MSU Extension of Midland County and cooperating dad or mum educators sponsor the Parent’s Corner. Mail submissions to Midland County MSU Extension Educator, Lisa Treiber, 220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640

Homestead Sunday: Get to Know the Homestead. With spring in the air, a pay a visit to to the Homestead Farm at Chippewa Character Middle will link website visitors to area purely natural means and loaded record. Examine the farm and find out what spring duties want to be accomplished, 1-5 p.m. June 5. Stop by the gardens to see what seeds are sprouting and plant some to take home. This event is built for all ages, (beneath 18 with an grownup).

Introduction to Loved ones Camping. Start off summer months off right with a campout at Chippewa Mother nature Center’s Homestead Farm, 6 p.m. June 10 to 11 a.m. June 11. Designed for families, this plan will involve an evening hike and functions, campfire handle, breakfast and morning routines. Tents are accessible to borrow if wanted. This celebration is designed for all ages, beneath 18 with adult. Register by June 5. Cost is $15 per grownup, $10 for each kid. Stop by for more information and facts.

Today’s Mother. Michigan State College Extension is giving a 4-7 days, on-line interactive course for Today’s Mother. The target of this application is to strengthen the nutritional and actual physical action patterns of mothers-to-be in strategies that are sustainable ahead of, throughout and immediately after being pregnant. Topics that will be reviewed incorporate aid for widespread being pregnant discomfort, a baby’s advancement, healthy taking in for mother and infant, looking through food stuff labels, menu scheduling and keeping energetic all through and following being pregnant. This four-week session fulfills 10-11 a.m. Mondays, June 6 – June 27. To sign-up, contact 810-244-8523.

Wander Midland. Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with MyMichigan Health, Chippewa Nature Heart, Better Midland corporate Wellness and Minor Forks Conservancy, will host 7 going for walks locations during the 7 days setting up Monday, June 6 by way of Wednesday, Aug. 31. Members stroll an close to two-mile going for walks route. Chippewa Nature Centre is the Wednesday place for Stroll Midland join the entertaining 6-7 p.m. June 8. All ages welcome, beneath 18 with an grownup. Drawings will be held at every single wander for prizes. For just about every wander, individuals will be registered for a grand prize Midland Staycation reward basket.

Foodstuff Protection Q & A. MSU Extension delivers a weekly 30-moment informational application about food stuff preservation. A quick presentation will be shared focusing on the showcased topic, leaving lots of time for Q & A. The following session is: Do not Consume Dust. Sign up for in on this quick cost-free presentation at 1 p.m. June 6. To register, pay a visit to

Investigating Foods with Science. Every 7 days at 4 p.m., youth will check out the features of cooking as an experiment and baking as a science. A kid-pleasant recipe or experiment demonstration will be introduced for youth to test at home with an adult’s guidance. The adhering to 7 days, youth can share their encounters or pictures. All sessions will be offered via Zoom. The June 6 matter will be Liquid Ice! To sign up, go to Any thoughts must be directed to Kellie Jordan, [email protected]

Hen Banding. See resident and migratory birds up shut, as birds are caught in mist nets and banded for investigate, at Chippewa Mother nature Centre, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. June 9. Be a part of researcher Mike Bishop and CNC personnel at the Lanigan pavilion at the close of the Homestead Street. This program is made for ages 5 and older (less than 18 with an adult). For extra data, go to

Preserving MI Harvest Series. Michigan State University Extension will be supplying a series of food preservation lessons on the net. These totally free courses will be presented at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays. The matter on June 9 will be Gown Up Your Salad with Flavors from Your Back garden. These periods will not be recorded, they will only be offered dwell. Supporting resources will be emailed to all members just after each individual broadcast. Join in the enjoyable, sign up for one particular, some or all these instructional periods. There is time at the close of every single program to question questions. To register, stop by

Twilight Hike. Be a part of an interpretive naturalist to hike the Chippewa Nature Heart trails all through twilight, 8-9:30 p.m. June 9. Discover how character adapts to this time of day by way of short, family members welcoming activities. This program is created for all ages (underneath 18 with an adult). For far more information, take a look at

Wee Stroll. This system is developed for mom and dad to just take a guided walk with their boy or girl, study about the outdoors and learn approaches to introduce kids to the purely natural environment about them at Chippewa Character Heart. The Wee Stroll takes position 10-11 a.m. June 10. This system is designed for ages 6 months to 2 decades with an grownup. For additional information and facts, go to

Homestead Sunday: Meet up with the Farm Animals. Farm animals are an necessary element of daily life on the farm. Greet the sheep as you enter the homestead. Cease by the hen coop to say hello and share some corn with them. Visit the pig enclosure and discover why pigs had been critical to the farmstead. Find what crucial matters cows delivered for the farm family members, all at 1-5 p.m. June 12 at Chippewa Mother nature Heart. This program is intended for all ages (under 18 with an adult). For much more data, go to

Cooking Matters for People. Cooking Matters for Households is a palms-on diet method provided by Michigan Point out College Extension. Mother and father and guardians with their small children, ages 8-18 understand about preparing balanced foods alongside one another, foodstuff security, grocery buying and budgeting for meals. The method is composed of 6 lessons, lasting two several hours each. With the help of an skilled chef and nutrition educator, individuals will achieve the abilities and self confidence to make wholesome, spending plan-helpful foods at residence as a relatives. Each individual 7 days members will get consider-residence groceries which they can use at house to apply, as a relatives, a person of the recipes they uncovered in course. Class begins June 15 at the MSU Extension office in the Midland County Solutions Setting up,220 W. Ellsworth St. Call Sheila 989-832-6648 or [email protected] to reserve your place, classes fill up rapidly!

Protected Food = Healthy Children. MSU Extension is presenting a three-hour on the web training for childcare vendors with the Risk-free Meals = Wholesome Young ones (SFHK) method, 1-2:30 p.m. June 20 and 22 (contributors will be needed to show up at both days of this two-section course). Learn the very best practices for food basic safety to keep the youngsters in your treatment secure. Foodstuff protection education subject areas reviewed in the course include appropriate cleansing and sanitizing, cooking, storing foodstuff, as nicely as own cleanliness and more. SFHK is an authorised schooling for Good Start to Good quality, so this class will count towards yearly instruction hrs. Class is facilitated by MSU Extension Food stuff Basic safety Educators. To sign up, visit This is a cost-free plan, members should go to the complete session to receive their schooling hrs.

Recognizing, Blocking, and Treatment of Opioid Misuse in Rural Communities. Be part of Michigan Material Use Prevention, Education, and Recover (MiSUPER) to assessment proof-based practices for opioid misuse prevention, treatment method and restoration. This 60-minute webinar delivers an overview of the opioid epidemic, how opioid misuse impacts the entire body and Michigan communities, and how we can assist people in recovery. The future webinar will be offered by MISUPER MSU Extension staff members at 12-1 p.m. June 22. To sign up and locate further webinar dates, take a look at