Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 14:44
When children throw tantrums, which comes first: the screaming or the crying? Michael Potegal knows — and has the video evidence to prove it. The University of Minnesota researcher talks about his video study of tantrums in this month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:24
Going green to create a more sustainable home or community doesn’t happen overnight. According to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists it takes thought and action, and they have tips to get families and communities moving in the right direction to healthier lifestyles, economies and environments.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:38
With food, entertainment and more than 150 auction packages, the Iowa 4-H Foundation's Third Annual Gala netted $73,500 to support the Iowa 4-H program statewide and at the club level. Even some 4-H youth played a role in reaching this amount, which more than doubled the 2011 gala total.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:11
Twenty-four Iowa 4-H clubs have been awarded 2012 Pioneer Rural Community Improvement Grants totaling $4,605 to support service projects within their own communities. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development, granted $55 to $250 to each awarded club.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 08:42
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to “Get your plate in shape.” Sarah Francis, an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist, suggests reducing the amount of sodium in your diet.
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 14:05
The Iowa 4-H Center has three camps that encourage family time, in fact, require it. For a weekend during the summer, parents and children are invited to spend the night and make some memories.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 08:32
Learn what families can do to make their community’s schools more sustainable during the Virtual Eco Family Conference on March 1. The March session is the third in the online conference series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 15:18
The rich culture and interesting lifestyles of Iowa’s most unique communities await participants in the Road Scholar program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The 2012 travel schedule includes tours of Iowa’s uncommon utopian communities, historic towns along the Upper Mississippi River and a four-state tour along the Missouri River.
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 14:57
The Iowa 4-H Center hosts many events from summer camps to winter retreats each year. This spring, the center is hosting free Friday Night Flicks, says Abbie Parker, program specialist at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 14:22
Hundreds of Iowa 9- to 14-year-olds showed off their engineering skills and competed for top honors during the Iowa FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Championship Jan. 14 at Iowa State University. Among the 72 teams of youth, 11 4-H teams competed.