Currituck Extension Offers New Opportunities in 2021

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N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County is looking forward to an impactful and exciting 2021. Late last year, staff surveyed the public and local advisors to determine what the most pressing needs were in Currituck County that the Cooperative Extension Service could address. This survey revealed needs for public education in the areas of the environment, health and wellness, youth development, water quality and farmland preservation. 

Staff are hard at work developing educational programs, publications, and social media campaigns around the theme: “Healthy Environments, Communities, Families, and Youth.” You can expect classes on topics ranging from composting to landscaping with native plants and healthy cooking to mindfulness among many more. Further, classes will be offered through a variety of methods. In most cases, clients will be able to choose between the options of attending class in person (subject to gathering limits), attending live online classes, or attending online pre-recorded versions of classes. Pricing structures will be developed according to class type. Class information will be posted regularly on the website. You can also follow @CurrituckCES on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for updates.

Currently, in-person classes are limited to no more than 10 total individuals and require masks to be worn for the duration of the class without exception. If participants arrive without a mask one will be provided. All participants are asked to maintain six feet of distance while on the premises. All current North Carolina mandates regarding COVID-19 are being followed. If participants are not able meet these requirements, or need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center at (252) 232-2261 no later than 10 business days prior to class.

For more information regarding Extension programming in Currituck County, contact 252-232-2261 or Cameron_Lowe@ncsu.edu.