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Smart and Connected Communities

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 10:07
The Smart and Connected Communities program assists communities in working collaboratively to offer vibrant technology-enabled STEM opportunities.

Iowa 4-H Youth Participate in Wildlife Habitat Education Program Competition

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:11
4-H members tested their wildlife knowledge in the State Wildlife Habitat Education Program Competition on May 21 at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.

Educators Participate in Free Training to Prepare for Iowa 4-H Summer NASA Astro Camps

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 13:15
Thirty Iowa educators are ready to guide Iowa youth on a journey that could lead to the moon, the stars and beyond. They’re ready for the challenge because they completed Educator Astro Camp Training.

Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program Accepting Applications for Host Sites

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 13:56
The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach program has opened the host site application for the 2022-2023 program year. Government, faith-based, nonprofit or community-based organizations that focus on youth programming are encouraged to apply.  Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 10.

Iowa Teens Awarded Top Honors at Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 11:29
Two Iowa teens received awards at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 8-13 in Atlanta, Georgia. The world’s largest global high school competition featured 1,750 young scientists representing 49 states and 63 countries, regions and territories across the world.

Iowa 4-H Team Wins Best Evaluation of Results for International NASA Plant the Moon Challenge

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:02
A group of elementary students from Macksburg, Iowa, won Best Evaluation of Results in NASA’s Plant the Moon Challenge announced at the Plant the Moon Awards Symposium on May 16.

Iowa 4-H Brings 50 Youth Together for Multicultural Retreat

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:32
The Iowa 4-H Connect Retreat promoted college and career exploration, meaningful connections with multicultural youth, outdoor fun and a safe place for participants to foster a sense of belonging.

Plant Iowa Beautiful Project Builds Pollinator Habitats in 10 Iowa Counties

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 10:21
The Plant Iowa Beautiful project will build pollinator habitats in 10 counties across Iowa this year. Locations include Cerro Gordo, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Lucas, Marshall, Story, Washington and Winneshiek counties. Keep Iowa Beautiful and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with support from the Alliant Energy Foundation, announced the project May 10.

Youth across the State Are Invited to Iowa State University for 2022 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 11:10
This summer, 500 teens are expected to meet on the Iowa State University campus to experience three consecutive days full of speakers, educational workshops, cultural exploration and service learning. The 2022 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed Building the Future, will take place June 28-30.

State 4-H Council Collects Pop Tabs to Carry on Legacy of Former Member

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 14:44
For the past five years, people across Iowa have been collecting the tabs off their pop cans in honor of former 4-H member Jacy McAlexander, who passed away in 2018. The 4-H State Council is continuing this statewide service effort this year with a goal to collect 1,000 pounds of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House locations in Iowa by the end of June.

2022 Iowa 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Results Announced

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 09:28
4-H youth teams participated in a double elimination competition, written test and individual skill stations during the 2022 Iowa 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon contests at Iowa State University.

NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Names Nelson as Interim Director

Fri, 04/15/2022 - 13:47
The NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium announced today that Sara Nelson will serve as interim director. Nelson is currently on the leadership team for the ISGC as assistant director for education and outreach and is the state STEM specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

State 4-H Recognition Day Offers Youth Opportunity to Practice Interviewing Skills

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 12:58
Iowa 4-H members practiced and tested their leadership, communications, and college and career readiness skills as they participated in the annual State 4-H Recognition Day interviews March 27 at Iowa State University. This statewide event, held each spring, is the culmination of the year’s recognition process.

Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition Provides Opportunity for Hands-on, In-the-Field Learning with ISU Experts

Wed, 04/13/2022 - 13:45
Registration is open for the 2022 Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth July 28 in Boone. Middle school and high school students completing grades 7-12 are invited to put their crop scouting skills to the test, competing against other youth teams from across the state.

Preparing for Spring Chicks: Tips and Resources for Success

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 09:02
An animal science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answers common questions about rearing chicks and provides resources for first-time owners.

Iowa 4-H Seeks 13 Host Families for Japanese Youth Exchange Program This Summer

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 11:05
The Iowa 4-H Youth Development program is seeking Iowa families to host 12 Japanese youth delegates and one Japanese adult chaperone from July 22 to Aug. 16 this summer as part of the States’ 4-H Exchange program. Families do not need to be involved in the Iowa 4-H program to host. Interested host families may apply online by May 1.

Iowa Youth Compete in Equine Extravaganza

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 12:48
Nearly 100 youth in grades 3-12 participated in the Youth Equine Extravaganza at the Ellsworth Community College Equestrian Center in Iowa Falls March 25-27. Iowa 4-H Youth Development helped put on this event.

‘Of Gravity and Light’ Ballet Performance Encourages STEAM Thinking

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 13:22
Iowa 4-H Youth Development is partnering with Ballet Des Moines, Iowa PBS and the Iowa NASA Space Grant Consortium to present a free, school matinee performance at the Des Moines Civic Center on April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Announces 2022 Winners

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 11:05
Junior and senior high-school students exhibiting over 300 projects from more than 50 schools competed for prizes, awards and scholarships valued at more than $75,000 during the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa.

Iowa 4-H Launches Inaugural Career Pathways Academy for Youth

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 13:05
Young people learn by doing. That’s why Iowa 4-H is launching the 4-H Career Pathways Academy for all Iowa youth in grades 8-11 to explore pathways to college and career readiness. This 12-month, immersive program will officially kick-off June 28-30 on the Iowa State University campus.