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

Full Moon Stroll. Join an Interpretive Naturalist at Chippewa Nature Center for a hike to enjoy this month’s full moon from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Learn how the tradition of naming moons began and what makes each month special. Please wear dark colors and bring a flashlight. This program is designed for ages 9+ (under 18 w/adult). For more information, visit

Food Safety Q & A. MSU Extension offers a week 30-minute informational program about food preservation. A short presentation will be shared focusing on a timely topic, leaving plenty of time for Q & A. The next session title is: Tons of Tiny Tomatoes. Join in on this quick free presentation at 1 p.m. Sept. 20. To register, visit:

Nature Play. It’s time to play outdoors! Whether we’re making pies in the mud kitchen, pretending to be animals, lounging in hammocks or creating nature art, this hour of play is sure to engage everyone at Chippewa Nature Center. Caregivers must remain with children during this program and are encouraged to actively play alongside the children in their care. This program will be facilitated by a CNC staff member from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21. It is designed for ages 2-10, under 10 w/adult. Meet in The Woods Nature Play Area near Arbury Trail. For more information, visit

Preserving MI Harvest Series. Michigan State University Extension will be offering a series of food preservation classes online, these free online classes will be offered at 1 and 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The topic on Sept. 23 will be Drying Produce and Fruit Leathers. These sessions will not be recorded, they will only be offered live. Supporting materials will be emailed to all participants after each broadcast. Join in the fun, sign up for one, some or all these educational sessions. There is time at the end of each program to ask questions. To register, visit

Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) for Parents Webinar Series. Struggling with parenting stress? Tantrums? Biting? Learn how to help your young child manage their strong emotions. Join MSU Extension’s Building Early Emotional Skills for Parents webinar series starting Oct. 6. This free online parenting series for parents of children 0-3 learn about and support their young child’s social emotional development including managing biting, tantrums and supporting your child’s emotions. Registration is open now. Class will run once a week for from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for four weeks (Oct. 6 – Oct. 27). Certificates are available for up to 6 parenting education hours. For more information or to register, visit Registration ends Sept. 30. Space is limited – register today!