School Enrichment

The following programs and resources are available locally for youth participants, classrooms or homeschool groups.

Elementary
  • Adopt-A-Cow School Program - The Adopt A Cow program is unique and offers educators an easy way to bring dairy education into the classroom while including fun, hands-on activities throughout the year. The program incorporates a U.S. farm to enhance lessons that have been built to meet Common CORE standards.
  • Chick Hatching - The Chick Hatching program is a four-week program for lower-elementary classrooms that provides real, hands-on experience with agriculture in the classroom. Students discover an understanding of life cycles, the ag industry and develop general life skills by working as a team, caring for animals and giving generously. 
Middle School
  • Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure - To ricochet means to move round with a lot of energy and be unpredictable - sort of like middle school youth. They bounce from one thing to the next trying on different roles as they find their place in the world. Something else you cannot predict: when opportunities for youth leadership will arise, but you can help prepare them to become leaders. Ricochet uses adventure and experience to bring about learning.
High School
  • Precision Agriculture and Animal Science - Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Days take place annually in early-September. Local high school agriculture education students are invited to attend for hands-on innovative agriculture education at the local Northwest Iowa  Research Farm near Calumet. 
  • World Food Prize
Available Resources & Curriculum

Local schools can reserve educational resources from our office, such as Classifying Creatures, Engineering is Elementary and Ozobots.

AEA van delivery is available. 

  • Available Resource List - Coming Soon! For now, please contact us at 712-957-5045 or xobrien@iastate.edu.
  • Request for Reservation - Coming Soon! For now, please contact us at 712-957-5045 or xobrien@iastate.edu.

Additional programs and grade levels will be added as they become available.

If you are looking for something specific, please contact us at 712-957-5045 or xobrien@iastate.edu