Cooperative Extension was established in Placer and Nevada Counties in 1917. Our mission is to help all segments of the community benefit from the scientific advances in our nation's land grant universities, particularly in the areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and youth development. Use the links above to learn more about the programs available through UCCE Placer Nevada.
New Advisor in Nevada County
Welcome Kate Wilkin, Forestry, Fire and Natural Resources Advisor in Sutter, Yuba, Butte and Nevada Counties. She moved here in the fall of 2017 from Berkeley, CA where she was a postdoctoral researcher focused on wildfire emissions and fire-forest-water relations. Kate has a PhD focused on the efficacy of fuel hazard reduction treatments in Northern California shrublands. She believes that now more than ever we need collaborative and creative solutions, and she looks forward to being part of the solution as a Forestry and Fire Advisor.
Teens Teach 4th and 5th Graders How to Cook
Lincoln High School student assists Sheridan students as they slice vegetables to go with Delicious Dunking Dip.
In a collaborative effort between UC CalFresh and Placer County 4 H, teens from Lincoln High School are facilitating a Cooking Academy for 4th
graders from the Sheridan Elementary After School Program. Over the course of the series, Sheridan youth will learn food safety, cooking skills and nutrition information. Under the guidance of the teens, they will be cooking and tasting a new recipe each week.
Projects that highlight teens in teacher roles are beneficial for both kids and teens.
Great for Kids…Teenagers can be extremely effective teachers of young children. Children respond well to teen teachers and teens can be positive role models.
Great for Teens…Attitudes toward teachers and school, self-confidence, and sense of accomplishment can all improve. Engaging in the meaningful and positive activity helps teens avoid issues such as alienation from families, schools and communities and involvement in risk-taking activities.