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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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fish Iowa

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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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

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Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

July 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Prairie Woods Nature Center, 4041 Cherry Ave
Hawarden, IA 51023 United States
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This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you build on a child's sense of wonder. Early learning activities use age-appropriate practices and concepts with a focus on math, science, language, literacy, healthy living, play, and creativity. This training is FREE and is sponsored by Sioux County Extension Council. Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood Educators working with children age 3-7. Receive 4 clock hours credit for child care license…

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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 16, 2021! Full conference…

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August 2021

Iowa Mining: Mussels and Coal

August 5 @ 7:30 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
$100.00
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Educational Ecotour Meet and consult with DNR and CCB experts Visit mussel and coal mining history museums Discover Iowa mussels along the Mississippi River Walk the historic Buxton site Travel, overnight, and one meal covered through registration and REAP CEP grant. Registration deadline is July 1, 2021. For more information or to register, email Stacey Snyder snyders@waterlooschools.org Send $100 registration to BCNA, 608 2nd St SE, Tripoli, IA 50676 With your name, phone, email address! Credit will be integration of…

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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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Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

August 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dog Creek County Park, 4901 Warbler
Sutherland, IA 51058 United States
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This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you build on a child's sense of wonder. Early learning activities use age-appropriate practices and concepts with a focus on math, science, language, literacy, healthy living, play, and creativity. This training is FREE and is sponsored by O'Brien County Extension Council. Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood Educators working with children age 3-7. Receive 4 clock hours credit for child care license…

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September 2021

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Growing Up WILD – Reconnecting Children with Nature

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Smith Lake Park, 2407 US-169
Algona, IA 50511 United States
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This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you build on a child's sense of wonder. Early learning activities use age-appropriate practices and concepts with a focus on math, science, language, literacy, healthy living, play, and creativity. Participants should dress comfortably for light physical activity. Training Fee: $15; This program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 3 County offices for reduced registration cost. Target Audience: Open to…

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