Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 08:35
Get kids engaged in project-based learning, and they’ll learn more by creating solutions to real-world problems. That’s the topic of this month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 08:06
As Iowa students begin a new school year, many can look forward to developing better financial literacy skills along with their more traditional subjects. That’s because their teachers, who were trained in the Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) curriculum, are better equipped and confident to teach them what they need to know about financial literacy.
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 08:23
Iowa 4-H youth in grades 5-12 had a chance to put their culinary skills to the test, and win some prizes, with Cook This! during the Iowa State Fair. Cook This! is a food and nutrition challenge for youth in its second year.
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 08:40
During the 4-H “Stitch This!” fashion design challenge at the Iowa State Fair, nine youth teams created 11 new gowns, four teams won prizes and three of their gowns will be mass produced for the 2012 prom season.
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:27
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will use a $21,580 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to help revise the Chef Charles nutrition education program for older Iowans.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 08:45
Future scientist from the Science Center of Iowa visited the Iowa State campus on Aug. 11 to explore unique science careers. The seventh and eighth graders not only learned about careers, but the educational opportunities at Iowa State University.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:33
Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist and interim marketing program leader at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will coordinate the Local Food and Farm Initiative, a new statewide program that aims to boost production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption of Iowa-grown food.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 13:55
The top 10 films produced by Iowa teens and preteens have been selected for the 2011 Iowa 4-H Film Festival. The films will be shown Friday, Aug. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., on the big screen in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 13:40
The Connecting Families to the Environment Conference will help families learn how to improve their physical, mental and financial health by looking at the environment around them. The conference is Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Borlaug Learning Center located at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:11
Seventy Iowa youths in grades 5-12 will talk food and "Cook This!" at the Iowa State Fair. The youths will compete in three- and four-member teams during this three-part culinary challenge Aug. 15, 16 and 17.