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NMSU-Bernalillo County
Cooperative Extension Service

1510 Menaul Blvd Ext NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386 | 844-409-0562
Fax: 505-243-1545
Email: bernalillo@nmsu.edu
URL: https://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu

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Announcements

  • Thank you for your continued interest and support of NMSU-Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service (BCCES). As with all other educational institutions following COVID-19 guidelines,
    • BCCES in-person classes have been postponed statewide until it is deemed safe to resume.
    • Our office is closed to the public until further notice, as well.
    • Agents are available through email and limited phone messages; click for contact information... .
    • Please continue to check back for further updates. (Posted 3/30)

* Classes Cancelled or Postponed *
NMSU-ACES Extension face-to-face programs have been posponed.
Check individual class listings for details relating to specific cancellations or rescheduling. (Posted March 27, 2020)

  • Avoid Scams
    New - Scammers follow the headlines. The FTC is taking an active role in educating people about scams related to the Coronavirus. This dedicated page contains timely information about scams and FTC law enforcement actions, graphics to share on social media, and links to other resources (including the CDC, FDA, and WHO): Coronavirus Scams: What the FTC is Doing (Posted 3/17/20)

Events & Classes

Craft a Healthy Lifestyle in 2020!

  • Scheduled Classes and Workshops
    Please check website listings and/or call the office for updates.
  • Note: Both groups now online, via Zoom
    Starting 3/31- Tuesdays, 9 AM-10:30 AM (Updated As of 3/26/20)
    National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) - You Can Make A Change For Life
    No face-to-face meetings; March & early-April sessions cancelled or rescheduled
    • Albuquerque - Tuesdays - No meetings 3/17 or 3/24
    • East Mountains - Now Tuesdays, starting 3/31 - No meetings 3/19 or 3/26
  • Taking Wait List Reservations (as of 3/13/20)

    • April 8, 15, 22, & 29 - Kitchen Creations - Albuquerque
      * Wait List Only * - 4/8-4/29 (Albuquerque), Wednesdays, 9 AM-12 PM. Type 2 Diabetes Cooking School (4-Class Series). Informative and very practical series of cooking classes are helpful and fun! Learn to effectively manage your diabetes from a Registered Dietician, and get hands on experience in the kitchen preparing healthy recipes from a Home Economist. Location: BernCo CES Lab, (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW. Reservations: Call 505-243-1386, or email bernalillo@nmsu.edu.
  • Taking Reservations (as of 3/13/20)

    • May & June - Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) - Albuquerque
      5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and 6/3, 6/10, 6/17. Wednesdays, 9 AM - 11:30 AM. Learn skills to better manage your health in this 6-week workshop with Dianne Christensen. For a list of topics, click to download flyer.... Designed for those with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes (family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to accompany). Location: BernCo CES Lab, (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. Ext. NW, 87107. Cost: Free with required RSVP. Call 505-243-1386, or email: bernalillo@nmsu.edu.

    • July 23 - 12 Keys to Embracing Aging - East Mtns., Tijeras
      7/23, Thursday, 9AM-11:30 AM. Keys to Embracing Aging is an interactive program that highlights 12 keys aimed at helping you grow old gracefully, successfully, and with increased longevity. It addresses attitude, nutrition, activity, brain health, social activity, technology, safety, medical literacy, stress management, financial security, sleep, and taking time for yourself. (Click for flyer...) Location: Tijeras Senior Center, (Click for Map) 10 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059. Cost: Free with required RSVP. Call 505-243-1386, or email: bernalillo@nmsu.edu.


2020 Winter Brochure Cover with snowshoers and text Winter Wellness


  • Online Extension Program Sessions - Webinars
    Family and Consumer Science webinars are now available for viewing on all your devices. Learn from NMSU's Extension educators via the NMSU Extension webpage: https://efcs.nmsu.edu/extension-family-and-con.html.
    Upcoming webinars and previously recorded webinars are listed.

Diabetes Management & Wellness


Disaster Preparedness


Classes

Upon Request

  • Preparing You and Your Household for Emergencies
    Contact Cindy Davies, or call 505-243-1386 to discuss.

Online Resources


Family & Children

Online Resources


Textiles & Clothing

Online Resources

  • NMSU Publications:

    • Apparel Textiles and Care
    • Clothing
    • Clothing Construction
    • Personal Appearance
    • Selection

Consumer Education & Family Finance

  • Avoid Scams
    New - Scammers follow the headlines. The FTC is taking an active role in educating people about scams related to the Coronavirus. This dedicated page contains timely information about scams and FTC law enforcement actions, graphics to share on social media, and links to other resources (including the CDC, FDA, and WHO): Coronavirus Scams: What the FTC is Doing (Posted 3/17/20)

Online Resources

  • Small Steps to Health & Wealth: consumers will be motivated to implement behavior change strategies that simultaneously improve their health and personal finances.

  • Investing in Your Future: for beginning investors.

  • Financial Security Later in Life: participants evaluate their legal status related to later life issues, develop a personal action plan, and take important steps to safeguard their families(TM) financial future.

  • Home of My Own - Mi Propia Casa: potential homeowners gain the most up-to-date information on the home-buying process.

  • Dollar Decision$: a short budgeting lesson plan, with Spanish version of manual and DVD available.

  • Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?: death is a such an unpleasant topic that many would like to avoid thinking - let alone "planning" - for it. Inadequate inheritance planning may lead to family conflict. This curriculum provides a guidelines on transferring personal property.

  • America Saves: one focus: how to start, increase and maintain savings.

  • High School Financial Planning Program: a free financial education program geared for high school students by National Endowment for Financial Education. Designed for a total course package with teacher's manual, student workbook, interactive website game available.

  • National eXtension provides online courses and a platform for the public to ask questions:

    • Financial Success: Recovery after Bankruptcy
    • Investing for Farm Families
    • Love Your Money
    • Planeando un retiro seguro
    • Take the Road to Financial Security in Later Life
    • Future Millionaires Youth
    • Future 4-H Millionaires Club
    • Getting Motivated for Estate Planning
    • Who will Get Grandpa's farm
    • Getting Ready for Estate Planning
    • Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance

Webinars

Online Resources

  • Extension Family and Consumer Science Webinars
    No time to attend programs? Now you can watch informative webinars for your Extension experts! Access information about future and past (recorded) webinars here:

  • Recorded Webinars (a sample):

    • How to Get a $500 Per Month Raise Without Asking Your Boss! - Recorded October 16, 2019
    • Making the Most of Family Meals
    • What's Your Risk? - Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    • How Caregiving Changes your Relationships
    • Improve your Credit Score and SAVE $100s every Month!
    • Building Healthy Relationships through Healthy Communication
    • Why Resolutions Fail and how to Create Goals that Work
    • Creating a Mindset of Wellness