Private Pesticide Applicator Training Courses Offered

If you or your employees purchase, mix, or apply “Restricted Use” pesticides on property you own or operate in Wisconsin, you MUST be certified to do so. Certification is valid for 5 years.  Applicators whose certification is expiring or first time applicators can register for a training or self-study test session. 2017 Racine/Kenosha Private Pesticide […]

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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist Available

Racine County UW-Extension is a part of the Kindergarten Readiness Network of Higher Expectations for Racine County Youth. “The Kindergarten Readiness Network believes that a key element to a child’s future academic and career success is access to high-quality, early learning opportunities.” The network has recently released Kindergarten Readiness Checklist for parents and caregivers of young […]

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Money Conference – Sat., Nov 19, 2016

Racine Money Conference – Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Racine Civil Leaders Academy (1325 Park Avenue in Racine) The nonprofit Money Conference offers affordable, high-quality, and unbiased financial education at very low cost, in a setting that is fun and inspirational for all. The information provided at the Conference can have an […]

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November 29th workshop – From Frustration to Fun

The Early Learning Series presents the workshop, “From Frustration to Fun”. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 29th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Ives Grove Auditorium (14200 Washington Ave.) in Sturtevant. This workshop provides an overview of the developing brain and how trauma impacts the stress response. Participants will experience activities to implement with […]

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Fall Racine Journal Times Community Newsletter

Master Gardener Project receives Award The Master Gardener project at Real Racine in Sturtevant was awarded a 2016 Racine Beautification Award from Racine in Bloom. The gardens not only enhance the beauty of the center and its surroundings, but also educate the public on gardening. The award commended the group for their work by stating […]

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Register for the Racine County Networking Breakfasts

Staff who work for child, youth, and family serving organizations are invited to attend the annual Racine County networking breakfasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to share information about their programs and market their organizations through table displays. A free copy of the 2016 Family Resource Directory will be available for all attendees at the event. […]

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“Real Racine” Master Gardener Project Receives Award

The Master Gardener project at Real Racine (Convention and Visitors Center in Sturtevant) has been awarded a 2016 Racine Beautification Award from Racine in Bloom!   A group of dedicated Master Gardeners have established gardens at the center not only to enhance the surroundings but to educate the public on gardening.  This group was commended for […]

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Summer 2016 Community Newsletter

(This newsletter first appeared in the Racine Journal Times on June 26, 2016.) UW-Extension Strengthens Racine County Families Racine County UW-Extension, in partnership with Focus on Community and Starbuck Middle School recently offered the Strengthening Families Program to Racine families.  This nationally recognized, evidenced-based program has been shown to be effective in preventing alcohol and […]

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Apply for Early Learning & Family Outreach Coordinator (VISTA Position)

  Racine County UW-Extension is hiring an Early Learning & Family Outreach Coordinator (VISTA Position)   Description: Racine County University of Wisconsin Extension’s purpose is to teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people to University of Wisconsin, and engaging them in transforming lives and communities. UW-Extension responds to local needs through education and partnerships that […]

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Community Book and Block Party in Burlington

Parents and children are invited to attend a “Community Book and Block Party”. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library (166 E. Jefferson Street).  Come and play with the blocks, learn how books and blocks can be used to foster early learning skills […]

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