Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:21
Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips parents can use to help their children cope.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:21
Iowans preparing for and recovering from both natural disasters -- drought and flooding -- have easy access to information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 14:09
The Iowa 4-H Center is seeking volunteers to help spruce up the camping center on Spring Volunteer Day April 27. The center’s volunteer day coincides with Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, a weekend of service throughout the world.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:52
National 4-H Council has received a $500,000 gift from the Monsanto Company to drive the continued expansion of the National 4-H Volunteer Initiative. The new grant will fund several initiatives including continued outreach to attract and retain 4-H volunteers in 39 states, including Iowa.
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 10:44
School teachers, youth organization leaders and other organizations delivering STEM educational programs can apply to bring STEM Scale-Up programs into their clubs or classrooms during 2013-14. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, April 10.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 15:26
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes three nutrition and health specialists to its team. The three specialists, Mary Krisco, Rachel Wall and Katie Knobbe, will provide nutrition and health education across the state.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:40
Planting flowers at a local park, preparing a community meal, sharing stories with older adults or performing random acts of kindness: These are a few examples of service projects that Iowa youth will engage in during Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 09:37
When the kids start clamoring for a kitten or a dog or a hamster, how should parents respond? During April, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about when and whether children should have pets in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 09:03
Four 4-H members have been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference April 6-11 in Washington, D.C. Lauren Baker, Winfield; Kysa Downing, Creston; Jayde Hapgood, Kensett; and David Runneals, Nevada, will represent Iowa’s interests in the national 4-H program,
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 13:52
Spring begins the farmers’ market season across Iowa. As Iowans seek fresh produce and support local growers, they should follow general guidelines to make sure locally-grown food is safe to eat, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists say.