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Rep. Axne Unveils Bill to Rename Clarinda Post Office to Honor Jessie Field Shambaugh, Known as Mother of 4-H

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:46
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."

2020 4-H Show Iowa to Provide Virtual Recognition of 4-H Exhibits, Events

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:18
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.  

Partnership Will Strengthen School Wellness Programming in Iowa

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:34
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.

Options for Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Shows and Events Announced

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:00
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.

Iowa 4-H Events to Be Determined after State Fair Postponed

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 16:24
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 Can Learn at Animal Cy-ience Academy

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 11:20
High school students from across the country can learn about animal science topics during virtual lessons by Iowa State University specialists.

2020 Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition Will Be Virtual

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 13:49
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.

NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Names Nelson as Assistant Director for Education and Outreach

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 12:17
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.

Program Helps Parents Teach Children Home-Alone Skills

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:36
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.

All Ages May Join 4-H Gardening to Give

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:24
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.

Students Show Innovation in Virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 13:31
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.

Gardening Offers Opportunities for Everyone

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 09:41
Tune into the weekly horticulture "quickinar" series, to learn basic tips on gardening and food preservation from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Behind the Scenes at NASA: A Unique Educator Workshop

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 10:16
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.  

New Scientific Coloring Books Available through ISU Extension Store

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 16:35
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.

Iowa 4-H Achieves Goal of 10,000 Face Masks Donated

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 14:39
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.

Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition Registration Open

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:33
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.

Celebrate Earth Week with Art Contests

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 15:44
Water Rocks! plans two Earth Week activities to help people of all ages appreciate the earth, biodiversity and shared resources.

Rachel Sweeney Joins Iowa 4-H as SWITCH Program Coordinator

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 15:03
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.

Program Helps Parents Teach Children Home-Alone Skills

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:45
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.

Water Rocks! Increases Online Environmental Learning

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:04
New video programs deliver information, activities and ideas for use by parents, teachers and kids.

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