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December 1, 2016

A NEW STEM Club will start in January for elementary students in 3rd-5thgrade.  This camp is open to any 3rd-5thgrade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.  Click here for flyer.

December 1, 2016

Finances of Caregiving provides materials to families to help them protect their assets and prepare for their retirement while providing care. The five-week program, begins January 9, 2017, and will meet Mondays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Halcyon House in Washington.   

November 9, 2016

Here is the November NEWS. (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This nutrition newsletter is targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at wallr@iastate.edu.

November 9, 2016

Attached is the November Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter, which includes:  Less Waste, More Money; Recipe for Pumpkin Apple Cake; Sponge Safety and Tracking Wildlife.

September 23, 2016

Many people in our area are affected or will be affected by flooding.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has many resources available to assist those in need.

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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