- Author: Susana C. Bruzzone-Miller, RDN
Community Educators representing the state wide Research and Extension Centers System (RECS) sites gathered February 25-27 in Hopland. The meeting was an opportunity for many of the educators to meet for the first time. A chance to network and develop working relationships. Time to share ideas, frustrations, and most of all, acknowledge the hard work and many successes of education programs in the communities served.
“Having everyone here is a great accomplishment” beamed Lisa Fischer, Associate Director,RECS, who was instrumentals in making this meeting possible. Fischer discussed strategic plans and goals to increase research, education, outreach and extension at the nine sites.
The three-day event, was coordinated and graciously hosted by Hannah Bird and Hopland Director, Kim Rodriguez. The agenda was packed with pertinent presentations such as fund raising and grant writing, program evaluation, community outreach, advocacy, branding, media, and Project Learning Tree curriculum training.
The tour was the highlight for this first time visitor.