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Jul
13
Mon
Forest to Classroom: Urban Forestry
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Read more (and apply!) at forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/f2c

DRAFT AGENDA

Urban forests provide valuable ecological, economic, and social benefits to over 80% of the population in the United States. However, these urban forests are under threat from climate change, insects, diseases, natural disasters, and of course, development. 

The 2020 F2C Program is dedicated to helping educators learn more about the amazing urban forests within our communities. The program will include field days as well as classroom instruction. Instructors will include urban forestry specialists, scientists, and community organizations. Activities from Project Learning Tree and other curricula will be used to help teachers carry back what they have learned into the classroom. Continuing education (CEU) and EE Certification (Criteria II & III) credits will be provided.

Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2020. The 2020 F2C is geared towards formal and nonformal educators working with upper elementary through high school students (4th – 12th grade). Note: Teachers from outside of North Carolina are eligible to apply! Space is limited to 25 educators, with final selection based on application quality. Nonformal educators are encouraged to apply with the understanding that priority is given to formal classroom educators.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than May 1, 2020. Upon selection, participants will be required to submit a $75 nonrefundable registration fee and with additional information to complete the registration process and secure their spot in the program. All lodging, most meals, and travel during the program are provided through generous sponsorship from NC State University Extension Forestry’s Renewable Resources Extension Act grant funding and additional program partners including the NC Urban Forest Council and the NC Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry program.

Jul
16
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity- Airlie Gardens
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cropped and resizedLooking for an outdoor volunteer position? Airlie’s grounds volunteers gather on Thursday mornings at 9:00am in the Garden Services Center of Airlie Gardens. Volunteers are led out in to the garden to perform a variety of gardening tasks including planting, weeding, mulching, vine-pulling, and dead-heading of plants, and are appropriately nicknamed the “Dirty Dozen.” An Airlie staff groundskeeper always accompanies the volunteers.

New volunteers are encouraged to come on Thursday mornings with garden gloves and a kneepad, also a spade or soil knife if readily available to you. Airlie provides all other tools. From week to week there are about 6-12 volunteers that gather, and there is always room for more! Airlie can also arrange other dates and times for those who may not be available on Thursdays. Most grounds volunteering is done during the week only (M-F). Volunteering in the garden is a great way to learn more about southern agriculture and meet new people! To fill out a volunteer application, click here.

Child Passenger Safety Diversion Class
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is an educational program offered to drivers who have received a ticket for not having a child properly restrained in their motor vehicle.

Classes are held on the third Thursday of each month from 11am-1pm at Wilmington Fire Station 3 (114 Cinema Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403).

To be eligible for citation dismissal, the driver will need to attend this class where they will receive one-on-one hands on education from a nationally certified technician and will learn more about North Carolina child passenger safety law.

The driver that received the citation must be who schedules and attends the class prior to their court date.

One the day of class please bring:

  • The child and the appropriate car seat for the child
  • Citation
  • Drivers License

At the class, the technician issues a certificate for the driver to present to the District Attorney’s Office on the court date for dismissal of the citation and a waving of fines. This is a one-time opportunity for the driver.

For questions regarding the Diversion Program, please contact Julia Phelps at jphelps@nhcgov.com or 910-798-6636.

Jul
23
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity- Airlie Gardens
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cropped and resizedLooking for an outdoor volunteer position? Airlie’s grounds volunteers gather on Thursday mornings at 9:00am in the Garden Services Center of Airlie Gardens. Volunteers are led out in to the garden to perform a variety of gardening tasks including planting, weeding, mulching, vine-pulling, and dead-heading of plants, and are appropriately nicknamed the “Dirty Dozen.” An Airlie staff groundskeeper always accompanies the volunteers.

New volunteers are encouraged to come on Thursday mornings with garden gloves and a kneepad, also a spade or soil knife if readily available to you. Airlie provides all other tools. From week to week there are about 6-12 volunteers that gather, and there is always room for more! Airlie can also arrange other dates and times for those who may not be available on Thursdays. Most grounds volunteering is done during the week only (M-F). Volunteering in the garden is a great way to learn more about southern agriculture and meet new people! To fill out a volunteer application, click here.

Jul
27
Mon
Car Seat Check
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Caregivers will have the opportunity to receive hands on education from nationally certified technicians while ensuring their car seats and seat belts are checked for proper installation and use.

Jul
30
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity- Airlie Gardens
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cropped and resizedLooking for an outdoor volunteer position? Airlie’s grounds volunteers gather on Thursday mornings at 9:00am in the Garden Services Center of Airlie Gardens. Volunteers are led out in to the garden to perform a variety of gardening tasks including planting, weeding, mulching, vine-pulling, and dead-heading of plants, and are appropriately nicknamed the “Dirty Dozen.” An Airlie staff groundskeeper always accompanies the volunteers.

New volunteers are encouraged to come on Thursday mornings with garden gloves and a kneepad, also a spade or soil knife if readily available to you. Airlie provides all other tools. From week to week there are about 6-12 volunteers that gather, and there is always room for more! Airlie can also arrange other dates and times for those who may not be available on Thursdays. Most grounds volunteering is done during the week only (M-F). Volunteering in the garden is a great way to learn more about southern agriculture and meet new people! To fill out a volunteer application, click here.

Reproductive Life Planning Education Class
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

What is this program about?

This educational program was created with the intent of reducing the number of infants born addicted to illicit substances, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. During this course, participants will learn about this disorder, how to prevent it and leave with a better understanding of their family planning options.

Who can attend?

Any individuals interested in learning more about NAS and family planning.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Classes are at 10am and 2pm on the last Thursday of every month at the New Hanover County Department of Social Services.

 

Reproductive Life Planning Education Class
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What is this program about?

This educational program was created with the intent of reducing the number of infants born addicted to illicit substances, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. During this course, participants will learn about this disorder, how to prevent it and leave with a better understanding of their family planning options.

Who can attend?

Any individuals interested in learning more about NAS and family planning.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Classes are at 10am and 2pm on the last Thursday of every month at the New Hanover County Department of Social Services.