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Americorp Grant with CSU Extension to extend STEM opportunities

Twenty-five AmeriCorps members in 17 locations across Colorado will deliver STEM education and activities in communities with higher percentages of at-risk youth. The AmeriCorps members will work under the guidance of local Extension youth development experts to form community relationships, deliver STEM educational programing, build the capacity of STEM volunteers and engage the community in the effort. Counties, community partners, Serve Colorado and CSU Extension have each pledged resources to the 4-H STEM AmeriCorps program that targets improved educational and behavioral outcomes for economically disadvantaged youth and supports their success in post-secondary educational institutions and career readiness.

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ST[EMpower] Kits

Designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers, the kits include curriculum aligned to Colorado Academic Standards to fully meet the science standard as well as incorporate math, reading writing and communicating, social studies, and art as appropriate and incorporates at least one aspect of scientific process (usually incorporates the entire scope of the scientific method) as presented through the experiential learning method. The kits also include equipment and consumables needed for the lessons, but do not include items that are commonly found in classrooms (i.e. art supplies, scissors, etc.).

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Animal health updates

West Nile Virus (WNV) has been diagnosed in horses in two Colorado counties – Alamosa and Boulder. These cases have been recently diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CSUVDL) in Fort Collins. The transmission of the disease varies from year to year and depends on a number of factors, including mosquito numbers. The West Nile virus can be carried by infected birds and then spread locally by mosquitoes that bite those birds. The mosquitoes can then pass the virus to humans or animals. Infected horses may display symptoms including head tilt, muscle tremors, stumbling, lack of coordination, weakness of the limbs or partial paralysis. If horses exhibit clinical signs consistent with WNV, it is very important for horse owners to contact their veterinarian in order to confirm the diagnosis through laboratory testing.

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