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June 2019

Teaching Outdoor Skills: Archery and Bowfishing

June 20 - June 21
Benton County Conservation Nature Center, Vinton, IA IA 52349 United States + Google Map

Learn basic archery and archery instructional skills, as well as bowfishing basics in this hands-on class. Participants will receive National Archery in the Schools and Explore Bowfishing instructional materials. Meals/materials fee includes lunch both days, curriculum materials, and workshop supplies and fees. $75 materials/lunch fee due with registration. Class will meet 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on June 20 and 21. Course assignment due July 5. Cost: participant only -  $75; recertification credit - $110 Naturalists can create an account…

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Iowa Farm to School Conference

June 21 - June 22
Central College Pella, IA 50219 United States + Google Map

The goal of the annual Iowa Farm to School Conference is to support and inspire those interested in or already implementing farm to school and farm to early care and education all around the state by covering a variety of topics. The Iowa Farm to School Network invites you to attend the 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference. Interested in or already implementing a farm to school and farm to early care and education program? Join us as we share ideas, resources,…

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July 2019

Teaching Outdoor Skills: An Introduction to Basic Outdoor Skills

July 24 - July 25
Big Creek State Park Polk City, IA 50226 United States + Google Map

Participate in a variety of basic outdoor skills and teaching resources/methodologies. Receive introductory instruction and lesson plans for planning outings, map reading, hiking, paddling, fishing, archery, campfire cooking, and basic firearm safety/shooting. Registration fee covers rentals, supplies, resource materials, and meals (lunch and dinner on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2). Course meets 7/24 9:00 am - 6:30 pm and 7/25 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Assignment due 8/8/2019. Cost: participant only -  $100; recertification credit - $135; Drake…

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Teaching Outdoor Skills: Fish Iowa! Basic Fishing

July 29 - July 30
Terra Park Johnston, IA 50131 United States + Google Map

This two-day workshop will acquaint participants with the Fish Iowa! Basic Spincasting teaching module and a variety of other resources to teach fishing in a variety of settings. Participants will learn fishing basics including fish identification, fishing locations, casting techniques, and cleaning and cooking fish. Participants will experience lake/pond fishing (including fishing from a kayak and/or canoe) and be introduced to other types of fishing including spinning, bait casting, and fly-fishing. Instruction will include a variety of demonstration and hands-on, experiential approaches.…

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Nature-Based Early Learning Conference

July 31 - August 3
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Are you an educator or administrator who runs a nature-based preschool or another early learning program that places nature at its core? Or are you thinking about starting or transitioning to a nature-based program? Are you a researcher, landscape designer, or other professional who focuses on nature-based early learning settings? Are you passionate about making the benefits of nature-based education accessible to many more young children? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our 2019 Nature-Based Early Learning…

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Perseids on the Prairie – IAN/ICEC Summer Workshop

July 31 - August 2
Walking Stick Adventures Farm, 2347 L Ave
Williamsburg, IA 52361 United States
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Walking Sticks Adventures and Iowa County Conservation Board are hosting the Iowa Association of Naturalists and Iowa Conservation Education Coalition Summer Workshop. Teachers and naturalists will participate in a host of activities and discussions that connect science, math, history, and current events. This experiential learning opportunity includes: setting up and camping in a tipi on the prairie, cooking in historical Dutch ovens using locally sourced foods, exploring a local watershed and creek, viewing and discussing the Perseid meteor showers learning…

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August 2019

SOAR Annual Release

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McFarland Park, 56461 180th St
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Save the date for August 25, 2019! More details to follow.

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September 2019

Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources: Course information

September 15, 2019 - January 5, 2020
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Target Audience: STEM, Science, Social Studies, Ag. and Natural Resources; Grades K-12 Dates: September 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (16 weeks) Location: online Instructor: Barb Gigar Cost: $305 - Materials, 3 License Renewal Credits; $455 – Materials, 3 Drake Graduate Credits Course: #180287 LO - Exploring Iowa's Natural Resources Register at: https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/   The goal of this course is to help you utilize a STEM-based approach that incorporates local natural resources as unifying themes to implement Iowa Core concepts in your curriculum. You will work in small groups…

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October 2019

Midwest Environmental Education Conference: Access Nature – Promoting Inclusion and Diversity in Environmental Education

October 3 - October 5
Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul, MN United States + Google Map
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Save the date for the next Midwest EE Conference! The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education is hosting in Saint Paul, MN. More details to come!

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