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Local Highlights

April 23, 2015

Does river tubing, hiking, cooking over a fire, and learning about wildlife sound like fun.  Then 4-H Camp is for you!  This camp is June 10th - 12th at  the Cedar Spinrgs Camp near Floyd, IA and is for 4-H'ers that have completed 4th - 7th grade. Cost is $10.   Space is limited. 

March 24, 2015

Every June, almost 1,000 teenagers converge on the campus of ISU for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

April 28, 2015

Floyd County Extension and Outreach is offering three different day camps this summer for those who have finished grades K-3 and two day camps for those who have finished grades 4-6.   Space is limited - so sign up now!

April 10, 2015

Scheduled for this summer are three 2-hour webinars  that the Floyd County Extension office on topics from landscape design to attracting bees, birds and butterflied to your yard. 


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.

  • 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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