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May 20, 2020

Although people are social distancing and businesses remain closed, there are still lots of natural resources related activities that can be done to stay active and entertained during this challenging time. The Natural Resource Stewardship team has gathered many ideas and suggestions on this page to make it easy to find fun things to do.

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May 20, 2020

Preserve your garden produce safely!

May 20, 2020

Gardening to Give Program Kicks Off Successfully!

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May 4, 2020

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States and it’s now as important as ever to raise awareness about making mental health a priority and to stop the stigma and misunderstanding that still exists.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

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

  • 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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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