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March 31, 2020     Category: funding money allocation2020 Census

On April 1, 2020, it is important that people and their families are counted.Every 10 years, the census counts everyone in the United States. The gathered census data affects many key things. So, it’s vital that everyone be counted. The Census 2020 data determines how much funds are available to state and local governments. The money is used for education programs, Medicaid, and housing vouchers. Funding shortages or cuts often affect people with disabilities. This data also determines how many representatives each state...

March 17, 2020     Category: Family FunSTEMNature

Everything is off kilter at this moment. We are being barraged with all kinds of messages: some sensible and some are very confusing. The kids are confined, schools are closed, restaurants are running at 50% capacity and parents are frustrated.What to do? Take a deep breath and take this show outside! Grab the kiddies and go out and get some fresh air, go for a leisurely hike, explore the nesting bird habitats and maybe do some weeding!   The biggest value of learning about nature is that it already exists. You can’t miss it! It i...

March 02, 2020     Category: Childhood AnxietyPets

According to a recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a pet, especially a dog, may reduce your child’s stress levels. Pets come with some powerful mental health benefits. Here’s how caring for a dog or cat can help with depression, anxiety, and stress.Pets can promote conversation, creating an important effect that alleviates social anxiety. Did you know these facts about pets?36.5% of households in the US own a dog30.4% own a cat1.5% own a horse.Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with dogs reduce...