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WVU Extension Service CEOS conference features free educational courses

A Spring Patchwork of Proud People. WVU Extension Service Community Educational Outreach Service.

WVU Extension Service’s Community Educational Outreach Service volunteers are part of the fabric of West Virginia communities. Each year they provide thousands of volunteer service hours, as well coordinates educational opportunities to improve lives throughout the state. The group is extending its service by offering free educational courses to the public as part of its “Patchwork of Proud People” spring conference. The conference, which will be held virtually, runs April 19-23.  

Participants can choose from classes on a host of topics, including container gardening, outdoor grilling, medical literacy, West Virginia heritage foods, crafts, physical activity and more. The courses will be offered each day of the conference at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. A pre-conference session will be held Friday, April 16, for those who want to learn more about Zoom before attending the virtual sessions. A complete list of classes and registration information is available online for those interested in participating. 
“Last fall we opened our conference sessions to the public, and we had a tremendous response to these classes. We wanted to continue that positive outreach momentum by offering more educational opportunities in the spring,” Kerri Carte, Family and Community Development agent in Kanawha County, said. “Our CEOS volunteers and WVU Extension Service faculty/staff have put together an outstanding agenda of courses that will appeal to a broad audience. We certainly encourage people to take advantage of these free classes and to learn more about our CEOS outreach efforts.” 
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Tara Curtis 
WVU Extension Service