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Granite State Students Take First Place in Ocean Science Competition

Published Feb 24, 2017
By Briana Garcia '19, Editorial Intern The crowd of high school students is silent as the final round of the 2017 Nor’easter Bowl between York High School from York, Maine and ConVal High School from Peterborough commences. Everyone is listening for the teams to answer their final questions. Time is up; ConVal wins and the audience erupts! More

Catherine Violette Wins Leadership Award

Published Feb 23, 2017
By Sarah Schaier, Production Editor UNH Extension professor and food and nutrition specialist Catherine Violette received the Stephen H. Taylor Leadership Award for Agriculture Professionals at the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition annual awards ceremony on February 18. More

Intern, Employee, Volunteer: Know the Difference

Published Feb 22, 2017
By Seth Wilner, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist and Chair of Agricultural Business Managment Team Did you know that there is no such thing as a volunteer on a for profit farm? Surprised? So too are many people when they learn this fact. More

A Walk in the Woods – Looking for the Eastern White Pine

Published Feb 21, 2017
By Jim Frohn, Grafton County Forester More

Five Things to Know About Inquiry Based Learning

Published Feb 16, 2017
Inquiry Teaching Methods is a professional development workshop for K-12 educators. Sarah Grosvenor, Science Literacy Field Specialist and Inquiry Teaching Methods Workshop Instructor, shared five things you might like to know about inquiry based learning. Inquiry Based Learning is Structured. More

Partners Seek to Inventory Town Conservation Lands

Published Feb 15, 2017
N.H. Association of Conservation Commissions with partners UNH Cooperative Extension and the Northern Forest Center are seeking to inventory all town-owned conservation lands in New Hampshire. This is a substantial project, and conservation commissions can help. More

Connect: Focus on Community Engagement

Published Feb 14, 2017
Photo credit: Ron St. Jean Photography By Sarah Schaier, Production Editor More

Connecting People to Trails in the Digital Age

Published Feb 14, 2017
UNH Graduate Student and Dalrymple Community Engagement Fellow, Holly Fosher, worked with UNH Cooperative Extension staff to increase public access to local trail maps. More

The Most Basic Safe Food Handling Rule: Wash Your Hands

Published Feb 6, 2017
By Ann Hamilton, UNH Cooperative Extension Regional Field Specialist At the end of December I clipped a Tundra cartoon from the Conway Daily Sun in which a woman was feeding the birds and one of the birds asked her if she had washed her hands.  It resonated with me in that the most basic safe food handling practice that we can do is wash our hands. Despite widespread knowledge of the importance of handwashing in decreasing the spread of germs, there is still room for improvement. More


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