The Science Fair Mentoring Project gearing up for its fourth year promoting and supporting students with participation in the STEAM Expo (science fair). The program will continue to mentor third and fourth graders at Neveln and Banfield Elementary Schools and offer science fair support through partnerships with The Austin Public Library and Adult Basic Education.
In the three previous years, this program has exposed 550 Austin elementary students to science through events at Riverland Community College, mentored 161 students with participating in the Steam Expo (science fair), and provided transportation and support for 52 students to participate in the Regional Science Fair in Mankato.
Hello! My name is Courtney Kremer and I am a new registered dietitian nutritionist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. I started this role in April and have been enjoying every minute! I was previously a registered dietitian at Hy-Vee in Austin, where I enjoyed meeting a lot of community members and teaching nutrition in the aisles of the grocery store. When this opportunity came up, I decided to transition as I really enjoy clinical nutrition and nutrition counseling.
The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) of Mower County is thankful and happy to introduce Chris Weis as the new Community Health Specialist and SHIP Coordinator for Mower County. Her role will be to continue to partner with organizations to increase access to healthy foods, promote active living and reduce tobacco exposure.
Thanks to SHIP of Mower County, we are observing:
Some days words come with great ease. I’m able to express them without struggle. As we focus on gratitude in this issue I thought words would flow because gratitude is pretty intense for me these days. I think the “stuckness” has to do with the “hardness” of the topic: gratitude in the middle of a challenge. It sounds so easy and yet it is filled with complexities.
Last year at this time I had recently completed chemotherapy and several surgeries as part of my treatment plan to deal cancer. These type of experiences often evoke for folks refection and a new appreciation for small things that may have been by-passed previously. A grateful person in general, it certainly did give me greater insight and profound gratitude for simple things.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn