Summer is here which means many area youth are beginning to enjoy their summer breaks. Summer doesn't have to mean children don't learn anything however, and the U of I Extension office is offering programs for kids to help keep their minds sharp.
Charlotte Schuricht, Ag Literacy Coordinator at the U of I Extension Office appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and discussed the Summer Youth Programs the Extension is conducting. One program has the kids interacting with live worms.
The program aims to teach children about soil science and how creatures such as worms interact with the soil. Schuricht says some children are hesitant to interact with the worms, but it doesn't take long before they've overcome their fears.
The course costs $8, and parents who are interested in signing their children up for the program can get more information by contacting the Christian County Extension Office.