Combating cabin fever: Extension builds out educational content

For many families across the state, cabin fever may be setting in, and Nebraska Extension is working to help alleviate pent-up energy with fun, educational content for all ages.

Extension educators and faculty affiliates have continued to update the Nebraska 4-H and Learning Child websites with educational programming and community updates. This new programming has been added to an already-existing library of content available.

“This is part of our mission,” said Kathleen Lodl, associate dean and program administrator for Nebraska 4-H. “It’s the work of (Nebraska) Extension to facilitate learning.”

Existing content includes Healthy Living Activities, Inspire Kids to Do, STEM Lab and experiments from National Youth Science Day, along with disaster response materials, which contain tips for helping children cope and mitigating family stress in times of uncertainty.

 Nebraska Extension recently added three new remote access programs for children.

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