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River of Words® (ROW) conducts an environmental poetry and art contest for youth aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12 every year. ROW is a Project of The Center for Environmental literacy at St. Mary's College of California. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of their own watershed, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. Winners of the international contest will be announced in April of each year, and are honored in a mid-April ceremony a...
KELLERTON, Iowa – The annual Prairie Chicken Festival will be held at Kellerton Grasslands Bird Conservation Area, two miles west and one mile south of Kellerton, on April 4. Viewing will begin before dawn and last until the birds diminish their courtship dancing and booming, around 9 a.m. Prairie Chickens have been reintroduced to the area and each spring their courtship dances occur where their booming calls resonate across southern Iowa hills and valleys. The site provides a wildlife...
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Reconnecting Children with Nature: Growing Up WILD training 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, l...
Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) This event takes a fresh, regional approach to the increasingly difficult task of environmental compliance, permitting, enforcement, and other critical environmental issues that impact Midwest facilities and institutions. MECC events are hosted by state business and manufacturing associations and supported by EPA and State Agencies. These premier Midwestern environmental conferences: Provide an insider perspective on key regional issues&nbs...
The Iowa Children’s Water Festival is a FREE educational event that provides your fifth grade class the opportunity to learn about the importance of water in their daily lives through presentations, hands-on activities, exhibits, games, and entertainment. Over 2,000 students will attend various outdoor and indoor presentations and classes. May 14th DMACC Campus, Ankeny Iowa The Iowa DNR will be there with a class on what kids can do to help with the litter problem along I...
Experience yoga, nature walks, meditation and other activities to learn a more relaxing, healthy lifestyle in this weekend retreat. Only $190 per person if booked by April 1 ($210 after April 1), which includes a two-night stay and all program activities. Call 641-724-1418 to register. For more information, visit www.honeycreekresort.com May 15 – 17, 2015 Healthy Living Retreat Honey Creek Resort State Park, Moravia, IA
River of Words® (ROW) conducts an environmental poetry and art contest for youth aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12 every year. ROW is a Project of The Center for Environmental literacy at St. Mary's College of California. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of their own watershed, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. Winners of the international contest will be announced in April of each year, and are honored in a mid-April ceremony a...
Join hundreds of dedicated volunteers for the epic 13th Annual Project AWARE. This year, it’s the Wapsipinicon River between Independence to Olin. In 2014 on the Big Sioux River, 388 participants paddled 91 miles and removed 30.2 tons of trash. There’s nothing like the reward you get by getting dirty with like-minded river lovers and helping to improve the habitat and recreational opportunities, making the river cleaner and safer. Enjoy the day, then relax at night with educational p...

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