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April 4, 2019


Dig Those Dinosarus for K-2nd Graders:
The Dinosaur Science Camp involves traveling back millions of years ago to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. We explore fossils that were left behind, learn about paleontologists, and dig up some dinosaur bones.

__ Tues. June 11th (Arboretum)    __Mon. June 17th (Dick Young)    

__ Tues. June 25th (Arboretum)    __ Tues. July 9th (Elk Run)    K- 2nd REGISTRATION FORM

Forces of Nature for 3rd and 4th Graders:
The Forces of Nature Camp involves fun, hands-on activities that teach basic science principles. Earthquakes, floods, fire, and extreme weather are all part of an exciting day exploring the earth. Campers will also build and test bridges, weather instruments, and other hands-on activities through exploration and experimentation.

__ Thur. June 13th (Arboretum) __Wed. June 19th (Dick Young)

__ Thur. June 27th (Arboretum) __ Thur. July 11th (Elk Run)    3rd - 4th REGISTRATION FORM

March 21, 2019

Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach is partnering the Black Hawk County Farm Bureau and the Waterloo Schools to deliver FarmChat-style, virtual agricultural education lessons in a new series being fully offered to classrooms April 1st.

4-H FarmTime is designed for classes of kindergarten students to experience a visit to a farm from the convenience of their classrooms. Curriculum used in the lessons is adapted from the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation. The lessons are hands on and will provide a positive impact on urban participants’ worldview and understanding of Iowa’s longstanding tradition of agriculture. Read more

March 21, 2019

Join us for an interactive session to learn useful, easy-to-learn phrases and skills for speaking up effectively against bias and stereotypes.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 1-3 pm .  Where: EPI Deery Center

Who: Professionals serving children and families in the Cedar Valley .   

Event is FREE but registration is required and SPACE IS LIMITED!!   Registration: http://bit.ly/otsh12649


Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

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    Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

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    A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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    Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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