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Local Highlights

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.

Take Control Logo Banner
April 3, 2018

Is there something special you want to do this summer? A trip? A landscaping project? The annual state fair week? Whatever your summer goals, they’ll probably require some money. The same goes for longer-term goals too, of course.

Mary Greeley Medical Center Paramedics demonstrate CPR and choking
March 21, 2018

What a fun week was had at the Story County Extension Office! Check out all the events we had going on over Spring Break!

Credit Cards and Padlock
March 21, 2018

In the on-going war against identity theft, consumers just won another battle. At long last, Medicare Cards will no longer disclose an individual’s social security number. Instead, each Medicare participant will have a unique Medicare account number. Click the title to learn more!

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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