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Create something together for Thanksgiving! Whether you're cooking with your children or creating a craft, involving kid...
11/21/2021
Cooking with Children: Measuring

Create something together for Thanksgiving!

Whether you're cooking with your children or creating a craft, involving kids in the preparation or an activity is a great way to celebrate and enjoy family time. Don’t worry if the pie isn’t perfect, your children will remember the time you spent together giggling, measuring and cooking.

Check out this video from our Little Books and Little Cooks Program. It features tips on measuring and following directions in the kitchen with kids.

For more parenting tips, join our Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/UNRExtensionParenting

#LittleBooksAndLittleCooks | #Thanksgiving | #PartnersInParenting | #CookingWithChildren

Learn tips with Little Books & Little Cooks.

In our latest Living With Fire podcast episode, the team interviewed August Isernhagen, division chief of wildland fuels...
11/20/2021

In our latest Living With Fire podcast episode, the team interviewed August Isernhagen, division chief of wildland fuels with Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, about his career as a wildland firefighter. August shares highlights and challenges he's experienced along the way.

Listen to the entire episode at https://bit.ly/3wY0z2p or search “Living With Fire” on your podcast app of choice.

📷: August Isernhagen

#LivingWithFire | #UNRExtension | #Wildland | #Firefighter

In our latest Living With Fire podcast episode, the team interviewed August Isernhagen, division chief of wildland fuels with Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, about his career as a wildland firefighter. August shares highlights and challenges he's experienced along the way.

Listen to the entire episode at https://bit.ly/3wY0z2p or search “Living With Fire” on your podcast app of choice.

📷: August Isernhagen

#LivingWithFire | #UNRExtension | #Wildland | #Firefighter

“Healthy soil is key to successful crop production,” said Maninder K. Walia, Extension assistant professor and field cro...
11/20/2021
University offers series of online workshops on soil health | University of Nevada, Reno

“Healthy soil is key to successful crop production,” said Maninder K. Walia, Extension assistant professor and field crop specialist, who has put the workshop series together. “By knowing the composition of your soil, how soils function, and ways to manage soil to promote short-term and long-term soil health, growers can prevent a lot of problems and make their job easier, as well as make their harvests more bountiful.”

#HealthySoil | #NevadaGrown

Soil health key to successful food production

It's National Rural Health Day! Our Healthy Aging Program is active statewide, including in Nevada's rural counties, suc...
11/18/2021
Healthy Aging | Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

It's National Rural Health Day! Our Healthy Aging Program is active statewide, including in Nevada's rural counties, such as Churchill, Elko and Pershing counties.

These counties have participated in our healthy aging environmental scans, and have or will implement our Bingocize, Cooking Matters and/or Seniors Eating Well Programs.

We also engage Nevada's rural and urban counties alike in healthy aging activities through our Nevada Healthy Aging Alliance, Healthy Aging Program newsletter, bulletins on health education for older adults and more.

To learn more, visit our Healthy Aging Program website.

#PowerOfRural | NOSORH

The Healthy Aging strategy offers physical activity and nutrition education, and health promotion to seniors throughout Nevada. With funding from the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), Healthy Aging programming provides skills....

Have you been considering opening a small business in Nevada but don’t know where to start? Are you struggling with your...
11/17/2021

Have you been considering opening a small business in Nevada but don’t know where to start? Are you struggling with your current small business and need resources? Our Small Business Education Program is here to help!

Check out our new “Virtual Classroom”— for video-based tutorials, tips and tricks to help you run your small business more effectively.

Check it out by visiting bit.ly/VirtualClassroomENG.

#SmallBusiness | #VirtualLearning | #BusinessDevelopment | #Startup | #NevadaBusinesses | #ShopSmallNevada

Have you been considering opening a small business in Nevada but don’t know where to start? Are you struggling with your current small business and need resources? Our Small Business Education Program is here to help!

Check out our new “Virtual Classroom”— for video-based tutorials, tips and tricks to help you run your small business more effectively.

Check it out by visiting bit.ly/VirtualClassroomENG.

#SmallBusiness | #VirtualLearning | #BusinessDevelopment | #Startup | #NevadaBusinesses | #ShopSmallNevada

Did you know? Climate change has already and will continue to impact Nevadans. Be prepared for these changes. To learn m...
11/17/2021
Climate Change Impacts in Nevada | Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

Did you know? Climate change has already and will continue to impact Nevadans. Be prepared for these changes. To learn more, visit extension.unr.edu/climate.

#ClimateChange | #UNRExtension

Summarized in this fact sheet are specific details about how climate change has already and will continue to impact the state of Nevada and strategies that can be used to prepare for these changes.

Radon is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. Having your home tested is the only effective way ...
11/15/2021

Radon is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. Having your home tested is the only effective way to determine whether you and your family are exposed to high levels of radon. Visit our website to order a short-term test kit today! https://extension.unr.edu/radon

#radon | #radontest | #RadonGas | #cleanair

Radon is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. Having your home tested is the only effective way to determine whether you and your family are exposed to high levels of radon. Visit our website to order a short-term test kit today! https://extension.unr.edu/radon

#radon | #radontest | #RadonGas | #cleanair

It's time for another rousing First-Generation College Celebration Week post. Next up is Communications Specialist Ashle...
11/13/2021

It's time for another rousing First-Generation College Celebration Week post. Next up is Communications Specialist Ashley Andrews.

Ashley earned her associate's degree in business from Truckee Meadows Community College in 2011, her bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from our University in 2016 and her master's degree in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication from our University in 2017.

She was a non-traditional student. She worked both a full- and part-time job and underwent treatment for cancer while in school.

Ashley's hobbies include going to the gym and on outdoor adventures. A fun fact about Ashley is that she's talking about herself in the third person in this very post. 🙃

To learn more about Ashley, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1366.

University of Nevada, Reno | Nevada Alumni Association | Truckee Meadows Community College | The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno | Reynolds School of Journalism | #FirstInThePack | #PackPride | #NVAlumni | #NevadaAlumni | #CelebrateFirstGen

It's time for another rousing First-Generation College Celebration Week post. Next up is Communications Specialist Ashley Andrews.

Ashley earned her associate's degree in business from Truckee Meadows Community College in 2011, her bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from our University in 2016 and her master's degree in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication from our University in 2017.

She was a non-traditional student. She worked both a full- and part-time job and underwent treatment for cancer while in school.

Ashley's hobbies include going to the gym and on outdoor adventures. A fun fact about Ashley is that she's talking about herself in the third person in this very post. 🙃

To learn more about Ashley, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1366.

University of Nevada, Reno | Nevada Alumni Association | Truckee Meadows Community College | The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno | Reynolds School of Journalism | #FirstInThePack | #PackPride | #NVAlumni | #NevadaAlumni | #CelebrateFirstGen

Meet Yaritza Ileana Morales! We're recognizing her during First-Generation College Celebration Week.Yaritza works with o...
11/13/2021

Meet Yaritza Ileana Morales! We're recognizing her during First-Generation College Celebration Week.

Yaritza works with our 4-H Youth Development Program. She earned bachelor's degrees in English and Spanish from UNLV in 2019, and she enjoys volunteering and serving her community.

She had this quote to share with future first-generation students:

"Recorda que vos me pintaste las alas para volar."
"Remember that you painted my wings so I could fly."

To learn more about Yaritza, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1722.

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | Staff Employees' Council | UNLV

Meet Yaritza Ileana Morales! We're recognizing her during First-Generation College Celebration Week.

Yaritza works with our 4-H Youth Development Program. She earned bachelor's degrees in English and Spanish from UNLV in 2019, and she enjoys volunteering and serving her community.

She had this quote to share with future first-generation students:

"Recorda que vos me pintaste las alas para volar."
"Remember that you painted my wings so I could fly."

To learn more about Yaritza, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1722.

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | Staff Employees' Council | UNLV

First-Generation College Celebration Week is the perfect time to highlight Luisa Ixmatlahua-Garay!Luisa earned her bache...
11/12/2021

First-Generation College Celebration Week is the perfect time to highlight Luisa Ixmatlahua-Garay!

Luisa earned her bachelor's degree in history from Nevada State College in 2011 and her master's in public administration from UNLV in 2019.

Luisa was in TRIO, a federally-funded program to help students overcome the class, social and cultural barriers in higher education. She also did student work under the TRIO Upward Bound Program.

To learn more about Luisa, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1307.

#PackPride | #CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV | Nevada State College

First-Generation College Celebration Week is the perfect time to highlight Luisa Ixmatlahua-Garay!

Luisa earned her bachelor's degree in history from Nevada State College in 2011 and her master's in public administration from UNLV in 2019.

Luisa was in TRIO, a federally-funded program to help students overcome the class, social and cultural barriers in higher education. She also did student work under the TRIO Upward Bound Program.

To learn more about Luisa, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1307.

#PackPride | #CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV | Nevada State College

We're recognizing Ambree Papa Schoetker for First-Generation College Celebration Week!Amber is a community-based instruc...
11/12/2021

We're recognizing Ambree Papa Schoetker for First-Generation College Celebration Week!

Amber is a community-based instructor with our Healthy Living Sustainable Recovery team. She'll graduate from UNLV in December with a bachelor's in public health, and her hobbies and interests include lifting weights.

One quote she lives by is, "Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | Staff Employees' Council | UNLV

We're recognizing Ambree Papa Schoetker for First-Generation College Celebration Week!

Amber is a community-based instructor with our Healthy Living Sustainable Recovery team. She'll graduate from UNLV in December with a bachelor's in public health, and her hobbies and interests include lifting weights.

One quote she lives by is, "Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | Staff Employees' Council | UNLV

Happy Friday! We can't let First-Generation College Celebration Week come to a close without posting about Melissa Cebal...
11/12/2021

Happy Friday! We can't let First-Generation College Celebration Week come to a close without posting about Melissa Ceballos.

Melissa is a Parent Educator with our Little Books & Little Cooks Program, which is part of our Partners in Parenting Program.

She earned her B.A. in Psychology in May 2021 from UNLV.

She said, "I hope to continue my studies, complete a master's degree to potentially become a licensed couples and family therapist in the future, and possibly pursue a Ph.D. further down the road."

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV

Happy Friday! We can't let First-Generation College Celebration Week come to a close without posting about Melissa Ceballos.

Melissa is a Parent Educator with our Little Books & Little Cooks Program, which is part of our Partners in Parenting Program.

She earned her B.A. in Psychology in May 2021 from UNLV.

She said, "I hope to continue my studies, complete a master's degree to potentially become a licensed couples and family therapist in the future, and possibly pursue a Ph.D. further down the road."

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV

Yay! It's First-Generation College Celebration Week! We're honoring Interim Director of Extension & Associate Dean for E...
11/12/2021

Yay! It's First-Generation College Celebration Week! We're honoring Interim Director of Extension & Associate Dean for Engagement Shannon J. Horrillo.

Shannon earned a B.S. in Human Development, an M.S. in Child Development and a Ph.D. in Human Development from University of California, Davis in 1999, 2003 and 2009, respectively.

She said, "As a first-generation college student, learning to navigate higher education took perseverance, patience and caring, supportive faculty who believed in me and helped mentor me along the way."

When asked about her hobbies and interests, she said, "My favorite moments are spending time with my family. I particularly enjoy Lake Tahoe!"

To learn more about Shannon, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1573.

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | University Of California, Davis | Faculty Senate - University of Nevada, Reno | #PackPride

Yay! It's First-Generation College Celebration Week! We're honoring Interim Director of Extension & Associate Dean for Engagement Shannon J. Horrillo.

Shannon earned a B.S. in Human Development, an M.S. in Child Development and a Ph.D. in Human Development from University of California, Davis in 1999, 2003 and 2009, respectively.

She said, "As a first-generation college student, learning to navigate higher education took perseverance, patience and caring, supportive faculty who believed in me and helped mentor me along the way."

When asked about her hobbies and interests, she said, "My favorite moments are spending time with my family. I particularly enjoy Lake Tahoe!"

To learn more about Shannon, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1573.

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | University Of California, Davis | Faculty Senate - University of Nevada, Reno | #PackPride

Happy Friday! It's the last day of First-Generation College Celebration Week. This morning, we're recognizing Volunteer ...
11/12/2021

Happy Friday! It's the last day of First-Generation College Celebration Week. This morning, we're recognizing Volunteer Development Coordinator Cheryl Coleman.

Cheryl is a three-time graduate of UNLV! She earned her bachelor's in 2008, her master's in 2010 and her Ph.D. in 2017.

Her interests include learning, appreciating and experiencing the various people, places and things of the world – natural environments, foods, beliefs and practices. One quote she lives by is, "Be the best YOU, you can be."

To learn more about Cheryl, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1670.

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV | #PackPride | Faculty Senate - University of Nevada, Reno

Happy Friday! It's the last day of First-Generation College Celebration Week. This morning, we're recognizing Volunteer Development Coordinator Cheryl Coleman.

Cheryl is a three-time graduate of UNLV! She earned her bachelor's in 2008, her master's in 2010 and her Ph.D. in 2017.

Her interests include learning, appreciating and experiencing the various people, places and things of the world – natural environments, foods, beliefs and practices. One quote she lives by is, "Be the best YOU, you can be."

To learn more about Cheryl, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1670.

#CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV | #PackPride | Faculty Senate - University of Nevada, Reno

As part of First-Generation College Celebration Week, we're celebrating Natalie Mazzullo.Natalie is the director of heal...
11/11/2021

As part of First-Generation College Celebration Week, we're celebrating Natalie Mazzullo.

Natalie is the director of healthy aging engagement at Extension and the associate director of the Nevada Geriatric Education Center. She earned her bachelor's degree in community health education from UNLV in 1997 and her master's in education with an emphasis in educational technology from Lesley University in 2004. She expects to graduate with a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from UNLV in 2025.

Her interests include cooking, and one quote she lives by is, "To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do." -Kahlil Gibran

To learn more about Natalie, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1575.

#PackPride | #CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV | Lesley University | Faculty Senate - University of Nevada, Reno

As part of First-Generation College Celebration Week, we're celebrating Natalie Mazzullo.

Natalie is the director of healthy aging engagement at Extension and the associate director of the Nevada Geriatric Education Center. She earned her bachelor's degree in community health education from UNLV in 1997 and her master's in education with an emphasis in educational technology from Lesley University in 2004. She expects to graduate with a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from UNLV in 2025.

Her interests include cooking, and one quote she lives by is, "To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do." -Kahlil Gibran

To learn more about Natalie, visit extension.unr.edu/profile.aspx?ID=1575.

#PackPride | #CelebrateFirstGen | University of Nevada, Reno | UNLV | Lesley University | Faculty Senate - University of Nevada, Reno

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Meet Vicki Tybo, our new 4-H Youth Development Program coordinator! Vicki has already started recruiting new 4-H volunteer leaders and expanding the program. She has lived in Elko County for two years. For the past year and a half, she's worked for Intertribal Council of Nevada as a domestic violence advocate. She’s trained dogs for twenty years, and has worked as a veterinarian technician and at an animal shelter. Vicki’s agriculture and ranching roots run deep. She grew up on a ranch, and she and her husband own a small cattle ranch in Butte Valley, Nevada. Vicki appreciates the value of 4-H. She participated in the program as a youth, and she was a volunteer leader when her three daughters were 4-H'ers. Welcome to the team, Vicki!
Interested in learning about Nevada’s native plants and pollinators? Attend our FREE Native Plant Pollinator Gardening workshop on Saturday, June 12. The workshop will cover local pollinator diversity, review common native plants and more. At the end, you’ll be given free native pollinator seedlings adapted for your area! #MasterGardeners | #PestManagement | #Pollinators | #NativePlants