Award to provide new children’s books

The Journal Times
June 6, 2020

A new grant award to UW-Madison Extension aims to increase reading and literacy among children in Racine and Kenosha counties whose parents are involved in the justice system.


4-H goes virtual

Weau 13 News
May 27, 2020

The Eau Claire County Fair hasn’t made a statement on whether it’s happening, but 4-Hers will have to make the personal decision to participate, or not, according to UW-Extension.


Taking care of children during COVID-19

The Journal Times
May 24, 2020

COVID-19 has caused a huge disruption in everyone’s lives. Children (and adults) are feeling the stress of the sudden changes in their lives. We are experiencing a loss of life as we know it.

Pam Wedig-Kirsch is a school readiness and family resiliency educator for UW-Madison Extension Racine County.


Extension, 4-H groups develop pen-pal programs

The Monroe Times 
May 15, 2020

The University of Wisconsin Extension Green County wants to reassure the public that despite “Safer at Home” restrictions, it’s organizing its programs to reach the biggest audience possible.


Resources offered during COVID-19 crisis

April 15, 2020

UW-Extension has created a “Managing Your Personal Finances in Tough Times” resource page. The page has a list of common questions and topics relating to income and housing during the pandemic. Visit


How Extension events are being impacted by COVID-19

The Mid-West Farm Report
April 10, 2020

UW-Madison Extension continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on our in-person events. We are complying with state and local regulations as well as to ensure the health and wellness of our communities.


Students launch STEM website

Jan. 3, 2020

Five 4-H high school students in Brown County are helping officially launch a STEM website. Melinda Pollen of the Brown County UW-Extension says the older students tested the activities first.


Superior Kids Make Snowstorms in a Jar

Dec. 27, 2019

Kids visiting the Superior Public Library got to make snowstorms in a jar as part of a STEM lesson taught by UW-Extension. “You know kids don’t have those opportunities all the time, to pour and to mix, and to make a little bit of a mess, and not have trouble follow,” said Mary Johnson-Garay, Positive Youth Development Educator, UW – Madison. “Just all of that freedom to learn and experience different activities in a safe environment i think is a great way for them to participate, and maybe take risks.”