Wise Wisconsin Program Series

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Wise Wisconsin Winter Series 2024

Click here to register! Zoom links will be sent out each week to registered participants. Sessions will be recoded, captioned and posted to the Wise Wisconsin Series Playlist on YouTube.

Session descriptions:

February 7th – The Power of Awe!
The Power of Awe! Awe is the emotion that arises when we encounter vast mysteries that transcend our understanding of the world. Awe slows your heart rate, orients your attention toward others, and prompts you to explore and engage with the world. Join us to learn more about the benefits of incorporating the power of awe into your life.

February 14th – February 14th – Wisconsin’s First Nations
In this session, we will explore the long history of Tribal Nations here in Wisconsin and discuss ways to engage with Tribal Nations in a relevant, respectful, responsible and reciprocal ways. We’ll also look at cultural teachings and Indigenous ways of knowing that are vital to leading in Tribal communities.

February 21st – Grandparenting; Connecting through Traditions and Rituals 
Grandparents, join us for a conversation about how creating traditions and rituals can foster deep connection and lasting memories. We will take a closer look at our current rituals and come up with new ideas for how to create meaningful connection.

February 28th – UW Cancer Carbone Center: Facts, Myths, and Screening for Cancer
Does sugar cause cancer? Can you really prevent cancer with a vaccine or herbal supplements? Come find out the answers to these questions and more. Meredith Turany, Community Outreach Specialist with UW CCC, will discuss common cancers, screening, and testing – as well as facts, myths, and hot topics related to cancer prevention and treatment.

March 6th – Wise Money
This session will cover trending personal finance topics such as the SECURE 2.0 Act, estate planning, financial support of family members, and more! Join UW-Extension financial experts to discuss these topics during this session.

March 13th – What’s the Deal with No Mow May? 
“No Mow May” has become a catchy phrase in Wisconsin, encouraging homeowners to allow their lawns to grow during May. But does this practice actually support pollinators? Join us to learn about how an unmowed lawn impacts (or may impact) pollinators and how you can support pollinators all year long. We will share science-based resources to help you make informed decisions about lawn care and create a pollinator-friendly landscape.

March 20th – Preparing to care: The what, why, and how of supporting a loved one through a health crisis
One in five Wisconsinites help care for a family member or friend with a health problem, and thousands more expect to start caring for a loved one in the near future. This presentation will help current and future caregivers understand what caregiving looks like, what impacts it has, and what families can do to set themselves up for success and resilience.

March 27th – We can do hard things: Tools for current and future caregivers
We all can expect to help a family member or friend through a health crisis at some point. These caregiving seasons, though, can sometimes arrive suddenly, or sneak up on us unexpectedly. In this presentation, we will introduce one or two tools that can help families plan, prepare, and persist through a caregiving journey.

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