Lending a hand

Organizations contact us looking for ways to connect with area homeschoolers. Here’s 2 from the email bag.

Looking for Parent’s Perspectives on Teaching about the “Birds and Bees”

Lori Reichel, Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse is conducting a research study in the southwest area of Wisconsin where she is interviewing parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade children regarding the teaching about the “birds and the bees.”

“The reason from my research is because when looking for past data collection done with parents, a gap is found with parents of elementary school aged children. In addition, I did not find any reference to parents who homeschool their children.

The purpose of my study is to collect data from parents to explore their perspectives and gain recommendations, specifically for teaching about human sexuality.My perspective is that there is a need for professionals to hear the voices of homeschooling parents regarding the experiences and needs/wants for sexuality education.”

Research Study on Birds & Bees

The research is being conducted through September.

Dr. Reichel is looking to speak with homeschool parents, an “often overlooked group.”

If you are living in the overall southwest area of Wisconsin, and are a homeschool parent of a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student, Dr. Reichel would appreciate your help in the study.  Here’s her contact information:

Lori Reichel, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Health Education & Health Promotion Department
200 Mitchell Hall
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
email:  reichel@uwlax.edu  or  thebirdsandbees@hotmail.com
Office phone number: 608-785-6786

Volunteers Needed for Richland County Nutrition Program

The Richland County Nutrition Program is hoping to increase the number of volunteers for the Senior Nutrition Program.

The Nutrition Program Coordinator, Tanya Webster, herself a past homeschool mom, said she “thought maybe your group would be another way to reach out to our homebound elderly. They really love seeing different people.”

They are looking for community members who may have an hour a day, week, or month to deliver meals to our elderly population who are home bound. There are meal sites in the Germantown, Richland Center, Rockbridge, and Viola.

RC Nutrition Program Volunteer

Here’s the flyer pdf to download if you wish.

If you are able to lend a helping hand, please contact:

Tanya Van Risseghem – Webster
Community Health Educator
Nutrition Program Coordinator
Richland County Health & Human Services
221 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
E-mail: tanya.webster@co.richland.wi.us
Phone: (608) 649-5937
Visit us on the web at http://co.richland.wi.us



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