Virtual Ag Day lasted a whole week this year!
April 19 - April 24, 2021
Thank you for helping us to make it such a huge success!
Virtual Ag Day
For many decades thousands of people headed to the University of Delaware's south campus on the last day of April to celebrate Ag Day. For the second year in a row we are unable to host an in-person Ag Day event, but this year we're bringing the fun online.
The 2021 Ag Day theme is 'One World, One Health' and will highlight college-wide research pertaining to this concept. One Health is a research perspective that considers the health of animals, humans and the environment as a single, integrated whole.
Imagine stepping on-campus and walking towards Townsend Hall, the home to UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources where students are able to work on a 350-acre farm, study botanic gardens, research the Ecology Woods and watch over several different wetland habitats for local wildlife. On a typical Ag Day you would find tents with vendors and exhibits spread over nearly 80 different rectangular tables. There would be dozens of Cooperative Extension agents and faculty amongst hundreds of CANR students. Ag Day is our opportunity to showcase what CANR means to the community.
Beginning Monday, April 19, you will find virtual tents, with video tables where these groups will have an opportunity to talk with you about what their research, program or organization is all about. So be prepared to come on in, take a listen and grab some activities for the kids. We're so happy to celebrate this special week with you again for this very special Virtual Ag Day event!
To participate in our event, visit https://flipgrid.com/udagday2021 all videos on FlipGrid are closed captioned.
Cooperative Extension empowers communities of all sizes to meet the challenges they face, improve nutrition and food safety, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and protect our environment. Learn more about their programs in this tent.
At the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, world-class research, teaching & hands-on student experiences create an unparalleled learning environment. Discover what makes us unique - from our 350-acre classroom to our award-winning ice cream!
We have created themed virtual backgrounds for your use during online meetings! Show your CANR spirit next time you're online!
The future of research at UD’s redesigned Worrilow Hall: youtube.com/watch?v=2ltuXf-wkp4
UDairy Creamery - Farm to Spoon: youtube.com/watch?v=DxZjREUVo98
The Cooperative Extension Tent
Master Gardener Resources & Activities
Parts of the Area Prepare for Cicada Invasion
A huge influx of cicadas is expected to soon emerge from the ground. NBC10’s Tim Furlong talks with Brian Kunkel from UD's Cooperative Extension show you what you might see – and hear – when they arrive in parts of our area.
Download an action packed comic book featuring 6 super hero veterinarians from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Wild Biomes: America’s Rainforests and Deserts from Nature Lab: youtube.com/watch?v=SBpJhVOA0VQ
Visit our Virtual Programming page for self-guided hikes, online video programs featuring Delaware State Parks naturalists and interpreters, links to the parks adventure blog and coloring book pages for the kids to help you stay active and informed! You will also find links to our division's Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages where you can explore even more virtual-based activities and information daily!
Rubber ducky stormwater run-off: youtube.com/watch?v=XLt8c2fO3QU
City of Newark
The City of Newark has joined forces with the University of Delaware in developing a stormwater management program. Water that flows into the storm drainage system does not get treated at the waste water treatment plant. It flows through a series of pipes and discharges either directly or indirectly into our creeks and tributaries. To minimize the potential for water quality problems, we need to work together to clean up our stormwater at the source.
April 22: an Earth Day lecture
Gardens are Good for You
Sue Barton, Professor, Extension Specialist and 2021 Worrilow Award winner
Humans share a deep relationship with the outdoor world. Spending time outdoors in the nature can help reduce stress, heal what ails you, build social and community bonds, help children learn and even help businesses make more money. Learn how to harness the power of observation, see patterns around you and appreciate the value of a sense of place.