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June 2016 NewsFlash

Penn State Extension


6/1/16 – Registration deadline for the 4-H Horsemanship Day Camp on June 11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. This event is for youth ages 8 – 18. It includes hands-on games and activities, though riding is NOT part of the day. Camp is led by trained 4-H professionals. Join the fun, adventure and learning. Cost: free to Pike County PA 4-H members; $5 each non-4-H member. This program is limited to the first 30 registrants. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events for more information. Call 570-296-3400 or email Penn State Extension in Pike County at PikeExt@psu.edu for more information or to register. Registration for non-4-H members is not complete until payment is received. Checks should be made payable to PSCE Program Account.

6/2/16 – Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Pre-registration is not required. You can find more about the exam fees, categories, and courses by visiting the Pesticide Education Program online at http://www.pested.psu.edu/applicators/certification

6/2/16 – Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

6/3/16 – Sew What 4-H Sewing Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. Bernadette Guerra is the leader. This club is open to youth 9 years old or in 4th grade and older and their guardians. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

6/4/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Is My School-Age Classroom STEM Friendly?, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Penn State Extension. 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Fee: $7. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning is all around us but we may not capitalize on the opportunities. This course provides the opportunity for school-age teachers to reflect upon their current practices and curriculum to determine whether they support STEM learning. Participants will complete a self-assessment as the foundation for assessing STEM learning opportunities in their classrooms, exploring the six essential practices necessary for supporting STEM in after school programs. Registration, including payment, is required by June 3. Call 570-421-6430 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

6/4/16 – A Raised Bed Garden - The Ultimate Problem Solver workshop, June 4, 9:00 – 9:30 AM, Middle Smithfield Township Community Gardens Park, Coolbaugh Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302. This workshop will give you information to get started making a raised bed garden. Ever wanted to try raised bed gardening? This talk will give you the information to get started. We will cover different raised bed types and sizes, soil preparation, construction materials, gardening techniques and other helpful information that can turn your raised bed into the mini farm you’ve always wanted. Monroe County Penn State Master Gardener Mindy Ando, will be the presenter. Cost: $5.00. Pre-registration is requested by June 3 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/a-raised-bed-garden20150604. Call 570-421-6430 or email monroeext@psu.edu for more information.

6/4/16 – Growing Tips for Fresh Cut Flowers workshop, June 4, 9:30 – 10:00 AM, Middle Smithfield Township Community Gardens Park, Coolbaugh Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302. Fresh cut flowers add beauty and a sense of well-being to our lives. Learn the floral varieties that are especially suited for vase arrangements and how to keep them blooming and healthy. Cost: $5.00. Pre-registration is requested by June 3 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/growing-tips-for-fresh-flw20160604. Call 570-421-6430 or email monroeext@psu.edu for more information.

6/4/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Using Informational Text to Deepen Children’s Knowledge, 10:45AM -12:45 PM, Penn State Extension. 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Fee: $7. So often, classroom libraries are filled with fictional books. Even when informational text (non-fiction) is present, it may not be used frequently by the teacher to deepen children’s knowledge. This session helps participants understand the importance of informational text for building vocabulary and comprehending complex text. Participants will learn how to use informational text to create text sets, identify and select informational text, and apply this approach while exploring informational text that can be used in the classroom. Participants should bring a digital photo (if possible) of the books in their classroom library. Registration, including payment, is required by June 3. Call 570-421-6430 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

6/4/16 – Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

6/5/16 – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Farmers Market at The Grotto Italian Restaurant, 508 W Harford St, Milford PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may stop by the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu

6/6/16 – Got a gardening question? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-421-6430 or email monroemg@psu.edu

6/6/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Everyone Has Loose Parts: Using Everyday Materials to Support Learning, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337. Fee: $7. Free or low cost materials can encourage creativity and learning. Bring your own Loose Parts: keys, buttons, twigs, rocks, tiles – anything small, and find out how to assist STEM learning with loose parts in your classroom! Registration, including payment, is required by June 4. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

6/6/16 – 4-H Horse Leader Meeting, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Monroe County Horse Leader Monthly Meeting to discuss upcoming events, changes in rules, participation expectations, and any other topics of discussion that arise. Call 570-421-6430 or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.

6/7/16 – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CarbonExt@psu.edu

6/7/16 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu

6/7/16 – Natural Gas webinar, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Three Topics Related to Fracking. The widespread use of new extractive technologies, such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has great potential to expand the role of natural gas in energy markets. This increase in natural gas production creates net benefits in the natural gas market; it also presents an opportunity to curtail the use of coal, and thereby lower greenhouse gas emissions. But for these benefits to be realized, extraction using these new techniques must make their way to market In turn, this will require expansion of the existing pipeline infrastructure. Working against this expansion is the perceived phenomenon that production from fracked wells declines very rapidly over the first several months of a well's life. In addition, there are concerns about negative externalities associated with fracking. Dr. Charles F. Mason, Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics, University of Wyoming, is the presenter.

There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required by June 7 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/natural-gas/events/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-fracking.Contact Carol Loveland at cal24@psu.edu or 570-320-4429 for more information.

6/10/16 – Registration deadline for the canning workshop on June 16 & 20, 5:30 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. A two part workshop open to youth ages 10-18 along with a parent or guardian. Participants must attend BOTH sessions! Pre-registration is required by June 10. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/4-h-canning-workshops.

6/11/16 – 4-H Horsemanship Day Camp, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. This event is for youth ages 8 – 18. It includes hands-on games and activities, though riding is NOT part of the day. Camp is led by trained 4-H professionals. Join the fun, adventure and learning. Cost: free to Pike County PA 4-H members; $5 each non-4-H member. Please bring your lunch to Horsemanship day camp. A cooler will be available to keep your food safe from spoilage. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The registration deadline is June 1, 2016. This program is limited to the first 30 registrants. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events for more information. Call 570-296-3400 or email Penn State Extension in Pike County at PikeExt@psu.edu for more information or to register. Registration for non-4-H members is not complete until payment is received. Checks should be made payable to PSCE Program Account.

6/11/16 – Rough Riders 4-H Horse Club meeting, 10:00 AM, Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill, PA 18324. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

6/12/16 – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Farmers Market at The Grotto Italian Restaurant, 508 W Harford St, Milford PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may stop by the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu

6/12/16 - Lasagna Gardening – Get the Recipe, June 12, 1:30 – 2:00 PM, Corner of Bryant Street and Park Avenue, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Cost: $5.00. Pre-registration is requested. Lasagna gardening is an easy organic gardening technique using several different layers of compost to enrich the soil for a new garden bed. Come learn planting tips, time and money savers to make gardening easier, plus finishing touches for a beautiful garden display. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/planning-butterfly-garden or call 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu for more information.

6/12/16 – Planning a Butterfly Garden, June 12, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Corner of Bryant Street and Park Avenue, Stroudsburg PA 18360. This workshop is a Master Gardeners led discussion on planning a beautiful butterfly garden. There will be Penn State Extension and Master Gardener printed materials available. A rain date is set for June 16, 2016 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Cost: $5.00. Pre-registration is requested by June 10 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/vermicomposting-20160612. Call 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu for more information.

6/13/16 – Registration deadline for the Kids Coding Camp: Use Scratch to Learn Computer Programming, June 20 - 23, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church, 115 Myck Road, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. This program is open to youths who have completed 5th grade and older. Cost: $20 for 4-H members; $30 for non-members. Kids will learn the basic elements of computer programming using Scratch. Scratch is a visual programming language that lets you create and share projects. It encourages you to problem solve, think logically, test and evaluate outcomes and collaborate with others. This interactive experience will allow kids to create their own programs for games, puzzles and much more. A laptop computer is helpful but not required. Pre-registration, including payment, is required. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events; complete the registration form and mail it with payment. Call 570-296-3400 or email PikeExt@psu.edu for more information.

6/13/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Using Informational Text to Deepen Children’s Knowledge, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337. Fee: $7. See how informational text (non-fiction) helps deepen children’s knowledge and build vocabulary and enhance comprehension. Participants, please bring a digital photo of the books in your classroom. Registration, including payment, is required by June 11. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

6/14/16 – Registration deadline for the Blast - Off with Bottle Rockets program on June 21, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, Matamoras Airport Park, 701 Avenue Q, Matamoras PA 18336. This program is open to youths ages 8 to 13. Cost: $5. Design, build and launch and calculate the altitude of your own water powered bottle rocket! Please bring 2, 2 liter soda bottles and a bag lunch; water will be provided. Pre-registration, including payment, is required. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events; complete the registration form and mail it with payment. Call 570-296-3400 or email PikeExt@psu.edu for more information.

6/14/16 – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CarbonExt@psu.edu

6/14/16 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu

6/14/16 – PA Forest Stewardship webinar: Women in the Woods, 12:00 -1:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT/EST). Join us for a webinar to learn about women forest landowners as a population and the potential for outreach and engagement opportunities.

In Pennsylvania, about a third of the woodland owners are women who make decisions for about 19% of the state’s private forest land. Anecdotally and through research we learn of a stronger emphasis on family legacy and holding on to the land, yet, many women woodland owners indicate less willingness to attend traditionally offered programs on caring for woodlots. The Women and Their Woods volunteer program represents one model for engaging women woodland owners and there are myriad others showing up around the country. Join us for a webinar to learn about women forest landowners as a population and the potential for outreach and engagement opportunities.

The presenter is Allyson Muth, Forest Stewardship Program Associate, Penn State Extension and Center for Private Forests at Penn State and Alex Metcalf, Research Assistant Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana. Approved for 1.0 Society of American Foresters CFE credit, Category 1-CF.

There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is requested. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/pa-forests-web-seminar-center for more information on the webinar. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/paforestweb/

6/14/16 – Introduction to Permaculture; Creating Abundance in Your Garden & Beyond, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Cost: $5. Children under 18 are free. Learn about permaculture and how to incorporate patterns from natural ecosystems into your own garden. Antonia Perez, a certified Permaculture Design Teacher, will describe the 12 permaculture design principals in order to better understand how to think about our gardens and the ecology in which we live. Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events


In This Newsletter


UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

Hollywood on the Delaware Sponsorship Opportunities

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Grey Towers Heritage Announces Summer Lecture Series

Annual Banquet in Honor of President Emeritus Barbara J. Buchanan

4-H Summer Fun Open to all Children

Join Us for our 5th Annual Golf Outing

Fall Internships Available at Grey Towers

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Kindred Spirits Arts Programs

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Delaware Highlands Conservancy Announces Native Plants Walk, Saturday June 25

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Safe Haven's 13th Annual Golf Tour & Inaugural Tennis Round Robin

June Events – 2016 Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

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