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August 25, 2008

Extension tour arrives at Ponemah Point on Red Lake

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Before arriving at the Pow-wow grounds for a fish fry, Extension staff enjoyed a few minutes of down time at Ponemah Point on Red Lake.

For more info on the location, here is a link to Google Maps:,+mn&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title

Extension tours Red Lake Nation

A group of approximately 50 Extension staff toured the Red Lake Nation on August 19th and 20th. The two-day long tour included visits to educational institutions, the comprehensive health care facilities, a reservation fishery, and green house. Extension members were able to select from three different themes (Education, Health Care, and Natural Resources). Due to my work, and personal interests I decided to explore the educational facilities of the reservation along with 20 or so other Extension employees...we toured the high school and middle school building (adjacent to each other), the elementary school, and the tribal college.
The visit to Red Lake Nation was a first step to a collaborative partnership between University of Minnesota Extension and the Red Lake community. On our second day of the tour we were able to participate in small group discussions (around the three main themes) with members of the American Indian community to further explore partnership opportunities and to learn more about the needs of this community from the members themselves.

Here are some pictures of the tours, beautiful scenery, and more :)


Extension staff approaches the Red Lake Elementary School...


The elementary school has its own bird cage, something that the little students really enjoy.


Red Lake Tribal College former president welcomes Extension employees to the institution...


A view of Red Lake (the second largest lake in MN after Lake Superior). It's such a tranquil view!

August 11, 2008

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4-H Adventures- Summer 2007, YMCA Mentor Program participants came to this rocket-building event. We had tons of fun, learned about rockets, math, science, and got to launched our man-made rockets. The kids had a great time and so did the adults.

Adding RSS feeds

Adding the feeds this week has been easy...I love learning so many new things that although I see them online I usually don't know what they mean or what their purpose is.
I'm looking forward to the blogging and I hope to continue beyond this course. I'm doing some thinking around the topics and issues I would like to cover in my blog, looking for cool Extension pictures and more.

August 4, 2008

Welcome to my blog!!!

This is my first blog entry, yeah!! How exciting...