In the midst of many changes over the last year, two teams of youth showcased their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, competing in the second annual AgOvation program finals. The research-based 4-H competition challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems that they identify in their own communities.
The Water Rocks! educators have adapted learning materials, teaching methods, hands-on activities and games for socially distanced outdoor learning.
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award sponsored by Kemin Industries. This award celebrates teachers whose leadership and dedication increase student interest in STEM.
STEM Bags containing hands-on activities for families are available for free at the La Luz Centro Cultural, 7 2nd Ave. NE, Hampton, Iowa, during food bank hours on Sept. 28.
Outdoor Water Rocks! programming from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will comply with safety precautions.
A podcast series for ag educators is being offered by the Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University.
High school students from across the country can learn about animal science topics during virtual lessons by Iowa State University specialists.
Sara Nelson, state STEM specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will join the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium leadership team as assistant director for education and outreach.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program will continue to host its annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30; however, it will be a virtual competition this year.
Parents who are looking for ways to make learning at home fun for their kids should consider making the kitchen a classroom, say nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.