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December 2019

ExCom Meeting

December 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 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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January 2020

Winter Workshop 2020

January 24 - January 25
Marshalltown Community College, 3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158 United States
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Winter Workshop 2020 Iowa’s PHENOMENAL Natural Resources January 24-25, 2020 Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa This two-day event includes hands-on sessions to explore natural resource-based phenomena, along with several resources to identify and explore phenomena with your students. Registration is open. Explore grade-appropriate Iowa phenomena; with a host of educational resources and tools to explore them. Learn how to develop investigable questions, make observations, and gather/record data and analyze it. Try your hand at a Game Jam and learn how…

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2020 Annual Meeting

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Marshalltown Community College, 3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158 United States
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February 2020

Water Connects Us All: Growing Networks for Clean and Safe Water in the Heartland

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration open until course full.  Two graduate credits for $275 Dates February 28, 29, and March 1, 2020 and May 1 and 2, 2020 Initial workshop-Friday, evening, Saturday, and Sunday Update workshop-Friday evening and Saturday Cost Total cost of $275 for 2 graduate credits, food, lodging, and a plethora of teaching materials. Learn how to teach environmental issues based on the theme, Water Connects Us All. Sub-grants available for water quality projects! All grade levels (P-12) and content areas are…

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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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Postponed – GUW – 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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This event will be rescheduled for Fall 2020! 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…

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April 2020

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ExCom Meeting

April 1 @ 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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Postponed – GUW – 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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Trainers are working to get this event rescheduled! 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…

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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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Postponed – GUW – 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 training has been postponed, as soon as rescheduled, we'll update! 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…

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