Show Me Resilience stories

Show Me Resilience. In challenging times, Missourians come together. University of Missouri Extension and communities across the state are showing up for each other — working together in innovative and engaging ways to bring the resources of the University of Missouri to the people who need them.

Missourians supporting Missourians

Activity pages from mail packets

Check that mailbox!

Packets from MU Extension in Perry County keep homebound kids busy and learning.

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Screenshot of David Burton in virtual meeting

County councils adapt

Citizen advisors who make up county extension councils are quickly adapting to make sure MU Extension continues its important work in local communities.

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Jennifer Eldridge Houser with Truman the Tiger

Connecting community

MU Extension fills the gap by connecting businesses with individuals who need help and protecting the community of Knox County.

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Jessica Trussell and Amy Bartels

Mental health first aid

MU Extension teaches Mental Health First Aid to adults who work with kids, so they can recognize early warning signs and intervene early.

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Chelsea Corkins in 4-H Live video


As we’ve seen our state come together to minimize the spread of COVID-19, MU Extension faculty and staff have been finding new ways to serve learners and deliver programs.

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Madison County Food Helpers

Food Helpers

Madison County Food Helpers schedules volunteers to deliver food to the homebound, coordinates donations to the local food pantry and helps staff it, too. “There is no need for anyone to go hungry,” says Shanna Sorg.

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Karla Deaver reading daily story

Story time

Join 4-H youth development specialist Karla Deaver on Lawrence County 4-H Facebook page as she reads stories that inspire like “The Girl Who Thought in Pictures - The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin!”

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Melissa Cotton

Reduce stress

Melissa Cotton says incorporate these four easy and effective ways to reduce stress into our daily routine: deep breathing, exercise, journaling and practicing gratitude. Our favorite? “Have a little dance party in your house.”

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Addi making hummus

Making hummus

Addi rocks this simple and nutritious snack. She and her dad, a human development/family specialist in Butler County, are making fun “how to” videos for families to enjoy and share online.

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Robert Balek on weekly TV segment

Indoor gardening

On his regular TV segment, horticulturalist Robert Balek in Jasper County shares indoor gardening activities. Sunflowers, marigolds, peppers and tomatoes can get an impressive head start on your windowsill while teaching and amazing the kids.

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This session includes three activities: making paper straw rockets, bending a pencil and creating magic peppers while learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math!

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Simple machines

This session covers the five simple machines and stages of engineering design. Viewers can complete a hands-on activity and will be issued a challenge for a future project.

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Rock candy chemistry

Tune in to learn the basics of chemistry and the degrees of saturation. Then take that info to make sugar rock candy. Step by step instructions allow for hands-on learning.

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