Events

Northwest Regional 4-H Horse Bowl/Hippology Contest

Attendance at the state horse bowl and hippology contests requires qualification at a participant’s respective regional contest.

Northwest regional contest: April 1, 2023 | Black Hawk College…

Plant a Tree with 4-H

County: DeKalb

Do you want to help reverse the dwindling numbers of the trees in Illinois? Join DeKalb 4-H by planting 25 oak trees in DeKalb county. We will also do fun hands-on activities about trees and go…

Right Plant Right Place | Big & Small Gardening with Lee County Master Gardeners

County: Lee

Wouldn't it be terrific for all ages to learn more about gardening? The Lee County Master Gardeners have started a gardening series called " Big and Small Gardening."  This series will be held at…

Local Diners: Ecosystem Services of Bats in the Midwest | Forestry Spring Webinar Series

Let's talk about bats! 

Dr. O’Keefe will describe the status of bats and the threats they face, both globally and regionally. Then she’ll use research from her lab and others to show that bats…

Debunking Common Myths in Psychology and Neuroscience 2.0 | Springtime Science

Explore brain facts vs. fiction.

We’re back to bust more psychology and neuroscience myths! Dive into questions about multitasking and attention, as well as brain plasticity and the integrity of…

Rabbit Workshop | Lee County

County: Lee

At this rabbit workshop on April 8 for youth ages 8-18, we will be learning proper rabbit showmanship, education on rabbit breeds, and how to show rabbits and cavies (Guinea Pigs). We will also…

Vermicomposting

County: Winnebago

Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Constance McCarthy as she presents “Vermicomposting" This program will be held 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at the Winnebago…

Identification of Illinois' Native Oak Species | Forestry Spring Webinar Series

 Can you name all 20 oak species native to Illinois?

Illinois forests are incredibly diverse.  Oaks are a diverse and ecologically important tree group in Illinois.  This presentation will review…

Health Insurance Dissected | Get Savvy

Health Insurance Dissected | April 12, 2023

Premiums, deductibles, co-payments, and other out-of-pocket health costs all add up. Choosing your health insurance plan wisely can make a big…

Polypharmacy: Effects of Multiple Daily Medications | Springtime Science

Can too many prescriptions become problematic?

Studies show that more than 131 million people or 66% of adults use prescription medication every day. Polypharmacy, or the consumption of multiple…