Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
4-H Character Counts! Train the Trainer
Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program has developed a proactive plan utilizing the CHARACTER COUNTS!sm (CC!) framework to create awareness and build skills for adults to develop character in young people.
Our efforts are successful. More than 50 school systems in the Commonwealth have participated in 4-H/CC! Training programs and have adopted CC! as their character development model. In addition, a two year study of Virginia elementary teachers documents that the program has been successful in increasing behaviors among students that reflect positive character development.
You are invited to join with us and over 400 other organizations of the nationwide CHARACTER COUNTS!sm Coalition, as we teach youth and adults how to follow the Six Pillars of Character….trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
When: Oct. 15-17
Where: Embassy Suites Richmond, 2925 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA
4-H Character Counts! Train the Trainer registration (PDF | 441KB)
Hampton Master Gardeners are available on the following days & times to answer any type of lawn, garden, or plant questions you may have.
- Mondays: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
- Tuesdays: 9-11 a.m.
- Thursdays: 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
- Fridays: 9-11 a.m.
Please contact our VCE-Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
VCE State Master Gardener website
Virginia Master Naturalist Program Cohort 8
The Peninsula Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is now accepting applications for their sixth cohort of trainees! The Virginia Master Naturalist program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service for the benefit of the Commonwealth's natural resources and natural areas. See the "About Us" page of the chapter's website for details and application information: http://vmnpeninsula.weebly.com/.
Virginia Master Naturalist Program Brochure (PDF | 1MB)