Nicole Hanson

4-H Clover Kids Program Specialist
Nicole Hanson

Nicole provides leadership to the statewide 4-H Clover Kids program for children in kindergarten through third grade. As the Clover Kids Specialist, Nicole is responsible for the development and delivery of resources, programs, and training for 4-H staff and volunteers who support Clover Kids clubs and K-3 programming. In addition, Nicole provides support to Iowa 4-H Afterschool programs and represents Iowa 4-H on the Iowa Afterschool Alliance Strategic Leadership Team.  

Areas of Focus

  • Clover Kids
  • Volunteer Development
  • Professional Development

Professional Awards

  • Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Influencer Award. 2021
  • Iowa 4-H Staff Recognition Outstanding Team Award. 2020
  • Iowa State University, Professional & Scientific Council Team CYtation Award. 2019
  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Originality and Innovation in Programming. 2018

Presentations

  • Planning, Implementing, and Adjusting for 4-H Programming Success. NAE4-HYDP Virtual Conference. 2020.
  • STEM-Lit to Go! Supporting K-3 Investigations Through Integrated STEM and Literacy Experiences. IAEYC Virtual Early Learning Fall Institute. 2020.
  • Innovative Resources for On-Site Enrichment & Remote Engagement. Iowa Afterschool Alliance Impact After School Virtual Conference. 2020.
  • Sculpt, Layer, Design: K-3 Visual Arts in Action. YouthFest: Ames, Iowa. 2019.
  • Supporting K-3 Investigations Through Integrated STEM and Literacy Experiences. NAE4-HA National Conference: White Sulpher Springs, WV. 2019.
  • STEM-Lit to Go! Supporting Youth Investigations Through Integrated STEM and Literacy Experiences. Keystone’s Premier Education Conference: Dubuque, IA. 2019.
  • STEM-Lit to Go! Supporting Youth Investigations Through Integrated STEM and Literacy Experiences. Iowa School Age Care Alliance Conference: Des Moines, IA. 2019.
  • Supporting K-3 Investigations Through Integrated STEM and Literacy Experiences. NAE4-HA National Conference: Columbus, Ohio. 2018.
  • Ready, Set, Code: An Algorithm for Successful K-5 Computer Science Education. YouthFest: Ames, Iowa. 2018.
  • Iowa 4-H Clover Kids STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa. YouthFest: Ames, Iowa. 2018.
  • STEM-Lit to Go! Supporting Youth Investigations Through Integrated STEM and Literacy Experiences. Impact After School Conference: Urbandale, IA. 2018.
  • STEM-Lit to Go! Supporting Clover Kids Investigations through Integrated STEM and Literacy Experiences. YouthFest: Ames, IA. 2017.
  • Supporting Student Investigations Through Integrated STEM and Literacy Events. Iowa Science Teachers Section Fall Conference: Ankeny, IA. 2017.
  • Strengthening Iowa 4-H: Growing 4-Hers Through Clover Kids. Iowa NAE4-HA Professional Development Day. 2016.
  • Iowa 4-H Clover Kids: Empowering Children to Reach Their Full Potential. IAEYC Early Learning Fall Institute. 2016.

Published Research

  • Hanson, N., Peterson, K. & Welch, B. (2021) STEAM’n Through the Seasons. Iowa 4-H Clover Kids State Curriculum.
  • Hanson, N., Peterson, K. & Welch, B. (2019). Art-Lit to Go! Iowa 4-H Clover Kids State Curriculum.
  • Nelson, S. D., Hanson, N., Peterson, K. & Welch, B. (2018). STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa. Iowa 4-H Clover Kids State Curriculum.
  • Nelson, S. D. & Hanson, N. (2017). STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa 4-H Clover Kids State Curriculum.
Education: 
B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, 2005, Iowa State University
Contact
515-294-1611
1259 Stange Road
Ames,
IA
50011