Responding to Scary Events

Violence, war, and loss have become common in our communities. Parents and other caring adults can positively support children as they hear about scary news or experience traumatic events that happen in school settings or in the community. For children of all ages, a safe and trusted adult is the most important protection. Caring adults […]

Save the Date: Fathers In Focus Conference 2024

Where: Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703) When: 10/11/2024 7:30am – 5:00pm Cost: TBA Join us at the Inaugural Fathers In Focus Conference 2024, a pivotal platform for fathers across Wisconsin to converge, connect, and collectively address challenges in their roles. Through workshops facilitated exclusively by men and fathers, we aim to […]

GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE Q&A SERIES

The UW-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Program is offering FREE educational online sessions where you can connect with plant health experts to get answers to your garden and landscape questions. The Ask the Experts: Monthly Garden and Landscape Q&A Series Monday February 19, 1:00-2:00 PM. These sessions are your chance to ask questions about your […]

Strong Couples

Having a strong relationship with your romantic partner can be hard and finding trustworthy support can be difficult. The Strong Couples Program is six self-paced modules and five brief video calls about communication, commitment, and problem-solving. Learn more here. The Strong Couples Program is: The Strong Couples Program is free! You can start any time. […]

Focus on Fathers

A series of online classes designed for dads and open to all. Connect with other fathers while learning to boost your child’s social and emotional skills. Topics include building strong relationships through communication, teaching children about feelings, helping children stand up for themselves and more!  Discover Focus on Fathers.

Triple P Positive Parenting: for parents and caregivers of teens

Are you looking to raise confident, healthy teens? Do you want to build strong relationships with your teens? Do you have a concern about your teen’s behavior? This virtual class is for you! Come fill your toolbox with strategies to make parenting easier and more joyful. This virtual program is for parents and caregivers of […]

ELEVANDO WISCONSIN

Visit our website to find out more and register.

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Register by September 25, 2023, to reserve your spot!

Testing Seed Viability

Seed starting time is coming! Do you know if your seeds are viable? Here are some tips to keep in mind. Fresh seed germinates best. Seed packets are labeled with the date they are best used by. Though seeds are usually viable longer than that date, some species lose viability faster, and germination decreases for […]

It’s All Connected–How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lakes

By Michelle Probst, former Natural Resources Educator I attended a workshop where participants in the room were asked to silently pick two random people in the room and, without those people knowing, you had to stay equally distanced from the two people. People moved throughout the room, slowly, carefully, to make sure they stayed in […]

StrongBodies™ in Dane County

StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University and is aimed at mid-life and older women and men. The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include: increased muscle mass, strength and improved bone density as well as many more benefits physically and emotionally. The StrongBodies™ program includes progressive […]

FOOD ACCESS RESOURCES

There are new challenges for individuals who historically have had low access to food. There are also emerging challenges for the broader community as citizens grapple with changes to the way they previously visited the grocery store and purchased food. This document serves to collect information related to food access for Dane County Households. Emergency […]

New Online Pollinator Habitat Assessment Tool Available

You can help support insect pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, through habitat you provide on your property or in your gardens. Pollinators need shelter and food to thrive, but how do you know if your property is achieving this potential? To help promote local habitat for pollinators, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Gratton Lab in […]

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