Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 07:36

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 - 12:26

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 - 09:02

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 - 08:45

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 - 08:07

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 - 10:31

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.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 14:51

After tornadoes, floods and other disasters, Iowans wonder what, if anything, they can salvage when they return to their homes. So they’re asking the professional family and consumer scientists at Iowa State University Extension’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804. Here are a few of Iowans’ disaster-related questions and Answer Line’s answers.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:05

The Iowa 4-H Foundation’s website has unveiled a new look. The new site features detailed descriptions of outright and planned giving opportunities, as well as online registration for foundation events and a 4-H alumni directory.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:10

Before natural disasters strike, families should develop emergency plans and create emergency supply kits. This message is one Iowa State University Extension hopes Iowans will take seriously.