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Cody, Worland radon classes offer continuing education credits for realtors, appraisers

Phyllis Lewis

Phyllis Lewis

Washakie County Extension and the Wyoming Department of Health are offering two radon classes this April for real estate agents and appraisers to earn continuingeducation credits.

The Cody class is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Grizzly Room at the Cody Library; the Worland class is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Suite G of the Washakie Extension Office.

Both classes include two sessions: “A Real Estate Agent’s and Appraiser’s Guide to Radon,” in the morning, and “A Buyers and Sellers Guide to Radon,” in the afternoon. Realtors will need their real estate license numbers.

The morning sessions offer four CEUs for realtors and appraisers. Topics are: why radon is a concern; how radon enters homes; lung cancer, statistics, and studies; radon and real estate; testing for radon; radon mitigation; correctly installed mitigation systems; and incorrectly installed mitigation systems

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Worland course teaches Wyoming climate, soils, plants

Sandra Frost

Information about Wyoming climate, soils and plants will be taught at a University of Wyoming Extension short course in Worland May 15 open to the public and real estate professionals.

“A Short Course, Wyoming Climate, Soils, and Plants,” is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Worland Community Center and is certified by the Wyoming Real Estate Commission as an elective with six hours of continuing education credit for real estate agents and appraisers.

“The goals of the short course are to provide information about climate, soils and plants, and to promote understanding of the challenges of desert living,” said Sandra Frost, UW Extension educator based in Park County. “Information from the short course will assist landowners in planning development of their acreages.”

Topics are:

First session – “Wyoming Climate.” Geography, precipitation, temperature, snowfall, data collection, climate change and Washakie County weather data.

Second session – “Wyoming Soil.” An introduction to Wyoming soils that includes physical and chemical characteristics of soils in an arid environment.

Third session –  “Wyoming Plants.” Scientific information on how plants adapt to Wyoming climate and soils. Students will learn why selecting adapted ornamental or native plants leads to more successful landscaping.

The $20 registration fee is payable at the door. Register by calling the UW Extension office in Powell at 307-754-8836.

For more information, contact Frost at 307-754-8836 or at sfrost1@uwyo.edu.