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Rep. Axne Unveils Bill to Rename Clarinda Post Office to Honor Jessie Field Shambaugh, Known as Mother of 4-H
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to rename the U.S. Post Office in Clarinda in honor of Jessie Field Shambaugh, the former school superintendent from Page County and longtime Iowa educator known to many as the "Mother of 4-H."
A special exhibition, 4-H Show Iowa, will provide state level recognition to partially replace the loss of learning opportunities due to the postponement of this year’s Iowa State Fair. Included in these virtual celebrations are 4-H Exhibits, Communication Events and the Awardrobe Clothing Selection.
It is said that prevention is the best medicine, and that is the goal of a new partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Heart Center Foundation. The foundation will provide support for SWITCH, an evidence-based, school wellness initiative designed to help schools promote healthy lifestyles for youth.
The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.
As COVID-19 safety considerations have led to the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, a decision on 4-H youth learning exhibits is still underway.
High school students from across the country can learn about animal science topics during virtual lessons by Iowa State University specialists.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program will continue to host its annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30; however, it will be a virtual competition this year.
Sara Nelson, state STEM specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will join the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium leadership team as assistant director for education and outreach.
Families have until June 15 to register for On Their Own and OK – free, hands-on learning experiences to help parents help their children gain confidence in staying home alone. This at-home program from Iowa 4-H begins June 18.
Iowa 4-H Youth Development has launched Gardening to Give — a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities. Gardening to Give is a six-month, immersive learning experience in gardening with educational resources shared weekly with registered participants.
This year, more than 100 senior high students from around the state showcased their innovative spirit as they competed for prizes, awards and scholarships during the virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa. They presented original research on a variety of science and engineering topics.
Tune into the weekly horticulture "quickinar" series, to learn basic tips on gardening and food preservation from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa educators traveled to Kennedy Space Center to immerse themselves into space exploration. The experience has already inspired the creation of the Iowa 4-H and Iowa Space Grant Consortium STEAM Academy, which offers weekly online challenges for youth in grades 4-12 to complete at home.
Two new coloring books are now available through the Iowa State University Extension Store. The free books offer fun, colorable illustrations, while also telling educational and scientific stories about pollinators and apple orchards.
In only nine days, Iowa 4-H has met the goal to make and donate 10,000 face masks to the people and organizations in their local communities who need them.
The annual Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition will take place on July 30, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, at 1928 240th St. The event is presented by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program.
Water Rocks! plans two Earth Week activities to help people of all ages appreciate the earth, biodiversity and shared resources.
Rachel Sweeney has been hired as Iowa 4-H Youth Development’s new program coordinator for SWITCH – School Wellness Integration Targeting Children's Health. Her responsibilities will entail promotion, recruitment, communication and training of schools participating in the SWITCH program.
During this time when many parents are working from home or are isolated at home, they may have more time to help their children build skills. That is why Iowa 4-H is offering free, hands-on learning experiences to help parents help their children gain confidence in staying home alone. 4-H is the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
New video programs deliver information, activities and ideas for use by parents, teachers and kids.