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April 30, 2015

Look at the Fun that was had At the Cedar Rapids Public Library!

April 30, 2015

What have I learned from Eco Family in the last 4 years? A bazillion up-cycling ideas, rain water catchment techniques, de-cluttering tips and encouragement, meeting neighbors through sharing things, how to find local options for vacation transportation and lodging, and of course sourcing local food!

I hope you will join us for the 2015 Eco Family Project! This year we have 3 parts – 1. online ‘lessons’ you can view at your convenience, 2. live online conversations with other Eco Families (schedule starts March 26) and 3.  local activities. The cost is only $25 for your household to participate!

I can’t wait to hear what goes on your “I learned . . .” list!

Kristi

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April 29, 2015

Are you READY For an amazing, fun-filled weekend at Junior 4H Camp?

Linn County Celebrating 100 Years 1915-2015
January 14, 2015

During 2015 we're celebrating 100 years of extension work in Linn County!

Restaurant Food safety certification course Cedar Rapids Iowa
December 24, 2014

ServSafe is a one day certification course on food safety designed for restaurants and food handlers. It will be offered in Cedar Rapids during 2015.

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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