12/7/15 – Childcare Provider Workshop: It's Not Just About Language, It's About Culture, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Fee: $7. In this workshop participants will broaden their understanding about communication to include sending and receiving verbal and non verbal messages which are part of culture. We will discuss cultural communication tendencies and second language learners. Participants will explore new ways to use written and spoken communication effectively for facilitating relationships with our children, families and co-workers. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by December 6. Call 570-421-6430 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.
12/8/15 – Technology Tuesdays: Milking System Operation and Maintenance free online workshop, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). This is part of a series that includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor. The milking system is one of the most important pieces of ‘harvesting’ equipment on a dairy farm. Knowing how it works and keeping it in top operating order is essential. Penn State Extension Veterinarian Ernest Hovingh will share insight on system design, common problems, and recommended maintenance. The presenter is Dan McFarland, Ag. Engineer, Penn State Extension Dairy Team. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register for free online no later than noon the day before at
12/8/15 – PA Forest Stewardship webinar: Top Issues Faced by Woodland Owners, 12:00 -1:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT/EST). Why do you own woodlands? In this webinar, we will look at the some of the top issues identified through surveys and discussions with Pennsylvania woodland owners. There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is requested.
Visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/events/top-issues-faced-by-woodland-owners-noon-webinar for more information on the noon webinar.
Visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/events/top-issues-face-by-woodland-owners-evening-webinar for more information on the 7 PM webinar.
12/8/15 – Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure Webinar: The Tree City USA Program & Updates on Pennsylvania’s TreeVitalize Program, 12:00 -1:00 PM. The first part of this webinar will focus on Tree City USA, a national program of the Arbor Day Foundation, delivered through a partnership with the states. We’ll discuss the importance of achieving Tree City status to a community, the criteria necessary to qualify, and how the program works in Pennsylvania. The second half of this webinar provides an update on the Pennsylvania TreeVitalize urban reforestation program and grant opportunities available to municipalities. The presenter is Ellen Roane, DCNR Bureau of Forestry Community Forestry Training and Partnership Specialist. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry to view the webinar.
12/8/15 – Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium Webinar: Bioenergy on the Road!, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. The presenters are Clare Hinrichs, Mike Jacobson, and Tom Richard, the Pennsylvania State University. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy to view the webinar.
12/8/15 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Communication for a Healthy Workforce, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Having difficulty communicating with your supervisor or co-workers? Participants will access their interpersonal skills, and learn ways to effectively communicate with others whose style differs from theirs. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by December 6. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.
12/12/15 – Rough Riders 4-H Horse Club meeting, 10:00 AM, Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill, PA 18324. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events