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Continuing Education announces April program offerings

| Emma Dimick

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extended Campus connects people with possibilities by providing degrees and certificates for working adults, professional and workforce development, youth and community programs, and resources for business.

Following are upcoming programs that provide the opportunity for individuals to grow professionally and personally: 

Morels and Other Spring Edibles
April 6, online
Learn to identify and prepare wild morel mushrooms. You will learn to identify all forms of true and false morels, as well as how to prepare them for the table. We will also discuss oyster mushrooms and pheasant's back mushrooms. Register by April 2. This class is part of the four-class program, Edible Wild Mushrooms and Plants Series; you can take just one, all four or any combination of classes.

Wild Edible Spring Plants
April 13, online
Learn to locate and identify a variety of tasty spring shoots and plants, including wild asparagus, ramps, fiddlehead ferns and more. Ethical harvest and cooking tips will be shared. Register by April 9. This class is part of the four-class program, Edible Wild Mushrooms and Plants Series; you can take just one, all four or any combination of classes.

Employee Evaluation and Performance Management
April 16 and 23, online
Are you doing a good job? In this online course, learn how providing consistent, effective performance feedback to your employees is beneficial for everyone involved. This program is a core (required) course in the Supervisory Management Certificate Series; it can be taken individually or as part of the Supervisory Management Certificate Program.

Starting a Foot and Nail Care Business
April 19, online
Gain the knowledge and confidence to begin your own foot and nail care business. At this workshop for health care professionals, you will hear from current business owners in the industry and learn how to take the first steps to get started.

Porcini and Penny Bun: Bolete Mushrooms
April 20, online
Boletes are everywhere! They are large mushrooms with a spongy layer on the underside of the cap. This session will cover this very large, safe group of mushrooms common to our area. These mushrooms can be found in virtually any forest and contain some excellent edibles. We will not only cover identification, but safety, storage and preparation. Register by April 16. This class is part of the four-class program, Edible Wild Mushrooms and Plants Series; you can take just one, all four or any combination of classes.

The Local Life of Bees
April 21 and 28; May 5 and 12, online
In this virtual program, you will learn what it takes to start beekeeping as a hobby, and how you can support pollinators by establishing beneficial plants and flowers in your garden.

Colorful Genus Russula Mushrooms
April 27, online
Russulas are some of the most encountered mushrooms on the forest floor. They are often brightly colored and can be large. They are mostly ignored and not much study has been done on this group. Some are great edibles, some are poisonous, all are fragile and beautiful. We will look at the more commonly encountered species in this vast genus of mushrooms. Register by April 23. This class is part of the four-class program, Edible Wild Mushrooms and Plants Series; you can take just one, all four or any combination of classes.

Collaborative Community Approach to Hoarding
April 30, online
Whether you have years of experience dealing with individuals with hoarding disorders or none at all, this program will help you bring together a team to effectively work with individuals suffering from this mental illness in your community.

For complete program details visit the Continuing Education website, email ce@uwec.edu or call 715-836-3636.