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Events for September 20 — September 26, 2020

Most Extension events will be offered exclusively online through October 10 due to coronavirus concerns. In limited cases, certain events may be offered in-person following health and safety recommendations from the University and public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

STREAM Stories, September

Online

Join Ms. Jessica from Alabama 4-H at Alabama A&M University for STREAM Stories!
STREAM integrates science, technology, reading, engineering, arts/agriculture, and mathematics into one exciting program! This month we will be reading a story about apples, and then we will create our own fluffy apple slime!

You will need the following materials to participate.
*Computer, tablet or smart phone with Internet connection
*Liquid laundry starch
*Red, green or yellow food coloring
*White liquid glue
*White shaving cream
*Apple-scented oil (optional)
*Small stick (or toothpick or pipe cleaner)
*Leaf (created from paper or foam)

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

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Youth Development, Lawrence County, Morgan County, Online

Free Zoom Class for Seniors

802 Veterans Drive, 802 Veterans Drive Florence AL, 36350

Do you need help connecting to virtual workshops and trainings? New to Zoom and not sure how to use it? Join us to learn the basic features of Zoom.

These classes will teach you how to not only join Zoom meetings, but how to set-up and host your very own Zoom sessions. Some of the activities will also involve you creating and launching polls, sharing screens, creating registrations, and utilizing breakout rooms, etc.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 36350

Contact:
Darlene Minniefield
minnida@aces.edu
2563498956

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Colbert County, Franklin County, Lauderdale County, Statewide, Wilcox County

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

WREC Pod Blast Workshops

Henry County Ext. Office, 101 N. Doswell St Abbeville AL, 36310

Peanut Pod Blast workshop/ drive through Pod Blast program to determine optimum maturity of peanuts and when to dig.

Address:
Henry County Ext. Office
101 N. Doswell St
Abbeville, AL 36310

Contact:
James D. Jones
jonesja@aces.edu
3347261804

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Urban Extension, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Hayneville Senior Center, 215 East Tuskeena Street Hayneville AL, 36040

The Fall vegetable program in September will remind you that cooler temperatures will eventually arrive and not to give up on your garden. Fall really is the best time to plant your edible garden especially if you are a beginner and the results can be really rewarding with the cabbage, kale, lettuce, broccoli, etc…. We will discuss what to plant in your fall garden, plant spacing, varieties, how to harvest and more!

Address:
Hayneville Senior Center
215 East Tuskeena Street
Hayneville, AL 36040

Contact:
Lowndes County Extension Office
jones57@aces.edu
334-548-2315

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

2020 Environmental Education Webinar Series

Online

Alabama Extension’s Urban Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resource Management Team presents the Environmental Education (EE) Virtual Webinar Series. Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. CST for training sessions on traditional conservation topics as well as new and emerging issues in environmental education. This free virtual webinar series offers effective best management practices (BMPs) aimed at safeguarding human, animal and environmental health, and practical solutions to help reduce your ecological footprint. Whether you are an educator, an environmental professional, or a nature-lover, join us to discover how you can become a better steward of the environment.

Each webinar offers professional contact hours by the AAMU/UAH Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. Certificates of Completion are available to all registered live attendees who attend 45 minutes or more of any webinar.

Sessions include:
June 23- PPCPs in the Home and Environment, Allyson Shabel
July 28- Effects of PPCPs on Society and the Environment, Roosevelt Robinson
August 25 – Electronic Waste in the Home and Environment, Allyson Shabel
September 22- Citizen Science: Ordinary People Changing the Face of Scientific Discovery, Roosevelt Robinson

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-6766

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Home & Family, Livestock, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Choctaw County Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Cross-laminated Timber Now: A 21st-Century Material

Online

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is a relatively new and innovative timber product produced and used in Alabama. Join David Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, in this 1-hour introductory webinar on cross-laminated timber. This webinar will discuss how CLT is made and the opportunities it holds for the future of building materials and construction in Alabama. Forestry professionals, landowners, and construction industry professionals will all equally benefit from this educational webinar. **AL CFEs and AL PLMs available for this meeting.**

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@aces.edu
(334) 389-4055

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Free Zoom Class for Seniors

802 Veterans Drive, 802 Veterans Drive Florence AL, 35630

Do you need help connecting to virtual workshops and trainings? New to Zoom and not sure how to use it? Join us to learn the basic features of Zoom.

These classes will teach you how to not only join Zoom meetings, but how to set-up and host your very own Zoom sessions. Some of the activities will also involve you creating and launching polls, sharing screens, creating registrations, and utilizing breakout rooms, etc.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Darlene Minniefield
minnida@aces.edu
2567666223

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Lauderdale County, Statewide

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Training

Online

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, Online, Statewide

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Back 2 Basics Wednesdays – Fall & Winter Series

Online

These educational webinar series are to provide adult online training on basic gardening and landscaping for clients in limited space urban areas.
Join the Home Grounds Team on Wednesdays to learn about the basics to urban limit space gardening.
Date (10-11am) Topic Presenter (Regional Agents & Specialist)
Aug 19 Hay Bale Gardens Allyson Shabel
Aug 26 **Planning Week** **NA**
Sept 2 Fall & Winter Lawn Care Tim Crow
Sept 9 Backyard Wildlife Marcus Garner
Sept 16 Trap Cropping & Pest Exclusion system for Home Gardens Dr. Ayanava Majumdar
Sept 23 Basic Xeriscape Landscaping Hayes Jackson
Sept 30 Ornamental Grasses, the other Grass in the Landscape Rudy Pacumbaba
Oct 7 Home Garden Vegetable Organic & Chemical Insecticide Overview Dr. Ayanava Majumdar
Oct 14 TBA TBA
Oct 21 Composting & Vermiculture Roosevelt Robinson
Oct 28 Backyard Birds & Bird Watching Roosevelt Robinson

Contact:
Rudy Pacumbaba
rop0001@aces.edu
(256) 372-4266

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Timber Market Outlook

Online

Join Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Dr. Adam Maggard, as he breaks down the current status of the Alabama Timber Market. This 1-hour webinar will discuss Alabama forestry facts and timber market indicators and trends. In addition, this webinar will provide information on the housing market, COVID-19 implications to the forestry industry, and notes on capacity and demand. Forestry professionals and landowners will all equally benefit from this educational webinar. **AL CFEs and AL PLMs available for this meeting.**

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@auburn.edu
(334) 389-4055

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Cottage Food Law Training/ Andalusia

Covington County Extension Office, 23952 AL Hwy 55 Andalusia AL, 36420

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

Address:
Covington County Extension Office
23952 AL Hwy 55
Andalusia, AL 36420

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

Register Online

$25 Food Safety, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County

Free Zoom Class for Seniors

802 Veterans Drive, 802 Veterans Drive Florence AL, 35630

Do you need help connecting to virtual workshops and trainings? New to Zoom and not sure how to use it? Join us to learn the basic features of Zoom.

These classes will teach you how to not only join Zoom meetings, but how to set-up and host your very own Zoom sessions. Some of the activities will also involve you creating and launching polls, sharing screens, creating registrations, and utilizing breakout rooms, etc.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Darlene Minniefield
minnida@aces.edu
2563498956

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Lauderdale County, Statewide

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Training

Online

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.

Address:
183 SW Davidson Drive

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

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Online, Statewide

Forest road and skid trail construction, maintenance, and close-out BMPs

Online

Forestry best management practices are an essential component of a timber harvest. Join Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Dr. Richard Cristan, as he breaks down and explains key components of forestry operations. This 1-hour webinar will focus on the construction and maintenance of forest roads and skid trails, and closing out a timber harvest and BMPs. Forestry professionals and landowners will all equally benefit from this educational webinar. **AL CFEs and AL PLMs available for this meeting.**

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@auburn.edu
(334) 389-4055

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Friday, September 25, 2020

WREC Pod Blast Workshops

Henry County Ext. Office, 101 N. Doswell St Abbeville AL, 36310

Peanut Pod Blast workshop/ drive through Pod Blast program to determine optimum maturity of peanuts and when to dig.

Address:
Henry County Ext. Office
101 N. Doswell St
Abbeville, AL 36310

Contact:
James D. Jones
jonesja@aces.edu
3347261804

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Urban Extension, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Seniors Safe @ Home Seminar Series

Online

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

Wild Pig Impacts to Forestry and Management Strategies

Online

Wild pigs cause a major ecological and economical impact in Alabama. However, impacts to the forestry industry and native ecosystems is often overshadowed by the agricultural impacts. This 1-hour webinar highlights how wild pigs are impacting our native ecosystems and practical management strategies. In addition, this webinar will focus on new approaches that are evolving to control this invasive species. **AL CFEs and AL PLMs are available for this meeting.**

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@auburn.edu
(334) 389-4055

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Meal Planning – Online class with Urban SNAP-Ed

45069

Are you dreading hearing “what’s for dinner?” Do you keep cooking the same meals, over and over? Come learn meal planning tips that will help you creatively plan and prepare appealing and healthy meals for your family.

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 https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdO2hrTIrGdf-2CL5ZwVhWOX1vJg5xNWj to register.

Contact:
Michele Hamilton-Gholston, USNAP-Ed Educator
msh0017@aces.edu
(256) 766-6223

FREE Urban Extension, health and nutrition, meal planning, Urban SNAP-Ed

Water

AL

During this class, professionals will discuss the benefits of drinking water, sources of water, and dehydration signs. This class is a healthy living class from the Urban SNAP-Ed Wealth series. Join the team on this webinar to learn new and exciting information.

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 auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqfu6oqzMuEtRWZzk6y-NJPMJM9R-DtoBY to register.

Contact
Shonna Carranza, Urban SNAP-Ed Educator
Office  205.274.2129
Email  szc0036@aces.edu

FREE Urban Extension, health and nutrition, Online, Urban SNAP-Ed