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Butterfly Basics + Pond Study | A Land Ethic Workshop

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
9:00am to 12:00pm Add to Calendar

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

Ages
14+

Cost
$15 per person

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

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

  • June At A Glance: A review of material covered in June's program, "Freshwater Ecosystems"
  • A look at Aldo Leopold's essay, "Prairie Birthday" 
  • Mother Nature's Calendar for July: Familiarize yourself with natural changes you can look for throughout the year.
  • Butterfly Basics: A look at butterfly characteristics and examples of butterfly family representatives.
  • Pond Study: A study of the living and non-living components of a freshwater pond ecosystem.
  • Programming will finish out in true Leopold tradition, with a song. 

Please come prepared for a short hike and pond study by wearing appropriate shoes and clothing and bringing insect spray, sunscreen, and water.

This program is intended for participants aged 14 and older 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.

Program topics and dates include:

About Ron Cisar

Ron Cisar.

"A Land Ethic Workshop" is created and 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.

 

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. Processing fees will not be refunded. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be fully refunded. 

Registration confirmation and event details, including important updates in the event of weather or other circumstances, will be sent to the email address entered when registering. Make sure to check junk/spam folders. Pottawattamie Conservation is not responsible for missed emails.

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2024 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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