Whether it’s a PCR test or a rapid antigen test, if you test positive for COVID-19 stay home and isolate for at least five days.
If you have symptoms, play it safe and do not attend gatherings, go to work, or participate in other activities while you wait for a test result.
Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
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:
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
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! (Cloverbuds, Exploring and Home Environment members who have sewing projects will have them judged at the Brown County Fair in August). Members will be able to take their projects home with them after judging but must return their projects on Tuesday of the Fair to receive their ribbons and premiums.
If you have any questions, please call Sue Vanevenhoven (920-532-5550) or Connie Lenz (920-366-3166).
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.
The 4-H Club Grant was initiated to support 4-H Clubs in youth development and to promote civic and leadership responsibilities.
The deadline for this grant is April 1, 2022.
Learn more here.
If you answered yes to the questions above, check out Green Stone's Scholarship here.
*4-H is not affiliated with Green Stone
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.
- 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
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
Click here for the flyer and full program information.
Click here to register for the series.
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.
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.
- Leo-Shooting Sports
- Haylee-Sewing a Drawstring Bag
- Casey-Marbles his rabbit
- Aly-Edited Photos with Effects
- Helena-Model Horses
- 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
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Bean Bag Toss Tournament, Silent Auction and Bake Sale
Join us for a fun filled day on Saturday, April 2 at Wrightstown High School. There will be a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and a Bean Bag Toss Tournament. In addition, there will be a silent auction, bake sale and foodstand. All proceeds from this event will help offset the cost of the 4-H Educational Experiences that our youth will be going on this year.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament –Games will be played on half a basketball court with the maximum time of 20 minutes. There will be three divisions: Junior (grades 3-5); Intermediate (grades 6-8); Senior (grades 9-4-H graduation). All teams are guaranteed a 2 game minimum.
Bean Bag Toss Tournament – This is a non-contact event, so all are welcome to participate. There will be five divisions: Cloverbuds (Kindergarten-gr.2); Junior (grades 3-5); Intermediate (grades 6-8); Senior (grades 9-4-H graduation) and Adult. Yes that is right…an adult division. We are hoping parents, friends and family members will join in on the fun. All 2 person teams are guaranteed 2 matches. Each match consists of 3 games.
Start thinking about what you can bring to the bake sale. Please ask your club for a basket donation for the silent auction and please ask for donations for the silent auction. All this helps the youth that are going on Educational Experiences.
If anyone has bean bag boards that we could use, please let Mary Van Dyck know. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the entry form and a complete list of rules please click here. Scroll down the page and the forms can be found under “4-H Events-County”.
Club Reporter: Lydia Jahnke
Club Photographer: Grace Brochtrup
- Projectmania on January 9th
- Tubing at Kewaunee Winter Park on January 16th
Introduce your non 4-H friends to “4-H” by inviting them to participate as well– see guidelines for additional details.
Registration is due by February 4th. Click here to register.
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.
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To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Monday, March 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Use the link below for more information.
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Schedule for Day:
9:00 AM Informational Meeting
9:30AM - 10:30AM YQCA Training (Must Pre Register)
10:40 AM - 11:30 AM Educational Workshops (Choose 1)
All About Ultrasound Contest/ Meat Quality
Scholarship Application Tips
Thank You Notes & Pre-Sale Prep (Letters)
11:30 AM- NOON PROFICIENCY COMPETITIONS
Registration for the YQCA portion for the January 22nd event is REQUIRED by January 4th, 2022. Students can register for the meeting on the YQCA website.
All requirements and directions needed to be auction eligible are located in the Auction Portal. Students/Parents can access the auction portal through the Brown County Fair Website Exhibitor Page.
Once you log into the auction portal for the 2022 fair year (using previous login information), you will renew your account for the current fair year. If you are a new user, you will have to create a new account.
All questions about the auction eligibility process will be answered at our event on January 22nd. There will not be a make-up date for this event. Students unable to attend the day must complete the online YQCA and a different educational event option, listed within the portal. Students attending this event in person will be given a coupon code to waive the $12 YQCA course fee.
The committee has decided to add beef, poultry, swine, and rabbit proficiency contests as a NEW opportunity this year. All proficiency contests (beef, poultry, swine, rabbit and dairy) will take place following the January 22nd event from 11:30-Noon for interested students.
If you have any questions, please contact Dan Wiese, Auction Committee President at email@example.com
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.
Currently, all counties in Wisconsin are experiencing high transmission of COVID-19.
Learn more information here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view
As in past years, there are 2 steps that must be completed to participate in the shooting relay portion of the Shooting Sports Program. Please see the details below regarding the steps needed based on the number of years you have been involved in the Shooting Sports Program. Also, please note that the minimum age requirement is 9 years old, and youth must be in at least third grade.
NEW & 1ST YEAR SHOOTER MANDATORY MEETINGS
New members are considered new to the Shooting Sports program starting in 2022. First year shooters are considered members that signed up to the Shooting Sports program for the first time last year for the 2021 season.
Steps to become a member for the 2022 practice season
1) Enroll online (details below) by December 15th deadline
2) Attend one of the mandatory meeting
Our new and first year shooter meetings will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:00pm and Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2:00pm.
The meetings will be held in-person at the DePere Sportsmen's Club, 3623 Club Drive, DePere, WI.
Youth with an adult (parent/guardian) must attend one of the meetings. At the meeting we will cover club information, as well as fill out membership paperwork and pay dues. A signature from each member is required to show attendance at the meetings. We will also be collecting the annual 4-H fee (if your primary club is Shooting Sports) in the amount of $6 per child. All checks can be made out to: Brown County 4-H Shooting Sports.
Any youth unable to attend one of the mandatory meetings must request an exception by email to the club email address firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests must be received prior to the enrollment deadline of December 15th. The executive board will need to approve the member request before participation at practices. There is no guarantee that an exception will be granted.
RETURNING SHOOTER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
Our returning shooters will not need to attend the mandatory meeting as in the past years. Returning shooters are considered youth that have been in the Shooting Sports program for more than 2 years.
Steps to become a member for the 2022 practice season
1) Enroll online (details below) December 15th deadline
2) Return the Participation Agreement prior December 15th
Returning youth members will need to turn in a signed participation agreement prior to December 15th (both the youth and parent/guardian signatures are required). The Participation Agreement is available here and can be sent by email to email@example.com.
ONLINE ENROLLMENT FOR 2021-2022 SEASON
Each member must be enrolled in order to participate at the practices starting in January 2022. Enroll today here: Sign In (4honline.com) For enrollment instructions click here: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4honline-for-families/
As a reminder, if you are in another 4-H club, please make sure Shooting Sports is your secondary club, not your primary club. To do so, when choosing your club(s) make sure to click on "Select Units" to add Shooting Sports to each member's enrollment.
Deadline for 4-H Shooting Sports enrollment is December 15, 2021. Please enroll today to stay informed regarding the season.
Attend one or both - sessions are designed to bring together youth and adult leaders, and provide easy to use strategies, activities and ideas during your 4-H experiences. Registration details below:
Brown County is offering this session in the virtual settings. Youth and adult participants can register using the links below. Once you register, you will receive the link for the zoom session(s), and be provided information on handouts, reference materials and supporting documents.
November 30th, 2021: Learn Together, Lead Together: Building Relationships, Communication and Inclusion
Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/7r9x64
January 31, 2022: Learn Together, Lead Together: Equal Voices, Roles and Participation
Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/vze9e3
Attendance will be recorded. WI 4-H Club annual chartering requires one adult leader from each club or group MUST attend one of the Annual Leader Training sessions.
Have questions? Reach out to your local educator!
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.
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:
You can learn more about COVID-19 and contact tracing here: COVID-19 Contact Tracing | CDC
This past year, Brown County 4-H was unable to have any of their events for fundraising.
Start bidding via Massart Auctioneers, here!
Item pick-up will be Thursday, November 18, From 12:30-5:30 at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UWGB, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI
Questions on auction items, call or email - Eileen Rueden 920-470-5562, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help protect your family and make a plan to get everyone who’s eligible vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you can.
Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic and get back to the things we love.
Learn more here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/parents.htm
This program is required for youth to exhibit at shows and some marketing opportunities are only available with a YQCA certificate.
There are 3 options this year for kids to get certified:
1. Instructor Led
2. Web based
3. Test out – Online
Learn more about how to get your online certification here. If you would like to be a face to face trainer, fill out this interest form.
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
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: email@example.com
P.S. If you have any horse project photos, please send them to Jon Hill.
There are two upcoming trainings:
Friday, November 12, 2021 from 9am-3pm at the STEM Innovation Center, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay (this will be an in-person training).
Monday, December 6, 2021 from 9am-3pm (this training will be virtual, through Zoom).
Register for the Mental Health First Aid training here.
Find more information about this training here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Browse all available games in our online catalog. Grab a game in person at the Weyers-Hilliard Branch Library or place a hold and request it be sent to the BCL location of your choice for pickup. Games check out for 21 days. They can be returned in outdoor book drops or inside the library. Free with your library card.
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church N5990 Country Aire Rd. Plymouth, WI
Check-In & Vet-In Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Show starts at 10:00 a.m.
Deadline: Entries close on November 6, 2021 or when a maximum of 80 cat entries are reached
Fees: $10.00 per Cat/Kitten
For an entry form contact Sheboygan County 4-H
Facebook: Sheboygan County 4H Cat Project
Location: STEM Innovation Center Board Room #131 (UWGB Campus, 2019 Technology Way)
Cost: $30 per workshop
Participant min/max capacity: 8/20
Register here! | Note: Registration closes the Friday before the workshop.
For more information, contact Patrick Nehring at 920-764-1915 or email@example.com.
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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.
Learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as non-native English speaker, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel with Rosetta Stone.
FREE! with your library card.
- Pick from 29 different languages.
- Includes 50 hours of foundational lessons for each language to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
- Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more.
Check out this graphic for more details and share with someone you know! Appointments are recommended but not required. Pfizer vaccine will be offered. Visit www.stayhealthybc.com to sign up for a timeslot.
BCPH will be offering first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, or are in need of your second dose, please come see us at Edge Barbershop: 402 S Broadway Green Bay, WI 54303.
A $25 gift card to Walmart will be given to everyone receiving their COVID-19 vaccine courtesy of UnitedHealthcare.
This month our 4-H club held its meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall. To kick off the meeting, each member shared their name and what they entered in the fair. After that, club members nominated members for officer positions and put together a rough schedule for the year ahead. Then, for the club picnic, each member got a pre-packaged meal to enjoy and eat together. To top it off, there was ice cream for dessert. It was a great way to kick off a new 4-H year.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits
The Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC) provides a statewide forum for youth and adult volunteer leaders to discuss ideas and provide input to enhance UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development programs at the state, county, and local levels. WLC members:
- Serve as leaders and role models for 4-H youth and adults
- Advocate for Wisconsin 4-H
- Provide input for enhancing the 4-H program
- Provide educational opportunities to 4-H members and leaders
- Connect the county, regional, and state levels of Wisconsin 4-H, as well as the Wisconsin 4-H
Learn more and apply for the WLC here. Applications must be submitted to the state office by October 10th.
Submitted By: Carlie Smits - Wrightstown 4H
We started our September 12th Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. We started by installing the new officers into their rolls. President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order. We then went through the agenda and followed with some fun activities. We did an activity to teach everyone how to make a motion and a speed meeting activity to meet other members in the group. We ended the meeting with build your own ice cream sundaes. While eating our sundaes we talked about what roles and activities the older youth could lead throughout the year.
At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in a fun meet and greet with Chris Clover and Chris worked with the younger members on the 4H pledge.
Our next meeting is Sunday, October 10th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, visit stayhealthybc.com.
City Hall (100 N. Jefferson)
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
We still have appointments available so please help us fill those spots by registering to donate today. Scheduling is easy when you use the following link to sign up https://donate.communityblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/33999.
REMEMBER: All presenting donors between Aug. 30 through Sept. 5 are eligible to win one of
more than 300 prizes, including $10 and $15 Kwik Trip gas cards and CBC gifts!
Ben Brown (Friendly Fields 4-H Club), Alyssa Ostrenga (Lost Dauphin 4-H Club), and Riley VanZeeland (Suamico Beavertails 4-H Club) were recently recognized as the recipients of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award. The Key Award is presented annually to 4-H members who have grown in the 4-H program to be strong leaders, lived out the 4-H mission “to make the best better” and shown their dedication to living out the 4-H pledge of their head to clearer thinking, their hands to larger service, their hearts to greater loyalty and their health to better living. These three young people have made their clubs, their communities and their countries better places, and are very deserving of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award. Please join us in congratulating them.
The State Extension office has educational resources and teaching tools that are available to YOU, as a club or project. To learn more, visit the PYD Media Collection website to see what is available. You will find displays, skillathons, learning lab kits, interactive CD ROMs, DVDs, and more. Project materials currently include horse, dairy, livestock, small animal, and some arts. 4-H approved volunteers may request materials and have items sent directly to them.
There is no cost to order materials for Extension-sponsored programs. Non-Extension user groups must pay for outbound and return postage plus a $10 handling fee.
To learn more about the PYD Media Collection, see lists of materials by project area, and find out how to request materials, visit the website. Contact Monica Lobenstein, Learning Resources Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-896-0377, with questions.
Advance Child Tax Credit Information Sheet - English
Crédito Fiscal por Hijos por adelantado - Espanól
To celebrate the anniversary, residents planted a pollinator garden at the Green Bay Community Church garden site on Thursday, August 5th. View the news segment here!
We’re excited to spotlight some of our amazing vendors that will be there on Saturday September 11th. Stay tuned for weekly highlights and more information!
This week we’re spotlighting our Vaccines For Children (VFC) and COVID-19 vaccine clinics! You can learn more about VFC clinics and vaccines & why they’re important here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/
Check out www.stayhealthybc.com for more Expo/Vendor information!
Brown County 4-H is excited to welcome Jon Hill to the 4-H team, as the new 4-H Program Educator. You may recognize Jon from his time with Brown County 4-H as the STEM Outreach Coordinator. Jon began in his new role on Monday, August 9th. We are excited to be fully staffed and working as a team to support all Brown County 4-H programming!
You will see Jon at the Brown County Fair next week. When you see him, come up and introduce yourself, the club you are with and share a little about you!
The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Children under 12 are still not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines. View full article to continue reading...
Good afternoon everyone! I am pleased to announce that we now have a date in place for our first post-Covid lockdown blood drive. On Tuesday, August 31st the Community Blood Center will conduct a mobile blood drive at City Hall (100 N. Jefferson) from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please use the following link to schedule your preferred time:
Be sure to pay close attention to the tabs labeled WB - Whole Blood and 70 - Double Red (known as "Power Red" with the American Red Cross) when scheduling your appointment.
We are excited to welcome the Community Blood Center and their mobile crew to City Hall to collect these life saving donations. Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com with questions or for scheduling assistance.
All presenting donors between August 30 - Sept. 5 are eligible to win one of more than 300 prizes, including $10 and $15 Kwik Trip gas cards and CBC gifts!
As always, our drives are open to the public, please feel free to pass the word along to your family and friends!
For more information, click here.
In the 2019-2020 core gallery renovation, we promised an accessible gallery that rotates the museum’s artifact collection to provide a new experience at each visit. We are happy to announce that we have updated The People of Northeastern Wisconsin section to focus on childhood.
#StayHealthyBC #YouStopTheSpread #WeCanDoThis
1. Prevent fireworks injuries
2. Beat the Heat
3. Keep food safe at your picnic or BBQ
4. Fight the Bite
For details check out: https://b.link/July4 #July4th
*When thunder roars, go indoors! Move from outdoors into a building or a car with a roof.
*Avoid using corded phones and electrical equipment.
*Avoid running water.
Learn more: ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning
Schedule your Lambeau Field vaccine appointment today at MyBellinHealth.org. The staff at Lambeau will help you schedule your second vaccine.
Saturday, July 10th, 2021
8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Mid Vallee Golf Course
4 Person Scramble / 9 Holes of Golf / Hole Events / Lunch / Raffles and more!
For more information, or to register your team, please use the link below:
Syble Hopp School Annual Golf Outing
We look forward to seeing you on July 10th!
Not to be missed this summer, Savage Ancient Seas is the only traveling exhibit featuring the marine fossil world of the Late Cretaceous Period. The exhibit is filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish big enough to swallow an adult human, flying reptiles with the wingspan of a small airplane, and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived.
One of the more common questions directed to the Horticulture Help Desk is how to deal with the dreaded Japanese beetle. Even though they have been a significant pest in the general Green Bay area for years, it always seems they are popping up in new places, causing great concern for residents.
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With the installation of these beds, the program offers nearly 400 garden plots at 13 locations throughout the county. A limited number of plots are still available and can be rented by applying online at browncountycommunitygardens.org.
Thank you, Green Bay West Rotary, for helping the community grow!
Have extra produce? Sign up now to donate.
Don’t forget that the Lambeau vaccine clinic has moved to a new spot in the stadium. Take your seat for your vaccine by entering through the South Gate and taking the elevators to the Terrace Suites on Level 5.
Other vaccine clinic options can be found here or at www.stayhealthybc.com
Are you curious about the archaeology of Brown County? If so, join us for a morning of archaeology in the park developed in partnership with Brown County Parks and the Neville Public Museum.
For testing information: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/covid-19-testing/
For vaccination information: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/
No registration is needed. Staff will be available to answer questions about their profession. Bring your resume, photo ID and be ready to interview for jobs with 911, police, fire, rescue, corrections, nursing and wrecker services.
Brown County Sheriff's Office
2684 Development Drive, Green Bay, WI
Read the full press release here.
Sign up and pledge to donate a portion of your harvest here.
Click here to view the entire statement.
Here at Extension Brown County, we receive many questions throughout the year related to pruning trees, shrubs and evergreens. Proper pruning can be of real benefit to your plants, but improperly done can cause injury to plants! First, you need to ask yourself what you hope to accomplish through pruning and then understand proper techniques and the best timing for the job.
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Use the library during National Library Week, April 4-10, for a chance to win a bag of items with our new logo!
- Check out anything from the library – in physical or digital form (Digital includes Axis 360, Hoopla, Libby/OverDrive)
- Apply for a library card (online or in person)
- Use a library computer (appointments required)
Entry forms are not required. We will select winners from a report of library card numbers. (No other information will be collected or shared.)
Green Bay, WI—April 5, 2021— Green Bay Public Schools Doty Elementary School teachers Marie Miller and Alyssa Brown held their third annual LEGO building contest. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grades were challenged to build their unique LEGO creations during a duration of two weeks as part of the Doty Elementary LEGO Club. Building categories include: Structures, Vehicles and Artistic creations that are original to the students’ imagination.
Green Bay, WI—April 2, 2021— Spectacular Science is the Neville Public Museum’s’ newest gallery focused on subjects of science. This exhibit provides the museum the opportunity to present four different mini science exhibits with hands on experiences. The design of creating four mini exhibits will allow a rotation of topics and provide new experiences each year once open.
To view the full Health Advisory click here
You can learn more and stay up to date on all information related to the COVID-19 vaccine the following ways:
DHS: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm or
Green Bay, WI—March 19, 2021 — Milestones is a juried exhibition hosted at the Neville Public Museum featuring the artwork of 28 NWTC Artisan and Business Center students and instructors.
There is a sense that spring is arriving soon. Now is a good time to consider doing a soil sample for your home landscape or wildlife food plot.
Soil testing is important since it can provide critical information to determine what your nutrient needs are but will also give you other useful information such as soil pH and organic matter content. The test results will also outline recommendations to remedy any insufficiencies that may be found. These recommendations will allow you to apply fertilizers containing the needed nutrients in the correct amounts. Many times, gardeners simply apply a “balanced” fertilizer containing Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (10-10-10 for example) but you may not need all of these nutrients in your garden. It is so important to only apply what is needed in the amount necessary to help reduce excess nutrient pollution of our local waterways.
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- Brown County Health & Human Services
- Brown County Emergency Management
- De Pere Health Department
- Oneida Nation Community Health Services
Congratulations! And thank you to all of the hard-working, dedicated staff that continue to serve Brown County!
Click here to view Brown County United Way's virtual award ceremony.
Now we are asking the community to share their feedback with us! We would like feedback on the Assessment as well as input into the proposed priorities and actions steps. To view the CHA/CHIP, two page summary document, and the survey, please click here. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us!
Call 1-844-684-1064 (toll free) for information.
Also in this edition:
- Speaking of batteries, did you know February 18th was National Battery Day?
- Record Breaking Tonnage Year!
- The Carryout Conundrum
- Our own Mark Walter received the "Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year Award" - Congratulations Mark!
We also learned that the state of Wisconsin will be receiving doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
You can check out all the latest news and information here: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/covid-19-vaccination/
Brown County Public Health will be sure to keep our community updated as more information becomes available.
If you have symptoms of #COVID19 or were in close contact with someone who was diagnosed, you should get tested!
Talk to your doctor, go to a testing site, or order an at-home testing kit!
You can find more information and resources here:
Here are a few to help you get the seeds in time for spring planting, according to Jay Dampier with the Extension Horticulture Program.
It can be difficult for farmers and ranchers to navigate the wide range of USDA resources and stay up to date with program changes after each Farm Bill. Thanks to the newly updated Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities, producers, researchers, nonprofits and landowners can easily find USDA programs that can help them achieve their goals.
The 101-page guide covers 62 government programs and has been updated to include program updates from the 2018 Farm Bill. Each program listing provides a description of the program’s available resources, information on how to apply, and in some cases, examples of how the funding has been used. The guide also includes basic information on how to design sound projects, find appropriate programs and write grant applications.
“Farmers are hungry for resources to help them get started or answer specific questions. Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities provides a comprehensive, one-stop-shop to many helpful programs,” says Kerri Ebert, coordinator of the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops.
Click here to download the FREE PDF. Print copies are also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Getting to this point was possible thanks to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
There were a number of steps that needed to happen to ensure the vaccine was safe for use before it gets to you.
You can learn more about this process here:
U.S. Vaccine Safety - Overview, History, and How It Works | CDC
Project Recovery is an outreach program working with individuals, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19 throughout the state of Wisconsin. Trained outreach workers provide community-based support and education to help farmers, farmworkers, and their communities cope during this stressful time.
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).
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In response to new guidelines released by the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Brown County Public Health has updated quarantine guidance for close contacts of someone diagnosed with COVID19.
While 14 days is still the safest option, quarantine can end:
• After 10 days with no symptoms
• After 7 days with no symptoms and a negative test
Get details you need to protect yourself and your community:
The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is excited to once again partner with North Shore Bank to present North Shore Bank Zoo Boo for the 2020 season. Although this year’s event features a few changes from years past to promote health and extra safety measures, you can rest assured that we haven’t changed the fun! North Shore Bank Zoo Boo will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st.
Learn more at newzoo.org
Bring the family and join the FAB COLLAB on Saturday, October 3, 2020 for a live outdoor sculpture build on the grounds of the Neville Public Museum. The Fab Collab (Fabrication Collaboration) will be building a large-scale sculpture of a sea creature!
To shop the Paws & Claws Gift Shop online, visit the NEW Zoo's website at newzoo.org
The community gardens program received funds to purchase plants and seeds from local greenhouses to share with its participating gardeners, many of whom are immigrants and refugees. Additional funds were also awarded for other garden projects. Thank you to Diocese of Green Bay CRS Rice Bowl grant for helping our gardeners grow!
Many local pantries accept fresh produce donations and have need for more donations to meet clients' needs. Need is especially great this year. Help make sure everyone has the fresh fruits and vegetables they need by signing up to participate here.
The STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The STEAM Engine showcases individuals and organizations in the region who are seeking new horizons in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Due to Covid 19 the STEAM Engine XII event will be virtual attendance only. View at facebook.com/Steamenginegb.
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.
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Foster care is a temporary alternative to a child’s biological home when that home becomes socially, emotionally, or physically inadequate for the child’s needs. Foster children range in age from infant to 21; however, the greatest needs are for sibling groups of 3 or more, youth with special needs, and teenagers. It is an expectation that foster parents work with birth parents. All foster children have unique backgrounds, experiences, personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Some may require extensive care for physical or emotional handicaps or disabilities. Foster children sometimes do not have a strong sense of belonging or a strong sense or self-worth. Many of them have been victims of physical or sexual abuse, some have suffered neglect, and some children and infants require extensive medical care.
Is Being a Foster Parent for You?
It might be! You probably have more to offer a foster child than you ever realized. Every day foster parents help to save the lives of children who might not otherwise have a chance to learn and grow in a loving home environment. These kids need people to change the course of their lives!
To learn more about Foster Parenting, visit our General Information page.
To learn more at a Brown County Foster Parent Information Session - click here for dates.
Thank you to WFRV Local 5 for the wonderful news story that highlighted the Brown County Community Gardens Program. Check it out on their website by clicking here!
For more information on the program, click here to be directed to the Community Gardens webpage.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local food pantries report there is great need for more fresh produce donations to meet clients' needs. By signing up and pledging to donate a portion of their harvest, local gardeners can help ensure all community members have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Read the press release and find out how to get involved here. Free seed potatoes and rain gauges are available for participants, while supplies last.
Brown County Library – Central Branch - 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Brown County Library – Ashwaubenon Branch - 1060 Orlando Drive, Ashwaubenon, WI 54304
Brown County Library – De Pere Branch - 333 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
Brown County Library – East Branch - 2255 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54302
Brown County Library – Howard Branch - 2680 Riverview Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313
Brown County Library – Pulaski Branch - 222 W. Pulaski Street, Pulaski, WI 54162
Brown County Library – Southwest Branch - 974 Ninth Street, Green Bay, WI 54304
Brown County Library – Wrightstown Branch - 615 Main Street, Wrightstown, WI 54180
Brown County Museum - 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303
Brown County Park Management - Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve - 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico, WI 54173
Brown County Park Management – Bay Shore Park - 5637 Sturgeon Bay Road (Highway 57), New Franken, WI 54229
Brown County Park Management – Fairgrounds - 1500 Fort Howard Drive, De Pere, WI 54115
Brown County Park Management – Pamperin Park - 2801 County Road Rd, Green Bay, WI 54303
Brown County Park Management - Reforestation Camp - 4418 Reforestation Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313
Brown County NEW Zoo - 4418 Reforestation Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313
But, UW–Madison’s Cindy Kuhrasch, who oversees the School of Education’s physical education teacher education program, sees these new circumstances as an opportunity to showcase the full potential that PE can have in children’s lives. To help parents come up with ideas, Kuhrasch, her colleagues, and students are updating the UW-Madison physical education teacher education program’s Facebook page regularly to provide free resources and inspiration for staying active at home.
View the webpage and full article here.
Providing child care to the essential workforce is critical to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. To meet this need, Governor Evers created the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce. Click here for an informational flyer on the taskforce. Led by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the taskforce is working with the Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) to connect essential workforce families in need of child care with locally available child care resources.
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What do we tell children in times of uncertainty like these? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education at UW-Madison, offers some suggestions in this article.
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. Click here for financial resources to help you through COVID-19.
As we all face these unpredictable times, our friends at KidsGardening created and shared these ‘tried and true’ plant-based activities that are joyful for any age and don’t involve any screen time. The national nonprofit reaches close to half of a million educators, parents and volunteers with free online gardening educational resources and activities. Click here for fun gardening with kids ideas!
Coronavirus is making life stressful for everyone. If you're in isolation at home with kids, you're probably hearing the phrase "I'm bored" a lot!
Beat the boredom by trying out this weeks NEW featured resource:
Kid-friendly safe recipes!
Or try engaging your kids with one of these fun activities:
Scrub Club – a cartoon game about handwashing with a fun song
Coloring Placemats – free printable placemats with activities
Smart Kids Fight BAC! – a classic cartoon video about food safety
When the Victory Garden Manual was first written in 1943, it was pretty easy to come up with reasons to grow your own vegetables. It was wartime and food was scarce. The food that was available might not have been the freshest or healthiest. Statistics say that in 1943, nearly 40% of all fruits and vegetables grown in the U.S. were grown in-home and community victory gardens. That’s impressive!
Now, as National Garden Bureau celebrates its 100th anniversary (1920-2020), it seems timely to reintroduce the concept of victory gardening with quick and easy steps to plan and grow your own vegetable garden.
We are calling it, Victory Garden 2.0!
All credit goes to the author of this book, James H. Burdett. Mr. Burdett founded the National Garden Bureau in 1920 as a way to enlist horticultural writers and broadcasters in the noble effort of mass education to create a population of gardeners. In the process, he improved the lives of citizens both in wartime and in times of peace. Click here for more information.
Everyone is reminded that if you are coughing or sick, or otherwise exhibiting COVID-19 or flu like symptoms, please remain home and do not come to court. If you have a scheduled court case on the docket and need to reschedule, please contact your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, please contact the appropriate Branch or department to reschedule your court case. You must contact the appropriate Court within 24 hours of your scheduled hearing or it will be considered a Failure to Appear and additional charges could be filed for your non-appearance. Please click here for courthouse telephone numbers.
“We currently issue Birth Certificates if the birth occurred in any Wisconsin County from 1907 to present and are pleased to now offer Marriage Certificates as well. The ability to seamlessly provide copies of birth and marriage certificates in our office is the best way to serve our customers seeking these vital records,” says Berken. “My office continues to work with the State Vital Records Office to make other vital records similarly available for Brown County residents.”
Certificates of death are available statewide for deaths occurring on or after September 1, 2013. Certificates of divorce are available statewide for divorces occurring on or after January 1, 2016.
Individuals can contact the Brown County Register of Deeds office to receive more information about the statewide availability of records.
Brown County 4-H clubs and groups together raised nearly 600 pounds of aluminum tabs by collecting at various events and locations throughout Brown County. Through additional partner-ships and charitable contributions from local organizations, Hap-py Valley 4-H club will present a donation of more than 700,000 aluminum tabs as well as additional cash donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin. They’re not stop-ping there.
“Our vision is to be able to continue the program each year and hopefully grow and expand to include everyone, whether you collect handful of pop tabs or hundreds of pounds,” said club leader Nicki Van Deurzen.
Anyone interested in helping Brown County 4-H to collect pop tabs can contact email@example.com.
Along with added security, look for these added features on the new website:
- Google Translate – a service that instantly translates words used on a web page into over 100 other possible languages.
- Site Search – a search service that can help you quickly find what you need on the Brown County website.
- Email Alerts – sign up for a notification email whenever new content has been posted for Brown County news, events and updates.
- Responsive technology – the website’s content adapts to suit the individual needs of the site visitor.
- Social Media Page – Stay connected with all of Brown County’s social media activity across all agencies (Neville Museum, NEW Zoo, Parks, Brown County Library, etc.).
View our list of some of the activities happening today and this week.