New Adult Environmental Education Programming in 2017
Pottawattamie County Conservation is excited to offer brand new adult programming options in 2017. We have kicked off the year with a whole host of new programming designed specifically for older teens, adults, & senior learners. Take a closer look at some of these new programs and mark your calendars for fun!
Join us for the pre-session workshop, Loess Hills Ecology. This rugged hike and field study with Jack Phillips is designed as an introduction to the 2017 spring field season of the Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center. This introductory hike will explore the distinct ecology and biodiversity of the Loess Hills. Please meet at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, March 25th. This workshop will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon and will be conducted mainly outdoors at the park. There is no fee for this introductory workshop but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please click here for more information and to register online.
The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center – Spring Field Season April/May, 2017
Be a part of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center during the 2017 Spring Field Season. The season will include 7 individual workshops and participants may attend all sessions or only a few. Sessions will be held on Saturdays in April and May from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Occasionally sessions may begin at 7:30 a.m. due to weather and phenology. Registered participants will received communication confirming session start time and location prior to each session.
2017 Spring Field Season Dates:
Saturday, April 1st
Saturday, April 8th
Saturday, April 15th
Saturday, April 22nd
Saturday, April 29th
Saturday, May 6th
Saturday, May 13th
Spring topics include woodland ecology, lepidopterans, odonates, pond ecology, breeding frogs and toads, migratory birds and early residents, woodland and early prairie flowers, woody plants, fungi, bryophytes, lichens, and other taxa and topics. Cost for this event is $20.00 per person for each individual workshop or participants may register for the entire 7 week field season for a discounted admission rate of $85.00 per person. Pre-registration is required at least 5 days in advance of each session as space is limited. Please click here for more information and to register online.