Skip to main content
Loading Events

Events for July 19 — July 25, 2020

All in-person Extension events through August 8 are canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Contact your county Extension office about specific events.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

Meaningful Mondays Estate Planning Series

Weekly series hosted by Alabama Extension,
AARP Alabama, and Faulkner University Jones School of Law.
These sessions will provide insight on preparation for
organization and advance planning.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Organizing Important Papers, Advance Planning Documents General Overview, Alabama Healthcare Directive, Financial Powers of Attorney, Preparing to Care, Managing Someone Else’s Money, and Last Will and Testament

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 270-4133

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Bullock County, Elmore County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Online, Russell County

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Camp Conservation for Teachers: A Virtual Workshop Series

Alabama Extension’s Urban Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resource Management Team and Project Learning Tree (PLT) present Camp Conservation for Teachers: A Virtual Workshop Series. We will utilize Alabama Extension’s Urban Environmental Science Education Program (UESEP) (add link) and PLT’s (add link) award-winning environmental education curriculum to help teachers explore concepts of Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (E-STEM).

Integrating environmental education into STEM learning is a novel way to improve knowledge and foster environmental stewardship. The UESEP program is one of many programs nationwide using PLT’s environmental education curriculum to engage children in learning, both outside and indoors. PLT is designed for educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade twelve. It offers 96 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities and correlations to state academic standards. Topics include forests, wildlife and water, and features include cooperative learning and technology extensions.

The interactive, virtual workshop series will offer lesson plans and activities provided by a diverse group of presenters from across the state. Each lesson and activity will expose educators to new environmental teaching opportunities designed for formal or informal settings. They will also increase the child’s ability to PERFORM: Problem Solve, Evaluate, Reason, Focus, Observe, Research a Problem, and Measure. Let’s make learning fun by exploring the natural environment.

*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available to those who complete each webinar series. Scroll down for details.

Tune in on Tuesdays and Thursdays
When: July 14-23, 2020 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. CST
Where: The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format. They are also available through Facebook Live on the Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs Facebook page.

Free Registration
Registration is required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit http://www.aces.edu/go/CampConservation to register.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend. You do not have to set up a Zoom account to participate. All webinars will be archived and uploaded to the Alabama Extension YouTube channel.

Schedule and E-STEM Topics
June 14 – Forestry: Trees & Forest Ecosystems
July 16 – Wildlife Management: Native Animals of Alabama & Songbirds
July 21 – Natural Resource Conservation: Soils, Water, & Watersheds
July 23 – Energy & Waste Management: Household Wastes & Recycling

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Each webinar offers one professional contact hour through the Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI) https://www.amsti.org/ (add link). Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be awarded to those who attend the entire session of each webinar in the series. Registration details will be provided during each webinar session.

Educational Resources
Each participant will receive a free PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide E-Book from PLT. The first twenty participants to register will receive a hard copy of the 480-page Activity Guide valued at $24.99. Register by July 7, 2020 for a chance to receive an Environmental Educators E-STEM Field Pack filled with educational materials and supplies.

Take the Survey
Alabama Extension is always looking for ways to serve you better. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. We appreciate your input as we make every effort to improve Extension programs. These surveys not only help better our programs but also help determine federal and state funding. This funding allows us to continue providing affordable, research-based education to you and your family.
Take the Camp Conservation for Teachers: A Virtual Workshop Series

More Information
Contact Karnita Garner, Allyson Shabel, or Roosevelt Robinson for more information about this series or to learn about other environmental programs offered throughout the state. For more details on the Alabama Forestry Foundation or self-paced online training with Project Learning Tree contact Ashley Smith at alaforestry.org (add link) or visit https://www.plt.org/ (add link)

Contact:
Roosevelt Robinson
robinrl@auburn.edu
(334) 740-9682

http://www.aces.edu/go/CampConservation

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Training

Breastfeeding is becoming increasingly more important to today’s parents. Many families are searching and comparing child care programs that are willing to support their decision to breastfeed and are educated on the best methods for feeding and caring for their infants.
This training will give you the knowledge you need to best support your breastfeeding families, as well as help you get started on your journey to becoming an Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care provider.
For this training each attendee will receive professional development clock hours and a training certificate that is honored by DHR. These clock hours can be counted towards your yearly professional development hours.

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Christina.levert@aces.edu
(334) 292-1559

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Online, Shelby County, St. Clair County

STEM in the Garden: Teacher Training Webinar Series

Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds Team knows that for a school’s outdoor classroom to be successful, the garden must be grown and maintained correctly. The STEM in the Garden webinar course will train teachers on basic gardening principles, ways to align the Alabama gardening calendar with your school year calendar, and solutions to common problems associated with outdoor classrooms. STEM in the Garden will strengthen your garden knowledge, while maximizing your school garden’s STEM teaching capability. This course follows along with Clemson University’s outdoor classroom curriculum, STEM in the Garden, which is recommended for purchase to accompany the class.

9 CEUs are available with this course (1.5 per session) through the AAMU/UAH Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be awarded to those who attend the entire session of each webinar in the STEM in the Garden series.
Presentations 50 minutes each with a 10-minute break between sessions.
July 14: Soil and Plant nutrition by Rudy Pacumbaba
Basic Plant Biology by Rudy Pacumbaba
July 16: Water and Irrigation in the Outdoor Classroom by Rhonda Britton
Lawns and Managing Weeds in the Outdoor Classroom by Tim Crow
July 21: Basics of Growing Vegetables and Herbs by Lucy Edwards
Edible Landscape Ideas for School Grounds by Hayes Jackson
July 23: Pollinator Gardening by Dani Carroll
Beneficial Insects in the Garden by Sallie Lee
July 28: Plant Propagation in the Classroom by Allyson Shabel
Building and Maintaining Raised Bed Garden by Allyson Shabel
July 30: Composting and Vermicomposting for School by Roosevelt Robinson
Safe Chemical Use in the Outdoor Classroom by Marcus Garner

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-7677

http://www.aces.edu/go/STEM

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

STEM in the Garden: Teacher Training Webinar Series

Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds Team knows that for a school’s outdoor classroom to be successful, the garden must be grown and maintained correctly. The STEM in the Garden webinar course will train teachers on basic gardening principles, ways to align the Alabama gardening calendar with your school year calendar, and solutions to common problems associated with outdoor classrooms. STEM in the Garden will strengthen your garden knowledge, while maximizing your school garden’s STEM teaching capability. This course follows along with Clemson University’s outdoor classroom curriculum, STEM in the Garden, which is recommended for purchase to accompany the class.

9 CEUs are available with this course (1.5 per session) through the AAMU/UAH Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be awarded to those who attend the entire session of each webinar in the STEM in the Garden series.
Presentations 50 minutes each with a 10-minute break between sessions.
July 14: Soil and Plant nutrition by Rudy Pacumbaba
Basic Plant Biology by Rudy Pacumbaba
July 16: Water and Irrigation in the Outdoor Classroom by Rhonda Britton
Lawns and Managing Weeds in the Outdoor Classroom by Tim Crow
July 21: Basics of Growing Vegetables and Herbs by Lucy Edwards
Edible Landscape Ideas for School Grounds by Hayes Jackson
July 23: Pollinator Gardening by Dani Carroll
Beneficial Insects in the Garden by Sallie Lee
July 28: Plant Propagation in the Classroom by Allyson Shabel
Building and Maintaining Raised Bed Garden by Allyson Shabel
July 30: Composting and Vermicomposting for School by Roosevelt Robinson
Safe Chemical Use in the Outdoor Classroom by Marcus Garner

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-7677

http://www.aces.edu/go/STEM

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Alabama 4-H at AAMU Virtual Robotics Camp

Alabama 4-H at AAMU is hosting a Virtual Robotics Camp for youth ages 10-13! Come join the fun! You will learn how to use block coding to program a virtual robot. All you need is a laptop or tablet, Internet connection, and a positive attitude! Camp will take place every Wednesday in July from 1:00-2:00. Registration is required.

Contact:
Jessica Williams
jlw0018@aces.edu
(256) 309-9119

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Youth Development, Online

Cottage Food Law Training/ Abbeville

Henry County Extension Office, 101 North Doswell Street Abbeville AL, 36310

This course is for people who want to sell certain non-hazardous foods from home.

Address:
Henry County Extension Office
101 North Doswell Street
Abbeville, AL 36310

Contact:
Bridgette H Brannon
huttobf@auburn.edu
(334) 714-1248

Register Online

$25 Food Safety, Dale County, Henry County, Houston County

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Timber Tax and IRS Reporting

Approved by SAF and AL Board for 7 hours of Category 1 CE. Income tax implications of forest operations and how to report them to the IRS
Is your timber property a business, investment or hobby and can you deduct losses?
Acquiring land (purchase, gift, inheritance) and allocating basis – Form T (Timber), Part I
Do you need to file Form T
Timber accounts and separately identifiable property
Calculating depletion allowance, Form T, Part II
Reporting timber sale income, Form T Part III and Form 4797
Site preparation and planting expenses, Form T Part IV and Form 4562
Reporting intermediate cultural treatments, road construction, consulting forester expenses, timber cruise expense and surveys
Sale and exchange of property

Contact:
Robert Tufts
tuftsra@auburn.edu
(334) 734-2120

Register Online

$35 Farming, Forestry & Wildlife, Livestock, Online, Statewide

Camp Conservation for Teachers: A Virtual Workshop Series

Alabama Extension’s Urban Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resource Management Team and Project Learning Tree (PLT) present Camp Conservation for Teachers: A Virtual Workshop Series. We will utilize Alabama Extension’s Urban Environmental Science Education Program (UESEP) (add link) and PLT’s (add link) award-winning environmental education curriculum to help teachers explore concepts of Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (E-STEM).

Integrating environmental education into STEM learning is a novel way to improve knowledge and foster environmental stewardship. The UESEP program is one of many programs nationwide using PLT’s environmental education curriculum to engage children in learning, both outside and indoors. PLT is designed for educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade twelve. It offers 96 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities and correlations to state academic standards. Topics include forests, wildlife and water, and features include cooperative learning and technology extensions.

The interactive, virtual workshop series will offer lesson plans and activities provided by a diverse group of presenters from across the state. Each lesson and activity will expose educators to new environmental teaching opportunities designed for formal or informal settings. They will also increase the child’s ability to PERFORM: Problem Solve, Evaluate, Reason, Focus, Observe, Research a Problem, and Measure. Let’s make learning fun by exploring the natural environment.

*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available to those who complete each webinar series. Scroll down for details.

Tune in on Tuesdays and Thursdays
When: July 14-23, 2020 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. CST
Where: The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format. They are also available through Facebook Live on the Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs Facebook page.

Free Registration
Registration is required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit http://www.aces.edu/go/CampConservation to register.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend. You do not have to set up a Zoom account to participate. All webinars will be archived and uploaded to the Alabama Extension YouTube channel.

Schedule and E-STEM Topics
June 14 – Forestry: Trees & Forest Ecosystems
July 16 – Wildlife Management: Native Animals of Alabama & Songbirds
July 21 – Natural Resource Conservation: Soils, Water, & Watersheds
July 23 – Energy & Waste Management: Household Wastes & Recycling

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Each webinar offers one professional contact hour through the Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI) https://www.amsti.org/ (add link). Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be awarded to those who attend the entire session of each webinar in the series. Registration details will be provided during each webinar session.

Educational Resources
Each participant will receive a free PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide E-Book from PLT. The first twenty participants to register will receive a hard copy of the 480-page Activity Guide valued at $24.99. Register by July 7, 2020 for a chance to receive an Environmental Educators E-STEM Field Pack filled with educational materials and supplies.

Take the Survey
Alabama Extension is always looking for ways to serve you better. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. We appreciate your input as we make every effort to improve Extension programs. These surveys not only help better our programs but also help determine federal and state funding. This funding allows us to continue providing affordable, research-based education to you and your family.
Take the Camp Conservation for Teachers: A Virtual Workshop Series

More Information
Contact Karnita Garner, Allyson Shabel, or Roosevelt Robinson for more information about this series or to learn about other environmental programs offered throughout the state. For more details on the Alabama Forestry Foundation or self-paced online training with Project Learning Tree contact Ashley Smith at alaforestry.org (add link) or visit https://www.plt.org/ (add link)

Contact:
Roosevelt Robinson
robinrl@auburn.edu
(334) 740-9682

http://www.aces.edu/go/CampConservation

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

STEM in the Garden: Teacher Training Webinar Series

Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds Team knows that for a school’s outdoor classroom to be successful, the garden must be grown and maintained correctly. The STEM in the Garden webinar course will train teachers on basic gardening principles, ways to align the Alabama gardening calendar with your school year calendar, and solutions to common problems associated with outdoor classrooms. STEM in the Garden will strengthen your garden knowledge, while maximizing your school garden’s STEM teaching capability. This course follows along with Clemson University’s outdoor classroom curriculum, STEM in the Garden, which is recommended for purchase to accompany the class.

9 CEUs are available with this course (1.5 per session) through the AAMU/UAH Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be awarded to those who attend the entire session of each webinar in the STEM in the Garden series.
Presentations 50 minutes each with a 10-minute break between sessions.
July 14: Soil and Plant nutrition by Rudy Pacumbaba
Basic Plant Biology by Rudy Pacumbaba
July 16: Water and Irrigation in the Outdoor Classroom by Rhonda Britton
Lawns and Managing Weeds in the Outdoor Classroom by Tim Crow
July 21: Basics of Growing Vegetables and Herbs by Lucy Edwards
Edible Landscape Ideas for School Grounds by Hayes Jackson
July 23: Pollinator Gardening by Dani Carroll
Beneficial Insects in the Garden by Sallie Lee
July 28: Plant Propagation in the Classroom by Allyson Shabel
Building and Maintaining Raised Bed Garden by Allyson Shabel
July 30: Composting and Vermicomposting for School by Roosevelt Robinson
Safe Chemical Use in the Outdoor Classroom by Marcus Garner

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-7677

http://www.aces.edu/go/STEM

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Friday, July 24, 2020

STEM in the Garden: Teacher Training Webinar Series

Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds Team knows that for a school’s outdoor classroom to be successful, the garden must be grown and maintained correctly. The STEM in the Garden webinar course will train teachers on basic gardening principles, ways to align the Alabama gardening calendar with your school year calendar, and solutions to common problems associated with outdoor classrooms. STEM in the Garden will strengthen your garden knowledge, while maximizing your school garden’s STEM teaching capability. This course follows along with Clemson University’s outdoor classroom curriculum, STEM in the Garden, which is recommended for purchase to accompany the class.

9 CEUs are available with this course (1.5 per session) through the AAMU/UAH Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be awarded to those who attend the entire session of each webinar in the STEM in the Garden series.
Presentations 50 minutes each with a 10-minute break between sessions.
July 14: Soil and Plant nutrition by Rudy Pacumbaba
Basic Plant Biology by Rudy Pacumbaba
July 16: Water and Irrigation in the Outdoor Classroom by Rhonda Britton
Lawns and Managing Weeds in the Outdoor Classroom by Tim Crow
July 21: Basics of Growing Vegetables and Herbs by Lucy Edwards
Edible Landscape Ideas for School Grounds by Hayes Jackson
July 23: Pollinator Gardening by Dani Carroll
Beneficial Insects in the Garden by Sallie Lee
July 28: Plant Propagation in the Classroom by Allyson Shabel
Building and Maintaining Raised Bed Garden by Allyson Shabel
July 30: Composting and Vermicomposting for School by Roosevelt Robinson
Safe Chemical Use in the Outdoor Classroom by Marcus Garner

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-7677

http://www.aces.edu/go/STEM

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Virtual Segment 2 Seafood HACCP Course

Virtual Segment 2 Seafood HACCP training to be offered to individuals who have successfully completed the online Segment 1 training through Cornell. The Segment 2 training requires individual access to a computer with audio and video presence for the duration of training. The FDA Hazards and Controls Guide with 2019 updates will be required for active participation in the Zoom work sessions.

Contact:
Alice Moore
amm0167@aces.edu
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$125.00 Food Safety, Online, Statewide

Seniors Safe @ Home Seminar Series

Monthly workshop series for senior adults
June 26th Fraud and Scam Prevention
July 24th Disaster Preparedness
August 28th Fitness and Hydration
September 25th Senior Healthcare Planning
October 23rd Prescription Drug Abuse
*November 20th Fraud and Scam Prevention
*December 11th Managing Holidays Stress
*denotes dates other than 4th Fridays due to holidays

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 270-4133

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Bullock County, Elmore County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Online, Russell County

Saturday, July 25, 2020