Kids and Teens Programs

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs offer youth valuable science process skills, as well as workforce skills in communication, leadership, and citizenship. Programs connect youth and volunteers with fun, safe, hands-on learning experiences developed by ISU and other land-grant colleges and universities. Science education can be delivered through 4-H clubs, afterschool programs, day and overnight camps, and in some instances virtually. Emphasis is placed on programs that have greater long-term benefits to youth.


Animal Science

Teach modern concepts and technologies in animal production and animal science. Encourage and recognize achievements in livestock projects beyond showing and fair activities. Introduce youth to career opportunities in animal agriculture.

Biological and Chemical Sciences

Extension and Outreach staff, volunteers, and partners equipped to provide educational programming to youth on topics related to biological or chemical sciences. Youth with increased awareness, positive attitudes, and aspirations toward science, technology, engineering, and math applications and careers. Youth with improved science and engineering process skills and content knowledge. Youth with increased awareness of practical and social problems that are being, or could be, addressed through science, engineering and technology. Youth prepared to be effective leaders, outstanding communicators, successful learners, and productive citizens

Environment and Sustainability

Extension and Outreach staff, volunteers, and partners equipped to provide educational environment and sustainability programming to youth. Youth with increased awareness, positive attitudes, and aspirations toward science, technology, engineering, and math applications and careers. Youth with improved science and engineering process skills and content knowledge. Youth with increased awareness of practical and social problems that are being, or could be, addressed through science, engineering and technology. Youth prepared to be effective leaders, outstanding communicators, successful learners, and productive citizens

Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA)

By attending certification trainings, youth will understand the importance of following good production practices including proper animal identification, drug usage and withdrawal, proper animal handling and welfare techniques.

Geospatial Mapping (GPS/GIS)

Extension and Outreach staff, volunteers, and partners equipped to provide programming to youth utilizing geospatial mapping technologies. Youth with increased awareness, positive attitudes, and aspirations toward science, technology, engineering, and math applications and careers. Youth with improved science and engineering process skills and content knowledge. Youth with increased awareness of practical and social problems that are being, or could be, addressed through science, engineering and technology. Youth prepared to be effective leaders, outstanding communicators, successful learners, and productive citizens

Robotics

Extension and Outreach staff, volunteers, and partners equipped to provide educational robotics programming to youth. Youth with increased awareness, positive attitudes, and aspirations toward science, technology, engineering, and math applications and careers. Youth with improved science and engineering process skills and content knowledge. Youth with increased awareness of practical and social problems that are being, or could be, addressed through science, engineering and technology. Youth prepared to be effective leaders, outstanding communicators, successful learners, and productive citizens