Monday, August 20, 2012

Class on “Using Social Media in Disaster Recovery” Kicks off Greene County Extension’s “Live and Learn” Series Aug. 24

A new "live and learn" series of classes at the Greene County Extension Center begins in mid-August according to David Burton, county program director for Greene County Extension.

The 50 minute classes run from noon to 1 p.m. and cost $10 per person. Attendees can bring a lunch or purchase snacks in the Botanical Center bookstore and learn something new each week from a variety of specialists on a variety of topics.

Classes will be held in one of the classrooms at the Greene County Extension, located inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield.

The series kicks off on Friday, Aug. 24 with “Using Social Media in Disaster Recover.” The class will be taught by David Burton, a civic communication specialist with MU Extension who has worked on various disaster related social media pages and has co-written a booklet on the topic. The class provides an overview of how social media has recently been used in disaster recovery along with basic tips on getting started with social media.

The list of classes is being added updated on a regular basis and is available online at extension.missouri.edu/greene. Other classes planned for the “Live and Learn” series at the time of this release include:

• Aug. 29: “Planning the Fall Vegetable Garden,” taught by Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist with MU Extension.

• Sept 19: “Enhancing & Exercising your Memory,” taught by Dr. Jim Wirth, human development specialist with MU Extension.

• Sept. 26: “Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate,” taught by Dr. Jim Wirth, human development specialist with MU Extension.

• Oct. 3: “Mind-Body Relationship and Health,” taught by Dr. Jim Wirth, human development specialist with MU Extension.

• Oct. 10: “World War II Fighter Pilot Stories,” taught by Dr. Jim Wirth, human development specialist with MU Extension.

• Oct. 17: “Managing Emotions under Pressure,” taught by Dr. Jim Wirth, human development specialist with MU Extension.

• Oct 25: “Vegetable Gardening in the Winter,” taught by Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist with MU Extension.

This series is part of an ongoing effort to expand the educational offerings by MU Extension in Greene County.

“If you come in for a class, you might as well bring in a soil sample in from your garden for a soil test and save yourself a trip,” said Burton.

For more information, call the Greene County Extension Center at 417-881-8909. Information and order forms are also available online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.

3 Comments:

Blogger kaden shields said...

Great post. I am doing research on disaster recovery for a paper that I am writing. Thanks for the great information, it is very helpful!

2:21 PM, September 26, 2012  
Blogger David L. Burton said...

visit our website at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene to download a copy of our booklet about using social media in disaster recovery.

2:23 PM, September 26, 2012  
Blogger kaden shields said...

I will, thanks you so much!

3:44 PM, September 27, 2012  

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