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November 26, 2014

Crawford County 2014 Summer ROBOTIC Camp Registration Now Open!!!
Young Engineers interested in building, designing and making a robot are encouraged to register by December 23rd for the Crawford County one-day Robotics Camp.  This workshop will be free for 4-H members and a cost of $10.00 for non-members, please contact Crawford County Extension and Outreach office with any questions (712)263-4697. Complete a paper registration by stopping into our office or can be found on our website http://www.extension.iastate.edu/crawford/. Camp will be led by Master Robotics educator, Earl McAlexander at the Denison High School from 9:00am until 12:00.

Cyday Friday
October 20, 2014

 They’re Back!  CyDAY Friday’s

Celebrate CyDAY Friday’s with the ISU, Crawford County Extension and Outreach office with a Free Movie at the Crawford County Cinema IV in Denison.  Watch either The "Lego Movie" or "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" at either 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm on October 31, 2014.

Sewing workshop
October 17, 2014

Youth will be making a pillow and or table runner.  Youth can even make an extra pillow case to be donated to the Ronald McDonald house.  The Extension office will be purchasing fabric for this event so please pre-register by calling the Crawford County, ISU Extension & Outreach office at 712-263-4697.

Smart Choice
September 9, 2014

Iowans have two sources of information to help them prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall. In addition, the Iowa Department of Human Services has a new website where Iowa Health and Wellness members can find information about premium free coverage in 2015.

Family Storyteller
August 29, 2014

Books! Home activity packets! Fun snacks, prizes and fun! All this and more is a part of the “Family Storyteller Program” coming soon to Crawford County Extension and Outreach.

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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