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State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Celebrates 66 Years

March 8, 2023, 2:16 pm | Alexa Groff, Sydney Peterson

Junior and senior high-school students from across the state are gearing up to compete for prizes, awards and scholarships during the upcoming State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa on March 30-31. The event is the largest STEM competition for youth in grades 6-12 and will be hosted in person at Iowa State University.

Teachers Invited to ‘Youth Pollinator Education and Action’ Training

January 27, 2023, 3:12 pm | Maya Hayslett, Lynne Campbell, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

K-12 teachers and other educators are invited to learn about Youth Pollinator Education and Action, a program to educate youth of all ages about pollinator biology, its importance and conservation. A free training opportunity will be offered Feb. 24-25 in person at Iowa Lakeside Lab in Milford.

4-H Nutcracker Ballet + STEM Performance Receives 2022 Governor’s STEM Seal of Approval

January 20, 2023, 9:55 am | Sara Nelson, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

The 4-H Nutcracker Ballet + STEM program received the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Seal of Approval in December 2022. This recognition indicates that a program or event officially advances one of the most progressive state STEM initiatives in the country. In 2022 over 2,000 youth registered for the in-person or livestreamed experience.

Iowa 4-H Japanese Youth Exchange Program Seeks Host Families 

January 11, 2023, 2:37 pm | Madeleine Bretey-Smith, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

Cultural immersion is a hands-on way to learn and understand a different culture or viewpoint quickly and meaningfully. The 2023 Iowa States’ 4-H Exchange program is seeking host families for 12 Japanese youth delegates who will visit Iowa this summer.

Iowa 4-H’ers Excel at National Livestock Competitions

December 16, 2022, 11:34 am | Amy Powell, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

Iowa 4-H members recently participated in national 4-H livestock competitions at the North American International Livestock Exposition held in Louisville, Kentucky. Benton County represented Iowa 4-H in the livestock judging and livestock skillathon competitions, and Franklin County represented Iowa 4-H in the livestock quiz bowl contest.