The Spatial Team
from the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project (SNAMP) would like
to announce two upcoming lidar workshops.
They will be held near our two forest research sites to assist us in
spreading out the opportunity to learn more about the work of the
University of California Berkeley and Merced Remote Sensing Teams.
will cover the collection, analysis and integration of lidar data in the SNAMP project, including a
presentation, discussion and hands-on portions.
For more info
visit: SNAMP Lidar Workshops
County Fair Pre-Weigh
5-17 to 5-20: Calaveras
Cook-off & Ag Expo
Up - Save the Date
County Fashion Revue
5-12 to 5-13: Mother
Lode Round Up
Free Classes Offered by
Education Classes - July - October
Free Gardening Classes
offered by Master Gardeners
Herbs /Shakespeare Garden
Day in the Garden
Gardening in Small Spaces & Plant Sale
& Lavender Too!
Summer Veggie Gardening, Diverse Garden Planting
What's happening at your UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra?
We have some workshops coming up that you may be interested in
attending. Read on for more information.
Basin Wildfire Awareness Week
The third annual Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week will be
held May 26th to June 3rd 2012. The theme this year is
"Wildfire Survival: Your Home, Your Responsibility". The
focus of the week will be to promote homeowner and resident actions
that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities. These
include upgrading vulnerable home components and conducting
defensible space activities. Also consider having an evacuation
plan in place - make a plan, assemble a kit, stay informed. Visit www.co.washoe.nv.us
for more information. Fire agencies, fire safe chapters and local
organizations will collaborate to hold community clean up days
including offering free chipping and pine needle pick-ups and
hosting neighborhood meetings and educational activities including
a webinar series on reducing wildfire risk so those living remotely
can participate in the week's events. Check the website at http://ucanr.org/wildfireawarenessweek
to find out about events and the webinar series.
The goal of the Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week is to
encourage individual action to reduce the threat of wildfire to
homes and communities. Activities will provide information and
resources to upgrade homes and create defensible space around them.
Fire resistant homes have fire-rated roofs, covered vents to reduce
the risk of ember intrusion, fire resistant construction materials
and are in good repair. Creating defensible space involves
selecting and maintaining vegetation near the home, thereby
reducing the risk homes will be ignited and destroyed during a
It takes coordinated effort
between individuals and local fire and other agencies to prepare a
community to survive wildfire. We are counting on you to take
responsibility to reduce the risk from wildfire to your home and community
in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Please join in wildfire week activities.
For information on how to upgrade homes or create defensible space
in the Tahoe Basin see http://ucanr.org/wildfireawarenessweek,
or contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Invited to Local Teacher's Ag Summer Institute (TASI)
Educators from El Dorado and Amador counties are
invited to attend the Teacher's Ag Summer Institute set for June
19th, 20th, and 21st, 2012. The workshop will bring together
classroom teachers, farmers, ranchers, environmental educators and
agricultural and natural resource specialists to gain a deeper
understanding of agricultural systems and how they sustain the
health of people, society, and the natural environment.
Teachers will gain an expanded understanding of what agriculture
brings to our local community, while providing students with new
opportunities to practice critical thinking skills in the
classroom, utilizing resources and experiences provided at the
The Teacher's Ag Summer Institute (TASI) combines hands-on, field experiences
and sample classroom activities to immerse participants in the
vital world of agriculture. Daily topics center around
sustainable agriculture themes and are tied to California state
curriculum standards to ensure ease in incorporating lessons into
the classroom. Topics will include conservation and
stewardship practices; land use and zoning issues; ecological
services provided by crop, forest and rangelands; water utilization
and conservation; production, marketing and distribution systems;
economic and business considerations and the historical context of
agriculture in the region. Field activities will be conducted
at working ranches, orchards, farms, forest lands and vineyards
located throughout El Dorado County. Educators need little or
no background in agriculture to attend the institute.
participation fee covers transportation to the field sites from the
workshop base in Coloma, lunches and all resource materials.
Teachers will prepare and present a lesson plan or class activity,
developed from resources and experiences gleaned while attending
TASI at a "Back to the Farm" event to be held in
July. Optional continuing education credits will be offered
for the workshop series. Registration is available at http://www.agintheclass-edc.org;
space is limited and teachers are encouraged to register as soon as
possible. For more information contact Wendy West, project
coordinator at 530-621-5533 or email@example.com.
Agriculture in the Classroom hosts the annual Teacher's Ag Summer
Institute (TASI) with support from local business and agency
sponsors. As a grassroots charitable nonprofit organization,
EDCAITC offers educators, students, and the public opportunities to
learn about agriculture in context of local farms, ranches, and
Tuolumne Master Gardener GardenTour:
Sunday, June 24th
Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will host there
17th annual Spring Garden Tour, featuring higher elevation gardens
and the demonstration garden on the campus of Cassina
High School, 251 S. Barretta Street in
Sonora, California. The self guided tour
is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets, available May
1st, are $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at
local nurseries, the UCCE Office at 52 N. Washington Street,
Sonora, California and online at the Tuolumne County Master
Gardener Garden Tour Tickets .
Thank you for your continued interest in the UC
Cooperative Extension Central Sierra's news, workshops, and events.
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