Friday, June 3, 2011 - 12:32
During the off-season, teams often take a break from their particular sport or activity. However, there’s no off-season for Iowa 4-H robotics teams. These future scientists and engineers always are preparing for their next event — whether the Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the Iowa State Fair or the 2011 FIRST LEGO League challenge this fall.
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 11:04
Iowa State University Extension has a number of resources available to help Iowans cope as they deal with flooding and its aftermath.
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 14:55
The 15th Annual Iowa 4-H Foundation Central Iowa Golf Benefit, “Going for the Green,” is July 18 at Wakonda Club in Des Moines. This annual event benefits Iowa 4-H youth and other youth programs throughout the state.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:58
Students celebrated Global Youth Service Day in April, but the spirit continues on in Centerville where the AmeriCorps program has teamed up with the community to work on a community garden. The project began on April 15 and will continue until Sept. 11.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 08:36
Effective parenting is more than good intentions. Iowa State University Extension examines how parenting style makes a difference in rearing responsible, competent children in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 13:26
Two popular publications from The Science of Parenting are now available in Spanish. “Video Games and Other Media: Pros and Cons” and “Obesity and Overuse of Electronic Media” are available online at the ISU Extension Online Store in both English and Spanish versions.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:02
Iowa State University Extension offers a publication, “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases,” that focuses on the three ticks species that commonly attack humans: American dog ticks, lone star ticks and blacklegged (deer) ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 09:45
Twelve Iowa high school students are participating in a summer trip to China, part of a program designed to help Iowa youth gain the necessary international knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the new global economy.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 09:07
Iowa 4-H'ers are using GIS-equipped mobile phones to map a bur oak savannah in the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The 4-H’ers are one of four teams in four states that are carrying out GIS mapping with national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries or other ecological services offices.
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:31
The results of an “Extreme Cabin Makeover” will be on display June 2 at the Iowa 4-H Center. The public is invited to an open house to see the cabins and the fun opportunities for campers this summer.