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 SPIN classes to younger youth beginning in July and August.  This opportunity for teens is part of a larger Tech Changemakers grant offered through Microsoft.  Teens that successfully complete the training session will receive a stipend for each Lego Robotic SPIN class they teach. (Register here)

Youth ages 10-13 are invited to participate in outdoor summer fun at during our Backyards & Beyond SPIN club held from 10 a.m. – Noon, July 15th – 18th at the Laona School Forest.  SPIN club leader Paula Fox will be introducing a variety of outdoor topics that encourage youth to both protect and enjoy that nature that surrounds us in Forest County.  The fun continues the following week, when youth ages 10-13 are invited to learn all about amphibians at our Amphibians & You SPIN club held from 10 a.m. – Noon, July 22nd – 25th at the Laona School Forest.  The cost to attend SPIN clubs is $10 per week and registration is required.

Registration for all Extension Youth activities can be done by calling Michelle at 715-478-7797 or by clicking here for Backyards & Beyond or here for Amphibians & You.

Forest County SPIN clubs encourage Summer Learning and are hosted by trained volunteer 4-H leaders.   A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where four or more young people learn about a topic of interest.  Topics vary and include interests such a nature, heritage arts, science, photography, gardening, shooting sports and more.  To learn more about volunteering as an adult SPIN club leader and making a difference in Forest County, please call Michelle at 715-478-7797.