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Summertime Extension Opportunities

Forest County Division of Extension has some exciting programs planned for youth this summer! On Thursday, June 20th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. teens, ages 12-17, are encouraged to attend a Lego Robotics Training Course where you’ll learn how to teach kids STEM skills using the Lego Robotics curriculum.  The teen teachers will then offer Lego Robotic […]

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Learn to build & code robots…then learn to teach others!

Do you have an interest in Technology? How about teaching?  How about teaching Technology? Forest County TechChangemakers program is looking for youth between the ages of 12-17 to become digital ambassadors for our 4-H Lego Robotics SPIN clubs. As a Forest County TechChangemaker, you’ll attend fun training sessions with other teens where you’ll learn how […]

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Summer is made for exploration!

Forest County Extension, in partnership with the Samoset Council, is excited to announce a summer STEM Day Camp held in Laona at the Silver Lake Pavilion.  The STEM day camp offers activities for boys and girls going into grades 3-6.  Youth will work in teams, make new friends and perform experiments that make science, technology, […]

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Master Gardener Volunteers work with community members and students in preparation for Memorial Day services

In preparation for Crandon’s Memorial Day services, students from Crandon High School, along with Forest County Master Gardener Volunteers, spent time last week weeding, raking, planting, pruning, mulching and painting the Veterans Memorial Park located with the Forest County Courthouse Square. Memorial Park was originally unveiled to the people of Forest County as part of […]

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Extension Position Opening extended to May 28th

UW-Madison, Division of Extension is recruiting for Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator. This position will serve the people by developing and Implementing programming, educational opportunities, and fostering partnership. The position will be involved primarily in providing education to parents and children prenatal to 5. This position is located in Crandon, WI. For detailed  information please […]

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Better Broadband is the Key to the Future of Forest County

This coming Thursday, May 9 we will have an event at Crandon High School hosting Wisconsin State Broadband Director Angie Dickison as we craft a message and strategy on Forest County’s needs and efforts to improve its broadband capacity.  Our Forest County Broadband Team is busy preparing for this important gathering.  But what matters most […]

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Celebrate National Forest Week

The week of April 21st – 27th, 2019 is National Forest Week and Forest County Extension is partnering with our county Forestry and Parks Department to briefly highlight the role forestry plays in our county. The Forest County Forestry Department currently manages 14,876 acres of publicly owned County Forest Land for the purpose of sustainable […]

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Share your Teen Voice!

A Wisconsin Historical Society “Share Your Voice” event for Northwoods Teens will be held on Monday, April 29th beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Crandon High School auditorium.  Representatives from the Wisconsin Historical Society will be asking teens about what they would like to see in a new, modern state history museum.  Teens from all […]

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Forest County Master Gardener Training

Forest County’s UW-Madison, Division of Extension is excited to announce a Level 1 Master Gardener program will be offered in Crandon beginning in May of 2019. UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are trained in a wide range of horticultural topics via a multi-session training course that will be held every other Wednesday evening May – October […]

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Extension’s role in Addressing Wisconsin’s Opioid Crisis 

As Extension returns home to UW-Madison, we are uniquely positioned to respond to complex issues like Wisconsin’s opioid crisis.  To learn more about Extension’s opioid programming and community outreach efforts, read our fact sheet below: Extension’s role in Addressing Wisconsin’s Opioid Crisis

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