Love the great outdoors & feel like you want to develop a deeper understanding of the natural world around you? We have a great programming opportunity for you! Join us for our 2021 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop"!
This unique series of monthly programs will be held entirely online & is perfect for anyone interested in cultivating a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. Designed & taught by biologist & Aldo Leopold scholar Ron Cisar, participants of this programming series will gain a deeper understanding of our local ecosystems through study and discussion of seasonal ecology & will connect with others who share a passion for nature.
Our program series kicks off with a free, online, introductory session entitles "A Good Oak" at 9:00 a.m. on February 27th. This event is designed to introduce participants to our larger programming series, with an exploration of our Loess Hills ecosystems & an introduction to conservationist & philosopher Aldo Leopold, who's work will guide our program throughout the year. This introductory program is free for all attendees & is intended for anyone age 14 & over with an interest in the natural world, no experience or prior knowledge is required to participate. Click here to register for "A Good Oak" in minutes online.
If you enjoy our free session you are invited to join us for the full season, with one session being held each month, March through December. Participants may opt to register for individual monthly sessions at a cost of $15.00 each or register for the full 10 session programming season for a discounted price of $75.00. Anyone who registers for the full season will also receive a copy of "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold & a complimentary journal to help your nature journaling take flight during the year.
Each of our 10 programming sessions will take an in-depth look at a variety of topics in nature. Each event begins at 9:00 a.m. & will last approximately 3 hours. Check out our full calendar of events below, click any program session for more information.
A Land Ethic Workshop - 2021 Schedule of Events
* All programs will be held online
A Good Oak: Free Introductory Session - Saturday, February 27th
Waterfowl Identification - Saturday, March 20th
Wildflower Identification - Saturday, April 10th
Morels, Fungi, & Lichens - Saturday, May 8th
Freshwater Aquatic Studies - Saturday, June 19th
Butterfly Basics - Saturday, July 10th
A Chorus of Insects - Saturday, August 7th
Ornithology 101 - Saturday, September 11th
The Science of Fall - Saturday, October 16th
Nature's Recyclers - Saturday, November 6th
Winter Survival Secrets - Saturday, December 18th
Ron has also put together a terrific outline of his plans for each of th 10 regular season sessions. Each session may be adjusted slightly to align with Mother Nature so be prepared for a little variation.
We hope you will join us for our free, introductory program on February 27th to see what this unique programming series is all about. We know you will love it!
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