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April 2020

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Postponed – GUW – Reconnecting Children with Nature

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Camp Autumn, 4233 Yew Ave
Sutherland, IA United States
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This training has been postponed, as soon as rescheduled, will update! Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood Educators working with children age 3-7 Early childhood professionals will: Find new ways to build on children’s sense of wonder. Discover ideas related to exploring the world just outside their doors. Receive a guide with 27 nature-based themes. Sample snack ideas. Get take-home family activities to send home with youth. Register Today! CAPACITY is LIMITED! Registration deadline is Friday, April 3 to…

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Postponed – GUW – Reconnecting Children with Nature

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Joy Community Center, 240 N Douglas St
Afton, IA United States
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Trainers are working to reschedule this event! Please check back... This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you lead your own nature explorations. Growing Up WILD activities use age appropriate practices and concepts to build on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore nature and the world around them. Specially written for children 3-7, activities include sections to address many learning areas: math, science, language, literacy, health living,…

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Nature Explore – Connecting Children to Nature

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Cornelia, 1768 Obrien Ave
Clarion, IA United States
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Please double check the training registry for status of this training in light of the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency declared by the governor. Parents, teachers, and child care providers are invited to explore the wonder of nature and the benefits it offers children. 9:00 a.m. - Noon - Learning with Nature 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Choosing Effective Indoor and Outdoor Materials Register by April 16, go to the Iowa Child Care Providers Training Registry and search for…

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May 2020

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Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Springbrook State Park, Guthrie Center, IA United States + Google Map

This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you lead your own nature explorations. Growing Up WILD activities use age appropriate practices and concepts to build on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore nature and the world around them. Specially written for children 3-7, activities include sections to address many learning areas: math, science, language, literacy, health living, play, and creativity. Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood…

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Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you lead your own nature explorations. Growing Up WILD activities use age appropriate practices and concepts to build on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore nature and the world around them. Specially written for children 3-7, activities include sections to address many learning areas: math, science, language, literacy, health living, play, and creativity. Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood…

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Loess Hills Prairie Seminar

May 29 - May 31
Loess Hills Wildlife Area, 178th St and Oak Ave
Castana, IA United States
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Exploring the Hills in 20/20 Free, family-friendly programs Meals available for purchase Educator license renewal credit - visit http://www.nwaea.k12.ia.us Free camping at Loess Hills Wildlife Area, rural Castana For more information please visit the seminar website.

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June 2020

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ExCom Meeting

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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If you would like to participate in this ExCom Meeting via Zoom, please email Linette for call-in information.

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Teaching Outdoor Skills: An Introduction to Basic Outdoor Skills

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm
Annett Nature Center, 15565 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125 United States
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Hands-on sessions will acquaint participants with a variety of basic outdoor skills and teaching resources/methodologies. Participants will receive introductory instruction and lesson plans for planning outings, map reading, hiking, paddling, fishing, archery, campfire cooking, and basic firearm safety/shooting. Registration fee includes meals (lunch and dinner on day 1 and lunch on day 2) and materials. Registration deadline: June 10 Participant only: $100 License renewal: $135 Graduate credit: $225 Register through the AEA Learning website: https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/. If you do not already…

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Teaching Outdoor Skills: Archery and Bowfishing

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Mahaska County Conservation Center, 2342 Hwy 92
Oskaloosa, IA 52577 United States
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This hands-on session will acquaint participants with basic archery and archery instructional skills, as well as bowfishing basics. Participants will receive National Archery in the Schools and Explore Bowfishing instructional materials. Registration fee includes meals and materials. June 23-24, 2020 Registration deadline: June 19 Participant only: $75 Recertification Credit: $110 Register through the AEA Learning website: https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/. If you do not already have an account, you will be asked to create one. Once you login, you can locate registration information…

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Teaching Outdoor Skills: Fish Iowa!

June 29 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Jones County Conservation Center, 12514 Central Park Rd
Center Junction, IA 52212 United States
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This two-day course will acquaint participants with the Fish Iowa! Basic Spincasting teaching module and other resources to teach fishing in a variety of settings. Participants will learn to teach 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 demonstrations and hands-on, experiential approaches. Peer teaching…

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July 2020

Teaching Outdoor Skills: Hunter Education

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm
Olofson Shooting Range, 11652 NW Nissen Drive
Polk City, IA 50226 United States
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This two-day course covers requirements for educators to become certified hunter education instructors including firearm handling and safety, hunter education class requirements, and policies and procedures. Registration fee includes lunch, supplies, and teaching materials. Some resources are online, so please bring a laptop or tablet to access. July 20-21, 2020 Registration deadline: July 13 Participant only: $25 License renewal: $60 Register through the AEA Learning website: https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/. If you do not already have an account, you will be asked to…

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ExCom Meeting

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Via Zoom,

If you would like to participate in this ExCom Meeting via Zoom, please email Linette for call-in information.

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