Education Events

Managing Forage Quality to Performance

June 14th, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
One of the best ways to reduce your feed costs and increase revenue in your livestock operation is to optimize the utilization of forage in your pasture. This event is designed to help you learn how to manage the relationship between native forage and livestock, enabling you to improve the health and productivity of your native pasture while benefiting your cow-calf operation. At this workshop, you will learn firsthand how to estimate native forage quality and quantity and how to use this to best meet your herd’s nutritional needs. We will also explain and demonstrate the benefits of tools, such as grazing exclosures, prescribed fire and forage testing.

Managing Brush with Proper Techniques

June 11th, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woody plant encroachment can reduce grazeable acres as well as potentially displace good plants for wildlife habitat. However, not all woody plants are bad for livestock and wildlife. During this field day, you will learn the potential positives and negatives of woody plants depending on differing goals. You will also hear discussion on how to manage woody plant encroachment using several different techniques such as fire, mechanical and chemical control options. This field day will demonstrate how to apply certain control techniques as well as show past treatments. Join us to learn how to manage brush for your operation.

Engineering Adventure Camp

June 10th, 2019 All Day - June 14th, 2019
Engineering Adventure Camp June 10th-14th at Charles Evans Elementary School. Children ages kindergarten through 5th grade are encouraged to attend! Open to Ardmore and the surrounding areas! RSVP today at ceatpd.okstate.edu/stem-camps or by emailing [email protected]

FREE FMLA Training Event for Employers

June 6th, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Jessica Parker from the Department of Labor WHD for this FREE Compliance Assistance for Employers training event. You can register with eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-medical-leave-act-fmla-compliance-assistance-for-employers-registration-60875117114?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=citybrowse

How Plants and Animals Respond to Grazing

June 4th, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grazing is a management tool that uses livestock and their act of consuming plant material to impact an ecosystem or landscape. Grazing affects both the plant and the animal. Plant type and availability, stage of growth, animal preferences, livestock age and physiological condition, stock density, duration of grazing and recovery, and management all play roles in the responses of both plants and animals to grazing. At this workshop, you will learn about these interactions, terminology and concepts, and plant and animal responses to grazing. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit grazing paddocks at the Noble Research Institute and discuss the effects of grazing and applied grazing management with consultants in the field.

Great Art On Screen series-- Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

May 30th, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This program is one of a series of four that takes an in-depth look at the life, times, and work of influential artists Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Claude Monet. It is an exclusive tour led by Monet scholars from institutions such as Musée Marmottan Monet and the Orsay Museum, and concludes at Monet's house and gardens in Giverny.

Great Art On Screen series-- Klimt & Schiele: Eros & Psyche

May 23rd, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This is program is one in a series of four that takes an in-depth look at the life, times, and work of the influential artists Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Claude Monet. It is an examination of images from the Vienna Secession, an art movement formed in the late 1890s for art, literature, and music.

Managing Your Pond for Recreation

May 23rd, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ponds can provide you with endless hours of recreation, and they can increase the value of your property. There are many goals for an impoundment, such as sport fishing, waterfowl, livestock water, swimming, fire suppression supply and irrigation supply. This event will focus on managing sport fish in small impoundments. You will learn how to develop a quality sport fishing impoundment from the ground up, from site selection to managing existing fish and everything in between. Come learn fish management fundamentals that will aid you in developing and managing an enjoyable fishery.

Learning About the Snakes of Oklahoma

May 20th, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
We often fear snakes because we don’t know enough about them. Being able to identify venomous snakes can help keep you from fearing the majority of snakes, which are not venomous. Join us to hear from Mike Porter, senior wildlife and fisheries consultant, who will provide you with need-to-know information about snakes in Oklahoma. You’ll have the chance to ask your questions about snakes and see multiple species of live snakes native to Oklahoma.

Great Art on Screen Series-- Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood

May 16th, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This is program is one in a series of four that takes an in-depth look at the life, times, and work of the influential artists Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Claude Monet. It is with Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, that the experiences, thoughts, and feelings behind the work are able to be explored.