INFORMATION IN THIS EMAIL BLAST (IN ORDER):
In light of the very new and ever evolving situation, I know many of us are not quite sure what the next few weeks will look like with social distancing taking priority of our lives. During this time, I want to remind everyone that while it is extremely inconvenient and stressful, our youth are watching us and looking for reassurance and how to react. This is possibly one of the most important learning experiences they will have in life, so please help them understand this situation and that being a good community member in this instance includes following the public health directives and staying calm. This situation is not permanent; it is a natural disaster much like a hurricane or fire and we’ve certainly had our fair share of those in the past. This, too, shall pass.
As you all probably know by now, the Bastrop County public schools have announced that they are planning to extend the break and resume classes starting on Monday April 6th. While we may be out of school, there are still many opportunities to continue to work on your 4-H projects and RECORDBOOKS (I know, I saw you cringe) during this time. We certainly have quite a few applications and opportunities to work on in this email blast and the Texas 4-H Facebook page is hosting live video project/education opportunities that are open to the public. Independent research and study of projects and career exploration is highly encouraged at this time, as well. Please also take this time to check on your elderly family and neighbors, spend time with family, take care of things around the house and remember to relax.
I will continue to post updates as we get them. Our office is currently operating on a skeleton crew, so if you need anything, please call my cell phone at 512-522-9174. I will be working on setting up some online/virtual opportunities and workshops to continue projects as we are able. Take care and please let me know if you have questions.
Mellanie L. Mickelson
Bastrop County Extension Agent - 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services
P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187
Website - https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog - www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/BastropCounty4H
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