committees of staff, youth leaders (grades 8th-13th), and adult volunteers to edit current project information sheets and create a project leader supplement document for the project areas of swine, photography, and woodworking.

Examples of current project information sheets can be found here.

To develop these materials, committees will:
  • review current curriculum available for this project
  • develop a list of most common project skills
  • develop a list of suggested activities to provide a path through project learning using the project skill list
Your commitment: 1 hour every other week, as necessary for about 3 months.

Each committee will develop their own meeting schedule. Committees will be chaired by members of the Project Leader Support committee. Meetings will be held virtually.

Contact Jon Hill if interested in participating: jon.hill@browncountywi.gov

P.S. If you have any horse project photos, please send them to Jon Hill. 
Oct. 29, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccinations (Pfizer only) will be offered on October 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 this clinic. Appointments are encouraged but not required. To reserve your timeslot please visit: www.stayhealthybc.com 

Oct. 27, 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
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


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

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
Green Bay, WI—September 23, 2021—We are pleased to announce that the Neville Public Museum has been awarded funding from Communities for Immunity in support of its work to promote vaccine confidence in Brown County.  
 
Supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Communities for Immunity is an initiative of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the American Alliance of Museums, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine. It provides funding awards and support to museums and libraries engaging their communities to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence. As trusted community partners, museums and libraries play a critical role in building vaccine confidence and fighting the pandemic.
Sept. 23, 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
Green Bay, WI—September 17, 2021— We are pleased to announce that the Neville Public Museum is a 2021 grant recipient of the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Community Foundation!
 
The grant will fund the exhibition and public programming for HerStory opening in February of 2022. The HerStory exhibit will feature the roles of women at work, in politics, and in their communities demonstrating drastic change through time over the last 100 years.
Sept. 17, 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

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
Green Bay, WI—September 8, 2021—To complement the exhibition Spirited: Prohibition in America, The Neville Public Museum is pleased to offer two custom programs to discover more about this tumultuous time in American history, when flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation, took sides in this battle against the bottle.
Sept. 8, 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
Green Bay, WI—September 1, 2021—During the era of Prohibition, Americans no longer could manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages from 1920 until 1933. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new exhibition opening Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the Neville Public Museum explores this tumultuous time in American history, when flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation, took sides in this battle against the bottle.
Sept. 1, 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

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. View full article to continue reading...

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 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.

View full article for additional information...

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 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. 

View full article for additional information...

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.

View full article for additional information...

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.

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).

View full article for additional details...

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
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
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
Did you lose your job and need health insurance? You can get free help!

View full article for additional details...
Aug. 17, 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.

View full article for additional details...

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
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 each other 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
Click here to read the entire press release.
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