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The inaugural class of the Pike County High School STEM Academy at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus included (l-r) Talisa Watts, Megan Pitts, Nikki Dodson, Taylor Thomas, Abigail Chasteen, Dylan Blohm and Courtney Bagwell. CAES News
The inaugural class of the Pike County High School STEM Academy at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus included (l-r) Talisa Watts, Megan Pitts, Nikki Dodson, Taylor Thomas, Abigail Chasteen, Dylan Blohm and Courtney Bagwell.
STEM Interns
Last summer, seven seniors from Pike County High School (PCHS) in Zebulon, Georgia, with an aptitude for science made a commitment to work alongside University of Georgia Griffin campus scientists three days a week for the entire school year. This month, they will complete their yearlong partnership.
University of Georgia Griffin Campus student Joshua Hamilton (center) is shown leading a group of high school students through a science experiment on the college campus. The high school students' visit to campus helped Hamilton fulfill a new UGA service-learning requirement. UGA students must complete an activity, outside of the classroom, that helps someone in their community. CAES News
University of Georgia Griffin Campus student Joshua Hamilton (center) is shown leading a group of high school students through a science experiment on the college campus. The high school students' visit to campus helped Hamilton fulfill a new UGA service-learning requirement. UGA students must complete an activity, outside of the classroom, that helps someone in their community.
Service Learning
A group of Griffin High School biology students visited the University of Georgia Griffin Campus last week to conduct a science experiment under the direction of college students. The UGA students learned to give back to the community and the high school students were exposed to college life and scientific laboratory equipment.
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Routines for Kids
Once the school year starts, developing and keeping a consistent schedule is vital to children’s health and well-being, says Diane Bales, a child development specialist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
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Bullying
Bullying is no longer solely an in-person issue. The problem has moved online, and it has University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development specialist Cheryl Varnadoe concerned, given the start of the new school year is just a few weeks away.
5-year-old Parks Powell plays an educational game on his parents' iPad. CAES News
5-year-old Parks Powell plays an educational game on his parents' iPad.
Kids and Tablets
Tablets have become commonplace in today’s classrooms, even as early as preschool or kindergarten. If used appropriately, these touchscreen devices can enhance instruction, according to a UGA Cooperative Extension specialist.
Lew Hunnicutt, assistant provost and campus director at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus. CAES News
Lew Hunnicutt, assistant provost and campus director at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus.
Griffin Leader
Growing up in Texas, Lew Hunnicutt always dreamed of owning a cattle ranch and being a cowboy. But, thanks to his grandmother’s encouragement, he enrolled in college and eventually earned a bachelor's degree, three master's degrees and one doctorate. He will continue to spend time in academia now as the new assistant provost and campus director of the University of Georgia Griffin Campus.
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Race and Ethnicity
Never far from the surface, race relations have dominated headlines in recent months. News stories about protests in Ferguson and Baltimore, the Confederate battle flag and the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, can cause children to ask questions that parents might not be ready to answer. However difficult or awkward these questions are, they are a starting point for important conversations about race.
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005. CAES News
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005.
Military Camps
Georgia 4-H has scheduled a wide variety of camps this summer that are geared specifically toward military youth.
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005. CAES News
Rocky Mount's Tyler Romeu (left) and Jonathan Miller (right) show the contents of their net to instructor Chris Edmonds (far left) during lake ecology class while on an environmental education field trip at Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton, Tuesday, May 3, 2005.
4-H Camp
Many University of Georgia Extension offices across the state have begun sign-up in advance of the March 3 opening of registration for summer camp at Georgia’s 4-H centers. Each year about 8,000 campers, along with adult and teen leaders, attend 4-H camp and create memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
Technology gifts are on the top of many Christmas lists. If your child received one this holiday, University of Georgia Extension specialists say to review the apps on the device and police any new ones downloaded to the device to ensure that they are appropriate for children. CAES News
Technology gifts are on the top of many Christmas lists. If your child received one this holiday, University of Georgia Extension specialists say to review the apps on the device and police any new ones downloaded to the device to ensure that they are appropriate for children.
A few tips on how to get the most educational value out of your tablet
So your 4-year-old got a touchscreen tablet as a gift Now what? A UGA human development specialist says the introduction of touchscreen tablets into the marketplace represented a technological “game changer” for kids.