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March 2020

The Biology of Soil

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa's rich soil makes the state a leader in agricultural production. Soil health is a key factor in that productivity. Now teachers and other educators can learn about soil biology and how science can help manage soil health through a new graduate course offered by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation. Credit and non-credit options available through AEA Online Learning: #182142 LO - The Biology of Soil AEA Online Learning login Only 20 seats available in this online course that starts…

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Project WILD Training

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Project WILD / Aquatic WILD Training - Nahant Marsh Participants receive two award winning guides filled with over 100 lesson plans that include STEM extensions, career connections, and more! Registration Link: WILD Workshop Registration Date: March 23, 2020 Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Cost: $55 Location: Nahant Marsh, Davenport Please register by March 20! Project WILD is a hands-on professional development workshop that emphasizes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. The workshop is designed to meet the needs…

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Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Story County Conservation Center (at McFarland Park), 56461 180th St
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood Educators working with children age 3-7 Register Today! CAPACITY is LIMITED! Registration deadline is March 20 to guarantee books. No cost, funding provided by Child Care Resource & Referral! Registrants will receive a Growing Up WILD guide. Click here to register! Iowa Child Care Providers Training Registry Questions? Contact Malisa Rader at 515-708-0622 Held rain or shine; dress for the weather as we will be going outside. No refunds after deadline. CDA Content…

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April 2020

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ExCom Meeting

April 1 @ 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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Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Starr’s Cave Nature Center, 11627 Starr's Cave Park Road
Burlington, IA United States
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Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood Educators working with children age 3-7 Register Today! CAPACITY is LIMITED! Registration deadline is March 27 to guarantee books. Cost: $10.00 Per Participant– includes lunch, activity materials, and a complete guide. Registration Process: Go to the Iowa Child Care Providers Training Registry to sign up (Click on Search Trainings, then search Reconnecting in the Title.) Submit fee by Friday, March 27, 2020 to the Henry County Extension Office, 127 N Main St., Mount…

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Growing Up WILD – 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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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 guarantee books. Cost: $15.00 Per Participant– includes lunch, activity materials, and…

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Growing Up WILD – 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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Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood Educators working with children age 3-7 Register Today! CAPACITY is LIMITED! Registration deadline is April 17 to guarantee books. Cost: $20.00 Per Participant– includes lunch, activity materials, and a complete guide. Partial funding provided by Quad Counties 4 Kids Early Childhood Iowa Registration Process: Go to the Iowa Child Care Providers Training Registry to sign up (Click on Search Trainings, then search Reconnecting in the Title.) Submit fee by Friday, April 17, 2020…

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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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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 Nature Explore and the start date of April 25. You'll need to register for the morning and afternoon sessions separately. Space is limited. Free! Download…

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May 2020

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
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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July 2020

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ExCom Meeting

July 29 @ 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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October 2020

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ExCom Meeting

October 7 @ 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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