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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:33

The Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9-19, is packed with rides, food vendors, entertainment, exhibits and other attractions. In addition, find Iowa State University Extension and Outreach all across the fairgrounds during the annual event.

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:00

Learn how to be a positive sports parent in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 13:54

Kristi Cooper, family life specialist, shares tips families can follow in their home to help conserve water, reducing their usage and cost.

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 09:28

When people describe their happy childhood memories, they usually talk about time spent with family. In July the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explores the importance of family fun.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 13:07

When children learn something well the first time, even if they do forget, relearning is easier. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines how children learn and how teachers and parents can adapt teaching to fit learning and memory. It’s the final long-form podcast in the series.
 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:17

Feeding the soil through composting so it can feed food sources is the focus of the Virtual Eco Family Conference, “Compost 101: Food for the Food,” on June 7. The virtual workshop concentrates on composting basics for indoors and outdoors.

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:29

Students and teachers are celebrating the end of another school year, but time away from the classroom can have a negative impact on children’s academic progress. While some children are able to maintain school learning during the summer, others can take weeks or even months to recover from summer learning loss when they go back to school in the fall.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 09:34

USDA Rural Development and other lending agencies require first-time homebuyers to complete education from a certified provider to qualify for the agency’s rural housing loans. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers an online course, A Place of Your Own, to meet this need.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 08:54

How parents handle their divorce affects how well their children will adapt to life with mom and life with dad. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines what parents can do to help their children live through divorce.