CCE NASSAU APRIL 2021 UPDATE
HAPPY SPRING 2021

Spring is here and so much is happening here at CCE Nassau. As you review our monthly update you will see that many of our important CCE programs continue to be delivered (in-person or virtually) despite the on-going challenges of the pandemic.
Additionally, we have exciting plans for the upcoming spring and summer months. We thank you for your on-going support of our work here at CCE Nassau.

Please continue to visit our CCE Nassau website for up to date announcements and to view our latest in-person or virtual educational offerings.

Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Hopefully we will see you soon in the gardens at East Meadow Farm or at our DPF 4-H Camp in Riverhead, NY.
HORTICULTURE
2021 Spring Gardening School Webinar Series Continues
All classes will be taught by Master Gardener Volunteers, Extension Educators and some guest speakers.
There are three different workshops left in the series offering information for beginners to advanced gardeners, which will cover a variety of topics from soil testing to garden design. Each workshop will consist of three consecutive sessions.

Fee is $30 per session (includes all 3 presentations on that day). Master Gardener Volunteers receive $5 off per session.
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - Session II
9:00-10:15 Gardening In A Changing Climate
10:30-11:45 Home Lawn Care and Our Environment
12:00-1:15 Season Long Color With Perennials

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - Session III
9:00-10:15 Growing And Using Herbs in the Home Garden
10:30-11:45 Garden to Table Vegetables
12:00-1:15 Bushels of Berries from your Home Garden

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - Session IV
9:00-10:15 Rose Gardening Basics
10:30-11:45 Colorful Bouquets - Cut Flower Basics
12:00-1:15 Exploring L.I. Gold Medal Plants
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Virtual Nutrition Classes

Bulk Up Your Greens: Cooking with Plant Based Proteins
North Merrick Senior Center
April 6th at 12pm
You've learned about the benefits of plant-based proteins with Khy Ee, now join Chef Tiffany in making a delicious breakfast or snack with a popular source, chia seeds!

Foods that May Boost Our Immunity
Westbury Senior Center
April 21st at 1:00pm
Do certain foods boost your immunity, or does maintaining a well balanced diet do so? Join Khy Ee, Registered Dietician and find out as she answers your questions.
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp Summer Camp is open for Registration!
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County has been operating the Dorothy P Flint 4-H Camp for over 95 years!

The DPF 4-H Camp is a 140 acre co-ed sleep-away camp for campers ages 8-16 and is located on the majestic Long Island Sound in Riverhead, NY. For the first time we will be offering a Day Camp option for campers looking for our camp experience but not ready to stay overnight. Being one of the oldest 4-H camps in the state, we are dedicated to ensuring your child’s safety and fun while offering high quality 4-H educational programs.

Our Day Camp will be open to children entering 1st grade and up and have the option to register weekly or for the full summer.

When registering on Bunk1, please be careful when selecting your weeks as you will see both sleep-away and day camp options for this summer.

Check back regularly for updates for parents and more changes as we receive guidance from the state.

If you have any questions please contact DPF4HCamp@cornell.edu
Online: Nassau County 4-H After School Programs
Session 4: 
May 10, 2021 to June 18, 2021

The 4-H Afterschool programs are a series of six-week long special interest programs that are designed to engage youth in a topic of their choice. Our programs vary with the seasons, so check back often to see what’s new!

Click here for full details or to register.
Spring into Egg-cellence

April 21, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Chef Tiffany, Community Nutrition Educator, in creating a delicious and nutritious recipe at the East Meadow Farm. To celebrate Spring and the blossoming of new beginnings, we will be making Oatmeal Sun Butter eggs to lay in a Bird’s Nest Cookie.

Cost: $10
Open to Ages 5-8

To register, click here.
Virtual Workshop
Gardening in a Warming World
Professional Development
CCE Nassau is offering two online training events. This training opportunity is for educators from all over! Learn how to implement a dynamic garden-based learning curriculum that focuses on a changing climate.

Gardening in Our Warming World: Youth Grow
April 30, 2021 from 10am to 1pm

Master Gardener, Positive Youth Development Workshop
April 30, 2021 from 9am to 10am

To register for either class or for full details, click here.
DPF 4-H Camp Open House
We are pleased to offer two Open House options.

Virtual Open House will run every Tuesday from April 6th to May 11th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. You will choose a 30 minute time slot for your family (only one family per time slot). Time slots fill up fast.

A Zoom invite will be sent the day before your scheduled appointment.

Want to see the camp in person? Please sign up for one of our In-Person open house dates.
The In-Person Open House will run May 8th and May 15th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. You will choose an hour time slot for your family (2 family per time slot).

Registration is required for virtual and in-person open houses. Click here to register!
TASTE NY
Taste NY Kiosk at the Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

CCE Nassau is proudly operating a Taste NY Kiosk at the new Penn Station Moynihan Train Hall.

The Kiosk is open Monday - Friday, from 7:00am to 10:30am and 3:00pm to 6:30pm.
URBAN FORESTRY
Arbor Day: April 30, 2021

Arbor Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many benefits that trees present to us, including lower home energy costs, green infrastructure for storm water management, and even helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. Many celebrate this event by planting a young tree at home, in a park, or at a school, but this event is also a time to reflect on the things we do every day of the year to preserve our urban forest. 

CCE Nassau, in collaboration with the Long Island ReLeaf committee, will be helping communities across Long Island celebrate Arbor Day in their own unique way. This year, we are excited to be providing resources to residents, community groups, and city leaders and ways to host socially-distant or virtual Arbor Day celebrations. Stay on the lookout for more details as we get closer! In the meantime, check out the Arbor Day page on our website to see what we did in 2020. 
CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF NASSAU COUNTY
Eisenhower Park, SAC Building, Field 8
PO Box 148
East Meadow, NY 11554
www.ccenassau.org
E-mail: nassau@cornell.edu