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2019 Learning Sessions
Quilting with the Disappearing Pin Wheel Pattern. Pat Taylor. Learn about the versatility of the Pin Wheel quilt block. You will learn how to cut a pin wheel quilt block and to re-design it into at least 10 new blocks.
Where in the Word is Barbara Brown (and Why?). Barbara Brown. Journey with me as we explore volunteer experiences in Nicaragua, Haiti, Mozambique and Ecuador working with women and communities to establish or improve food preservation efforts. In addition, we will examine the impact of those experiences on Cooperative Extension programming and students in the department of Nutritional Sciences at OSU.
Protecting infants and toddlers from positional asphyxia: Car seats and sling carriers. Gina Peek and Laura Hubbs-Tait. Learn about what positional asphyxia is and how to prevent it in infants and toddlers.
- Positional Asphyxia 15 Minute Lesson (Power Point)
- Positional Asphyxia Teaching Outline (Word Document)
- Protecting Infants and Toddlers from Positional Asphyxia: Car Seats and Sling Carriers (Fact Sheet)
Learning Session Archives
Depression Glass. Gina Peek. Depression glass was mass produced, sold in shops, and given as promotional items during the Depression era. These popular items, which included everything from three-piece mayonnaise sets and candy jars to divided vegetable dishes and salad plates, made their way into countless homes. Whether your collection was handed down from family or scoured from thrift shops, Depression glass tells a compelling story and is prized by collectors and hobbyists. Learn about Depression glass including history, distribution, and basic identifying characteristics. Please come and share your stories.
Walk With Ease. Gina Peek. The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease program is designed to help you make physical activity part of your everyday life. Walk With Ease is a six-week program that has been proven to increase balance, strength, and walking pace. The program also helps to reduce arthritis symptoms. Walk With Ease is an enjoyable way to help increase physical activity, by yourself or with your friends in a group setting.
Cute as a Button. Rachel Lockwood, Melody Ennis, and Emily Taylor. Ever wonder what to do with your collection of buttons? This session covers the history of buttons and creative ways to reporpose them.
Aging 101 - Keys to Embracing Aging. Sonya McDaniel. This is a great program for groups looking for short, simple, and practical lessons to add to an OHCE group, or any group of seniors. Lessons range from "tuning into the times," stress management, the importance of sleep and social interaction, to positive attitudes. This curriculum gives simple tips known to help people as they age live life to the fullest longer.
Baby Basics: Getting a New Grandbaby. Laura Hubbs-Tait. Basics of caring for infants including how to foster a secure attachment, safety, sleep, responding to infant cries, reading to babies, and more!
Chalk Painting. Javonna Earsom. Tips and techniques for painting any surface with chalk paint. Learn how to get the chippy, layered, distressed look.
Creative Food Presentation. Arleen James and Liz McBee. Several creative food presentations from salads on a stick to cheese platters will be demonstrated. You do not need an advanced degree in art to turn food into gorgeous presentations.
Get Out of Town. David Davis, Steven Ruby, and Stacy Tomas. Promote tourism in your area and across Oklahoma and identify resources for planning a trip. Our state is large enough to have diverse regions and varied climates but small enough that you can make a day or a weekend trip to just about anywhere. This will help guide your trip 'outa' town.
- Jelly Making Trails Map
- Information to order Oklahoma Travel and Jelly Making Trails brochures
- Oklahoma Jelly Making Trails website (Oklahoma Agritourism)
Old-fashioned Beans, Peas, & Lentils: Good for Your Wallet, Good for the Planet!! Barbara Brown. Explore the role that dried beans, peas, and lentils (pulses) play in nutrition, health, climate change and food security and how to more easily fit them into your meals with cooking tips, how-tos, and recipes.
Success with Raised & Straw Bale Gardening. Cortney Keck. How can you use a hay bale for gardening? How deep does a raised bed need to be and why should I create one? Answers to these questions and more.
- Raised Bed Gardening - Lesson
- Raised Bed Gardening, Fact Sheet HLA-6033
- Straw Bale Bed: A Way to Garden While Building Soil, Fact Sheet PSS-2264
Superstyle Your Sweatshirt: Tips and Tricks for Fun Updates. Mary Ruppert-Stroescu. Make that old sweatshirt your new favorite fashion. Examine fashion trends for summer and fall and learn tips for revitalizing the fabric, using ribbons and trims for fun details. Useful for beginners and advanced levels.
- Super Styling Your Sweatshirt - short lesson (15 slides)
- Super Styling Your Sweatshirt - long lesson (28 slides)
- Super Styling Your Sweatshirt - Teaching Guide
The Flag: What You Need to Know! And Bandana Roses. Debra Stevenson and Gloria King. Learn how to properly display and handle the flag, and obtain information needed to show patriotism. Also includes instructions to make a patriotic red and blue bandana rose.
- The Flag Book
- The Flag - Patriotism - Bandana Rose Notes
- The Flag - What is Patriotism Leaders Guide
- The Flag - Quiz and Answers
Underground Quilts. Brenda Hill. The underground Railroad story is a dramatic time in our nation's history. A sampler quilt explores what may have been a way for slaves to find their way out of bondage north into Canada. Listen to the story and the way humble quilts led the way to freedom.