Laura Sternweis
Organizational Advancement

515-294-0775
lsternwe@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

Beneficial insects that will help battle the emerald ash borer, a highly destructive pest of ash trees, will be released in Jefferson County. Over the next few weeks several thousand stingless, parasitic wasps will be released at Whitham Woods near Fairfield, Iowa. This is the first release of the natural enemies of EAB in Iowa.

What would life be like with true wellness and wellbeing? Iowans have been reflecting on that question over the past few months in a pilot program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is launching two new research projects in northern Iowa. One will build literacy and STEM skills in children, while the other will use singing training to improve quality of life for Iowans with Parkinson’s disease.

Iowa State University faculty in food science and human nutrition are taking their research show on the road this month to four locations in Iowa. They’ll be talking about new trends in nutrition and wellness and sharing the latest research from the university.

When people start counting the “extras” they spend their money on, they’re often surprised how quickly the dollars add up. “Your Money, Your Future” workshops help participants understand their spending patterns and make changes to reach their financial goals.

Many parents think they can hide financial stress from their children, but the kids always know – and they’re worried, too. Talking together openly about family finances is a better way to lower everyone’s stress level and also teach kids about money, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa Money Smart Week partners and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be offering free financial seminars and special events April 23-30. Topics range from retirement planning to youth financial literacy, paying for college, home buying and investment options.

When children don’t have time for household chores, it’s time to reevaluate their busy schedules, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is March 27 through April 2. County offices will host activities to acknowledge the many ways they build a strong Iowa. They also will be tagging and sharing #StrongIowa examples on social media and encouraging volunteers, partners and friends to do so as well.

Children aren’t born knowing how to be kind or compassionate. However, these virtues can be taught, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.