Once Ohio’s coronavirus restrictions began, CFAES made a fast pivot to deliver public outreach virtually. Faculty and staff quickly created alternatives for programs including SNAP-Ed classes and Master Gardener Volunteer training.
Ohio 4-H camps, usually attended by hundreds of youth every summer, speedily developed socially distanced options, such as Muskingum County’s “Camp at Home.”
The pivot was a learning experience, Muskingum County 4-H educator Jamie McConnell said in a press release. “It’s about how to persevere and that life doesn’t always go the way we expect,” she said (go.osu.edu/Bu2s).
Here are some other outreach examples: