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This penstemon flower offers bees a landing pad and nectar guides. Photo by Connie Schmotzer
Pollination and Pollinators - Articles Articles

Pollination and Pollinators

Constance Schmotzer

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or another flower. The result is the production of fertile seeds. More
A successful pollinator garden includes a diversity of plants. Photo by Connie Schmotzer
Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens - Articles Articles
One of the most important ways you can help pollinators is by provisioning your yard with plants that provide pollen and nectar. To attract butterflies, you will also need to include a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars to eat. More
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience
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PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D., Janet Agnes Welsh, Ph.D., Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

This flyer describes the PROSPER program, which brings evidence-based prevention programs to schools and communities to strengthen families, build youth skills, and reduce problem behaviors in youth. More
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Spectators
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Spectators - Articles Articles
This publication is written to assist parents in fostering a positive climate that enables children and youth involved in sports to enjoy themselves and reach their full potential. More
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Role Models
Parents Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience: Role Models - Articles Articles
This is the first in a two-part series written to assist parents in fostering a positive climate that enables children and youth involved in sports to enjoy themselves and reach their full potential. More
Understanding Adolescence 3: The Tasks
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Understanding Adolescence 3: The Tasks

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

Adolescents have one foot in childhood and one foot in adulthood. This publication, the third in a three-part series, explores the developmental tasks adolescents must accomplish as they mature. More
4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania 4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania - Articles

4-H Youth Development Programs Work in Pennsylvania

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D., Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

By helping youth develop critical life skills, fostering citizenship, and promoting leadership. More
Understanding Adolescence 2: Searching for Themselves
Understanding Adolescence 2: Searching for Themselves - Articles Articles
This publication, the second in a three-part series, explores the major questions adolescents face as they search for themselves. More
Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It
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Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

The focus of this publication is bullying at school. This resource was developed for elementary school teachers, and includes activities and tips to prevent or stop bullying. More
USDA map showing where Buddleia is invasive
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Avoiding Invasives: Butterfly Bush

Constance Schmotzer

How could the ever popular butterfly bush possibly be a problem for pollinators when it attracts butterflies and is highly marketed as a “must-have” plant for butterfly gardens? More
Plan Cell Phone Usage with Your Teen
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Plan Cell Phone Usage with Your Teen

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

Many teens own cell phones. While they are convenient for parents to monitor and communicate with their youth, they require setting ground rules and clear expectations to avoid problematic situations. More
Pennsylvania Native Plants for the Perennial Garden
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Herbaceous (nonwoody) perennial plants add year round interest to any landscape and are a popular choice of plants among gardeners. More
Care and Maintenance of Perennials
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Care and Maintenance of Perennials

Constance Schmotzer

There is some basic care needed to keep your perennials in their best form and to come back year after year. More
Dividing Perennials
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Dividing Perennials

Constance Schmotzer

A certain amount of time and energy is required to create and maintain a visually appealing perennial garden. Results obtained from dividing perennials are well worth the time invested. More
Coaches Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience
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Coaches Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

The atmosphere set by organizations, parents, and coaches is a major factor in determining whether or not youth will have a positive experience in a sports program. More