Astro Camp events, an opportunity to bring NASA STEM lessons to the youth of Iowa, are coming to Iowa this summer.
Youth sort and weigh pigs, sign up for chores and more thanks to an innovative partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and an Iowa State research farm.
Registration is now open for SWITCH, School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health. The innovative school wellness initiative supports and enhances school wellness programming for fourth through eighth-grade students. Through SWITCH, schools can help students to "Switch what they Do, View and Chew."
The 11th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth will be held July 26 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa, at 1928 240th St. The in-person event is presented by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program.
Iowa 4-H members participated in virtual interviews for the annual State 4-H Recognition Day on March 27. The 2021 award winners are listed by county on the Iowa 4-H website.
The 2021 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, “Quest to Be Your Best,” will take place June 29-July 1. Approximately 500 teens are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus for speakers, educational workshops, cultural exploration and service learning.
Specially equipped trailers provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer a mobile opportunity for conservation lessons.
In partnership with the Iowa Education Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, State 4-H Council members worked together to prepare and sew nine tactile blankets for Iowa youth who are blind or visually impaired.
Iowa 4-H Youth Development will launch Gardening to Give, a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities, on March 15. Registered participants receive educational resources monthly during this eight-month, immersive learning experience.
Iowa extension council members and youth in grades 8-12 can get an inside look at the legislative process, meet key legislators and hear from World Food Prize Foundation staff virtually at Iowa Legislative Insider on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 8:30–10:45 a.m.