There has never been a better time to check out what eXtension is doing in the Second Life virtual 3D world. eXtension’s Virtual State Fair kicks off Wednesday, October 6 through Sunday, October 10 with five days of exhibits, educator presentations, a photo contest, live music, midway rides, cake decorating, and geocaching, capped off by a talent search and gala parade on Sunday. Several events will also be available streamed live in Adobe Connect [http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/extension3d]. The fair is a unique opportunity to explore the potential for networking, collaboration, and community-based education in an immersive social virtual world.
Virtual State Fair Schedule– 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) daily
11 a.m.—Noon–Ice Cream Social mixer
Noon to 2 p.m. (W-F) Cooperative Extension Sampler (also in Adobe Connect)
2 – 4 p.m.–Community of Practice Expo Exhibits (also in Adobe Connect 3-4 p.m.)
4 – 6 p.m.–Midway, line dancing at Gertrude’s barn, Special Events
6 – 8 p.m.–Live musicians – folk, blues, pop and country
8 p.m.–Fireworks after music shows
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SAMPLER Wednesday to Friday Noon to 2 p.m. PT (in Second Life and Adobe Connect)
Noon Marissa Stone: Baby Basics
12:30 p.m.Kristin Woods: The Safety of Gulf Seafood: Who’s testing and how?
1:00 p.m. Dr. Debra Sellers: The LiveAbility House
1:30 p.m. Dr. Veronica Oates: Teaching Media Literacy to Fight Obesity
Noon Amy Hays: Geocaching: A Fun Activity in RL and SL
12:30 p.m. Dr. Angela O’Callaghan: Getting Started with Composting
1:00 p.m. Marissa Stone: Just in Time Parenting
1:30 p.m. Danielle Carroll: Raised Bed Gardening
Noon Marissa Stone: Parenting: Research vs. Popular Misconceptions
12:30 p.m. Jeff Fowler: Fall Lawn Care
1:00 p.m. Kristin Woods: Quality and Safety from Your Farmer’s Market
1:30 p.m. Ashley Fondren: Planning: The Key to Healthy Meals With Your Family
Friday 5 to 6 p.m. Poetry Slam with Riven Homewood, Pooky Amsterdam and Denny Kozol
Saturday 5 to 6 p.m. Cake Decorating Contest – Prizes awarded, register onsite
Sunday 1:30 to 4 p.m. Vocal Talent Search – Prizes awarded, registration closed
Sunday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. SIMTASTIC Parade – Prizes awarded, register onsite
Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery open for Morrill Photo Contest, and try the Morrill Geocache Challenge.
and.. Don’t miss our new BED BUG interactive exhibit.
LIVE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS PERFORMING NIGHTLY
Wednesday, Oct. 6
6 p.m. Capos Calderwood
7 p.m. Woodsong Zapatero
Thursday, Oct. 7
6 p.m. Von Johin
7 p.m. Noma Falta
Friday, Oct. 8
6 p.m. Montian Gilruth
7 p.m. Tamra Sands
Saturday, Oct. 9
6 p.m. Savannah Coronet
7 p.m. Reno Segall
To register for Second Life and arrive at the Virtual State Fair, go to www.thynkalittle.com, click “VISIT NOW,” then follow the onscreen directions.