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Solar Eclipse Day Camp

Solar Eclipse 4-H Day Camp

We're hosting a Solar Eclipse Day Camp on Thursday March 14th, from 9am - 3pm at the Kirkwood Linn Regional Center in Hiawatha! This educational day camp is perfect for youth in grades 3rd - 5th who want to learn about our solar system, natural solar phenomenon, and how to safely observe the upcoming eclipse. 

Youth playing with programmable robots

4-H Summer Day Camps

4-H Summer Day Camps will be held throughout Linn County. Check out our camp themes and dates! Registration opens March 1st.

 

Pile of brightly colored books in front of a blue chalkboard

Presented by Linn County Master Gardeners on weekday evenings at local public libraries. Talks are held from 6:30 – 7:30pm and are free for all to attend. Join us this Spring at the Hiawatha, Center Point, Mount Vernon, Ely, Coggon, Central City, Fairfax, Cedar Rapids Ladd, Marion, and Springville Libraries.

Master Gardeners at garden entrance holding a sign that reads Eat A Rainbow

Funds will help support food security and healthy eating across Iowa

Lego league students celebrating with their awards

Two Linn County 4-H FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams competed in qualifier competitions on December 9 and December 17. Both of the Linn County 4-H teams, “Blue Bunny Republic” and “Thunder Chickens,” won the overall Champi

Ripe tomatoes in garden

Home gardening webinar series seeks to inspire and educate

Winter Gardening Fair logo

Registration is now open for the 2024 Winter Gardening Fair! Sign yourself up, or gift to a fellow gardener this holiday season.

 

4-H Poster Exhibits 2023 Iowa State Fair

3 Linn County youth receive top honor in Static Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair.

HACAP Food Reservoir and 4-H Clover with Broiler Chicks

Over the last three years, the Linn and Benton County 4-H programs have partnered to donate over 1300 pounds of poultry to the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP).

14 youth at the Iowa State Fair holding banners

This year at the Iowa State Fair 213 youth from 63 Iowa counties, including Linn County, participated in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach skillathons for dairy, meat goat, sheep and swine.