Central Illinois communities come together to feed families
By sharing a little, we can help a lot. Across Central Illinois, families are struggling with food insecurity, unsure where their next meal will come from. Starting in 2019, Illinois Extension staff partnered with local growers to donate more than 64,000 pounds through food pantries.
Teen wins national 4-H award for local, global STEM education activism
When Dhruv Rebba first visited the Indian village his father grew up in, he saw a community struggling because it didn’t have access to the internet. The Illinois 4-H member knew he had the skills and drive to make a difference and he recently won a national 4-H award for his efforts.
The Hunt for Orange October: Master Naturalists track monarchs
On their annual 3,000 mile migration to Mexico, monarch butterflies rest in select trees. A group of Illinois Extension volunteers, The Secret Society of Monarch Roost Hunters, scout for these roosts and report their findings as part of a community science research project to help this at-risk species.