Live From N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County
Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Currituck County Government closed county-owned facilities to the public for 30 days. Staff at these facilities are available to meet with the public by appointment only to help manage the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, all gatherings of 100 people or more were canceled throughout the county for 30 days. To comply with this, and with the Federal Recommendations to limit gatherings of groups larger than 10, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center has canceled and refunded all events for the next 30 days. However, our mission to educate will not stop.
Barring any substantial change to our operations, starting next Monday, March 23, 2020, we will be launching our live streaming education classes: Live from Currituck Extension. Live Streaming is a relatively new innovation, made popular by the video gaming community. Previously, it was used to allow people to watch others play games live. We plan on using YouTube streaming to allow those who are stuck at home, or who are on their lunch breaks, to attend our classes while our office is closed to the public.
Live from Currituck Extension will be streamed daily, for about a half-hour from 11:30 a.m. to noon. We will focus on our four areas of expertise: agriculture, family and consumer science, youth development (4-H), and community development. Material will be relevant for both youth and adults, and will include question and answer sessions, made possible with YouTube’s chat function. These classes will be a great way to keep busy when you’re at home, while keeping youth learning in STEM fields.
You can tune in to our show by going to our YouTube channel CurrituckCES daily at 11:30 a.m. starting on Monday, March 23. Our first three topics will be a cook-along pizza demo, how horses get their shoes, and advice for starting vegetable transplants for your garden. Live events will also be recorded for future viewing on our YouTube channel. Make sure to check out our new show: Live from Currituck Extension!