Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 12:11

The Governor’s STEM Council announced last week the call for applications to participate in the STEM Scale Up programs. School teachers, youth organization leaders, informal education professionals and other organizations delivering STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) educational programs are encouraged to apply online before the Sept. 14 deadline.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 08:47

Students do better in school when their parents are involved in their learning. In September Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring a free, interactive webinar for parents, grandparents and teachers with tips on how to help children and youth be successful learners.

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 13:31

Attend the Taste of Southern Iowa on Sept. 18 in Chariton to get a taste of the wide variety of foods produced in Iowa. Begin the evening with the 5 p.m. social hour, visit with vendors and take part in the buffet dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 08:09

Youth from across Iowa showcased their culinary skill this past weekend at the Iowa State Fair in the “Cook This!” culinary challenge from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 13:51

It’s going to heat up at the Iowa State Fair this summer and it’s not only the weather. Twenty-two teams of Iowa teens will compete in the 2012 “Cook This!” 4-H Culinary Challenge Aug. 12-14. All events will occur in the 4-H Exhibits Building.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 13:08

Iowans will find healthy activities, educational events and family-friendly entertainment every day in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the 2012 Iowa State Fair. The 4-H Exhibits Building will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Aug. 9 to 19, and will offer many exhibits that have been prepared by Iowa 4-H youth. The air-conditioned 4-H Exhibits Building is in the southwest corner of the fairgrounds.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 12:44

In the early 1920s, Iowa 4-H was in its youth; today Iowa 4-H is thriving and in its prime, reaching one in every five Iowa school-age youth. Iowa State University has always played a central role with 4-H Youth Development in Iowa, and the university preserves early 4-H memorabilia through the Iowa State University Library’s Special Collections Department.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 11:19

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants to hear from Iowans about how Iowa State in partnership with counties can best serve citizens. Five town hall meetings have been scheduled across the state.

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 14:56

Fair goers looking for healthier alternatives at the Iowa State Fair, or who want to track their calories and activity to balance their day, can turn to a new app available for the iPhone and as a mobile website.