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A Land Ethic Workshop: Woodland & Prairie Flowers

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Receive a 50% discount when you register for all 10 A Land Ethic Workshop sessions by June 18th! Click here to get started. 

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

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

Ages
14 and up

Cost
$15 per person

Join us & celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop" on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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.   

Our April program participants will enjoy a full morning of instruction & learning, including:

  • Early spring wildflower identification study
  • Continued guidance for successful nature journaling 
  • A reading & discussion of Aldo Leopold's essay "Draba"
  • A look at the history of Earth Day  
  • Anatomy of a flower
  • April Nature Calendar (phenology)

Each month will 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.

Until March 18th, participants may register for the entire 10-session season at a 50% discounted price of $75.00. Click here to get started. Attendees who register for the full programming series will receive a copy of "A Sand County Almanac" & a blank journal for use during the class. *Participants do not need to attend every session to enjoy this programming series.

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.

 

The program schedule is as follows: 

  • *Free* Intro to "A Land Ethic Workshop" - February 26th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Waterfowl Identification - March 19th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Woodland & Prairie Wildflowers - April 9th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Morels, Fungi & Lichen - May 21st, 9:00 a.m.
  • Freshwater Ecosystems - June 18th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Butterfly Basics - July 9th, 9:00 a.m.
  • A Chorus of Insects - August 13th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Ornithology 101 - September 10th, 9:00 a.m.
  • The Science of Fall - October 15th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Nature's Recyclers - November 12th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Winter Survival Secrets - December 3rd, 9:00 a.m.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the first day of the event by calling 712-545-3283 & speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 7 days in advance of the event will not be refunded. Program fees for events cancelled by Pottawattamie Conservation for any reason will 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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