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Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach Media Packet for 9/17/2020   

All activities are being assessed on a case by case basis due to the COVID 19 virus. 


School Day Out Camp Opportunity

“STEM Lit to Go – Reboot” is the theme for Clayton County Extension and Outreach fall School Day Out Camp.  This camp is loaded with many fun hands-on educational opportunities for youth in Kindergarten through Third grade.  The camp includes activities such as: healthy hearts, inventor’s hat, rollercoasters, sunny sunshine, lots of light, wonderful wind, and terrific trees.  A full 6 hours of fun and education for youth.  Camp size is limited to allow for proper social distancing. 

Dates for School Day Out camp STEM Lit to Go – Reboot are September 28, at Edgewood Community Center. October 2, at Elkader City Park, October 9, at Guttenberg Marina Park, and October 12, at Strawberry Point Civic Center. Registration forms can be printed from our website at www.extension.iastate.edu/clayton, forms and camp payment are due one week before the date of the camp.   If you have any questions about this fabulous educational opportunity you can contact the Clayton County Extension office 563-245-1451.


Online Training for Child Care Providers Offered Fall 2020

September 15, 2020, 8:35 am | Ruth Litchfield, Suzanne Bartholomae

AMES, Iowa – Due to COVID-19 concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists.child care provider training.

Cent$ible: Getting What You Want will be offered Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. or Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. In this session, you will learn how to get what you want by setting financial goals and then creating a plan for your spending and saving.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words will be offered Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. or Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. Join this session to learn how to foster more positive role modeling to help children engage in positive health behaviors and practices.

Preschoolers and Pennies: Read, Talk, Learn and Play will be offered Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. or Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. Children love to pretend they run a grocery store or a restaurant. Build on that interest with activities for preschoolers that practice money and literacy skills. In this session, you’ll explore ways to introduce and reinforce money-related words and concepts throughout the day as children learn and play.

Safe Food for a Healthy Future will be offered Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. or Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. This session will focus on how to protect the children in your care from foodborne illness.

The cost is $5 per training and all childcare providers in the home daycare, community daycare and pre-school settings are welcome to attend. All trainings are approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services for two hours of credit. The Actions Speak Louder than Words and Safe Food for a Healthy Future trainings are also approved for Child and Adult Care Food Program Child Care Professional Development Credit. For more information and to register, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/cc-provider.


Additional Stories Published Online

The following news releases have been published on the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website.

9/15/2020 Apply Manure Responsibly When Soil Conditions are Dry

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2607/

Learn how to maximize the nutrient availability of applied manure during a virtual field day from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 


9/15/2020 Online Training for Child Care Providers Offered Fall 2020

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2606/

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists. 


9/14/2020 Mental Health First Aid Program Available Virtually

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2605/

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide virtual Mental Health First Aid trainings throughout fall 2020. Attendees will gain tools for reaching out and providing support to someone who might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.


9/11/2020 Virtual Organic Field Day Video Available Online

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2604/

Although COVID-19 prevented in-person organic field days, a virtual field day was still held and can be watched on this video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 


9/11/2020 Yard and Garden: Fall Planting of Spring-Flowering Bulbs

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2603/

In this week’s Yard and Garden, horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on planting spring-flowering bulbs. 


9/11/2020 Virtual Meeting for Couples: Appreciate the Positives about Each Other

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2602/

Demonstrating kindness and caring shows that couples value their partner and their relationship. Learn more during a Sept. 16 virtual meeting from ISU Extension and Outreach. 


9/11/2020 Enhancing Monarch Butterfly Conservation the Topic of Webinar

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2601/

A natural resources expert with Iowa State University will provide an overview of monarch butterfly populations during a Sept. 16 webinar.



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