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A Land Ethic Workshop: The Science of Fall

Saturday, October 15, 2022
9:00am to 12:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Ages
Ages 14+

Cost
$15 per person

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Join us & celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop." This program will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center & is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation & a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. 

Program participants will enjoy a full morning of instruction & learning, including:

  • An introduction to the science behind our annual fall color
  • A look at the process of photosynthesis
  • Continued nature journaling practice
  • A reading & discussion of Aldo Leopold's essay "Smoky Gold"
  • October Nature Calendar (phenology)

Each month will also include a look at Mother Nature's Calendar to help familiarize you with natural changes you can look for throughout the year & will finish out in true Leopold tradition, with a song. 

The cost for this program is $15.00 per person per individual session.

This program is intended for participants age 14 & over with an interest in the natural world, no experience or prior knowledge is required to participate. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

About "A Land Ethic Workshop"

Following the life work of naturalist Aldo Leopold, participants in this unique, 10 month-long programming series will gain a deeper understanding of our local ecosystems through study and discussion of seasonal ecology and will connect with others who share a passion for nature.

About Ron Cisar

"A Land Ethic Workshop" is created & taught by biologist and Leopold scholar Ron Cisar.  Ron taught science and biology in the Omaha Public Schools district for 32 years and at Iowa Western Community College as assistant Professor Emeritus until 2017. He is nationally recognized as a singer-songwriter, has spent time leading educational and research programs in national parks, and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in education.

This program is funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). REAP: Invest in Iowa, our outdoors, our heritage, our people. REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resources projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation, and more.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. 

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2022 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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