Dickinson County 4-H & County

Local Highlights

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April 29, 2016

Check out this newsletter edition for lots of new information... Summer Camps & Workshops, Animal Identifications, and more!

Dog Obedience Instructor Ad
April 15, 2016

We're looking for someone who would like to work with kids and dogs in preparation for the Dickinson County Fair. Assistance with Dog Obedience and Agility Course would be great! Give us a call at 712-336-3488 or stop by the office at 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA if you are interested. Practices start in May.

Summer Camp Brochure
April 15, 2016

Woo Hoo! We have an exciting summer program schedule for youth of all ages. Come Explore With us!  Topics include: Outdoor Adventures, Bike Safety, A Day at the Hospital, A Mechanic Tour, Babysitter Training, and Much, Much, More... Check out our Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Form for details, give us a call at 712-336-3488 or stop by the Extension Office at 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA.

Childcare Flier
February 14, 2016

Attention Area Childcare Providers (and interested families)... Our spring educational programs are focused on nutrition and wellness. The final program topic is "Gardening with Children".  Check out our Childcare Provider Brochure for details and registration information or give us a call at 712-336-3488.

FLL Flier
February 13, 2016

Are you a 4th-7th grader interested in Lego Leauge? The Waverunners Robotics Club is inviting you and your parent/guardian to join them and discover what Robotics is all about! Come ask questions, solve problems, see robots in action, and learn how to become a part of the Club.

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Conference logo

    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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