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Outdoor Adventure Series

The Forest is calling!  Forest County youth and families are invited to spend time outdoors while learning about hiking, snowshoeing and canoeing from experienced outdoor enthusiasts Erik and Kenzie Carlson.  Instruction will be geared toward youth age 12-18, but all ages are welcome. Erik and Kenzie will be leading our first group hike on Saturday, […]

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Argonne residents invited to Community Connect!

UW-Madison Division of Extension Forest County is excited to announce a new initiative for current and former Argonne families titled Community Connect. Community Connect meetings are informal get-togethers that offer participants the opportunity to sit down with their neighbors to discuss and plan opportunities related to preserving the history of Argonne. The Town of Argonne […]

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Local History Club

Crandon’s local history club is open to students in the 5th grade and above. Members of the club will develop projects and exhibits related to county history including the Argonne Centennial project for 2021. The club will use technology to scan historic photos, research pioneer residents and create digital exhibits of historic landmarks and buildings. […]

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History on Tap to offer Badger Talks Program

On Monday, September 30th, the Crandon Area Historical Society will host a presentation on Wisconsin’s largest collection of aerial prints titled “Landscapes of Wisconsin: visualizing history through aerial photography” presented by Jaime Martindale, map and geospatial data librarian in the department of geography at UW–Madison.  The program is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and […]

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Forest County Employees Taking Care of You program

The University of Wisconsin Madison Extension office in Forest County wants you to take care of you.  Recognizing that we have many demands on our time, balancing work and family time, caring for a parent, and even running kids around, the Forest County Extension office is offering the four-part class to Forest County employees beginning […]

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TechChangemakers at Crandon School Open House

Join the Forest County TechChangemakers at the Crandon School District’s Open House to learn how to keep up with your children’s school activities using technology. TechChangemakers will be providing hands-on training on a variety of apps that our teachers and coaches use to communicate with students and parents/guardians. Please bring your device, your app store […]

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2019 Fair Book and Entry Forms

The Extension office has received our copies of the 2019 Fair Book from the Forest County Fair secretary Brenda Flannery.  According to Brenda, Fair Books are available in various locations in the county, as well as in the literature rack located across from the Extension office on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse. The full […]

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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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