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Science Alive
Workshop

Norfolk State University is hosting the 2nd annual Science Alive event for Girl Scouts Brownies through Ambassadors. Girls will enjoy hands-on activities led by faculty and students. Choose from sessions in engineering, chemistry, medicine, biology, and physical science. Spend time on a college campus, meet athletes and sorority sisters, and take part in the traditional lunchtime dance party.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Science Alive
Workshop

Norfolk State University is hosting the 2nd annual Science Alive event for Girl Scouts Brownies through Ambassadors. Girls will enjoy hands-on activities led by faculty and students. Choose from sessions in engineering, chemistry, medicine, biology, and physical science. Spend time on a college campus, meet athletes and sorority sisters, and take part in the traditional lunchtime dance party.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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“Inspire A Future Scientist”

It’s a tight race!! Please vote for NC 4-H student Chase Lewis, who is NC’s only finalist in National 4-H’s “Inspire a Future Scientist” video contest. Chase currently is in 2nd place and MORE »

Gates County Summer Jams 2014

The Gates County 4-H Summer Jams Booklet 2014 are now available. The program will be offering fun and safe learning experiences for children. Youth will learn and grow participating in these unique opportunities. For MORE »

Gates County Extension Celebrates 100 Years!!!

May 8, 2014, was the birthday of the Cooperative Extension Service with the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of Congress.  Then and now, Cooperative Extension has strived to help people improve their quality MORE »

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM— 1 month away
Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Sep 16, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Extension Master Gardener Plant SaleSat Sep 27, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC, United States
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC, United States
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