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The path to college begins in middle school
While it's hard to imagine middle schoolers living on their own or heading off to college, students need to begin to think about their future education and career goals when they’re in middle school.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Early conversations about money can pay big dividends in financial literacy
Conversations with kids about money can be hard, but starting those awkward money dialogues early can go a long way to help children grow into financially responsible adults.
Education and open lines of communication are key for parents to help their children through a cyberbullying situation. CAES News
Open lines of communication can help students dealing with cyber bullies
Students today spend more time online than anywhere else, so it’s not a surprise that some of the worst behavior adults remember from their own teenage years — gossiping and bullying — has followed students online and into their newly built social networks.
Flor Campos-Robles, a fifth-grade Clarke County 4-H member from Athens, Georgia, won third place with her poster featuring a house that appears to be feeling under weather and warns about the dangers of radon. CAES News
UGA Radon Education Program sets Oct. 5 as deadline for annual Radon Poster Contest
Household radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., but the hazards of this dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families.
Dougherty County Extension Coordinator James Morgan teaches Radium Springs Elementary school students how to plant fall vegetables. Morgan has been instrumental in the establishment of school gardens at 13 of the 14 elementary schools in Dougherty County. CAES News
Be an asset to your child's school garden
There are more than 2,000 schools in Georgia, and about 25 percent of these have school gardens. These gardens are true outdoor classrooms where students learn about history, geography, math and literature. 
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension nutrition experts say the best way to teach your child to eat healthier is by being a role model. By eating fruits or vegetables you want them to try, you show your children that you aren't asking them to eat something that you don't eat. CAES News
Teach children to eat healthy meals and stay active by being their role model
Children look to adults for guidance in all aspects of their lives. Their behaviors are directly influenced by the behaviors they observe in adults. This applies to eating, too. 
Snakes are a vital part of Georgia's ecosystem but most people don't want more snakes than necessary in their landscapes. To discourage snakes, keep landscapes well trimmed, clean and free of food or debris that could attract mice, rats or other snake prey. This albino corn snake is rare but native to Georgia. CAES News
Snakes around houses and buildings don't have to be killed
While snakes can provide significant ecological benefits, they impart fear in many people, hunt fish in ponds, and eat eggs and chicks in poultry houses.
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alumnus Matt Coley was named to the UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. CAES News
Two Ag Dawgs named to UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018
Leading agricultural businessman Matt Coley and Georgia Sen. Tyler Harper embody the Ag Dawg spirit, commitment and determination. The University of Georgia Alumni Association recognized both men as leaders Monday when it named them to its 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.
Spending a summer day in the Georgia wilderness is more fun when you're prepared for the heat, humidity and sun. CAES News
Having fun outdoors? Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and don't overdo it
Kyle Woosnam knows a thing or two about having fun outside and safely making it home by the end of the day.

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