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April 5, 2021

Parents do online searches for information about their children.  Some of the sources may not be the most reliable.  The Science of Parenting web page has research-based information in many forms to better meet the needs of families.

March 26, 2021

Don’t live in Central Iowa but are 50+ and love to learn?

Today, it doesn’t matter where you live, because our programming is now online with Zoom.

OLLI at ISU (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University) is a lifelong learning program for ANYONE who is 50+. There are no tests, and it’s a great opportunity to learn just for the fun of learning alongside other lifelong learners.  Classes are held during fall, winter, and spring sessions. Because lifelong learners are busy, we offer a variety of class lengths, ranging from a one-day 90-minute session to eight weeks and everything in between. Some courses give you time to try your skills outside of class time for independent writing and photography, among other activities. Topics are carefully curated – history, literature, health/wellness, science, government, current events, and so many others – thanks to a volunteer curriculum committee. Didn’t like history or science in school? Give these subjects another try with us!

There is a $25 annual membership fee, and classes are paid ala cart. For more information contact Jerilyn Logue, director at jlogue@iastate.edu or go to our website: www.isualum.org/olliatisu

March 15, 2021

Two dairy farms will be featured for tours

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team is hosting a field day focused on dairy technology on the farm. The April 14th field day will feature two farm visits where attendees can see automated feeding and milking system technology in action and learn about calf barn management, ventilation, and feeding calves with a milk taxi.

December 7, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for caregivers who provide care for a spouse, parent or friend with a chronic condition such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The program provides information, support strategies, communication techniques, stress reduction ideas and resources to assist family caregivers with their concerns related to caregiving

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, and laundry. 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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