County News

Math word with numbers and symbols
October 4, 2018

Youth in Boone and Story Counties who have participated in an ISU Extension and Outreach youth program are invited to help ISU students preparing to become math teachers at a one-time activity November 14, 600-7:00 p.m. at 1680 in Lagomarcino Hall on the ISU Campus. 

September 19, 2018

Youth in grades 4-6 explore STEM in art, fashion, robots, and more!  October 26,  McCallsburg or November 9, Ames

Ricochet
September 19, 2018

Youth in grades 5 - 8 explore leadership through activities and improve their community!

Cookbook with spoon and measure cup
September 19, 2018

Youth in grades 4-6 practice their cooking skills with recipes and learn about nutrion along with the importance of exercise.

Three stacked blocks with A, B, and C written on them.
September 19, 2018

Do you know a 5th or 6th grader that is interested in babysitting? Sign up for this class! Check it out early as spots are limited and fill quickly - Get your spot today! 

National 4-H Clover Emblem
July 12, 2018

Spend the day with 4-H'ers from Boone, Story and Hamilton counties making lunch, exploring nutrition, exercising and more!

Water Rocks logo
July 10, 2018

There is still time to register yet this week for the Water Rocks day camp hosted by Story County ISU Extension & Outreach, Water Rocks, and Story County Conservation.  It is planned for a July 27 from 9-3:30 pm at McFarland Park near Ames.  This is for students having completed 5th & 6th grade.  Click to learn more!

July 7, 2018

Youth in grades 4, 5, & 6 are invited to join us in Slater on August 13 for a full day learning how to be home alone and okay. Click to learn more.

Four pressure canned jars of vegetables
June 19, 2018

Preserve your summer bounty through pressure canning! ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, Holly VanHeel will walk you through how to safely use your pressure canner, strategies for different recipes and answer your questions about canning!

Photo with two adults one woman is despressed and one man looking at her
June 12, 2018

AMES, Iowa — Suicide has been prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States.

Summer Slide Graphic
June 5, 2018

Find ways to help children continue learning throughout the summer to ensure they have a smoother start to the next school year.

STEM Chaos Day Camp
June 1, 2018

Youth who have completed Kindergarten- 3rd grade are invited to explore STEM through this hands-on activities!

Ricochet Logo
May 25, 2018

Youth in grades 5-8 are welcome to participate in the 4-H Ricochet Leadership Program June 21 & 22.

Group learning about weed resistance in corn field
May 25, 2018

Join Extension Field Agronomists, Meaghan Anderson, Terry Basol, and Angie Reick-Hinz as they lead you through plots with plenty of time for you to view them on your own.

National 4-H Clover Emblem
May 18, 2018

Check out all the fun youth activites we have planned this summer!

Cherry Tomatoes in Bins at a Farmers Market
May 10, 2018

Join Lisa Schainker, a Story County Master Gardener, to learn about extending your vegetable crop season!  The session begins at 6:00pm on June 21 at the Story County Extension Office.

Buzzing for Bees! Header
May 10, 2018

Youth 5th grade and up and their families are invited to join us at Reiman Gardens June 5 from 6:30-8:30pm to learn about bees, the impact pollinators have on our environment and the production of honey. Learn more!

Team Neutrino Group Photo
April 19, 2018

Team Neutrino, a Story County 4-H Club  designed and constructed a robot to compete at the Iowa Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 21-24, 2018. The team ranked second and finished in the finals. Learn More!

Three stacked blocks with A, B, and C written on them.
April 11, 2018

A Babysitting Basics class for youth in fifth and sixth grade is being offered by ISU Extension and Outreach two times this June. Both classes will run from 9:00am - 3:30pm. 

Spring Meadow with Tree and Sunset
April 4, 2018

April showers bring May flowers, according to common songs, poems and nursery rhymes. “However, April showers also bring fun-filled puddles, squishy mud, earth worms and a host of other rich outdoor learning experiences for children,” says Malisa Rader, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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