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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development Extension educators discuss research, theory and best practices.

Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, evaluation, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

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Feb 15, 2018

Cohorts are structured environments in which individuals experience growth and development supported and challenged by the group.   Amber defines and discusses the value of in-person, adult learning environments that take the "front yard" approach, and explains why its a beneficial model for cultivating community in...

Feb 1, 2018

Meaningful STEM informal learning programs for youth involve balancing scientific authenticity and positive youth engagement.  Citizen science is an approach that involves scientists (professionals in the community) who engage youth in scientific research.  Becky shares research, her experience and examples of how youth...