The need to create a safe, consistent, predictable, equitable environment for our youth to thrive in both academically and socially/emotionally is critical no matter what challenges are present in the world around us. When the ground feels unstable, we have to go back to the core of what we know works to support all our youth, families and staff in achieving our intended outcomes.
Ali Hearn, LCSW is a National speaker, trainer, and coach whose mission is to shift mindsets and ignite fires within others to create sustainable change and impact. Ali spent the last decade as a lead with the Midwest PBIS Network in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on PBIS supporting coaches, teams, schools, districts, communities and states across the country to more effectively meet the social/emotional/behavioral/mental health needs of all youth. Today, as an educational consultant, Ali is more committed than ever to strengthening the social/emotional competencies of our educators, supporting the installation of Restorative Practices within school systems, and reinforcing MTSS frameworks to better hold the important work that needs to get done in education. Ali received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Most sessions will be recorded and available following the conference for 30 days.
Options for new or renewal pesticide applicator licenses in 2021 in the Panhandle
In-person trainings for private pesticide applicators
Due to COVID-19, pre-registration is required for each individual for all training dates and locations, whether getting their applicators license for the first time or re-certifying. Seating space will be limited and once filled, no more registrations will be accepted, and the applicator will have to choose another date and location. Those that do not pre-register may be turned away due to lack of space.
Please call the County Extension Office in the location you wish to attend to pre-register and confirm sufficient space for the date of your training. Cost of the training is $50.
These sessions offer both recertification and new applicator licenses. Any permit holder who needs to recertify should have received a letter from the State Department of Ag that their permit was expiring. If they bring that letter to the training they can avoid filling out the application form and save time.
These trainings are subject to cancellation at the last moment due to COVID-19 safety protocols or bad weather and may not be re-scheduled. If in-person trainings are allowed, participants are encouraged to follow Panhandle Public Health District and UNL safety guidelines for COVID-19 at these trainings by wearing a mask / facial covering and maintain 6 feet physical distancing.
Bridgeport, Feb. 11: 8: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Prairie Winds Community Center (call 308-262-1022)
Mirage Flats, Feb. 17: 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (call 308-327-2312)
Crawford, Feb. 24: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Community Center (call 308-432-3373)
Rushville, March 3: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., American Legion (call 308-327-2312)
Oshkosh, March 4: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wesleyan Church (call 308-772-3311)
Alliance, March 10, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Knight Museum (call 308-762-5616)
Harrison, March 17: 1 p.m., Fire Hall (call 308-432-3373)
Scottsbluff, March 25: 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Panhandle Research & Extension Center (call 308-632-1480)
Private pesticide licenses also can be obtained by completing an online course, either for recertification or new licenses. Pesticide applicators can purchase access to the online course via https://pested.unl.edu or http://marketplace.unl.edu and going to the Pesticide Education section. Cost of the course is $50. Those who complete pesticide applicator training then need to apply to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for a three-year license card for a $25 fee.
Chemigation certification training set in Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance
Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions in February and March at Alliance, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff. Training and testing will also be available online.
Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and pesticides through irrigation systems during 2021, including those who need to renew their permits, are required to attend a training session and pass the test administered afterward, or else complete the online process.
The preferred option for both initial and recertifying chemigators is the online version. A link to the online program, with directions, is at https://water.unl.edu/cropswater/chemigation
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be limits on the number of people allowed to attend each of the in-person trainings. The training sessions are subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 safety protocols or bad weather. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks and maintain 6 feet of physical distancing. Some locations may require these steps and have additional requirements.
Attendees are asked to pre-register at the extension office whose session they plan to attend. They will receive a training manual and calibration workbook to review before the training session. On the day of the session, they are asked to bring the manual, calibration workbook, No. 2 pencil, and a calculator. There is no charge. Training and testing will take approximately two to three hours.
Dates, times and locations for the western-most sessions are listed below.
· Alliance, Feb. 18: TWO TIMES -- 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Knight Museum, 908 Yellowstone Ave. Contact 308-762-5616.
· Sidney, Feb. 24: 1 p.m., Cheyenne County Community Center, 627 Toledo St. Contact 308-254-4455.
· Bridgeport, March 11: 1 p.m., Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 Main St. Contact 308-262-1022.
· Scottsbluff, March 18: 1 p.m., UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I. Contact 308-632-1480.
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The Chadron American Legion's Thursday night dinner is always open to the public. The cost is $10, $8 for college students with IDs, $5 ...
The Chadron American Legion's Thursday night dinner is always open to the public. The cost is $10, $8 for college students with IDs, $5 for children 6-12, 5 and under are free. Serving begins at 5:30pm. Carry out is available, and the bar will be open. You can check Announcements on chadronradio.com each week for the menu.
LENTEN FISH FRY
February 26, March 5,12,19, 26
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$5.00 CHILDREN (8 and under)
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Educators interested in incorporating monarch butterflies into their teaching are invited to a free virtual workshop March 16 and 23.
During the Monarchs on a Mission workshop, participants will explore the life cycle, migration, habitat requirements and conservation concerns of the monarch butterfly. The workshop incorporates inquiry-based, hands-on activities covering subjects such as math, science, art and language arts.
The workshop, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. Central time, is designed for after-school groups and formal and informal educators who work with students in grades pre-K to sixth grade. Participants will receive a curriculum guide, insect identification guide and four hours of approved in-service.
Monarchs offer a unique approach to education, said Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife educator Jamie Bachmann. “They are fascinating creatures, from their migration totaling some 3,000 miles to their specific feeding and lifecycle requirements,” she said.
Registration is required, and participants must attend both sessions to receive free resources. See the calendar event entry at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov for the registration link.
For more information, contact Jamie Bachmann at email@example.com.