COVID-19 resources from UConn Extension for farmers, families, 4-H youth and Connecticut residents
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  • UConn 4-H Activity Calendar- June 2020 UConn 4-H Activity Calendar- June 2020
    UConn 4-H has created an activity calendar for youth for the month of June. Participate in STEM-related activities with us all month long! The PDF is available at: UConn 4-H activity calendar-June 2020  
    Posted on June 3, 2020
  • CT, NY Sea Grants to Create Plan for LIS Debris Reduction CT, NY Sea Grants to Create Plan for LIS Debris Reduction
    Abandoned boats, broken lobster traps, discarded tires and all types of other trash aren’t just eyesores on Long Island Sound’s beaches, coves and channels. They’re also hazards to wildlife that can impede navigation and threaten human safety and health. To address this problem, Connecticut and New York Sea Grant programs will initiate a Marine Debris […]
    Posted on June 3, 2020
  • A Message to the CAHNR Community A Message to the CAHNR Community
    Dear Friends and Colleagues – The events of the past few weeks have brought sadness and outrage to communities across our nation. The senseless killing of black men and women demonstrates that as a nation, we need to make further and strong progress toward our aspirations of a diverse and inclusive society. The College of […]
    Posted on June 2, 2020
  • UConn Equine Extension Webinars with Dr. Jenifer Nadeau UConn Equine Extension Webinars with Dr. Jenifer Nadeau
    Interested in learning more about trail etiquette, horse health, farm management practices, and even the history of the horse in North America? Luckily, the UConn Equine Extension Webinar series with Dr. Jenifer Nadeau begins this Wednesday and we would love for you to join us! To access meeting links please visit: http://animalscience.uconn.edu/equine-extension-program.php
    Posted on June 1, 2020
  • What is a Virus? What is a Virus?
    A virus has a very simple makeup. It is just a piece of DNA or RNA, a protein coat, and in some cases a fatty (lipid) layer. The protein coat provides protection for the piece of genetic information (DNA or RNA), and can code for different functions when the virus infects a host organism. Viruses […]
    Posted on June 1, 2020
  • UConn Extension Hand Sanitizer Distribution UConn Extension Hand Sanitizer Distribution
    The CT Department of Agriculture secured a limited amount of free hand sanitizer from FEMA through a donation from Exxon. The CT Department of Agriculture has been working to distribute to farmers markets via the Hartford Regional Market. They have given part of the donation to UConn Extension to disperse to on-farm markets/CSA’s and PYO operations. It is on […]
    Posted on May 29, 2020
  • Healthy Family Connecticut Healthy Family Connecticut
    Interested in more nutrition information for you and your family? The Healthy Family Connecticut website from the UConn Department of Allied Health Sciences offers many science-based and nutrition resources for you and your family to stay healthy that are offered in both English and Spanish. Resources are offered for Parents of Toddlers, Preschool Aged Children, […]
    Posted on May 29, 2020
  • Wethersfield Residents Grow With UConn PEP Program Wethersfield Residents Grow With UConn PEP Program
    Around the state, organizations have found a way to continue UConn Extension’s Parent Leadership Training, part of our People Empowering People (UConn PEP) program. With technology, determination and creativity PEP facilitators are keeping their parent leaders connected and informed during this difficult time by offering the UConn PEP program via Zoom. One such program is being run by […]
    Posted on May 27, 2020
  • Caring for Electronics Caring for Electronics
    KEEPING DEVICES CLEAN   Electronics may carry germs that pose risks to your health. Minimize your health risks by following these practices: Before cleaning any device, wash your hands. Apply clean water and soap to your hands. Scrub the back and front of your hands, in between your fingers, and underneath your fingernails for 20 […]
    Posted on May 27, 2020
  • 5 Tips For Trail Etiquette 5 Tips For Trail Etiquette
    With the recent pandemic, you may find yourselves utilizing more local trails than ever before. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you take your adventures outdoors! This message is brought to you by the UConn Extension PATHS team – People Active on Trails for Health and Sustainability. We are an interdisciplinary […]
    Posted on May 25, 2020
  • May Wildflowers May Wildflowers
    Why are wildflowers the most beautiful of flowers? Perhaps it is because they are untamed by mankind and often appear when one is not even looking for them. In spring, one of the pleasures of getting out on nature trails or trekking through the woods is coming across some of Connecticut’s spring blooming wildflowers. These […]
    Posted on May 25, 2020
  • Plant Diagnostic Lab Offers Hot Water Seed Treatment Plant Diagnostic Lab Offers Hot Water Seed Treatment
    Our Plant Diagnostic Laboratory now offers hot water seed treatment. What is it? Watch Abby Beissinger, our plant diagnostician, explain how hot water seed treatment works and can help you. Hot water seed treatment is supported in part by a UConn CAHNR Innovation in Extension Programming Award and a grant from the New England Vegetable […]
    Posted on May 22, 2020
  • Teen-Adult Power = BIG Collective Environmental & Community Impacts! Teen-Adult Power = BIG Collective Environmental & Community Impacts!
    When we think of environmental education (EE), we might think of connecting youth to nature, increasing student academic achievement, and developing the next generation of environmental stewards. These are all excellent and proven benefits of EE. But EE that specifically empowers youth and adults towards environmental action in their community can also lead to direct environmental […]
    Posted on May 20, 2020

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