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Week of July 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

This week on Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

What’s that peeping sound? Join Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension Service Wildlife specialist, to learn about frog calls. Then, we'll hop on over for a reading of "Frog in the Bog" with Sheldon’s daughter, Alden.

Baa! Next up, we’ll tour the farm and meet some sheep with WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources agents Jody Carpenter and Tasha Harris.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Popcorn is a fun, easy snack to make. Join Energy Express on WVPB host Joel Brown for a reading of “The Popcorn Book,” followed by some popcorn popping fun and yummy toppings you can add to your snack. ( You will need paper lunch bags, popcorn, cooking oil, your favorite topping, a microwave and an adult to help make this recipe.)

WVU Extension Service 4-H agent Becca Fint-Clark, and her daughter, Rory, will lead us in a fun paper plate tennis racquet activity you can make and play at home. ( You will need tape, paper plates, popsicle/wooden sticks, a balloon and markers for this activity.)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Amie Tutor, our Family Nutrition Program Youth health educator, will tell you what “plant parts” you can eat. Later, you can enjoy a reading of “Tops and Bottoms.” ( For the activity, you will need a piece of paper, a pencil/marker/crayon and different leaves from plants/your yard. Be sure ask an adult if it's okay to use the leaves, first!)

We will cap off the episode by learning how to make a delicious and nutritious recipe from Molly Poffenbarger of our Family Nutrition Program. ( For the recipe, you will need red leaf lettuce, spinach and/or kale, vinegar, vegetable oil, honey, mustard, cinnamon, salt, strawberries, and measuring cups/bowls/tongs.

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Sing along with Belinda Nicholas, our nutrition outreach instructor with our Family Nutrition Program, and join her for a reading of "I Like Myself." Belinda also has a great, easy energy bites recipe that she will share with you – a snack the whole family will enjoy. ( You will need oats, honey, peanut butter, instant dry milk and rice cereal to make this recipe.

Mitch Clowes, WVU student and a STEM ambassador, will round out this episode by reading "Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water," followed by a fun grow dinosaurs STEMCARE activity. ( Children enrolled in Energy Express should have been provided with this activity.)

Friday, July 10, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

We’ll wrap up this week’s episodes with a reading of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Cate Schlobohm, outreach program coordinator, WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Cate also is going to show us how you can use engineering to creatively solve problems, and how you can apply these skills to make your own Rube Goldberg Machine.