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May 2021

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Growing Up WILD Online Training

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Via Zoom,

This Growing Up WILD is a combination of online activities and a virtual training session. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are launching an online training for the national award-winning Growing Up WILD activity guide. This workshop provides exciting hands-on activities and resources to help lead children out the door and explore nature. Activities use age-appropriate practices and concepts to build on children’s sense of wonder. Early learning activities focus on: math, science, language, literacy,…

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June 2021

The Secret Lives of “Stuff” June start

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Secret Lives of "Stuff" course for K-12 Educators Relevant content as we educate during this difficult time. Enroll now for June 8-July 13 course You'll design virtual or face-to-face lessons. Throughout the course, you will explore powerful classroom-ready lessons, activities, videos and readings. You'll also engage with other educators in idea-sharing. In Module 1, consider what’s important to you. Then, examine waste and the life cycles of "stuff," such as t-shirts and water bottles. From there, analyze ways you and your students can conserve resources and live more…

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ExCom Meeting

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Via Zoom,

If you would like to participate in this Executive Committee, please email Linette for call-in information.

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Teaching Outdoor Skills: Introduction to Basic Outdoor Skills

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 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 of June 10, 2021. Register through the AEALearning website: https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/. If you do not already have an account, you will be asked to…

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Teaching Outdoor Skills: Fish Iowa!

June 28 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
Jones County Conservation Center, 12514 Central Park Rd
Center Junction, IA 52212 United States
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fish Iowa

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 2021

Teaching Outdoor Skills: Archery and Bowfishing

July 12 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm
Mahaska County Conservation Center, 2342 Hwy 92
Oskaloosa, IA 52577 United States
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fish Iowa

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. Registration deadline is July 5, 2021. Register through the AEALearning 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 for the courses by entering “outdoor skills” in…

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Teaching Outdoor Skills: Hunter Education

July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
Olofson Shooting Range, 11652 NW Nissen Drive
Polk City, IA 50226 United States
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fish Iowa

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. Registration deadline is July 12, 2021. Register through the AEALearning 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…

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Midwest Environmental Education Conference

July 26 - July 29
Luther College, 700 College Dr
Decorah, IA United States
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July 26-29, 2021 ~ Luther College in Decorah, Iowa Exploring Community: Land, Water, People The conference keynote and sessions will focus on the ideas of re-defining community to include all land, water, and people, and building healthy, resilient, vibrant communities for all. Visit the conference schedule at a glance and the conference schedule for more details. Conference registration closes July 2, 2021 Multiple ticket options are available to accommodate different schedules: Early bird pricing through June 13, 2021! Full conference…

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August 2021

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ExCom Meeting

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Via Zoom,

If you would like to participate in this Executive Committee, please email Linette for call-in information.

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October 2021

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ExCom Meeting

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Via Zoom,

If you would like to participate in this Executive Committee, please email Linette for call-in information.

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December 2021

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ExCom Meeting

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Via Zoom,

If you would like to participate in this Executive Committee, please email Linette for call-in information.

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