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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach--Clayton County

Media Packet 6/23/16

Calendar of Events for Clayton County

Thursday, June 30, 2016

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Games Galore Day Camp   Strawberry Point City Park

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Robots in Space Day Camp   Strawberry Point Creativity Center

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Art Principles & Design Elements Workshop   Clayton County Extension Office

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Photography Workshop   Clayton County Extension Office

Shannon Durbin

Clayton County Program Coordinator

Another Successful ISU Extension & Outreach Day Camp in Edgewood

Art-a-Palooza for completed grades 4-6 was a hit on June 16, 2016.  The youth learned about Dale Chihuly, Vincent VanGough, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keefe and created artwork in their respective styles.  The mediums that the participants tried out were printmaking, fabric sculpture, drawing, and painting with marker ink. 

This week the ISU Extension and Outreach-Clayton County teachers leading 4-6th grade camps will be leading a Robots in Space Camp.  The following week will be a week of Games Galore. 
4-6 camps still have openings.  If your child is interested in attending call the Clayton County ISU Extension at 563-245-1451. 

Tammy Muller

Clayton County Youth Coordinator

ISU Extension & Outreach Day Camps Create Multi-Generational Friendships 

This year Clayton County Extension teamed up with two assisted living facilities to create “Camp Lend-a-Hand”.  27 participants K-3rd graders spent a day at a senior assisted living center playing, crafting and gifting their time to others.

The first camp was held on June 13 at the Eagle Ridge Assisted Living Center in Guttenberg  nine participants brightened many faces by making table and door decorations, leading exercises and reading to the residents, as well as helping to pass out snacks.

On June 17 eighteen youth attended the camp at the Garden View Senior Community Center in Monona. They made pinwheel table decorations with some of the residents, designed wreaths for door decorations and planted flowers for the Center.  One of the highlights of the camp was the photo booth as youth visited the rooms of the residents and took photos with them.

ISU Extension and Outreach day camps offer the chance for hands-on experiments, activities, games, adventures and most of all—FUN for youth of all ages. For more information contact the Clayton County Extension Office at 563-245-1451.

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06/22/16 Iowa Learning Farms Cover Crop Field Day near Correctionville Planned for July 12

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Woodbury County NRCS and ISU Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, July 12, from 4:30–7 p.m. at John Wilcox Farm near Correctionville.

06/22/16 Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Offers Certificate for Feed Industry Individuals
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance course in Hazard Analysis-Risk Based Preventive Controls will be held Aug. 23-25 at the Prairie Meadows Casino and Conference Center in Altoona.

06/20/16  Revised Ranges for Manure Nutrient Availability for Crops
Based on current research results from Iowa and neighboring states, the Using Manure Nutrients for Crop Production was recently updated to reflect new manure nutrient availability ranges for crop production.