Extension Offers Tips to Getting Kids Outside

Originally printed in the Forest Republican June 4, 2020   Recently the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources teamed up to create a “Get Outside. Stay Safe. Be Well.” toolkit to help to help create a consistent statewide message that invites Wisconsinites to get outside, stay safe, and be […]

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Extension Stay at Home Tips

When our lives are turned upside down, a to-do list can bring a sense of calm and control. University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Specialists and Educators have created Stay at Home Tips on topics ranging from parenting a teen grieving with the loss of school activities, to connecting with isolated family and friends. “Many of us are struggling […]

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“We’ll Get Through This” Coloring Contest

Many of us are finding ourselves at home and looking for ways to relieve some stress.  One way for both adults and children to spend some time mindfully, is to color.  Research has shown that participating in a daily coloring activity lowers levels of anxiety and depression. Let’s challenge each other to a Friday Fun […]

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Become a Forest County Youth Advocate for Community Health!

Do you know a teen, or are you a teen that is interested in a health or wellness career or is interested in developing leadership skills related to community health?  If so, the Forest County Coalition on Activity and Nutrition (Forest County CAN!), in partnership with the UW-Madison Division of Extension Forest County, has a […]

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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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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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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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