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Our April Wildcat Extension District Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday April 15th
Walk Kansas 2019
March 17 - May 11
Register Online: www.walkkansasonline.org
May 4, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Remington Ranch, Independence, KS
Bread in a Bag
Wildcat District Agents traveled to Cherryvale Elementary School to make bread in a bag and butter with three classes of 3rd graders. Youth were also able to learn about grain - where it comes from and it's different forms.
Girard Ag Day
Girard Public Library hosted, "Ag Day," where area schools were able to come experience different vendors. Vendors included: Draft Horses, Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine & Tractor Club, Rope Making, Pioneer Woman, Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Classroom, Jack the Bible Donkey, K-State Research and Extension - 4-H youth Development, Jeri Geren - K-State Research and Extension - Kansas Crops and Their Uses, K-State Research and Extension - Kansas Crops and Their Uses, Girard High School FFA Chapter, Cattle drives, Cattle Brands, Chickens.
Gray for a Day - Pittsburg State University
Tara Solomon-Smith, Adult Development and Aging Agent, presented "Gray for a Day," to Family and Consumer Science students at Pittsburg State University. Students were given a series of activities to demonstrate how our five senses begin to decline at certain ages and how to have greater empathy and patience with older adults. To simulate these declines, students placed cotton balls in their ears for hearing loss, glasses for vision loss, cotton balls in one nostril for loss of sense of smell, finger tape for arthritis, gloves for loss of sense of touch, popcorn kernels in their shoe for pain associated with poor circulation, and were to breathe through a straw for a few seconds to demonstrate decreased lung efficiency.
Students were then instructed to demonstrate daily activities such as organizing and picking up medicine, tying shoes, buttoning coats, and operating a cell phone to call a doctor - all with the gloves, glasses, cotton balls, etc.