USU Extension Conference Agenda

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    Pre-Conference Workshops

    Tuesday, February 28

    12:00 - 2:00 PM Eccles Conference Center, Room 205

    Bushwhackers Meeting (by Michael Caron)

    $13.  Limit 30 people.

    Bushwhackers is a committee that focuses on all aspects of USU Extension horticulture. This meeting will discuss Master Gardeners, horticulture research projects, Extension outreach and publications, etc., and will coordinate collaborative work in horticulture. Any faculty or staff with this area of interest/expertise is invited to join.

    1:00 - 5:00 PM  Eccles Conference Center, Room 207

    Family and Consumer Sciences (by Susan Haws)

    $13.  Limit 40 people.

    Guest Speaker Carrie Durwood will discuss current trends in nutrition.

    2:00 - 4:00 PM Eccles Conference Center, Room 205

    Utah Pests In-Service Training (by Marion Murray)
    No fee.  Limit 46 people.

    Join us for a training session of up to five, 20-minute presentations that will provide insect/disease and pest management updates for agronomic, horticultural, and landscape settings.  In addition, come with pest questions or issues, and your Utah Pests team plus others from USU will help to resolve them.

    2:00 - 4:00 PM Eccles Conference Center, Room 201

    Using Virtual Reality in 4-H (by Meggan Schulze)
    No fee.  Limit 24 people.

    Whether you are 8 or 80, Google Virtual Expeditions are fun and amazing. Come climb aboard the app and experience field trips that over a million students have gone on. Learn how you can extend this amazing trip to the youth in your programs. John Lyman has have been using it for Youth City’s afterschool programs and he (or a colleague) will engage us in an instructional exercise with VR headsets and the Google Expeditions interface. The goal of this session is to introduce the potential of Virtual Reality as an educational tool, and to have fun! Those choosing to participate should have a smart phone and download Google Expeditions prior to participating (devices available on a limited basis for those without them). This interactive session is a STEM activity! You will be able to ask questions, lead a Google Expedition, and find out how to use virtual reality in your county.