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January 2021

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ExCom Meeting

January 13 @ 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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Virtual Winter Learning Series – Luther Panel

January 13 @ 7:00 pm
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Luther’s Environmental Concerns Organization, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, will be hosting a panel discussion on the intersections of race and environmentalism on Wednesday, January 13. In our panel, we want to invite speakers to share their stories concerning how environmental issues particularly impact BIPOC populations, in our regional communities, and globally. We hope that in doing so, we can bring awareness to the unique challenges that marginalized communities face in the era of the…

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Virtual Winter Learning Series – Pronouns 101

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Via Zoom,

A training provided by the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, Pronouns 101 will provide an overview of pronoun usage and gender identity, with an added focus on fostering and creating safe and accepting workplaces and educational environments. Please register for this session.

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2021 Annual Membership Meeting

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Via Zoom,

ICEC Annual Meeting Thursday, 28 January 2021 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom  Please register for this meeting. Only those registered will get the Zoom link. Find the agenda here!

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Virtual Winter Learning Series – Carolyn Finney Keynote

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Via Zoom,

Carolyn Finney is a storyteller, author, and a cultural geographer. The aim of her work is to develop greater cultural competency within environmental organizations and institutions, challenge media outlets on their representation of difference, and increase awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determine policy and action. She is author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. Learn more at https://www.carolynfinney.com/.   Dr. Finney’s presentation is…

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February 2021

Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Via Zoom
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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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ExCom Meeting

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Via Zoom,

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

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April 2021

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ExCom Meeting

April 14 @ 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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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
Online Course
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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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