As caring adults in young children’s lives we play a major role in setting the stage for lifelong learning, discovery and success. Nebraska Extension is committed to providing research-based strategies to help you support the holistic development of the young child in your care.
Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties
Request a SpeakerMany of our staff are available as speakers on a variety of topics from lawn care to professional development. Consider Extension when planning the next presentation for your club, organization or association.
The Learning Child Daycare GardensThe Learning Child and several area daycare centers enrich their children's experience of the natural world through caring for gardens.
25,007 in 2015That's the record-breaking number of Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Program contacts we had with our community in 2015. Our programs impacted 23,887 youth and 1,120 adults in Douglas and Sarpy counties.
Emerald Ash Borer Questions? Call Hort HelplineOur Master Gardeners are ready to assist with all your gardening and lawn care concerns! Call us at 402-444-7804 M-F from 8-4 to have your questions answered.
Attend a ServSafe Class
The Food, Nutrition and Health program is focused on improving nutrition, physical activity, and food safety outcomes for Nebraskans. Using an evidence-based curriculum, nutrition staff teach the community how to support healthy food and lifestyle choices within their budget.
4-H empowers youth, ages 5-18, to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach. In Nebraska, 4-H is present in ALL 93 counties across the state.
John Porter, Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator, receives the Communications Award from the National Assocociation of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) for the GROBigRed blog on behalf of the Douglas-Sarpy Community Environment Team.