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May 19, 2022 - Extension May 2022 Newsletter

Extension Brown County May 2022 Newsletter

4-H Summer Camps
Brown County Extension 4-H is hosting a series of 3-day-long Summer Discovery half-day camps. With morning and afternoon options, each camp is tailored to a different topic. From archery to food prep, you can curate your summer to your young-one’s interests. These camps are open to all youth within the age restrictions for each camp.
Cost: Each camp is $65 per person, except for Archery which is $10.
Non-Members will pay an additional, one-time $10 registration fee.
Location: All Camps will be held in the STEM Innovation Center on UW Green Bay's
Campus: 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
Register by May 20th:
Don't have a 4H Online account? It's easy and free. You don't have to enroll in 4-H to join
4-H Summer Camps. Need help creating a 4hOnline account, see instructions here.

Pollinator Week 2022
Mark your calendars for Wisconsin Celebrates Pollinator Week from June 20-26, 2022!
You can get involved in Pollinator Week in a lot of ways:
By creating pollinator friendly habitats, reducing or eliminating environmental contamination from pesticides, and spreading the word about pollinators with your communities, we can all contribute to pollinator conservation.

Nonprofit Leader Conversations
FREE virtual small group conversations for nonprofit leaders on the pressing management issues of today. Discuss timely topics with a small group of peer and invited discussants who share knowledge and participate in Q&A. Lightly facilitated by our faculty. Registration required and limited to the first 20 who sign up.
May 26: Engagement and Innovation Leadership. Psychological safety is a key factor in how engaged people are and how innovative an organization is. Organizational cultures thrive with leaders who know how to create a high trust environment. Regina Wood, Transformation Leader from Initiative One Leadership Institute, will join a discussion on how leaders can influence their organization’s culture. Register here.
June 9: Collaboration. What can we learn from examples (both good and bad) of collaborations by nonprofit organizations? Join Kim O’Brien, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (Fox Valley) to explore ways to collaborate in meaningful ways toward common goals. Register here.
Additional conversations will resume in September, 2022.
Extension Presents Lora Warner with the WEECDA Wisconsin Idea Award

UW-Madison Extension and UW-Green Bay formed a partnership to offer resources to nonprofit organizations in Brown County and Northeast Wisconsin. These resources can be found at
An integral member of this partnership is UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Lora Warner. She brings many ideas, knowledge, and experience, which complement UW-Madison Extension. Extension Youth Development Associate Professor Melinda Pollen and Extension Community Development Professor Patrick Nehring were able to present Associate Professor Warner with the Wisconsin Extension Environmental and Community Development Wisconsin Idea Award.
This award is given to recognize and honor individuals, communities, or community groups who have been particularly vital to the success of an Extension educational program and for their support of the Wisconsin Idea as it relates to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension mission in community development or natural resources. The Wisconsin Idea is to bring the knowledge and the resources of the University of Wisconsin to people where they live and work. Associate Professor Warner is an excellent example of someone who has assisted Extension in reaching this goal.
FoodWIse Updates
FoodWIse provided a single lesson to 10 Hispanic women from Casa ALBA. Participants engage in a learner centered lesson at the STEM Innovation Center where they gain new ideas to save money and eat healthier. They prepared a meal for themselves and their family members. This activity supported their learning objectives. The program was delivered in Spanish.

FoodWIse also taught a 5 lesson series for three 1st grade classrooms at Danz Elementary School. Students learned through garden-based nutrition the parts of a plant and the nutrients that will help them stay healthy and strong. Teachers provided feedback about the program and stated that “the students share about the various recipes they have tried at home - especially the diffused water.” and “overall the students are more conscious about what they are eating at home and at school.” Students excitedly shared the flavored waters they tried during class! Some tasted lemon, orange, and kiwi flavored waters at home!