Ornithology 101


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This program will be presented in an online format. Please see the event description below for details. 

Saturday, September 11, 2021
9:00am to 12:00pm Add to Calendar



14 and up

$15.00 Per Session or $75.00 For the Full Series

Join us & celebrated educator Ron Cisar for another session of "A Land Ethic Workshop" on Saturday, September 11th from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. This program will be held entirely online & 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 September program participants will enjoy a full morning of instruction & learning, including:

  • An introduction to common raptor species
  • A look at the annual raptor migration through the Missouri River valley
  • A study of lead poisoning & its effect on Bald Eagles
  • A reading & discussion of Aldo Leopold's essay "The Choral Copse"

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. 

Cost for this program is $15.00 per person per individual session. *Participants do not need to attend every session to enjoy this programming series. 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.

Click Here to Register for our September 11th Program

Participants should note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are planning on presenting all programs in the "Land Ethic Workshop" series online. Participants will need an internet connection & be willing to use the Zoom online meeting platform to attend. 

Click Here to View our Full 2021 Program Series Outline


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.

"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.

Programs are held online from 9:00 a.m. to noon & occur monthly, one Saturday per month, March through December. Participants may register for individual sessions or opt to attend all 2021 sessions. Individual sessions are $15.00 per person & our full programming series of 10 sessions is $75.00.


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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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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