Oct
2
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday at the Quarry

SUNDAY AT THE QUARRY

OCTOBER 2, 2016

11 AM-4PM

BMC’S RAYMOND QUARRY

[EAST OF RAYMOND, IOWA ON OLD

HY20, DUBUQUE RD.]

 

ROCK, MINERAL, FOSSIL COLLECTING, QUARRY FIELD TRIPS; PROGRAMS BY THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS, IOWATER, UNI EARTH SCIENCE DEPT., SOIL AND WATER DISTRICT, CITY OF WATERLOO, BLACK HAWK GEM AND MINERAL CLUB, IOWA FLOOD CENTER AND MUCH MORE!

 

MORE DISPLAYS AND PROGRAMS THIS YEAR!

 

Fun, Information, great way to spend an afternoon; it’s FREE and a great experience for all ages.  Individuals, School Groups, Scout Groups, and Groups of all ages-something for everyone!

A great way to start Earth Science Week!

 

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Jun
1
12:01 AM00:01

Lakeside Lab High School College Prep Diatom Course

This is a reminder the application deadline is approaching for the Lakeside Lab High School College Prep Diatom Course this summer.  This is not only a wonderful opportunity to learn about this fascinating group of organisms along side practicing scientists - and to use research grade microscopes - but an opportunity for accepted students to earn up to two college creditsfreefrom the University of Iowa, thanks to the Friends of Lakeside Lab Scholarship Program.

Note this year there are one and two-week options, and students enrolled previously are invited back to deepen their knowledge and research questions.

Space is limited.  Note the application deadline is June 1st, and requires a letter of recommendation from the applicant's high school science teacher.

More information is available on the Lakeside Lab website:

http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/lakesidelab/

 

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Apr
15
to Apr 16

Wonders of Water, Teacher Professional Development, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

The Blank Park Zoo would once again like to invite educators to professional development opportunities that will be held at Blank Park Zoo and other locations around Iowa on the dates listed below.  The workshops are good for one hour of license renewal credit and teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program.  Our education department is willing and able to travel to districts across the state with our classroom programs (animals included!). 

Participants in our workshops engage in relevant inquiry investigations that are connected to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards, learn research-based instructional practices, and gain knowledge and ideas that will be useful in their classrooms. Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas (science, literacy, mathematics, social studies, and the arts).  

Workshop Descriptions:  

Habitats and Adaptations - Teachers will experience a module created by the Wildlife Conservation Society (Habitat Ecology Learning Program), as well as materials from NSTA and the Council for Environmental Education. These resources utilize art, math, geography and live science to explore ecology. The lessons are designed to motivate students, encourage critical thinking, and make learning fun. This course will specifically focus on animal adaptations and different habitats, with visits from live animals from various ecosystems! Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas.

Conservation: People and Animals - Participants will explore positive and negative interactions between humans and animals in ecosystems, learn about conservation efforts in which Blank Park Zoo is a partner, and how to connect with researchers and conservationists committed to wildlife conservation around the world. They will have the opportunity to work with grade level groups to find ways to implement conservation projects in their classrooms.

Wild Genes – Participants explore genetic diversity in plants and animals, learn about the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Program, and meet some families of animals here at the zoo.  While genetics content is generally presented in middle and high school, we will be showing how concepts at the elementary level articulate to upper grades. 

Climate Change - Educators will participate in learning activities designed by a collaborative of seven national organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, the National Parks service, and U.S. Forest Service.

The activities are organized in a DVD based Toolkit that uses a case study approach to focus on climate change and its impact on wildlife and public lands. All activities have been reviewed by scientists and by educators from the 2008 Einstein Fellowship Program and are aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education. 

Wonders of Water - Participants will explore the physical properties of water, various water habitats, and water related conservation concerns.  Activities will include water testing, comparisons of various water habitats and the organisms that depend on them, examination of current water issues and concerns, and development of lessons to be utilized in the classroom.

Cost: $20.00 to help cover materials and meals, payable at workshop; credit fees if taking for credit

Included in workshop: Meals (dinner on Friday night and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday), materials for teachers to utilize in their classrooms, and an opportunity to schedule a free classroom visit or program at the zoo.

Workshops will run Friday from 4-9:30 and Saturday from 8 – 5:30

Dates and Topics: 

Academic Year 2015/2016
November 6/7, 2015 - Habitats and Adaptations
November 20/21, 2015 - Conservation: People and Animals
January 15/16, 2016 - Wild Genes
February 19/20, 2016 - Climate Change

April 15/16, 2016 - Wonders of Water 

Registration forms may be found on the zoo website – www.blankparkzoo.com under Education/Just for Teachers.  They may be submitted electronically.

Participants should contact Kathy McKee at 515-974-2557; kamckee@blankparkzoo.net or Angela Tague, 515-974-2546; altague@blankparkzoo.net  if they have any questions. 

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

 

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Feb
19
to Feb 20

Climate Change; Teacher Professional Development, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

The Blank Park Zoo would once again like to invite educators to professional development opportunities that will be held at Blank Park Zoo and other locations around Iowa on the dates listed below.  The workshops are good for one hour of license renewal credit and teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program.  Our education department is willing and able to travel to districts across the state with our classroom programs (animals included!). 

Participants in our workshops engage in relevant inquiry investigations that are connected to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards, learn research-based instructional practices, and gain knowledge and ideas that will be useful in their classrooms. Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas (science, literacy, mathematics, social studies, and the arts).  

Workshop Descriptions:  

Habitats and Adaptations - Teachers will experience a module created by the Wildlife Conservation Society (Habitat Ecology Learning Program), as well as materials from NSTA and the Council for Environmental Education. These resources utilize art, math, geography and live science to explore ecology. The lessons are designed to motivate students, encourage critical thinking, and make learning fun. This course will specifically focus on animal adaptations and different habitats, with visits from live animals from various ecosystems! Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas.

Conservation: People and Animals - Participants will explore positive and negative interactions between humans and animals in ecosystems, learn about conservation efforts in which Blank Park Zoo is a partner, and how to connect with researchers and conservationists committed to wildlife conservation around the world. They will have the opportunity to work with grade level groups to find ways to implement conservation projects in their classrooms.

Wild Genes – Participants explore genetic diversity in plants and animals, learn about the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Program, and meet some families of animals here at the zoo.  While genetics content is generally presented in middle and high school, we will be showing how concepts at the elementary level articulate to upper grades. 

Climate Change - Educators will participate in learning activities designed by a collaborative of seven national organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, the National Parks service, and U.S. Forest Service.

The activities are organized in a DVD based Toolkit that uses a case study approach to focus on climate change and its impact on wildlife and public lands. All activities have been reviewed by scientists and by educators from the 2008 Einstein Fellowship Program and are aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education. 

Wonders of Water - Participants will explore the physical properties of water, various water habitats, and water related conservation concerns.  Activities will include water testing, comparisons of various water habitats and the organisms that depend on them, examination of current water issues and concerns, and development of lessons to be utilized in the classroom.

Cost: $20.00 to help cover materials and meals, payable at workshop; credit fees if taking for credit

Included in workshop: Meals (dinner on Friday night and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday), materials for teachers to utilize in their classrooms, and an opportunity to schedule a free classroom visit or program at the zoo.

Workshops will run Friday from 4-9:30 and Saturday from 8 – 5:30

Dates and Topics: 

Academic Year 2015/2016
November 6/7, 2015 - Habitats and Adaptations
November 20/21, 2015 - Conservation: People and Animals
January 15/16, 2016 - Wild Genes
February 19/20, 2016 - Climate Change

April 15/16, 2016 - Wonders of Water 

Registration forms may be found on the zoo website – www.blankparkzoo.com under Education/Just for Teachers.  They may be submitted electronically.

Participants should contact Kathy McKee at 515-974-2557; kamckee@blankparkzoo.net or Angela Tague, 515-974-2546; altague@blankparkzoo.net  if they have any questions. 

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

 

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Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

Iowa's Geological Resources Workshop for Teachers

 

 

Iowa's Geological Resources Workshop for Teachers
 

Applications DUE: February 3, 2016
Online via Adobe Connect: March 8 – May 3, 2016
On the UNI campus: July 6 – 8, 2016

 

Think about taking advantage of the following opportunity –

UNI/ILPA - Iowa’s Geological Resources for Teachers course

On-line – One class a week March 8 to May 3

At UNI July 6-8

Why?

1.    1. Receive TWO graduate credits at a greatly REDUCED cost, only $200.00 for the class, (housing, food, and geology supplies ARE also included!!!)

2.    2. The on-line portion may be completed asynchronously at your own pace OR digitally ‘in-person’ through Adobe Connect (provided by UNI)  

3.   3. Learn more about Iowa’s fascinating geology, landscapes, and your local areas of interests!

4.    4. Create short geology units for existing biology, chemistry, physics, and STEM courses to address Iowa Core Curriculum and NGSS standards.

 

For more information and how to apply for the course follow this link - https://www.uni.edu/continuinged/distance/geology  OR email chad.heinzel@uni.edu

Deadline to apply is Wednesday February 3.  Apply early the class size is limited.

 

Chad Heinzel, Ph.D.
The University of Northern Iowa
Dept. of Earth Science
Latham Hall 116
Cedar Falls, Iowa
50614-0335

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Jan
15
4:00 PM16:00

Wild Genes; Teacher Professional Development, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

The Blank Park Zoo would once again like to invite educators to professional development opportunities that will be held at Blank Park Zoo and other locations around Iowa on the dates listed below.  The workshops are good for one hour of license renewal credit and teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program.  Our education department is willing and able to travel to districts across the state with our classroom programs (animals included!). 

Participants in our workshops engage in relevant inquiry investigations that are connected to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards, learn research-based instructional practices, and gain knowledge and ideas that will be useful in their classrooms. Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas (science, literacy, mathematics, social studies, and the arts).  

Workshop Descriptions:  

Habitats and Adaptations - Teachers will experience a module created by the Wildlife Conservation Society (Habitat Ecology Learning Program), as well as materials from NSTA and the Council for Environmental Education. These resources utilize art, math, geography and live science to explore ecology. The lessons are designed to motivate students, encourage critical thinking, and make learning fun. This course will specifically focus on animal adaptations and different habitats, with visits from live animals from various ecosystems! Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas.

Conservation: People and Animals - Participants will explore positive and negative interactions between humans and animals in ecosystems, learn about conservation efforts in which Blank Park Zoo is a partner, and how to connect with researchers and conservationists committed to wildlife conservation around the world. They will have the opportunity to work with grade level groups to find ways to implement conservation projects in their classrooms.

Wild Genes – Participants explore genetic diversity in plants and animals, learn about the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Program, and meet some families of animals here at the zoo.  While genetics content is generally presented in middle and high school, we will be showing how concepts at the elementary level articulate to upper grades. 

Climate Change - Educators will participate in learning activities designed by a collaborative of seven national organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, the National Parks service, and U.S. Forest Service.

The activities are organized in a DVD based Toolkit that uses a case study approach to focus on climate change and its impact on wildlife and public lands. All activities have been reviewed by scientists and by educators from the 2008 Einstein Fellowship Program and are aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education. 

Wonders of Water - Participants will explore the physical properties of water, various water habitats, and water related conservation concerns.  Activities will include water testing, comparisons of various water habitats and the organisms that depend on them, examination of current water issues and concerns, and development of lessons to be utilized in the classroom.

Cost: $20.00 to help cover materials and meals, payable at workshop; credit fees if taking for credit

Included in workshop: Meals (dinner on Friday night and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday), materials for teachers to utilize in their classrooms, and an opportunity to schedule a free classroom visit or program at the zoo.

Workshops will run Friday from 4-9:30 and Saturday from 8 – 5:30

Dates and Topics: 

Academic Year 2015/2016
November 6/7, 2015 - Habitats and Adaptations
November 20/21, 2015 - Conservation: People and Animals
January 15/16, 2016 - Wild Genes
February 19/20, 2016 - Climate Change

April 15/16, 2016 - Wonders of Water 

Registration forms may be found on the zoo website – www.blankparkzoo.com under Education/Just for Teachers.  They may be submitted electronically.

Participants should contact Kathy McKee at 515-974-2557; kamckee@blankparkzoo.net or Angela Tague, 515-974-2546; altague@blankparkzoo.net  if they have any questions. 

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

 

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Nov
20
to Nov 21

Conservation: People and Animals; Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines; Teacher Professional Development

The Blank Park Zoo would once again like to invite educators to professional development opportunities that will be held at Blank Park Zoo and other locations around Iowa on the dates listed below.  The workshops are good for one hour of license renewal credit and teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program.  Our education department is willing and able to travel to districts across the state with our classroom programs (animals included!). 

Participants in our workshops engage in relevant inquiry investigations that are connected to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards, learn research-based instructional practices, and gain knowledge and ideas that will be useful in their classrooms. Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas (science, literacy, mathematics, social studies, and the arts). 

Workshop Descriptions:  

Habitats and Adaptations - Teachers will experience a module created by the Wildlife Conservation Society (Habitat Ecology Learning Program), as well as materials from NSTA and the Council for Environmental Education. These resources utilize art, math, geography and live science to explore ecology. The lessons are designed to motivate students, encourage critical thinking, and make learning fun. This course will specifically focus on animal adaptations and different habitats, with visits from live animals from various ecosystems! Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas.

Conservation: People and Animals - Participants will explore positive and negative interactions between humans and animals in ecosystems, learn about conservation efforts in which Blank Park Zoo is a partner, and how to connect with researchers and conservationists committed to wildlife conservation around the world. They will have the opportunity to work with grade level groups to find ways to implement conservation projects in their classrooms.

Wild Genes – Participants explore genetic diversity in plants and animals, learn about the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Program, and meet some families of animals here at the zoo.  While genetics content is generally presented in middle and high school, we will be showing how concepts at the elementary level articulate to upper grades. 

Climate Change - Educators will participate in learning activities designed by a collaborative of seven national organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, the National Parks service, and U.S. Forest Service.

The activities are organized in a DVD based Toolkit that uses a case study approach to focus on climate change and its impact on wildlife and public lands. All activities have been reviewed by scientists and by educators from the 2008 Einstein Fellowship Program and are aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education. 

Wonders of Water - Participants will explore the physical properties of water, various water habitats, and water related conservation concerns.  Activities will include water testing, comparisons of various water habitats and the organisms that depend on them, examination of current water issues and concerns, and development of lessons to be utilized in the classroom.

Cost: $20.00 to help cover materials and meals, payable at workshop; credit fees if taking for credit

Included in workshop: Meals (dinner on Friday night and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday), materials for teachers to utilize in their classrooms, and an opportunity to schedule a free classroom visit or program at the zoo.

Workshops will run Friday from 4-9:30 and Saturday from 8 – 5:30

Dates and Topics: 

Academic Year 2015/2016
November 6/7, 2015 - Habitats and Adaptations
November 20/21, 2015 - Conservation: People and Animals
January 15/16, 2016 - Wild Genes
February 19/20, 2016 - Climate Change

April 15/16, 2016 - Wonders of Water 

Registration forms may be found on the zoo website – www.blankparkzoo.com under Education/Just for Teachers.  They may be submitted electronically.

Participants should contact Kathy McKee at 515-974-2557; kamckee@blankparkzoo.net or Angela Tague, 515-974-2546; altague@blankparkzoo.net  if they have any questions. 

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

 

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Nov
13
4:30 AM04:30

Student Experiments on the International Space Station

INQUIRE BY NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Announcing: Major (G5-16) STEM Opportunity for School Districts Starting
February 2016 - Student Spaceflight Experiments Program - Mission 10 to the
International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C.
Clarke Institute for Space Education announce Mission 10 to the International
Space Station. This STEM education opportunity immerses grade 5-16 students
across a community in an authentic, high visibility research experience, where
student teams design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low
Earth orbit on the International Space Station. The program nurtures ownership
in learning, critical thinking, problem solving, navigation of an
interdisciplinary landscape, and communication skills – all reflective of the
Next Generation Science Standards, the skills needed by professional scientists
and engineers, and the skills desired by 21st century employers.

Each participating community will be provided a real microgravity research
mini-laboratory capable of supporting a single experiment, and all launch
services to fly the experiment to the International Space Station in Fall 2016,
and return is safely to Earth for student harvesting and analysis. A 9-week
experiment design competition in each community, held February through April
2016, and locally engaging typically 300 students (if a pre-college focus),
allows student teams to design and formally propose real experiments vying for
their community's reserved mini-lab on Space Station. A formal 2-step proposal
review process, mirroring professional review, will determine the community’s
flight experiment. Content resources for teachers and students support
foundational instruction on science in microgravity and experimental design.
Additional programming leverages the experiment design competition to engage the
community, embracing a Learning Community Model for STEM education. This
includes a local art and design competition for a Mission Patch to accompany the
flight experiment to Station. SSEP is therefore more suitably characterized as a
community-wide STEAM experience.

TIME CRITICAL: all interested communities are asked to inquire by November 13,
2015; this allows schools and districts the time they need to assess interest
with their staff and, if appropriate, move forward with an Implementation Plan.
Communities must be aboard by February 15, 2016, for a 9-week experiment design
and proposal writing phase from February 22 to April 22, 2016. The flight
experiment will be selected by May 26, 2016. Launch of the Mission 10 to ISS
“Casper” experiments payload is expected in Fall 2016.

NEXT STEP: carefully read the SSEP Home page, which provides an Executive
Summary of the Program and the Mission 10 to ISS Flight Opportunity:
http://ssep.ncesse.org

Of interest: SSEP was showcased in Scientific American, February 17, 2015
http://goo.gl/9eSI0j

Contact:
Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP Program Director; cell 301-395-0770;
jeffgoldstein@ncesse.org

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Nov
6
to Nov 7

Habitats and Adaptations: Teacher Professional Development, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

The Blank Park Zoo would once again like to invite educators to professional development opportunities that will be held at Blank Park Zoo and other locations around Iowa on the dates listed below.  The workshops are good for one hour of license renewal credit and teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program.  Our education department is willing and able to travel to districts across the state with our classroom programs (animals included!). 

Participants in our workshops engage in relevant inquiry investigations that are connected to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards, learn research-based instructional practices, and gain knowledge and ideas that will be useful in their classrooms. Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas (science, literacy, mathematics, social studies, and the arts).  

Workshop Descriptions:  

Habitats and Adaptations - Teachers will experience a module created by the Wildlife Conservation Society (Habitat Ecology Learning Program), as well as materials from NSTA and the Council for Environmental Education. These resources utilize art, math, geography and live science to explore ecology. The lessons are designed to motivate students, encourage critical thinking, and make learning fun. This course will specifically focus on animal adaptations and different habitats, with visits from live animals from various ecosystems! Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas.

Conservation: People and Animals - Participants will explore positive and negative interactions between humans and animals in ecosystems, learn about conservation efforts in which Blank Park Zoo is a partner, and how to connect with researchers and conservationists committed to wildlife conservation around the world. They will have the opportunity to work with grade level groups to find ways to implement conservation projects in their classrooms.

Wild Genes – Participants explore genetic diversity in plants and animals, learn about the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Program, and meet some families of animals here at the zoo.  While genetics content is generally presented in middle and high school, we will be showing how concepts at the elementary level articulate to upper grades. 

Climate Change - Educators will participate in learning activities designed by a collaborative of seven national organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, the National Parks service, and U.S. Forest Service.

The activities are organized in a DVD based Toolkit that uses a case study approach to focus on climate change and its impact on wildlife and public lands. All activities have been reviewed by scientists and by educators from the 2008 Einstein Fellowship Program and are aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education. 

Wonders of Water - Participants will explore the physical properties of water, various water habitats, and water related conservation concerns.  Activities will include water testing, comparisons of various water habitats and the organisms that depend on them, examination of current water issues and concerns, and development of lessons to be utilized in the classroom.

Cost: $20.00 to help cover materials and meals, payable at workshop; credit fees if taking for credit

Included in workshop: Meals (dinner on Friday night and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday), materials for teachers to utilize in their classrooms, and an opportunity to schedule a free classroom visit or program at the zoo.

Workshops will run Friday from 4-9:30 and Saturday from 8 – 5:30

Dates and Topics: 

Academic Year 2015/2016
November 6/7, 2015 - Habitats and Adaptations
November 20/21, 2015 - Conservation: People and Animals
January 15/16, 2016 - Wild Genes
February 19/20, 2016 - Climate Change

April 15/16, 2016 - Wonders of Water 

Registration forms may be found on the zoo website – www.blankparkzoo.com under Education/Just for Teachers.  They may be submitted electronically.

Participants should contact Kathy McKee at 515-974-2557; kamckee@blankparkzoo.net or Angela Tague, 515-974-2546; altague@blankparkzoo.net  if they have any questions. 

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

 

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Nov
6
to Nov 7

Women Food and Ag Network (WFAN) Annual Conference

Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food is the theme of the 2015 WFAN annual conference, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, IA. Join 200 colleagues from all across the US to network, learn and enjoy the best locally grown foods Midwest women farmers have to offer! Our keynote speaker is Dr. Robin Kimmerer, distinguished teaching professor of environmental and forest biology at the State University of New York and founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. Field tours will be offered to showcase women-owned horticulture and livestock farms in Iowa and Illinois, urban farm projects including the Quad Cities Food Hub, and others. Friday afternoon intensives will focus on pollinator habitat and women’s leadership, as well as a combination tour and discussion for aspiring and beginning women farmers. Nine Saturday workshops will cover topics ranging from land access to marketing, financing, and conservation. Watch the new play about farm transition, Map of My Kingdom; enjoy delicious food and lots of networking! Visit www.wfan.org or contact Leigh Adcock at conference@wfan.org for more info. Limited exhibitor spaces available, as well as scholarships funded by Iowa REAP.

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Clarinda, Lied Center

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Decorah, Luther College - Olin Building, Room 102

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Cedar Falls, Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Marshalltown, Grimes Farm - Conservation Center

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Webster City, Briggs Woods Golf Course Lodge

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Chariton, Pin Oak Lodge

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly, Burlington, Star's Cave Nature Center

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Oxford, Conservation Education Center - Kent Park

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

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Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Iowa REAP Assembly: Maquoketa, Hurstville Interpretive Center

Learn about Iowa REAP - CEP and the Conservation Education Program at your local REAP Assembly. Assemblies are scheduled at 18 Iowa locations beginning on September 29th and concluding on November 5th.  For more information, address of the event, the schedule of statewide REAP assemblies and updates please visit www.iowareap.com.

 

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