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Region 17 4-H Table Setting
April 22, 2014

Region 17 4-H Table Setting Event
Join with other 4-H'ers in your county and across Region 17 to participate in this growing program where you will apply your communication, hospitality, planning and food and nutrition skills to plan an event around serving a meal for friends, family or both. To learn more about the event and what you will need to do to participate click her to go to the Region 17 4-H Table Setting Webpage.

Robotics Camp
April 15, 2014
Imagine It, Build It and Watch It Go!This adventure will have you creating and programming cool robots out of Legos on your first day. Join us for a five day or three day camp on how to build and  program  Robots. Learn to use sensors and build and program your robot to meet a series of challenges. Become an expert Programmer and Builder for FIRST Lego League or just have fun learning to work with robotics.  Workshops will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
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October 31, 2013

These resources are for 4-H Camp Wild Regions 12, 17 & 18 Jr. 5th & 6th Grade Leadership team Training and Camp Planning. Feel free to adapt and use for your own 4-H Camping Programming. They were developed with a  strong Youth/Adult partnership relationship and Postivie Youth Development Mentoring focus.

October 2, 2013

When weekends, school breaks and summer are added together, kids spend many hours outside of school walls. How this time is spent affects their growth and development, as well as their success at school. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offe

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October 2, 2013

'Words on Wellness' - Your Extension connection to nutrition and fitness (otherwise known as WOW) is a statewide monthly newsletter. In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power

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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