Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 10:32
An official proclamation was signed this spring, honoring the 100th anniversary of Des Moines County Extension. Extension Council Chair Tara Abel received the proclamation from Burlington Mayor Shane McCampbell and Des Moines County Supervisors Tom Broeker and Jim Cary.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 09:28
Juggling work schedules, kids’ commitments and the family budget may make some parents wonder if a family vacation is worth the effort. But before giving up, consider this: the kids might learn something from the experience. Learn how in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:54
Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to compete in the fifth annual 4-H “Cook This!” culinary challenge. The preliminary competition is June 18 on the Iowa State campus. Top teams will advance to the finale Aug. 7 at the Iowa State Fair.
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:00
The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals return to Ames and Iowa State University May 28-31. More than 800 teams will participate in events designed to enhance creative problem solving.
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 15:14
Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 15:00
The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help Iowans identify the mushrooms growing in their backyards and elsewhere, but cannot say whether they’re safe to eat. Multiple factors may contribute to wild fungi being potentially poisonous, most of which are beyond the control of the experts who identify the specimens brought into the clinic.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 13:54
With a game of "Cyclone Survivor," a team of Iowa County 4-H'ers has been named as a top three finalist in the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:22
This summer the Iowa State University College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, is offering a variety of workshops for middle and high school students and two camp tracks for high school students.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 09:11
The camp brochures are arriving and the kids are begging for a summer adventure. But other than fun, is there any value to camp? Learn about the research and how to help children choose an appropriate camp in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 10:30
More than 1,000 teenagers are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus June 24-26 for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. They’ll take part in three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities.