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4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Afterschool Club

Join us for our 4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Afterschool Club for youth ages 9-12. 

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
September 29 to December 8

Click here for details.

Bonnie Kittle

Hansen News

  • New Virtual After-School Club Offers Lessons in Sustainability for Youth Ages 9-12

    Added September 8, 2020

    The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 4-H Program is offering a free, virtual, after-school club for youth ages 9-12. The club – Sustainable You! – will focus on sustainability issues, including land, water, energy, food,...

  • USDA Investigating Packages of Mysterious Seeds

    Added July 31, 2020
    Unlabeled seeds from solicited packages

    Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain invasive insects, or have plant disease causing agents. Here's what the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service...

  • Summer safety: Tips to avoid foodborne and heat illnesses

    Added June 28, 2020
    Danny Gallegos for Unsplash

    Happy summer! It's time to get the barbecue grilling and the pool party started. To keep your summer healthy and fun, UC ANR offers some important safety tips.   Food safety Food poisoning is a serious health threat in the United...

  • Dragonflies in the skies

    Added June 21, 2020
    Photo by Sensei Minimal on Unsplash

    In this blog series, Dr. Annemiek Schilder, Director, UCCE Ventura County and Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center, shares her observations about the natural world across the seasons. As she says: "Gently observing your...

  • 4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp Offered

    Added June 16, 2020
    Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash

    Youth ages 9-12 will have an opportunity to learn what it means to be sustainable through fun activities in a virtual summer camp. The camp will be held July 20-24th, with campers meeting online daily from 10-11:30 a.m. The camp is free of charge,...

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To reduce risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County Office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed to the public from March 18 until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home initiative. UC Academics and Staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours.

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Annemiek Schilder
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