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Sept 3rd ~ Fall Food Preservation with Youth!

I love the fall! The colors start changing and the leaves begin to cover the yard. Kids go back to school, family gather for holidays, and a light, crisp chill hits the air reminding me to enjoy the season before winter comes to erase the year away. But the biggest reason I love fall is […]

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Where Did Summer Go? ~ Aug 3rd

That’s a question a lot of kids are asking themselves today. Me? I’m realizing that I haven’t updated this blog in over 2 months (or more….)!?!? Oops… This week, many of the schools are releasing their “Back to School” plans for fall 2020. For many parents, the decision of how to safely return our kids […]

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May 26th ~ STEM at Home Kits and the MPLD!

A few weeks ago, I was saddened to hear that the summer (in-person) programming we partnered with the Montrose Public Library District (MPLD) on would be canceled due to the current COVID status. Not wanting to leave any stone un-turned, we asked the library if there was any way we could still partner with them […]

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May 13th ~ What’s been going on all Month Long?

It’s been a month, and yes I’m still working from home…but while at home I’ve taken to gardening! Let me show you a little bit of what’s happening around the yard! Top Photo: This spring, I was privileged to have a family member help build a raised garden bed. Now usually, they aren’t this wide, […]

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April 9th ~ Playing with Eggs!

How’s everyone doing? Personally, I’m on week 3 of self quarantine and I’ve run out of things to work on, clean, and cook…! However, my spirits are up and hopes are high that this too will pass. Well since this month is traditionally filled with eggs, that’s where I’ve been spending a lot of time […]

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March ? ~ Everything’s Running Together…

Ok, that’s not totally true, but I’m sure that’s how many families are starting to feel right now. Good News!? There’s a lot of fun stuff out there to help parents keep their kids learning and their sanity turning. Now is the perfect time of year to be at home during the day. Gardening season […]

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March 18th ~ A Pandemic of FUN Activities to use at home!

Who’s tired of hearing about COVID-19? The seriousness of this outbreak not being overlooked….I think it’s time to ignore the news for a little while and instead focus on fun activities and resources for parents to use with their at home kiddo’s! Colorado STEM Projects: Many topic areas and STEM concepts to work on at […]

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Feb 26th & 27th ~ Mesa County Safety Fair

This past week I teamed up with Mesa County 4-H Agent Melissa Wonnenberg to bring the CSU STEM Mobile Energy Trailer to the Mesa County Safety Fair. Grand Valley Power electrical coop sponsored our attendance at this awesome event where over 2,000 mesa county elementary school children were able to come and learn about safety […]

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Feb 25th ~ Livestock Animals and How They Help Us

This last week has been very busy, but very rewarding as well! A while back I was invited to guest speak to the Johnson Elementary School 2nd Grade classes about Livestock Animals. My topic to share was ‘Livestock Animals, their attributes, and how they help humans solve problems’. This is a very exciting topic to […]

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Feb 3rd ~ Are you ready for some….Physics!?!?!?

Happy Happy Superbowl weekend! If you didn’t watch, you missed out on a great championship game yesterday. FYI – My team WON!!!! Hurrah! (If you don’t know who won….I guess I can wait until you get back from googling it….) Ok, now onto something just as cool. Let’s talk about the Physics of a Perfect […]

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