Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Iowa 4-H Website

The new Iowa 4-H Web site makes it easier for Polk Countykids and teens to connect with 4-H and Iowa State University Extension online. The site,, includes an interactive map to help kids and teens connect with 4-H, project links, games, event calendars, an interactive networking site for members and more, explained Shelly Greiving. Find a 4-H Club uses interactive Google Maps to help kids find 4-H contact information within their county. This feature will be expanded over the next few months to include links to all Iowa 4-H clubs.

Project Pages include links, exhibit ideas and community service ideas for each 4-H project area.
“Kids and teens can get involved in these projects, right now, right here in Polk County, ” Shelly said. Why 4-H features current 4-H members and why they have chosen 4-H. Roll over each of their photos to see their quotes about the impact 4-H has had on their lives.

Teen Network is a ning site specifically for teens (ages 13-18) who are in 4-H to connect, network, share photos and videos and talk about their 4-H experiences. It’s a community with content generated by 4-H youth for 4-H youth. Teens must be 4-H members to participate in this social network. The new 4-H site also includes an expanded search feature and information for parents, teachers and 4-H volunteers, Shelly added.

For more information about 4-H, contact the Iowa 4-H office of ISU Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.

Contacts :Shelly Greving, Iowa 4-H Foundation Marketing Coordinator (515) 294-1607,
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775,

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