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Extension creating beekeeping educational program for southern Nevada

The program teaches participants the entire process of beekeeping, including setting up the hives, upkeep of the hives and bees, and harvesting.

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Fight fire with a plan

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, with Extension's Living With Fire Program, is promoting Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month during July. This year’s theme is “Fight fire with a plan” to encourage residents and visitors to prepare their family, property and possessions now, before a wildfire starts, by creating a plan.

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Young children discover STEM during pandemic

Extension’s Let’s Discover STEM Program in Washoe and Clark Counties was ready to begin their next series of STEM sessions for families with young children. But when the shelter-in-place restrictions were implemented, the team had to rethink how to engage the families and meet their needs.

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Make Your Home a Great Place to Play

The many forms of play enrich a child’s brain, body and life in important ways, and STEM in the early years makes a difference in children’s lives. Any time, even this time of coronavirus, can be the right time to make time for STEM. All families can learn more about STEM at home.

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DFI Announces Drive-Through Plant Sale

This year we were planning on extending this service to the gardening community (upon many requests) and had plans to hold multiple plant sales at our farm at the University Experiment Station off of Valley Road in Reno.

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Packaging for Produce Safety and Sustainability

Last season DFI started making the switch from single-use plastic packaging and bags to more sustainable options.

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