Homemakers Benefit from Retreat
More than 75 homemakers participated in a two-day “Grab Your
Purse, Comb Your Hair, 2012 We’ll See You There” retreat.
The retreat, coordinated by the Purdue Extension-Delaware
County Health and Human Sciences Educators, focused on cancer
research, life after retirement, and good sleep hygiene. The
event attracted and secured notable speakers on current events.
After the retreat:
- 53% of attendees stated they learned ways to become
more proactive about their personal health, safety,
- 73% said they plan to take steps toward living more
- 82% stated they are planning on sharing the new
information and knowledge that they gained with others.
One of the attenders said, “I learned of cancer cures starting
to come about. I enjoyed the people, the speakers were good, and
the singer was excellent!”
Master Gardeners Help Homeschoolers
Many Master Gardeners are taking the information they have learned
and are sharing their knowledge and skills with others in their
Purdue Extension Delivers
- Every $1 spent on the Indiana Family Nutrition Program
is expected to create $35.75 in economic returns.
- In a recent survey, 94% of Indiana 4-H participants
graduating from high school planned to pursue post-secondary
- In a similar Midwest state, an independent study concluded
that every $1 invested in Extension yielded $15 in
- Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing workshop recipients
received more than $7 million in grants to support
A Master Gardener in Delaware County developed three age-appropriate
curricula to teach botany to pre-school through middle school students.
More than 20 students participated and benefited from the eight-day
Students covered a wide-range of botany topics and engaged in many
hands-on activities such as flower dissection, germination art, leaf
identification and rubbing, corn pollination, and photosynthesis.
A scavenger hunt allowed the students to put their knowledge to use
in a fun, engaging way. It also enabled the teacher to be able to
evaluate their levels of learning and understanding. Each participant
received 24 hours of instructional time through the program.
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|Delaware||Food and Health; 4-H Youth Development||2012||Making a Difference|
|Delaware||Commercial Horticulture; Field Crops; Food and Health; 4-H Youth Development||2011||Making a Difference|