The sixth Michigan State University Grandparents University will take place Tuesday, June 28, through Thursday, June 30, 2011. An e-mail went out to all College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and MSU Extension faculty and staff previously with details. I simply want to encourage you to consider participating in Grandparents U, either by contributing a program or perhaps by signing up if you have grandchildren ages 8 to 12 years, or perhaps signing up your children of that age and their grandparents.
Kathryn Reed, assistant director of alumni relations for the CANR, helped to start this program, which attracted 944 participants from 35 states in 2010.
If you and your colleagues would like to offer a program, it needs to be a 90-minute hands-on session targeted toward 8- to 12-year-old children (and their grandparents/parents). You may already have a similar program or outreach effort in place that could easily be adapted. Kathryn is looking for fun, interactive sessions that can be conducted on-campus in one of the classrooms, labs, farms or other facilities. If you would like to participate, please let Kathryn know by October 14. If you have any questions, or you would like to conduct a session, please contact Kathryn at 355-0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.