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More than 160,000 children nationwide miss school every day out of fear of being bullied, according to the National Education Association. CAES News
More than 160,000 children nationwide miss school every day out of fear of being bullied, according to the National Education Association.
Signs of Bullying
The StopBullying.gov website defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” Bullying can include making threats, spreading rumors, physically or verbally attacking someone, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Whether you are planning a trip out of state or a short trip in Georgia, planning ahead will make for a less stressful vacation. Packing essentials like first aid items, sunscreen and medications will make health problems away from home less trying. CAES News
Whether you are planning a trip out of state or a short trip in Georgia, planning ahead will make for a less stressful vacation. Packing essentials like first aid items, sunscreen and medications will make health problems away from home less trying.
Vacation Time
We are well into longer, hotter days and children are out of school and eagerly anticipating family vacation. Whether you attend a family reunion in a rural area or head to the big city, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers several tips to help you have a fun, safe vacation.
Georgia 4-H now offers the Setting Your Sights on Medical School program to expose students from medically underserved, rural Georgia to medical school. Members of 4-H must apply to the program, and accepted students travel to Macon for an inside look at medical school through sessions led by Mercer faculty and students. CAES News
Georgia 4-H now offers the Setting Your Sights on Medical School program to expose students from medically underserved, rural Georgia to medical school. Members of 4-H must apply to the program, and accepted students travel to Macon for an inside look at medical school through sessions led by Mercer faculty and students.
Future Doctors
To expose 4-H’ers from medically underserved, rural Georgia to medical school, Georgia 4-H has created a program called “Setting Your Sights on Medical School.” Select students travel to Macon, Georgia, for an inside look at medical school through sessions led by Mercer University Medical School students and faculty.
Each year the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers paid research internships to Georgia high school students through the UGA Young Scholars Program. The application deadline for summer 2017's internships is Jan. 31. CAES News
Each year the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers paid research internships to Georgia high school students through the UGA Young Scholars Program. The application deadline for summer 2017's internships is Jan. 31.
Summer Programs
High school students can explore the sciences through a variety of hands-on summer programs offered by the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).
The Christmas cactus is made up of colorful, iridescent bracts. This true cactus, minus thorns, is native to the South American rainforest. CAES News
The Christmas cactus is made up of colorful, iridescent bracts. This true cactus, minus thorns, is native to the South American rainforest.
Christmas Cactus
Most gardeners know that getting poinsettias to rebloom is a task that is beyond formidable. However, the Christmas cactus, which is rare in beauty, is actually easy to grow and rebloom, maybe even for the rest of your life.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that between 80 and 90 percent of car seats are not correctly installed. This image shows the correct and incorrect ways to use a child safety car seat. CAES News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that between 80 and 90 percent of car seats are not correctly installed. This image shows the correct and incorrect ways to use a child safety car seat.
Car Seat Safety
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents in Telfair and Tattnall counties help children travel safely by teaching their parents how to properly install car seats.
Community supported agriculture is one way to get fresh produce without having to plant a garden. Memberships in a CSA means a farmer gets guaranteed income, and customers get fresh vegetables weekly. Above is an example of a CSA box. CAES News
Community supported agriculture is one way to get fresh produce without having to plant a garden. Memberships in a CSA means a farmer gets guaranteed income, and customers get fresh vegetables weekly. Above is an example of a CSA box.
Healthy Changes
Each year, we set New Year’s goals. Some we achieve, while some are as good as gone by Jan. 2. Just because you fell short last year doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying to make some positive changes this year.
One or two cookies won't hurt during the holidays. CAES News
One or two cookies won't hurt during the holidays.
Holiday Food
The holiday season is filled with all types of parties. While they can put you in a festive mood and allow you to catch up with family and friends, they can also derail your diet when finger foods and delicious beverages abound.
Hope Meeks, a crabber and co-owner of Southside Shellfish in Savannah, teaches a crowd of about 50 about the life cycle and the proper harvest preparation of Georgia blue crabs during an Ocean to Table class taught by UGA Cooperative Extension and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in November. CAES News
Hope Meeks, a crabber and co-owner of Southside Shellfish in Savannah, teaches a crowd of about 50 about the life cycle and the proper harvest preparation of Georgia blue crabs during an Ocean to Table class taught by UGA Cooperative Extension and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in November.
Christmas Fish Feast
While Christmas dinners in the South usually revolve around a glazed ham or a golden-roasted turkey, families in other parts of the world turn to the sea for their holiday feasts.
The 'Patti Faye' deodar cedar has a classic Christmas tree shape. CAES News
The 'Patti Faye' deodar cedar has a classic Christmas tree shape.
Live Christmas Trees
Container-grown or balled-and-burlapped Christmas trees can be planted as landscape trees after the holidays. This is practical in Georgia, where the mild December or early January weather is ideal for tree planting.