April 26, 2014: Gardening and All That Jazz! Conference
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming "Gardening and All That Jazz!" conference for new and experienced gardeners. Keynote speakers include nationally known writer Allan Armitage, as well as speakers discussing garden photography, native plants, and the seasonal use of shrubs. Pre-registration is required; registration at the door is not available.
April 26, 2014: 4-H Discovery Day
A family event -- open to the public -- providing educational hands-on experiences in a friendly atmosphere. Information will be available about joining 4-H and exhibiting at the Oakland County Fair. Held at Springfield Oaks Activity Center and barns in Davisburg.
April 26, 2014: 4-H Mentor Training
April 27. 2014: 4-H Rabbit Clinic in Macomb County
Join us for 4-H mentor training. In this fun, interactive training participants are trained by 4-H mentoring staff using a research-based curriculum of interactive activities covering topics like: building strong mentoring relationships, setting boundaries, engaging in positive communication, youth development principles and cultural competency. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided at this all day session. Click here to register
by April 25th. For information contact Anetria Rhodes
The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership is pleased to announce that registration is open for the inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, May 1-3 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. Register by March 1 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount!
, Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder, will join us for a plenary address on Friday morning, May 2. Mr. Rustem will focus on the conference theme of partnerships, with his address “Successful Partnerships – Importance to Government”. Prior to his current position in the Governor’s office, Mr. Rustem was an owner of Public Sector Consultants (PSC) and was the firm’s president and CEO. While at PSC, Mr. Rustem directed studies on the status of Michigan cities, wastewater treatment needs, recycling, and land use. Before joining the firm, Mr. Rustem was Gov. William G. Milliken’s chief staff advisor on environmental matters and director of the Governor’s Policy Council.
The Convention presents an opportunity for lake enthusiasts, lake professionals, researchers, local government officials and anyone else interested in protecting our water resources to participate in three days of educational presentations and discussion, in-depth workshops, tours, exhibits and much more focused on Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes.
The 2014 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, launched in 2008 to promote collaboration to advance stewardship of Michigan’s inland lakes. The Convention is a cooperative effort between many public and private organizations including the Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research.
This is a 4-week how to series on garden design. The workshop will present the basic elements of design used in formal and informal gardens.
Participants will develop the necessary skills to layout garden beds and small landscape areas using the principles of design. There will be plenty of hands on exercises to help you understand the steps necessary to end up with a pleasing design for your landscape beds.
Questions? Contact Linda Smith
May 7 - June 11, 2014: Eat Healthy, Be Active
This series, open to the public, is aimed at helping parents/caregivers make simple and tasty meals for their families that won't break their bank. MSU Extension-Oakland nutrition instructors will provide nutrition education, food demonstrations and take-home materials. This series will be held 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the MSU Extension-Oakland offices
, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Building 26 East, Pontiac, 48341. To register for this free series call 248-858-0897.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to design a garden with native plants, protect water resources and manage stormwater runoff, and attract beneficial birds and butterflies to your garden. Following the lecture portion of the program, resource people will be available to help participants design gardens just right for their home site. This program is intended for those with little to no experience gardening with native plants. There is no fee to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required. Participants will need to bring a sketch and photos of their yard. 6:00- 8:30 pm at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, 48328. Call 586-469-6440 or email email@example.com with questions. To register: http://events.anr.msu.edu/ecolanscapes14/ This workshop will be repeated on June 10th in Macomb County.
Forests are an enormous part of Michigan's history, culture, economy and landscape. Join Michigan Forest Association and MSU faculty to explore how to enrich your classroom with intentional nature lessons. Take home knowledge you can use in your classroom. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tollgate Education Center. Cost: $90. Call Alan Jaros
at 248-347-0269, extension 232 if you have questions.
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688. Participants in this exciting, hands-on training opportunity will gain new ideas and information about companion animal projects, while having the ability to work with their own companion animal. This workshop is open to 4-H volunteers and youth aged 12 (as of January 1, 2014) and up. The Medical/Media Release form
is required for all workshop participants. Click here to go to the registration page.
A six-week series in Troy for people with Type 2 diabetes facilitated by two trained leaders. Topics include: how to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, stress and emotions like depression, anger, fear and frustration; exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; appropriate use of medication; and, working effectively with health care providers. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems. Questions? Contact Cathy Newkirk
In this workshop, participants will learn how to design a garden with native plants, protect water resources and manage stormwater runoff, and attract beneficial birds and butterflies to your garden. Following the lecture portion of the program, resource people will be available to help participants design gardens just right for their home site. This program is intended for those with little to no experience gardening with native plants. There is no fee to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required. Participants will need to bring a sketch and photos of their yard. 6:00- 8:30 pm at the MSU Extension Assembly Room, VerKuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, 48036. Call 586-469-6440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. To register: http://events.anr.msu.edu/ecolanscapes14/