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"Hear the Water Speak" participants pose for a photo together after spending the day on Lake Superior's Stockton Island.

2016 G-WOW ‘Hear the Water Speak’ climate institute goes international

Despite severe flooding, closed roads and storms that disrupted power, the 2016 G-WOW “Hear the Water Speak” Institute successfully conducted a climate change professional development training for 28 educators and community leaders. This year’s institute attracted participants from across the county and Canada, including First Nations tribal elders from Ontario.


Back-to-school food safety tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat.


Can Pokemon Go play a role in positive parenting?

Whether you’ve seen it in action or simply been following the news, you’ve likely witnessed the rise in popularity of Pokémon Go. The new app, a treasure hunt for animated characters within a player’s own real world surroundings, is getting plenty of media attention.

Photo courtesy of UW-Madison CALS

Agronomy/Soils Field Day scheduled for Aug. 31

The 2016 Agronomy/Soils Field Day highlights University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension research on emerging technologies and relevant crop production issues. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Arlington Agricultural Research Station.