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Local Highlights

Juntos: Together for a better Education
September 18, 2015

The goal of the Muscatine Juntos Project is to help students achieve high school graduation and access higher educaiton.

Smart Choice
November 23, 2015

Changes in health insurance raise many questions for consumers. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free online workshop on Tuesday, Dec.1 from 6–8 p.m.

Imagination Library
October 13, 2015

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program brings a free book once a month to preschoolers in Muscatine County.

Master Gardener Logo
March 26, 2015

Are you Passionate about gardening and volunteering?  You may want to consider becoming a Master Gardener.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be providing the Master Gardener Core Training in the fall of 2015.  Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.

September 2, 2014

What is Clover Kids?  Clover Kids is a FUN youth program specially designed for children in Kindergarten-3rd grade.  The focus is on hands-on cooperative learning in small groups.  Clover Kids Participate in actiities, games, and other positive experiences in a suportive, creative challenging and fun environment.

Finance Project - Worksheets and other information shared during the workshop held on March 16, 30, and April 13, 2006.


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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