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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.

Image from Bill Northey Video Clip
February 12, 2016

Our hometown hero and Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, is awarded the Outstanding 4-H Alum Award at the 2016 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala. Hear his wonderful remarks about the 4-H Program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llsWP6q1oRA

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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    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.

  • 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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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