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Raising a Thinking Child Series

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Malls Sears Wing Mondays: April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22
Are you a parent of a 4-7 year old and are interested in improving your child’s problem-solving skills and your parent-child communication? If so, join us for this 8 week workshop designed to decrease both impulsive and inhibited behaviors in young children.
*This 8 week class has a $25.00 fee, which includes materials and participant workbook. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Acoustic Bat Monitor Volunteer Training and Bat House Building Workshop

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Wisconsin has seven species of bat, four of which are threatened and three are listed as Species of Greatest Conservation Need. With the newly introduced White-nose Syndrome in the state, there is no better time to assist in this citizen science opportunity. Join us and DNR bat biologists to learn about Wisconsin’s bat species and how to conduct acoustic monitoring and bat roost monitoring surveys in the Chippewa Valley. The program will begin with a bat house building workshop where you will build a bat house for your own backyard, receive training on how to monitor your new bat house and how to report your data to the WNDR. Following the workshop we will step into the night and learn how to use the Citizen Science Center’s portable acoustic bat monitoring device to assist state bat biologists with collecting data about these misunderstood night flyers. Price includes bat house materials.
Registration and full payment required by April 24.
Friends $25 per group* Nonmembers $30 group*
*One group is up to 3 people, if you have more than 3 people you need to register for additional spots.


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Freebee the Grebe Children's Book Storytelling & Art Workshop

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Cloudia CloudMaker will be arriving in her Cloud Chariot to tell the children's story, written by Karen Wise, about Freebee the Grebe. In this book, Freebee sets off on an adventure to find out how storms are made and meets some unusual characters along the way. Following the story telling, participants will be able to make their own painting on Yupo Paper.

The local store staff, 715.552.0457


Acoustic Bat Monitor Volunteer Training and Bat House Building Workshop

Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center
Wisconsin has seven species of bat, four of which are threatened and three are listed as Species of Greatest Conservation Need. With the newly introduced White-nose Syndrome in the state, there is no better time to assist in this citizen science opportunity. Join us and DNR bat biologists to learn about Wisconsin’s bat species and how to conduct acoustic monitoring and bat roost monitoring surveys in the Chippewa Valley. The program will begin with a bat house building workshop where you will build a bat house for your own backyard, receive training on how to monitor your new bat house and how to report your data to the WNDR. Following the workshop we will step into the night and learn how to use the Citizen Science Center’s portable acoustic bat monitoring device to assist state bat biologists with collecting data about these misunderstood night flyers. Price includes bat house materials.
Registration and full payment required by April 24.
Friends $25 per group* Nonmembers $30 group*
*One group is up to 3 people, if you have more than 3 people you need to register for additional spots.


Melissa O'Donnell (715) 877-2212


Lean Certification Series

Chippewa Valley Technical College – Menomonie
Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. The program includes six sessions beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. See website for more details.

This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC).

Learn more at:
http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/lean/leancertification/index.cfm



Anna McCabe
715-232-5484
mccabea@uwstout.edu



Make Your Own Snowshoes

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Snowshoeing has become a popular winter activity. Make your own snowshoes in this two-day workshop. Choose from three styles of snowshoes: Green Mountain bear paw (10” x 36”), Alaskan trail shoe (10” x 56”) or the great, all-purpose Ojibwa style (11” x 54”). All shoes are laced with tubular nylon, which is comfortable to work with, and have great strength when varnished. Bring to class: PATIENCE, bag lunch, tape measure, pencil, scissors and matches or lighter.
Registration and full payment required by December 15.
Friends $160 Nonmembers $170


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Free Technology Workshop at Verizon Wireless in Eau Claire

Aug 17, 2011 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Store in Eau Claire, located at 3755 Oakwood Mall Drive
Verizon Wireless is offering a free technology workshop at the company’s Eau Claire store, located at 3755 Oakwood Mall Drive, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required by registering online at www.verizonwireless.com/workshops. Seating is limited.

The workshop is geared toward helping customers get the most out of their advanced wireless devices by learning about new features and technologies, such as 4G LTE, explore useful data apps and offer an open forum to address questions.

Additionally, Verizon Wireless offers customers a free online learning center, making it easier and faster for customers to get the most out of their devices and services by learning the functions and features—on their own schedule. Log in for online tutorials anytime by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/learning.


Ashley Christophersen