Be sure to submit your applicationsby the various deadlines.
Feb. 7, 2024
There may be snow on the ground, but we’ve got summer on the brain! That means it’s time to release the 2024 topics and schedule for the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s summer camp programs. Registration will open Monday, January 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

The NEW Zoo offers two types of Summer Zoo Camp experiences:
  • Single-day “Summer Safari” programs for 1st through 4th grades, where students may attend up to two different dates with different topics at a cost of $45 per day (Members receive a discount)
  • Two-day “Summer Zoo Camp” programs for 5th through 7th graders, where students must attend two consecutive dates with the same topic at a cost of $95 per two-day session (Members receive a discount)
The Adventure Park also offers a variety of Summer Adventure Camp experiences:
  • Single-day “Adventure Camps” for ages 6 to 14, where students may attend up to four different dates with different topics, including ropes course, rock climbing, zip lining, and mountain biking, and single-day “Junior Guide Camps” for ages 14 to 16, at a cost of $40 per day (Members receive a discount)
  • Multi-day “Trekker Camp” (ages 6-9 years), “Explorer Camp” (ages 10-14 years), and “Junior Guide Camp” (ages 14-16 years) programs, where students attend four consecutive dates at a cost of $175 per camper (Members receive a discount).
All students must be registered to attend the day(s) that corresponds to the age group and the grade they will be entering in the fall of 2024. Pre-registration is required, and classes often fill quickly!

Register Online: 
Jan. 22, 2024
Graduating 4-H members are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Brown County 4-H Scholarship. (more information below)
Nov. 29, 2023
Brown County Library Named 2023 Library of the Year

The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) recently announced that Brown County Library was selected as the 2023 WLA Library of the Year.  This award recognizes distinguished achievement in service provided by any type of Wisconsin library, library system, or network.

This notable distinction is based on activities or accomplishments in the areas of impact to the community, commitment to innovation, and commitment to library users.  Nominations are reviewed by WLA’s Awards & Honors Committee.
Nov. 14, 2023
(Brown County, Wis.) – Brown County understands that there is a statewide outage affecting the inbound calls to all Brown County services when calling from a cellular line. Verizon, Cellcom, US Cellular, and Spectrum cellular customers are the ones who are impacted by this intermittent outage. 
Windstream, who provides the network for these cellular users, is experiencing a hardware failure and that is preventing the reliable routing of calls. Windstream is working to replace their damaged hardware.
The Brown County phone network is not having any issues. It is solely the cell phone users that are having problems. Currently Windstream has not provided their users with an ETA for the restoration.
Oct. 6, 2023
Brown County Public Health would like to help the community keep everyone safe and healthy this upcoming holiday! Whether you are grilling out, lakeside, poolside or enjoying the great outdoors, you can take steps to protect yourself and others from getting sick!

Here are five quick tips to have a safe and healthy celebration:

Monitor the air quality:
  • Be air aware this 4th of July! Air quality conditions may change rapidly over the next few days. It is important to pay close attention to the air quality in your area and take action, especially if you don’t feel well. You can check for real time updates where you live or where you’re traveling to.
West Nile Virus and mosquito bite prevention:
  • Avoid mosquito bites by applying an insect repellent with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535 to exposed skin and clothing. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning hours, when mosquitoes that spread the West Nile virus are most active. Wear long-sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors to keep mosquitoes away from your skin. Learn more about the West Nile Virus here:
Food Safety:Heat Safety:
  • Take steps to stay cool in the heat if you plan on being outdoors. Drink plenty of water on hot days. Do regular check-ins with loved ones, especially young children, and older adults. Avoid the hottest part of the day—if you want to be outside, stick to the cooler morning and evening hours. Stay informed about your local weather forecasts so you can plan outdoor activities safely. Pay attention to extreme heat alerts. More heat safety guidance can be found here:
Water safety:
  • Keep you, your loved ones, and your pets safe! Don’t swim if there is a red sign that says “Beach Closed” or where water is discolored, or has scum, foam, or dead fish. Wash off with clean water after swimming, and rinse off pets with clean water if they swim in discolored or scummy water.  Also never drink or swallow the water from a lake or a pool. Learn more here:
June 30, 2023
As of December 8th, the FDA authorized updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years. This includes both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent vaccines. 
Click here for additional guidance.
Jan. 19, 2023
Brown County Public Health will be offering COVID-19 boosters to children 12-18 years of age at today's Vaccines for Children immunization clinic at the Brown County Central Library. Call 920-448-6400 or visit to register. Appointments are limited and registration is required.

You can learn more about Brown County Public Health's Vaccines for Children program by visiting

Oct. 27, 2022
The new, updated COVID-19 boosters provide greater protection against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. Visit to find a location and schedule your booster today!

Sept. 29, 2022
On August 31, the FDA removed emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 monovalent vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 monovalent vaccine for individuals 12 years of age and older as booster doses, however they continue to be authorized for use as a primary vaccine series for individuals 6 months of age and older.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine remains authorized as a single booster dose for individuals 5-11 years of age at least 5 months after completing a primary series of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are 12 years of age or older and currently have an appointment scheduled for either the monovalent Pfizer or Moderna booster, you need to reschedule for when locations have the new COVID-19 bivalent vaccines available. Please speak with your healthcare provider.

Sept. 6, 2022
Wisconsin residents can now order a round of 5 free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests through the Wisconsin Department of Health Service's newest program, Say Yes! Covid Test. Visit to order yours today!

Sept. 1, 2022
It's just about that time! Let's make this a happy and healthy school year for everyone.

Aug. 25, 2022
Registration for the Reading Success Summit is now open! Register here!

Once students transition from the 3rd to 4th grade, they go from learning to read to reading to learn. This means children are expected to use reading to learn other subjects. Kids who reach fourth grade without being able to read proficiently are more likely to struggle academically. The data shows students who can’t read at a proficient level or above in 3rd grade are 4 times more likely not to graduate high school by the age of 19. This leads to higher dropout rates and likely results in difficulties finding suitable and/or financially secure career prospects.

In Brown County, reading proficiency levels have been slowly declining, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 2016-2017 school year, 41% of Brown County students were reading at a proficient level. The most recent 2020-2021 shows a 14% decrease in reading proficiency, with only 27% of Brown County students meeting 3rd-grade reading proficiency targets. Checking out all of the data here!

Reading proficiency scores in Brown County also reveal massive equity gaps between children of marginalized populations and white students. The largest racial equity gap, a 31.3% difference, exists between Latinx and white students. However, no equity gap exists that is lower than 16%.

As a direct response to the declining reading proficiency levels and equity gaps in our community, Achieve Brown County and the Brown County Library are hosting a Reading Success Summit. By bringing together subject matter experts, industry partners, and community members, we are taking the first step to create a stronger community of readers in Brown County.

Reading success affects every person in our community and everyone in our community has a role to play. Creating a strong community of readers is an important gateway to establishing a path to high school graduation, successful careers, active citizenship for all children, and a robust economy.

The Reading Success Summit aims to create a future where all children are reading at a proficient level. However, approaches must be intersectional and recognize the unique experiences and cultures of the students in Brown County Schools.

There is no one size fits all approach to creating better readers in our county. That is why we are calling on our entire community to join us in co-creating a brighter future for our children.
Aug. 24, 2022
On August 11, 2022, the CDC released their new guidance and recommendations for COVID-19. Brown County Public Health continues to align with the CDC's recommendations, but still encourages individuals to speak with their health care provider if they are considered high risk for infection.

Key changes:
  • Social Distancing: due to the increased number of vaccinated individuals and those with immunity as a result of previous COVID-19 infections, the CDC no longer recommends staying at least 6 feet away from other people to reduce the risk of exposure.
  • Quarantine: unvaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine for 5 days after exposure to COVID-19. Instead, they should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5. Stay home if you develop symptoms and test again.
  • Test to Stay: if an individual was exposed to COVID-19, they no longer need to receive a negative test to stay in school as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms.
  • Contact Tracing: should be limited to high risk situations, such as hospitals and group-living settings (nursing homes, shelters, prisons).
Aug. 15, 2022
Did you know that blue-green algae blooms have look-alikes? Learn the difference and when in doubt, stay out! 

Learn more about blue-green algae:
Aug. 11, 2022
If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.
July 14, 2022
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 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
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:
May 31, 2022
Happy Bike Month!  Where are your favorite places to ride your bike?
Looking for a new bike trail? Click here to learn more. 
May 25, 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
​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
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:
Jan. 12, 2022
The Skillathon and Quiz Bowl are both returning to the UW-Madison Campus on March 16th!
Feb. 16, 2024
Green Bay, WI – February 13, 2024  –Since 1995, Brown County and Oneida Nation 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. 

The 2024 ‘s celebration exhibition theme was Bridging Cultures, Celebrating Differences. Exhibiting now at the Neville Public Museum are the award-winning works of creative writing and illustration by 19 Kindergarten through 12th grade students representing 13 area schools.
Feb. 13, 2024
Make sure to stop by on March 2, 2024
Feb. 7, 2024
Green Bay, WI—February 5, 2024— LGBTQ+ history extends long before the iconic Stonewall Uprising and milestone historical moments continue to be made daily. Explore some of the courageous pioneers, influential moments, and hard-won victories for the LGBTQ+ community at the local, state, and national level.  
Feb. 5, 2024
Green Bay, WI—February 1, 2024— Join us this summer for summer camps at the Neville!
We are excited to offer Museum Preschool Camp for 4-and-5-year-olds and Museum Explorer Camp for 6-9-year-olds! Registration for Friends of the Neville with active memberships opens Thursday, February 1!  Not yet a member? Join today and save!
Feb. 1, 2024
Green Bay, WI---January 29, 2024---In partnership with the Wisconsin Art Education Association experience over 155 creative works of art by students in grades K through 12 from thirty-four schools in Northeast Wisconsin.
Jan. 29, 2024

4-H members can now register for the 4-H Bean Bag & Basketball Tournament that will take place on April 6th! 

Be sure to register before the deadline of March 20th, 2024

Jan. 25, 2024
Green Bay, WI—January 22, 2024— The Green Bay Art Colony is a growing and thriving group of female artists. Established by nine women in September 1915, the Green Bay Art Club held its first public art exhibition in the Kellogg Public Library at 125 S. Jefferson St. The exhibit was so popular with the community that the decision was made to create a permanent museum and by 1917, the Green Bay Public Museum was founded. The museum was renamed the Neville Public Museum in memory of Green Bay Art Club member Ella Hoes Neville and her husband Arthur, a local historian.
Jan. 22, 2024
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View our January Newsletter here.
Jan. 19, 2024
Join us for the 2024 Creative Arts Festival!

More information about catgories, scoring and guidelines in news article.

Jan. 11, 2024
The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry.
Jan. 8, 2024
Save the dates for the 2024 Annual CAFO meetings!

Register at
Dec. 26, 2023
Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the latest information directly in your inbox.

View our December Newsletter here.
Dec. 26, 2023
Whether you're looking for a last minute gift idea or just looking to get crafty, food gifts are a great idea! 
Dec. 20, 2023
Looking for some money-saving holiday shopping tips? The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection has got you covered! We've listed a few here, but click here to learn more.
Dec. 18, 2023
Giving Tuesday is over, but many Wisconsinites will be donating to charities, nonprofits, and other organizations this holiday season. Scammers know this, and take advantage of others generosity. 
Dec. 13, 2023
In person event presented by the Brown County Livestock & Dairy Auction Committee
Dec. 13, 2023
Don't play games with toy safety! The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection provides a helpful article when it comes to toy safety and gift giving this holiday season. 

To see the full article, click here. 
Dec. 12, 2023
Join Nonprofit Leader Conversations and Dominique Green from Dom G Creative Agency for a conversation about how to connect your marketing to culture and provide inclusive authentic communication about your organization, your activities, and with your staff and volunteers.
Dec. 11, 2023
Read all about Denmark Red Lightning and their club leaders!
Dec. 6, 2023
Learn more about this invasive insect that could make an appearance in our state in the not-too-distant future.
Dec. 4, 2023
UW-Madison Extension held a successful FEED Summit in Northeast Wisconsin in November.  The Food Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (FEED) Summit was attended by over 100 food entrepreneurs, business assistance professionals, and Extension educators from around Wisconsin.
Dec. 1, 2023
Nonprofit Leader Conversations presents the 'Enhancing Your Cybersecurity Practices' webinar on December 14. Cybersecurity experts from the financial consulting firm CLA will be on the call for a brief presentation about how to enhance your practices relating to cybersecurity.
Nov. 30, 2023
Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Outreach Specialist, has tips for keeping your houseplants and furry friends safe this winter here.

Remember to ask Extension about your plant questions using the 'Ask a Gardening Question' form.
Nov. 29, 2023
Graduating 4-H members are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Brown County 4-H Scholarship. (more information below)
Nov. 29, 2023
Have an agriculture question or agriculture issue? UW-Extension offers the Ask an Agriculture Question form as a simple and quick way to reach an Extension staff member who can answer your question.
Nov. 28, 2023
Twelve local entrepreneurial pitch contest winners will advance to the November 30 NEW Launch Alliance regional pitch competition at TitletownTech! These local contest winners will demonstrate a variety of creative business ideas in New North region. While there is no charge to attend the NEW Launch Alliance Pitch Event, registration is requested and available at
Nov. 27, 2023
Learn the process for identifying plant problems in your own trees, landscape and garden and be prepared for the next growing season! This online, self-paced course from the UW-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Program explains the basics of the plant diagnostic process in an easy-to-understand way.
Nov. 27, 2023
The Brown County Register of Deeds office is moving to a Tag-Less recording system. If you are submitting paper documents for recording you will also need to submit a completed Swift Agreement.  This agreement will give you access to the official copy of your document after it has been recorded. You will receive an email with a secure link to the document allowing you to print up to 3 copies, the link will be valid for 7 days.

For more information on Tag-Less recording click here
Nov. 22, 2023
The Brown County Register of Deeds office is moving to a Tag-Less recording system. If you are submitting paper documents for recording you will also need to submit a completed Swift Agreement.  This agreement will give you access to the official copy of your document after it has been recorded. You will receive an email with a secure link to the document allowing you to print up to 3 copies, the link will be valid for 7 days.

For more information on Tag-Less recording click here
Nov. 22, 2023
Join UW-Madison Division of Extension Farm Succession Outreach Specialist, Joy Kirkpatrick, on Friday, December 15, 2023, at noon for the free Getting Started on Your Farm Succession Plan webinar.
Nov. 22, 2023
Want to start composting at home, but don't know where to start? That's where the UW-Extension Master Composter Home Study Course comes in.
Nov. 21, 2023
Learn more about the advantages of container gardening and how to get your garden started here.
Nov. 15, 2023
Save the date for Pesticide Applicator Training 2024!
Nov. 14, 2023
New members: Make sure you don't miss your FINAL chance to regsiter for 4-H Shooting Sports!
Nov. 13, 2023
It's hard to believe Thanksgiving preparations are underway. The USDA has an in-depth article on how to prepare arguably the most important part of your Thanksgiving spread, the turkey!

To view this article, click here.
Nov. 10, 2023
COMET™ is a short, two-hour program offered by UW – Madison Division of Extension educators for the agricultural and rural communities in Wisconsin. The program can be offered in-person as a standalone workshop, attached to a larger conference, or on a virtual platform. 
Nov. 9, 2023
This month the Anston Country Squires is in our club of the month spotlight, click to find out more!
Nov. 8, 2023
Lycorma Delicatula, commonly called the 'Spotted Lanternfly' is an invasive species knocking on Wisconsin's door.
Nov. 7, 2023
The animated figures that once adorned the H.C. Prange’s department store windows are featured in this exhibit along with the Enchanted Forest, the Snow Babies and charming forest animal collections. Bruce the Spruce, the lovable talking Christmas tree who once chatted with holiday shoppers at Prange’s, is awake at select times to talk with guests. The Children Only Shop, a whimsical re-creation of the H.C. Prange’s holiday experience, is back for its twelfth year in a row! Children ages 4-12 are invited to purchase from an assortment of holiday gifts for $4 each and have them gift-wrapped. Find the perfect present for everyone on your list! Entrance to the Children Only Shop is included with museum admission.
Nov. 6, 2023
Apply to make a difference in your community through creating and expanding 4-H programs!
Oct. 26, 2023
Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the latest information directly in your inbox. 
Oct. 24, 2023
Green Bay, WI---October 21, 2023--- The 78th 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 regional artists are represented in is show juried by Emily Schlemowitz.
Oct. 21, 2023
Arts Camp registration closes on October 27th!
Oct. 20, 2023
Make sure you register in time for American Spirit!
Oct. 20, 2023
Green Bay, WI---October 12, 2023--- The 78th 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 61 artworks by 54 regional artists are represented in is show juried by Emily Schlemowitz.
Oct. 12, 2023
Are you interested in trying out a new idea on your farm? Have you thought about applying for a grant but weren’t sure where to start?

On Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19th UW-Madison Division of Extension will host webinars to introduce farmers and agricultural professionals to grant opportunities in agriculture.
Oct. 12, 2023
​Please join the Brown County Seed Library for their first seed packing event of the fall. We will be gathering at the STEM Innovation Center, room 136, to clean and pack seeds to replenish the library and prepare for next year's launch. Open to all ages and to anyone on or off Facebook.

Please register here for the session you would like to attend:

Session 1: 9am - 11:30am
Session 2: 12pm - 2:30pm
Oct. 11, 2023
Congratulations to the graduating Brown County 4-H Cloverbuds! We can't wait to see where your 4-H journey takes you next. 
Oct. 6, 2023
Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the lastest information directly in your inbox.
Oct. 6, 2023
Earlier this week, the Brown County Leaders Association held their Annual Leaders Banquet where we honored our 4-H Leaders. Thank you to all leaders and volunteers, you are what makes Brown County 4-H possible!
Oct. 6, 2023
Green Bay, WI---September 27, 2023--- The Neville Public Museum has thousands of artifacts in our collection. Most of them are regular items you would expect people to use in their everyday lives. Others, however, have a more disturbing or macabre past.
Sept. 27, 2023
Ready...Set...Escape! Brown County 4-Her's 13-19 years old are welcomed to join the 4-H I.M.P.A.C.T. group at Escape Room Wisconsin - Green Bay on Sunday, October 22, 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm. Registrants will put their puzzle solving skills to the test in either the Secret Agent 22 Escape Room or the Alchemyst Escape Room.

Register to attend here:
$30 cost per registrant
Sept. 27, 2023

Fall Forum, a statewide conference held in Green Lake, WI, gives youth and adults the opportunity to collaborate, communicate, and connect with others who love 4-H! Youth grades 7-13, adult volunteer leaders, and county/state staff are welcome to attend.

For more information on Fall Forum and workshop descriptions, click here.

Registration ends October 6 in 4-H Online.
Sept. 27, 2023
Join Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator of Dane County Extension, for the Green Thumb Gardening - Fall 2023 Webinar Series. This series features a wide variety of Autumn themed gardening classes for both experienced and beginning gardeners.
Sept. 19, 2023
Join the Leaders Association on October 3rd to celebrate and recognize our 4-H Leaders and Volunteers, as well as celebrate the 4-H Cloverbud's graduation. 
Sept. 19, 2023
Green Bay, WI---September 7, 2023--- As part of the Neville Public Museum’s internally created Spectacular Science exhibition, Candy Chemistry opens to the public Saturday, September 9, 2023. Dive into the sugary world of candy and explore the complex science behind making tasty treats.
Sept. 7, 2023
Arrive at the McAllister House Welcome Center dressed in your 4-H or FFA uniform, organization jackets, or group t-shirt and receive free admission! Group leaders are also admitted free.
Sept. 6, 2023
Are you a middle schooler looking for an opportunity to explore the arts through 4-H? If so, you don’t want to miss Wisconsin 4-H Arts Camp! 
Sept. 5, 2023
Your guide to remaking fruit gels that have come out too-soft or syrupy. 
Aug. 31, 2023
Do you have a passion for the arts and want to improve your leadership skills? Then this opportunity is for you!
Aug. 30, 2023
With food preservation season upon on us, it's always best to play it safe when it comes to substitutions and changes in canning.
Aug. 30, 2023
Cedar Crest Ice Cream & the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation announce the "Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Creation Contest" for all Wisconsin 4-H clubs!
Aug. 24, 2023
Rockland 4-H Club of Brown County shares their June, July, and August Reports!
Aug. 21, 2023
Calling all 4-H Horse Project members! Register online by August 25 to participate in this statewide show.

The 4-H County Classic Pleasure Show will be held at the La Crosse Interstate Fair Grounds on August 26 at 8 a.m.
Aug. 15, 2023
Green Bay, WI---August 4, 2023--- From personal reflections and observations to memories of special times spent Down By The Shore, these 23 fiber art pieces from 17 regional artists showcase a wide, rich variety of subjects and personal interpretation of the exhibit’s theme.
Aug. 4, 2023
Register today for the 2023 FEED Summit in Green Bay, WI!
--November 13-14, 2023--

This annual Summit is an opportunity for aspiring and early entrepreneurs in food & farming businesses to come together to learn business fundamentals and build business connections!
Learn more and register here.

Sign up for upcoming Virtual Info Sessions on August 14 and 21 here.
Aug. 2, 2023
When it comes to home canning, vinegar plays a critical role in safety AND flavor.
White and cider vinegars acceptable for home preserving are standardized to 5% acidity. But, increasingly, store brands of vinegar are available with 4% acidity. Be sure to read the label! If you choose a vinegar with 4% or lower acidity, it may not be strong enough to safely preserve food. Check out this information and more about safe home canning here.
July 26, 2023
Green Bay, WI---July 21, 2023--- The 78th 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. Artists working in any medium are invited to apply. Established and emerging artists welcome.
July 21, 2023
Green Bay Health Services is looking to connect with 4-H Clubs to organize a clean up of their garden area!

When: To be determined. 
Where: Green Bay Health Services, 1640 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303
Interested? Contact Kari Hietpas at or 920-499-5177
July 21, 2023
4-H Summer of Discovery News
July 20, 2023
Brown County Needs Your Help to Improve Internet Access
Wisconsin Residents Asked to Take WISER Survey to Help Internet Planning Efforts

In order to better understand your internet needs, barriers and network performance, and to help shape Brown County’s and the State of Wisconsin's internet planning efforts, Brown County and the Wisconsin Broadband Office (WBO) are encouraging all Wisconsin households to take the Wisconsin Internet Self-Report (WISER) survey.

See the Press Release here.
July 20, 2023
This July, FoodWIse participated in the first harvest celebration at the Keller Elementary School Food Garden. The garden is currently growing potato plants, radishes, beans, spinach, bok choy, tomatoes, and herbs. Some of the produce was distributed to Keller families and to House of Hope.

Learn more about this Food Garden and the collaboration that makes it possible here.
July 20, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Reports from Anston Country Squires 4-H and Lost Dauphin 4-H Clubs!
July 19, 2023
Whether it's your first time showing or you're looking to brush up on your showmanship skills, all rabbit project members are encouraged to attend. 
July 19, 2023
The Wisconsin Beef Council and Wisconsin 4-H Foundation are offering a display contest to all Wisconsin 4-H Beef Project members. 
July 14, 2023
Celebrating the recipients of the 2023 'I Dare You' Award and the 2023 Key Award.
July 13, 2023
Registration for the National 4-H Congress is now open! This educational experience will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 24, 2023 to November 28, 2023. Registration is open until August 5, 2023 for 4-H Members in 9th to 12th grade at the time of registration. Maximum age is 18 of January 1, 2023. 

July 13, 2023
Planning AHEAD is a 7-session course (one hour each) that guides participants through various topics on end of life arrangements. This course features a free workbook to help people with the tasks and decisions associated with end-of-life planning.
This program is for people who:
•Want to create end-of-life plans
•Have lost a loved one
•Are in the process of losing a loved one and are dealing with the transition
This virtual course will take place September 19th - November 7th, 2023 on Tuesdays from 11am to noon via Zoom.
**September 19th is a required tech check**
Please register at: by Monday, September 11th.
July 13, 2023
The 4-H Strawberry Jam Making Class will be held on Wednesday, July 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Kitchen of the STEM Innovation Center. Class is open to both 4-H members and non-member participants. Registration is open from now until June 30th to all 4-H youth members only.

If there are spots open after June 30th, youth not enrolled in 4-H may register starting on July 1st, 2023. Registration for all will close on July 7th, 2023. Youth must be 9 years or older to participate and the class is limited to 8 students.

Registration ended.
June 26, 2023
Join us for the Virtual StrongBodies Program! July 11 - September 28, 9am - 10:15am.

StrongBodies has been shown to increase strength, muscle mass, and bone density. Classes are held twice weekly and include progressive resistance training, balance training, and flexibility exercises.

Register online to join this virtual series:

Questions? Contact Jen Whitty at
June 26, 2023
UW Extension is offering Online Parenting Classes through the Parenting and Family Relationships Department of the Division of Extension. These online classes are broken down into two categories:
  1. Resilient Co-Parenting (for parents or caregivers raising children together while living apart)
  2. Raising Wisconsin’s Children (for any caregiver)

Learn more here! (
June 20, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Reports for June from Anston Country Squires 4-H and Lost Dauphin 4-H Clubs!
June 16, 2023
Covering Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization and program of UW-Madison Division of Extension that helps people in Wisconsin find and use health insurance.

You can get in contact with an expert Health Insurance Navigators to receive help on:
  • Knowing your options for plans and financial help
  • igning up for, BadgerCare Plus or Medicaid
  • Using your plan to get the health care you need
  • Solving billing or coverage problems
There are 3 ways you can make an appointment with a Health Insurance Navigator:
  1. Call Tony Lee, Northeastern WI Regional Navigator Lead, at 920-857-0401
  2. Visit
  3. Text COVER to 920-507-5295
June 9, 2023

SAVE THE DATE for Fall 2023 Virtual Grant Writing Workshops
Thursday, September 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Monday, September 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
* This is a free program *
Registration is required- coming soon

Language interpretation available.
Traducción de lenguaje disponible
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June 9, 2023
GREEN BAY, WI June 7, 2023 – Room 108: The Clearing is a locally filmed movie set in a dual timeline of 1899/1900 and 1999/2000. Filming was originally inspired by a Wisconsin urban legend set at the Vic Theatre in Green Bay (now the Orpheum Theatre) where a double murder and homicide occurred after opening night of a new Broadway play. When Freddy Moyano, director, co-writer and one of the actors of Room 108: The Clearing, read about the urban legend, it inspired him to create his own take on it for an independent movie.
June 7, 2023
Much of the state of Wisconsin is currently experiencing a “flash drought.” When is it time to begin implementing drought readiness strategies on your farm?

Badger Crop Connect is running a special topic Zoom webinar to address this issue on Friday, June 9th at 9:00 a.m.
You can sign up for this webinar here.

A series of topics will be discussed with a quick paced format to connect growers with resources to assist decision-making. The topics will include impact of weather on historic crop yield potential, seasonal weather patterns, critical grain development stages, soil fertility decisions in dry conditions, alternative forage options, soil moisture management, federal crop insurance risk management, and FSA program assistance.
June 7, 2023
The pop tab collection location has changed!
Nicki Vandeurzen of Happy Valley 4-H club will be collecting Pop tabs at the Glenmore Town Hall on Saturday, June 10th, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Location: Glenmore Town Hall,  5718 Dickinson Rd, De Pere, WI 54115
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Can't make the drop off? You can bring your pop tabs to the Brown County Extension Office at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.
June 6, 2023
Green Schools Rock is a free, inclusive program that is committed to helping schools provide the healthiest learning environment possible by shaping kids to be green leaders in their schools and communities. 
Classes will grow your child's knowledge of environmental issues and how they can play an important role in helping to be a part of the solution. There will be two in-person classes per week geared toward youth in 4th through 6th grade. Class size ranges from 3 to a maximum of 10. Classes are free and will be meeting at the Kress Library.

See more information, including the class schedule, and sign up to join here
June 3, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Report for April and May from the Lost Dauphin 4-H Club!
June 2, 2023
Sign up here to volunteer at the Brown County Breakfast on the Farm event at the 4-H Booth.
The Brown County 4-H booth will feature a 4-H hat making craft activity. We need 4-H Volunteers to make this possible- please join us!

To learn more about the Breakfast on the Farm event, check out their flyer here: 
Breakfast on the Farm Flyer- 2023
May 23, 2023
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Strategic Consulting hosted the 23rd annual Showcase event on Thursday, April 20, at Union South. This day-long event brought together campus colleagues to share best practices, learn from each other’s successes, and connect.

Patrick Nehring, Community Development Educator; Liliana Ramirez Gonzalez, FoodWIse Coordinator; and Clarice Martell, Healthy Communities Coordinator submitted a proposal which was accepted into this juried event. Their poster “Collaboration to Understand Food Security; Leveraging partnerships to reach the community.” They partnered with a number of community organizations in Brown County to implement the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food security survey. In addition to sharing the value of partnerships, the poster featured results showing the prevalence of food insecurity in Brown County. 

See Extension Brown County's poster, number 23, here.
May 23, 2023
FoodWIse partnered with Danz Elementary School to provide Nutrition Education to 3rd graders. The curriculum offered had a garden-based approach where students learn about the parts of a plant and the nutrients that will help them stay healthy and strong. Students were able to learn about the six parts of the plant and taste at least one vegetable from each part of the plant. They were also able to plant beans and use hypotheses to see if they could figure out what would happen to the plant. A celery and water experiment was also done, and the kids had wonderful hypotheses on what would happen to the colored water.

Read more here!
May 23, 2023
The second annual STEM Family Day took place April 29, 2023 - and with more than 850 attendees, was a complete success.  Extension Brown County, a partner in planning the event with UWGB, UWGB Engineering Club and the Einstein Project, supported six hands on booths during the event, which was open from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  From planting seeds with the Northeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, to learning about DNA, micropipettes, engineering paper plate hats, learning about what is in our blood, and identifying fingerprints, Extension Brown County provided opportunities for youth to find their sparks with us.  Chris Clover, the 4-H Mascot, also made an appearance multiple times throughout the day.
May 23, 2023
Calling all Brown County 4-Hers, 13-19 years old. Are you looking to meet with other 4-Hers your age to build community and make an impact in your county?
Join the Brown County 4-H IMPACT group!

Their upcoming meeting on July 20th will be at Bay Beach Amusement Park, 1pm-4pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for Freedom House. Considering joining, or would like to contribute to the donations collected? Register to attend or review the donations list here.

Youth who attend and bring at least one donation item for Freedom House from their donation needs list will be eligible for a $5 reimbursement for ticket costs.

May 19, 2023
Brown County 4-H Foods Revue

When: June 4th, 1pm start, you can come anytime after 12:45pm to set up your dish
event usually lasts about 2 hours or less 
Where: Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UWGB, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay

Come join us for a fun afternoon with food!  Open to all 4-H youth including Cloverbuds. The Food Review allows 4-H'ers to participate in their own version of a Cooking Show! The goal is to be fun and educational, so youth know what to expect for future Food Revues. There will be a fun activities for youth to participate in while waiting for their food to be judged. It is a great way to try different foods and let the kids show off their skills! 

Sign up here! Register by May 31
May 19, 2023
GREEN BAY, WI May 15, 2023 – BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art explores the medium of inflatable art with figurative, conceptual, and abstract imagery. These large-scale inflatable sculptures, conceived by nine artists and art collectives, connote fun and whimsy, are familiar yet strange, and challenge the definition of art. Here, in an unusual feat, artists use air as an active tool in their work to subvert our perspective and surprise us.
May 15, 2023
The 4-H YWCA club is meeting on May 30th, 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Greater Green Bay YWCA (230 S Madison St, Green Bay).

Join us! We will be making OObleck and learning the basics of Cake Decorating. This activity is geared toward K-8, but we welcome the whole family!

Let us know you are planning to attend here.
May 5, 2023
Pullorum Testing Requirement is required for showing poultry at the Brown County Fair in 2023:.
Jason Smits, a certified tester, will be available Monday, July 17th from 5-8pm and Thursday, July 27th from 5-8pm by appointment.  
Testing this year will be at the Smits House, address provided after the appointment is scheduled, price will be $1 per bird payable the night of testing. 
Please call Tara at (920) 819-2520 to schedule it.  Also note that all poultry are required to be tested except the following:
  • Birds under 4 months of age.
  • Doves, pigeons, and turkeys are exempt.
  • NPIP Registered flock from hatchery or breeder (paperwork must be provided).
May 4, 2023
The registration deadline for Wisconsin 4-H Summer Academy 2023 is now May 10th.
Eligibility for Summer Academy has also been extended to 11th graders.

Learn more about Summer Academy here.
May 4, 2023
Check out "TRACKS", the Wildlife WHEP Wisconsin 4-H & Wisconsin 4-H Forestry Newsletter.

Participation in wildlife & forestry activities are open to all Wisconsin 4-H club members. You can be enrolled in any 4-H project and participate in the activities!
May 4, 2023
Volunteer Opportunity with Allouez Parkside Village Assisted Living Community

Allouez Parkside Village is looking for a 4-H group to bring animals to the Assisted Living Community for an outdoor animal demonstration during an event.

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 4pm - 7pm
Where: Allouez Parkside Village, 1901 Libal St, Green Bay, WI 54301
Interested? Contact Wendy, Activity Director at Allouez Parskdie Village: 920-371-6293
May 4, 2023
Apr. 24, 2023
Join the Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club for their May meeting field trip to VandenWymelenberg Dairy!
Please register here!

When: Wednesday May 3rd, 6pm
What: Farm tour, calf feeding, and other fun farm activities!
Where: VandenWymelenburg Dairy, 6016 Dickinson Rd, De Pere
Apr. 21, 2023
We need volunteers to help bring Chris Clover to the 2023 STEM Family Day event on 4/29. We also need activity helpers and photographers to join the fun.

STEM Family Day is on Saturday, April 29, 10am-2pm.

Sign up here if you are interested!
Apr. 21, 2023
April is the Month of the Military Child #MOMC.  

Did you know in Monroe County there is a 4-H Club at Fort McCoy? With at least 2 deployed WI Units, WI 4-H partners to build resiliency and connection.   Wear purple to recognize and thank children for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. Kids serve too! #PurpleupDay #Building Connections
Apr. 20, 2023
Over 250 nonprofit professionals across Northeast Wisconsin gathered this April for UW Green Bay’s Nonprofit Education & Development Network Conference. 
Apr. 19, 2023
Join UW Extension Horticulture for part 2 of their FREE webinar series for Wisconsin Gardeners!
These engaging mini-webinars are 30 minutes including Q&A. Mini-webinars are free, but registration is required. Webinars will be recorded for later viewing. 
Learn more here.

For questions about the webinars contact:

Apr. 19, 2023
Join in to help pollinators in Wisconsin! Get your calendar and mark down UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Program’s Wisconsin Celebrates Pollinator Week from June 19-25, 2023 and visit the Wisconsin Celebrate Pollinator Week website:
Apr. 19, 2023
Breakfast on the Farm: Sunday June 4 at Collins Dairy at 3489 Hill Road, Greenleaf, WI 54126

The Brown County Dairy Promotions Committee is looking for volunteers for the annual Breakfast on the Farm event!
Volunteer sign up is first come first served. Sign up here to volunteer!
Apr. 18, 2023
With summer right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about summer camps!  Brown County 4-H is offering a summer’s worth of topics - something for everyone.

We will be holding camps Mondays-Wednesdays from 8:30-11:30, and another topic/theme from 12:30-3:30.  Join us for the morning camp, join us for the afternoon camp, or stay with us for the day.  Campers who sign up for both morning and afternoon camps will eat lunch with our instructor team and head into an afternoon of hands-on learning.

For more information, or to sign up (spots are limited!), follow us here!
Apr. 18, 2023
A total of 31 professional manure applicators and farmers from across Wisconsin participated in the Manure 101 session. The objective of the session was to provide training on safe manure handling and application practices, human and environmental safety. Topics covered during the training include road safety, manure gas safety, manure regulations and application, spill response, CAFO regulations, pump safety, equipment calibration, and public relations.
Apr. 18, 2023
KinderCare is looking to connect with 4-H Clubs to organize an educational petting zoo for kids 2-4 years old!

When: Week of August 25, 2023.
What: 'Show and tell' with friendly animals who can interact with youth age 2-4
Where: Ledgeview KinderCare in De Pere

Interested in volunteering? Contact Brittany Czempinski for more information: 920.983.6430
Apr. 14, 2023
Register for a Virtual Learning Opportunity:  Fibers of Our Future--Weaving Series
Explore your Sparks in art & STEM through three virtual sessions:
  • May 9: Weaving Patterns
  • May 16: Weaving Materials
  • May 23: Weaving Light
Register here: 
Apr. 14, 2023
Calling all youth in K-2nd grade: join the Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club for seed planting and stencil painting on April 20th!

What: Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club Meeting
When: April 20 | 6-7 p.m.
Who: All youth K-2nd grade interested in joining the Cloverbud Club
Where: Brown County Central Library

Register here!
Apr. 11, 2023
GREEN BAY, WI March 31, 2023 – Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson will be on display at the Neville Public Museum starting Saturday, April1, 2023.This exhibit presents the groundbreaking career of Wisconsin’s first woman justice, her impact on the Wisconsin court system, and her place in history. It highlights causes she championed—women’s rights, civil rights, public understanding of the court system, and the importance of an independent judiciary. It presents these themes through archival photos, video clips, stories, and quotations.

The Annual Showcase is a juried exhibition featuring the artwork of NWTC Artisan and Business Center (ABC) students, staff, and faculty. Artists who have participated in or been supported by ABC programming are encouraged to apply and participate in The Annual Showcase
Mar. 31, 2023
Winnebago County 4-H Camp is open to interested Brown County 4-H members.
This camp is open to youth in grades 3-8 and runs from June 27th - 30th in Upham Woods - Wisconsin Dells. Costs is $275 per camper.

Questions? Contact Dana Berger, Winnebago County 4-H Program Coordinator at or 920-232-1974

Interested? Check out the application here!
Mar. 31, 2023
Brown County 4-Hers in 7th-13th grade are invited to join our fellow 4-Hers from Kewaunee County for a fun filled day-trip to UW Madison on June 2, 2023.
This day-trip to UW Madison will include visits to the Biotech Lab, Meat Science Building, Geology Museum, and Babcock Hall. The fee for Brown County 4-Hers to join this trip is $80. Fee includes busing to Madison.

Registration ends April 17th.

For more information contact Jon Hill, Brown County 4-H Program Educator (, or Debbie Olson, Kewaunee County 4-H Volunteer (920-360-0702).
Mar. 28, 2023
Brown County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Melinda Pollen, appeared on Midwest Farm Weekly to talk about Brown County 4-H Summer Camps! 

You can watch the segment here!
Mar. 24, 2023
GREEN BAY, WI – March 21, 2023 – The Neville Public Museum of Brown County has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Neville Public Museum of Brown County was initially accredited in 1972.  All museums must undergo a reaccreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.
Mar. 21, 2023
The March 4th Brown County Seed Library Launch Party was a huge success!

More than 3000 seed packets were distributed, with more than 700 adults and kids in attendance!  

If you missed the event, that is okay! The Brown County Seed Library is currently restocking their supply to continue distributing seeds to the community on a first-come basis as supplies last.

For more information, visit
Mar. 15, 2023
Save the date for the 2023 Brown County Water Summit: June 28, 2023 7:30am - 12:00pm
The event will be held in the Resch Expo - 2nd floor  (840 Armed Forces DriveGreen Bay, Wisconsin 54304)

The 2023 Summit marks the second year of this event in Brown County. The Brown County Water Summit addresses the variety of water issues in and around Brown County. 

The 2023 Summit will revisit outcomes of the 2022 event and provide a framework to continue conversations on top issues, present project case studies, and encourage networking and collaboration.

This year will feature local water projects. If you are interested in presenting your project at this year's event, please contact Mike Mushinski, Brown County Conservationist, by Friday, March 31(920-391-4621 or Selected projects will proivde 15-minute presentations and act as the expert for a facilitated breakout. 
Mar. 15, 2023
The Brown County 4-H Program Continues to Spark Enthusiasm!

The Brown County 4-H Afterschool program, currently operating in three elementary schools in the Green Bay Public Schools, is reaching young people, kindergarten through 5th grade, with robotics and coding using Lego Robotics.  While it appears the skills being learned are all about engineering and design, coding and programming, the program is also designed to give young people the opportunity to learn communication, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, and collaboration.  4-H Program Instructors lead young people through building, designing and programming, and provide space for youth choices to be made on how the robot looks, moves and interacts. 

For more information about 4-H, robotics programs or to get young people involved, call 920-391-4654 or email 
Mar. 14, 2023
The UW-Madison Division of Extension Brown County partnered with seven Brown County food pantries to conduct the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Security Survey which included additional questions based on local food access areas. Extension Brown County has conducted the USDA Food Security approximately every five years since 1999. The purpose of this survey project was to to develop a deeper understanding of why community members may not be able to access the food they need resulting in food insecurity.

Learn more about key findings here.
Mar. 14, 2023
Planting for a Purpose is a program for gardeners to plant a plot and donate fresh produce to local food pantries. Any gardener, novice, or veteran, who wants to give back via gardening can get involved. 

Learn more and sign up here!
Mar. 14, 2023
The Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club hosted a field trip to Maple Sweet Dairy on March 9, 2023~

See more inside
Mar. 10, 2023
This year's Annual Spring 4-H Dairy Tour will be at Hillrose Holsteins in Sherwood and MilkSource Genetics in Kaukauna. 

See more information, including registration, here.
Mar. 9, 2023
Are you a Brown County 4-H member between the ages of 13 and 19 and want to go bowling with other Brown County 4-H 'rs your age? Then join the BC 4-H older youth club, I.M.P.A.C.T., for pizza, soda, and bowling!
When: Sunday March 26th,  2023  1pm-3pm 
Where: Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley 2929 Allied Street, Green Bay, WI 54304
Register: HERE! by Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Cost: Approximately $12 (depending on the number of participants)
Mar. 9, 2023
The Creative Arts Festival is set for March 18, 2023! 
CAF will be held at the Wrightstown High School Auditorium.
The event begins at 9am, and doors open at 8am
The event will run until about 2:30pm
Mar. 9, 2023
Brown County 4-H is hosting a Garden Project for 4-H members at the STEM Innovation Center. This two-session event will help participants learn some gardening basics with a hands-on planting project, activities to learn about garden insects, and lessons on pollinators. At the end of this project, 4-H members will have their very own plants to pick up in May.

: Brown County STEM Innovation Center: 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
When: Saturday, March 25th 9am to 11am AND Saturday April 15 1pm to 2:30pm
Who: Brown County 4-H Members in 3rd - 12th grade
Cost: $10 per participant
Register: by March 20th here
Mar. 8, 2023
Brown County 4-H Club Reports for February from Rockland 4-H and Lost Dauphin 4-H!

See more here
Mar. 7, 2023
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. 7, 2023
Its Awards Season for Brown County 4-H 2023!

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. 7, 2023
Congratulations to Keira Heffernan and Eva Passel for being selected as category winners in the 2023 Celebrate the Arts 4-H Art Contest!

With more than 100 entries, the contest was extremely competitive.  A panel of judges chose one Best of Show; 9 works as category winners, and 11 Honorable Mention awardees. You can see them all at

Watch the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website ( for more information on future opportunities. 
Mar. 2, 2023
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Feb. 16, 2023
Join the YWCA 4-H Club for their upcoming events!
Feb. 16, 2023
The Brown County 4-H Sewing Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the 4-H office in the STEM Building on the UWGB campus at 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay.  For 4-H members who are in 3rd grade or older, we are offering different Workshops to learn sewing techniques along with the opportunity to sew a Project for the Fair. 

Sign up for the 2023 Sewing Workshop here!

Feb. 10, 2023
Green Bay, WI—February 6, 2023— The Green Bay Art Colony is a growing and thriving group of female artists. Established by nine women in September 1915, the Green Bay Art Club held its first public art exhibition in the Kellogg Public Library at 125 S. Jefferson St. The exhibit was so popular with the community that the decision was made to create a permanent museum and by 1917, the Green Bay Public Museum was founded. The museum was renamed the Neville Public Museum in memory of Green Bay Art Club member Ella Hoes Neville and her husband Arthur, a local historian.
Feb. 6, 2023
4-H Summer Academy: June 19-22, 2023
Hosted by Wisconsin 4-H and Community Youth Development of UW-Madison Extension.
Grades 7-10  |  Registration opens in April

Learn more about the Wisconsin State 4-H Summer Academy Program here!
Feb. 3, 2023
The Bean Bag/Basketball Fun Day is scheduled for April 22 at Wrightstown High School.
  • Bean Bag Competition
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Silent Auction
  • Bake Sale
  • Food Stand
Deadline to register is April 4.
See more information here!
Feb. 3, 2023
Click here for Lost Dauphin's January Update
Feb. 3, 2023
GreenStone is once again offering their scholarship program for incoming college freshmen. This program awards up to $40,000 in scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for incoming students in a four-year college program and $1,000 each for incoming students in a two-year college program. 

Click here for more information.
Feb. 3, 2023
Green Bay, WI—January 30, 2023— Above and Beyond, an interactive science exhibition exploring transformative innovations in aerospace, will launch Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the Neville Public Museum
The tour is sponsored by Boeing [NYSE: BA], developed in commemoration of Boeing’s 100th anniversary.
Jan. 30, 2023
2023 Farmers Market Manager Workshop 
All farmers market managers are invited to spend a day developing their farmers market skills and knowledge at one of UW-Madison Divison of Extension's Farmers Market Manager Workshops. We have invited speakers to share their expertise and reserved two time slots for round table discussions where our attendees can ask questions and share their knowledge. 

See more information, including location, registration, and agenda information here:
Jan. 30, 2023
The weather outside is frightful. So it is a great time for folks to be gardening inside or planning for the upcoming season. The Horticulture Program’s “Get Ready to Garden Again” webinar series will take your mind off of the chilly weather. This series of three FREE webinars are weekly February 8-22. 
Each webinar is 20 minutes followed by Q&A. Registration required. Open to the public. All webinars will be recorded.
  • Indoor Plant Care During Winter: February 8, 12pm – 12:30pm
  • Rejuvenating Neglected Apple Trees: February 15, 12pm – 12:30pm
  • Planning for a Seed Saving Vegetable Garden:February 22, 12pm – 12:30pm
To register for any of these mini webinars, go to

This mini-webinar series is hosted by UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Horticulture. For upcoming events and learning opportunities go to:
Jan. 27, 2023
The weather outside is frightful. So it is a great time for folks to be gardening inside or planning for the upcoming season. The Horticulture Program’s “Get Ready to Garden Again” webinar series will take your mind off of the chilly weather. This series of three FREE webinars are weekly February 8-22. 

Each webinar is 20 minutes followed by Q&A. Registration required. Open to the public. All webinars will be recorded.
  • Indoor Plant Care During Winter: February 8, 12pm – 12:30pm
  • Rejuvenating Neglected Apple Trees: February 15, 12pm – 12:30pm
  • Planning for a Seed Saving Vegetable Garden:February 22, 12pm – 12:30pm
To register for any of these mini webinars, go to

This mini-webinar series is hosted by UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Horticulture. For upcoming events and learning opportunities go to:
Jan. 27, 2023
Farm Machinery / Tractor Safety Classes are available through Northeast WI Technical College, with location and date options in the Spring and Summer of 2023.

Course outcomes include:
  • Safe operation and maintenance of farm machinery including skid steers and tractors over 20 horsepower
  • Follow rules of the road for machinery and tractor safety
  • Apply emergency first aid training
  • Handle agriculture fires and extinguishers
For more information call Nancy, Trades Office, at 920-498-5724.
Jan. 25, 2023
The application deadline for Wisconsin 4-H National Conference Delegates has been extended until February 3, 2023!
National Conference is the ideal program for youth ages 15-19 who:
  • Are passionate about change in their communities
  • Want to meet their congressional representatives
  • Have an interest in careers in government 
More information and application forms:  
Jan. 25, 2023
Wildlife and Woods is Wisconsin 4-H’s statewide natural sciences, wildlife, and forestry monthly, virtual event.

To learn more about "Wildlife & Woods" visit

Mark your 2023 calendars for the fourth Wednesdays, 7 pm. - 8 pm.
  • February 22
  • March 22
  • April 26
  • May 24
Jan. 25, 2023
The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee is offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These
scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to
development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry.

4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $100 scholarship used to offset costs associated with their 2023 pig project. Our goal is to raise enough funds to award a minimum of 50 scholarships. Age divisions, as of January 1, 2023, are as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than February 1st, 2023, to:
Wisconsin Pork Association, P. O. Box 327, Lancaster, WI 53813
Jan. 25, 2023
Green Bay, WI—January 20, 2023— 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. 
Jan. 20, 2023
The updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster is now available for children 5-11 years of age, in addition to individuals 12 years of age and older. These updated boosters provide greater protection against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. Visit to schedule your booster today.
Jan. 19, 2023
Green Bay, WI---January 18, 2023---In partnership with the Wisconsin Art Education Association experience over 113 creative works of art by students in grades K through 12 from twenty-seven schools in Northeast Wisconsin.
Jan. 18, 2023
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Jan. 14, 2023
Work with youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade teaching life skills using Legos and basic robotics from provided lesson plans.
Training and materials all provided.

$17/Hour 2 hours per day, M-Th (between 3:00-6:00)

Interested? Learn more about this job opportunity here.
Jan. 14, 2023

Brown County Extension Community Gardens Program will be the honored recipient of a grant from Doctors in Recital following their January 28, 2023 concert.  After a two-year hiatus caused by the corona virus pandemic, the concert will take the stage at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 PM on the 28th.  The amount of proceeds is based on ticket sales and sponsorship.  

Doctors in Recital

Doctors in Recital is an evening of musical excellence put on by area physicians donating their time and talents to raise money for a local cause.

The Doctors in Recital Concert will be at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 28th at 7:00PM

Tickets are $25 and available for in-person purchase from the Brown County Extension Office. Payment may be made by check or cash.

Tickets are for open seating.

More information on this program:
Jan. 13, 2023
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.
Dec. 20, 2022
Learn the latest research on sheep and goat production from UW-Madison Division of Extension- Madison

The Small Ruminant webinar series, hosted by the UW-Madison Division of Extension, provides a research-driven view of popular sheep production issues that connect sheep and goat producers around the state. This series also connects producers to useful tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade & tips from the field.

Join this monthly webinar via Zoom at 7:30 PM CST on the second Wednesday of the month, January through April. See topics below!

Register now at:
Dec. 16, 2022
Northeastern Wisconsin Master Gardeners
2023 Speaker Series  |  March 4th & April 15th
Register here:
Advance Registration: $10
Day-of Registration: $15

See more information here.
Dec. 16, 2022
Wisconsin 4-H’s state teams applications are now available to youth grades 8-13! Apply in 4-H Online.
Dec. 16, 2022
Check out the November 2022 Newsletter for information about Brown County Extension job openings and programming updates.

Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the latest information directly in your inbox.
Dec. 15, 2022
Wisconsin State Fair officials are pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2023 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.

Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award are available now and must received no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Applications are not available online and only one certificate may be issued per property.

For more information and/or to apply, click into this article or visit the link below:
Dec. 9, 2022
Are you interested in the Citizenship Washington Focus Educational Experience?
Please review the resources below:
Dec. 9, 2022
Green Bay, WI—December 8, 2022— 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. 
Dec. 8, 2022

The next Leaders Association Meeting is Tuesday February 7th, 6:00pm, at the STEM Innovation Center.

(2019 Technology Way, Green Bay)

Leaders Association Meeting Minutes and Agendas are available online. 

Bookmark this link to stay up-to-date on 4-H leadership:


Dec. 3, 2022

Go Global with 4-H International Immersion Programs in 2023

Interested in exploring all the world has to offer? If so, Wisconsin 4-H International Programs has an opportunity for you! This is your chance to learn about the world by immersing yourself in daily life as a member of a family in a different country. By participating in a homestay instead of traveling as a tourist, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the country’s culture from an insider’s perspective, evolve as a global citizen, quickly adapt to new situations and ways of communication, and develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit for program dates, costs, and applications for Summer 2023. Applications are due to the Wisconsin 4-H International Programs Office by December 16th, 2022. Questions? Contact us by email at, call 608-262-2491, or complete the brief inquiry form

Nov. 30, 2022
Brown County 4-H is partnering with the YWCA of Green Bay to launch a new 4-H Club!

Drop in to learn more about 4-H and how you can get involved:
Monday December 5th, 5pm to 6:30pm at the Green Bay YWCA, 230 S. Madison St., Green Bay
Nov. 16, 2022
Check out the November 2022 Newsletter for information about Brown County Extension job openings and programming updates.

Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the latest information directly in your inbox.
Nov. 15, 2022
Green Bay, WI---November 14, 2022--- 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. 
Nov. 14, 2022
Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens Program 2022 Newsletter

Check out the 2022 Newsletter from the Brown County Extension Community Gardens Program.
In this issue:

  • Soil Health Basics
  • No-Till Soil Health
  • Spciy Okra Recipie
  • Planting for a Purpose Information
  • Garden Closing Information
Nov. 9, 2022
Send us your Fall Forum recap! We want to hear from you how your experience was!
You can use the Club Update form to send in your update from Fall Forum:
Nov. 9, 2022
Green Bay, WI---October 18, 2022--- The 77th 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 51 artworks by regional artists are represented in is show juried by Jan Mirenda Smith.
Nov. 1, 2022
To help ease access to COVID-19 treatment, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has partnered with telehealth vendor, Color Health, to launch the initial phase of a COVID-19 Treatment Telehealth program.

Click on the image to the left for more information. 

Nov. 1, 2022

Fall Drug Take Back is tomorrow.  Any day can be drug take back day though.  Brown County has more than 14 locations in our county to get those unused/expired meds out of your home. Click the link below for a map of those locations.

Click here for a map of locations in Brown County.
Oct. 28, 2022
Mark your calendars for November 7th! We are hosting an open house for parents and kids (K-2) that are interested in learning about the Brown County 4-H Cloverbud program. Parents can speak with 4-H volunteers and staff about upcoming Cloverbud activities and what 4-H has to offer while the k-2 kids do a fun hands-on activity!

When: Monday, November 7th, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Kress Library,Gail Fischer Rm. #2 | 333 N Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
Oct. 27, 2022
The Building Safe Spaces Training is now available. Learn more online.

4-H Educators have been hard at work developing the next stage of training to support 4-H volunteers in building safe spaces for youth to thrive. This new, self-paced, online training module is available now. 
Oct. 27, 2022
This fall, Wisconsin 4-H will be inviting members (ages 13-18) to complete a survey about their 4-H experience. The survey will help Wisconsin 4-H to learn about the quality of our programs.

The survey will be sent to all Wisconsin 4-H members by e-mail in the first week of October. Youth who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card!

For more information on the 4-H Thriving Model and some of the results from the 2019-2020 4-H Thriving Study in Wisconsin, visit 4-H Thriving Model – Wisconsin 4-H

Please keep an eye out for messages and more information about this important survey.
Oct. 26, 2022
If your club or group met their 2021 charter SMART goals, you are eligible to apply for a Wisconsin Chartered 4-H Club and Group SMART Goal Grant. Approximately 30 grants will be awarded for amounts $100, $200, or $300.

Apply by November 30, 2022, using the form found here.  

Grantees will be contacted after December 12, 2022 if they will be awarded the funds to celebrate their SMART goal success! 

These grants are made possible by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.

Oct. 21, 2022

Are you a Brown County 4-H'er interested in participating in the Brown County Fair Livestock and Dairy Auction?

Youth (grades 3-13) are required to attend an Education & YQCA Meeting in order to participate.

Save the date for the upcoming Education & YQCA Meeting on January 21, 2023. Deadline to register is January 3rd.

See more information here!

Oct. 20, 2022
Green Bay, WI---October 18, 2022--- The 77th 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 51 artworks by regional artists are represented in is show juried by Jan Mirenda Smith.
Oct. 18, 2022
Check out the October 2022 Newsletter for information about Brown County Extension job openings, 4-H enrollment, nonprofit resources, and other resources from your local extension office.
Subscribe to our newsletter here to get the latest information directly in your inbox.
Oct. 14, 2022
Article submitted by Jade Arneson
Sept. 30, 2022
Join the 4-H week fun! We are celebrating the accomplishments of 4-H'ers this week and all year long.
Click into the article to learn about local activities to celebrate 4-H Week in Brown County.

Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly 6,000,000 young people take on critical issues such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all. 4-H believes in young people and their strengths and influence to improve the world around us.

Learn more about 4-H and its National impact here.

Sept. 29, 2022

In partnership with nine partner organizations, the National Audubon Society has launched an interactive free digital platform to track and understand the migration and conservation data for HUNDREDS of migratory birds!

Check out the Bird Migration Explorer here.
ExplorAves, en español

See the press release here!
Sept. 28, 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 Brown County Expo Team!

Sept. 26, 2022

It is time to re-enroll in 4-H Online!

For detailed instructions on enrolling in 4-H Online, you can access a family enrollment guide here.

Go to 4-H Online today to enroll in the 2022-2023 Program Year! Sign up soon, so you can register for events, get updated newsletters, and stay in the loop on all your favorite 4-H activities!
Sept. 15, 2022
Thank you to all who came out to show at the Brown County Fair, 2022! 

See list of Junior Division Winners here.
Sept. 15, 2022

2023 Educational Experiences

Educational Experiences for 2023 have been finalized! See the chart in article for a detailed overview of options.
You can also view/download a pdf version here.
Sept. 15, 2022

You can now submit your Club news and updates for publishing on our website and newsletter.

You can access the form for submissions here.
Sept. 15, 2022
Green Bay, WI---September 9, 2022--- Join us for the Neville’s 6th annual Morbid Curiosities program. This one-hour event takes place in our behind-the-scenes collections storage area and the new Generations Gallery. Tours will begin on the hour at 6pm and 7pm. We will take a close look at some of the strange, macabre, and unexpected items the museum has collected over the years.
Sept. 9, 2022
Green Bay, WI---September 6, 2022--- As part of the Neville Public Museum’s internally created Spectacular Science exhibition Light: The Science of Illumination explores the science and physics behind light. Visitors will interact with experiments that demonstrate exciting concepts from reflection and refraction to how light impacts color
Sept. 6, 2022
The Kewaunee, Door, and Brown County UW Extension Offices are offering an opportunity to test corn intended for silage for moisture.

Testing is being offered at two locations:
Door County Co-Op
6460 State Hwy 54/57
3:00pm - 5:00pm
*drop off only
Rio Creek Feed Mill
715 Frontier Road
Luxemburg Site
9:00am - 12:00pm
*on-site testing
  • Limit of 2 samples per farm, free of charge. Additional samples will be charged $15 per sample.
  • 4-5 stalks, cut at normal chopping height, should be gathered, bundled and tagged with farm name, address, and phone number.
  • Planting date, relative maturity, and hybrid must be included for each sample.
  • Samples delivered the day before will not be tested.
  • Nitrate testing is available for an additional $11 per sample.
Aug. 29, 2022
All films begin at 7:00pm and are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Neville Public Museum, the Brown County Library, the Weidner Center for Performing Arts and the Tarlton Theater. 

You can find more information on the museum’s website:
Aug. 22, 2022
Join Extension Brown County for a pickled beet canning class on August 24th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
This class will teach you the basics of canning for making pickled beets! At the end of class, you will have your very own jar of pickled beets! 

Class is $10 per registrant. Register by August 22nd. Classes are capped at 12 participants. A waiting list will open for additional registrants.

Register here!
Aug. 17, 2022
Green Bay, WI---July 15, 2022--- The 77th 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. 
This juried art exhibition began in 1942 during the height of World War II. For three-quarters of a century, many of this region’s most celebrated and talented artists have exhibited their work as part of this Green Bay tradition.

The open call for art for the 77th Art Annual is July 15 through September 30, 2022. 
July 15, 2022
Green Bay, WI—July 1, 2022--The War Memorial Center I Am Not Invisible traveling exhibit highlights local women veterans and current military personnel and their military service experience in every branch and from every service era from WWII through the present.
Created in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, this exhibit tells the stories of 31 Milwaukee-area women veterans and current military service personnel, plus one war correspondent who embedded with Wisconsin troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bios provide an honest look at what it means to serve, and the opportunities open to women – and the challenges they face – in the U.S. military.
The exhibit comprised of 32 retractable banners will be on display at the Neville Public Museum July 2 through August 4, 2022.
July 1, 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 Brown County Public Health at 920-448-6400 Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.
June 17, 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
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
Green Bay, WI---May 20, 2022---Sound! Opening on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Bam! Bang! Boom! Sound is all around us. From the croak of a frog to the latest music hit. Explore how sound is made, how it moves, and how we hear.
Sound! is an internally created, family-friendly exhibition featuring over sixty historical artifacts from the Neville Public Museum Collection and ten hands-on interactive stations.  The hands-on stations feature a pipe organ, a sound laser, and an Oscylinderscope where you can explore how strings behave when they vibrate and make sound.
May 20, 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
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 to order your free tests today.
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
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
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.

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
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
All households can now order additional free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests. Visit to learn more or place your order today! 
Mar. 16, 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
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
Mar. 3, 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

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
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: 

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: 
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: 

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
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: 
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. 

View full article for additional details...
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
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
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:

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
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
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
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:
Jan. 6, 2022
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!

View full article for additional information...
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:
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 
Nov. 18, 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

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:
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:

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: 

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.
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 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 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 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
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:
#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
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
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, 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:

Check out for more Expo/Vendor information!

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: 
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 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.

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
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.
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: #July4th

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?
*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:
#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 The staff at Lambeau will help you schedule your second vaccine.
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
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

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
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 These resources are available in English, Spanish and Hmong languages.

For testing information:
For vaccination 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.)

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: or
#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:
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:
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:
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 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:
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
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 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.
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
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
Click here to review the entire press release
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 
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
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 (  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