News & Blog: Environmental Education

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Don't Miss Free, Family-Friendly Loess Hills Prairie Seminar Coming Up June 3rd-5th!

Families are invited to explore, learn, and relax in the heart of the Loess Hills.

5/24/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Loess Hills, News

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Tri-Center High School Students Celebrate End of School Year By Planting Trees

Pottawattamie Conservation joined 30 students from Tri-Center High School in planting 14 trees on school grounds.

5/20/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, News

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Support Our Pollinator Friends at Butterflies & Beer on 5/17

Supporting native pollinators is more important than ever, which is why the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation is encouraging you to plant native plants like butterfly milkweed in your yards!

5/10/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, News

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In the News: Council Bluffs named Bee City USA for conservation efforts

Council Bluffs has joined more than 150 cities and towns across the country in being named a Bee City USA affiliate by the Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit organization.

5/5/2022
David Golbitz, The Daily Nonpareil
Conservation, Environmental Education, Native Plants, News

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What is a Land Ethic?

Join us for this year's "A Land Ethic Workshop" program series where you'll follow in the footsteps of praised conservationist and author Aldo Leopold and his "Land Ethic."

3/10/2022
Kylie Gumpert, Promotions & Outreach Coordinator
Conservation, Environmental Education, News

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Help Iowa DNR Track Frog and Toad Populations!

By joining the Volunteer Wildlife Monitoring Program you can be a citizen scientist and help the DNR monitor amphibian species across the state.

3/8/2022
Stephanie Shepherd, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Conservation, Environmental Education, Training

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In the News: Walking the walk with nature lovers in the Loess Hills

Hitchcock Nature Center workshop evokes famed conservationists.

2/27/2022
Brent Weber, WOWT
Environmental Education, Hitchcock Nature Center, News

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Try These Eco-Friendly Habits In 2022

Here are some suggested sustainability actions for the New Year and beyond!

1/4/2022
Environmental Education Team
Conservation, Environmental Education, Zero Waste

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Getting to Know Kathy Fiscus Our July Speaker

Get to know our July speaker, Kathy Fiscus & get ready for "Loess Hills & Scenic Byway Art" on July 8th!

6/28/2021
Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist and with Kathy Fiscus
Conservation, Environmental Education, Loess Hills, Speaker Series

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Join us for a Hitch Hike this Summer

Want to learn more about the trails at Hitchcock Nature Center? Join us for a Hitch Hike this summer & get the guided experience.

4/29/2021
Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Family Fun, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants, Summer

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Getting to Know Benjamin Vogt

Pottawattamie Conservation is excited to announce the next Speaker Series program this May 13th. This online program is held in partnership with the Council Bluffs Public Library & supported by a grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

4/27/2021
Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist and with Benjamin Vogt
Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Native Plants, Speaker Series

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Thank You Volunteers!

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week! A huge thanks to all our volunteers for everything you do.

4/23/2021
Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Environmental Education, HawkWatch, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, Volunteering

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Litter Busters!

Learn the intrepid tale of the Dump Busters and continue the legacy by busting some litter at Hitchcock Nature Center for Earth Day!

4/16/2021
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Family Fun, Green Thumbs, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Holidays, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants, Our Staff, Spring, Volunteering, Zero Waste

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Fauna Feature: Eastern Cottontail

Get to know the Eastern Cottontail, Iowa's native rabbit!

4/2/2021
Conservation, Environmental Education, Native Animals

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Get Outdoors on a Little Tike Hike this April

Spring has sprung so get outdoors & enjoy some time in nature at Hitchcock Nature Center & Botna Bend Park during this special, self-guided event designed for our youngest nature lovers.

3/25/2021
Rene Stroud, Naturalist and Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Botna Bend Park, Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Family Fun, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Homeschool, Spring, Summer

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Building Better Birders Workshops Coming March 25th!

Interested in improving your birding skills, learning more about common bird species, or joining in on community science projects in your area? Check out Building Better Birders!

3/4/2021
Bird Watching, Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Family Fun, HawkWatch, Hiking, Native Animals

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Monarchs, Apples & the Law

Thistles have an important part to play in the life of a monarch butterfly.

2/19/2021
Jeff Franco, Deputy Director
Conservation, Environmental Education, Habitat Areas, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants

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Nature Documentaries for Wintertime Viewing

Want to bring the beauty of nature indoors this winter? We can help!

2/19/2021
Conservation, Environmental Education, Family Fun, Homeschool

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Explore the Rhythm of Nature with A Land Ethic Workshop in 2021

Anyone with a passion for the great outdoors is in for a treat with A Land Ethic Workshop.

2/16/2021
Conservation, Environmental Education, Events, Land Management, Loess Hills, Native Animals, Native Plants

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Hardwater Fishing

Fishing can be fun all year long!

2/9/2021
Bob Hladik, Part Time Environmental Education Staff & Lifelong Fisherman
Arrowhead Park, Environmental Education, Habitat Areas, Native Animals, Winter

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Fun Facts for Groundhog Day

Get to know our favorite weather predicting mammal!

1/29/2021
Environmental Education, Holidays, Native Animals

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Get Ready for a Summer of Fun in 2021

Registration for our 2021 Summer Nature Camps will open on March 1st!

1/22/2021
Environmental Education, Events, Summer, Summer Camp

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Winter Fun at Your County Parks

Winter is a great time to explore your county parks. Here are some ideas to help you stay active all season long.

1/1/2021
Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Environmental Education, Family Fun, Hiking, Hitchcock Nature Center, Loess Hills, Winter

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