While COVID-19 has changed how 4-H has traditionally delivered rich learning experiences, young people are still learning by doing through a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H’s philosophy of youth development.
Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High Obesity Program, the Petersburg Healthy Options Partnerships project and community partners in the City of Petersburg have coordinated efforts to feed families and improve access to healthy food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people interested in home vegetable gardening, said Dave Close, Virginia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulture specialist and Extension Master Gardener program director.
The 17-year cicada, or periodical cicada emergence, is a fascinating phenomenon that will cause a lot of noise in the Southwest Virginia region. The emergence of cicada brood IX this year will be a warm up for the larger emergence of brood X next year, which will cover many more states and areas.
The implementation of social distancing policies, restaurant dine-in prohibitions, and stay-at-home orders across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic have severely impacted market channels for seafood consumers, recreational fishermen, and allied businesses, according to new survey results by Virginia Tech.
As these unprecedented times are navigated, it is important to maintain a nutritious diet at home – something that can be done with simple recipes with common, long-lasting ingredients found in your pantry.
Awards from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science support new interdisciplinary projects, ranging from wireless charging for unmanned vehicles to the effects of microplastics on fish.
Preserving foods enables you to create delicious, flavorful, and nutritious food at home that can be enjoyed year-round. More importantly proper food preservation allows for fewer trips to the grocery store, therefore saving time, reducing food waste, and less time spent in public places.
The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition will use new funding to increase awareness about forest farming, improve producer capacity, and strengthen market connections for forest farmers in Appalachia and beyond.
As Virginians contribute to our national collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, a simple window or short walk offers an opportunity to connect to the rhythms of the natural world by observing common bird species.
When the news of medical mask shortages broke amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents Terri Alt and Leigh Ann Hazelwood knew they needed to step up and be a force for good in their communities.
Kids’ Tech University returned to Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus for its 11th annual program. Hosted by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute in partnership with Virginia 4-H, KTU bridges the gap between kids and scientists by showing kids that science is truly all around them.