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Breakfast With the Birds

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for breakfast at the lodge and some birdwatching! Enjoy a tasty assortment of breakfast items while learning about Iowa's feathered friends with accomplished birder Nic Salick. Learn more about the species that call Iowa home, get tips and tricks to improve your own bird identification skills, and view the real thing from your indoor vantage point at the beautiful Loess Hills Lodge. This program is designed for participants age 12 & over.

The cost is $15.00 per person and includes park admission, programming, & breakfast. Pre-registration is required for this event by Wednesday, February 19th as space is limited. Please visit our website to register online.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=746

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Fish Fry

5:00 to 7:00PM | St. Patrick's Parish Hall · Neola

All the fish you can eat. Dinner includes fried Alaskan pollock, a baked potato, Orsi’s bread, coleslaw, relishes, and dessert! (Guests may substitute a grilled cheese sandwich for fish.) Adults: $10 Children (5-10 years old): $5 Children under 5: Free For carry-outs, call (712) 485-2433. For questions, call the Parish Office at the number below.



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Contact: RaeShelle Jensen
(712) 485-2124
stpats@wiaw.net
http://stpatricksneola.com/parish_events

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NJCAA Wrestling National Championships 2020

Mid-America Center · Council Bluffs

Calling all wrestling fans! The National Junior College Athletic Association will hold its annual wrestling national championships in Council Bluffs hosted by Iowa Western Community College at the Mid-America Center.

More details about this event will be coming soon! 



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Contact: Jeremy Capo
(712) 325-3402
jcapo@iwcc.edu
http://njcaawrestlingcb.com/

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A Good Oak: A Land Management Workshop

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for a free, introductory session of a new 2020 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop". Join instructor Ron Cisar as we celebrate the life & legacy of famous naturalist & philosopher Aldo Leopold. This free session will focus on Leopold's essay "Good Oak" from his classic work "A Sand County Almanac". Participants in this introductory session will study & learn more about the oak tree, it's significance in our biological community & in our ecosystem. Participants will also get to know Aldo Leopold, his methods, life's work, & legacy before heading outdoors for a short hike to explore the signs of the season.

This program is free with paid park admission or a current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. This program is intended for participants age 14 & over. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=747

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Backyard Forest Conference

9:30AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

As invasive species crowd out vital native plants, it’s more important than ever to manage your backyard forest. Join us for an informative day in a great location to learn about forest health. Presenters will share how to spot an invasive plant, how they manage them at Hitchcock, how to care for the trees you want to keep, plus much more.

There is a $10 registration fee per person which includes a light meal. Learn more and register at http://www.treesforever.org/BackyardForest



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Contact: Brad Riphagen
(515) 370-1291
http://www.treesforever.org/BackyardForest

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Maple Tree Tap

1:00PM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Join us for Pottawattamie County Conservation's annual Maple Tree Tap event. This program will introduce you to the basics of syrup making from tapping the trees to bottling the final product. If temperatures are cooperative and the sap is flowing participants can even taste the sweet sap as it flows from the tree.

We will be offering 3 sessions of this all-ages program, participants must choose between 1:00, 2:30, & 4:00 p.m. Each program will last approximately one hour. This event will take place both indoors & outside, please dress for the weather & wear appropriate footwear.

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited, the cost for this program is $3.00 per person, children 3 & under are free and do not need to register.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=732

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The Palace Event Center Bridal Fair

10:00AM to 4:00PM | The Palace Event Center · Treynor

The palace event center is hosting our first-ever bridal fair. It is free to everyone and we will have everything you need to plan your dream wedding and more! Many vendors will be giving away prizes and the Palace Event Center will be giving away a $1,000 off a booking. Winners must be present to win the drawing. 

Some of the featured businesses will be: Bloom Works Floral, Loess Hills Floral, Hy-Vee floral, catering and bakery, Main Event Catering, Celebrate Catering, SBC Events, Sounds Fantastic Music, Country Life Limo, Get Kara’d Away Video, I Want S’more, Lust For Life, Tiny Luxe Photography, Marla Austin Studios, and Moxie.



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Contact: Penny Buckingham
(402) 490-1875
Palacebarn@gmail.com
https://palacebarn.com/

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Twilight on the Trails

6:30PM | Botna Bend Park · Hancock

Join us for a guided night hike to experience a whole new side of nature. Hit the trails with our naturalist & see what signs of early spring you can spot. Stop by & visit with the resident elk & bison herds to learn more about these amazing animals & enjoy the sunset in this beautiful park.

All ages are welcome to attend this event. While the hike will not be strenuous it will involve walking on uneven terrain in the dark, please wear appropriate closed-toe shoes, strollers are not permitted. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person & includes admission to the park, all programming, & refreshments. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=733

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PRCA Championship Rodeo

7:30 to 9:00PM | Mid-America Center · Council Bluffs

Baxter Ram presents the Coors Light PRCA Championship Rodeo! Witness the original extreme sport as top professionals from across the country compete against the rankest head-slammin', bone-jammin' bronc's and bulls on the roughest playing field in America.



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https://www.caesars.com/mid-america-center/convention-center/calendar

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St. Patrick's Dinner

4:00 to 7:00PM | St. Patrick's Church in Neola · Neola

Join the Neola Volunteer Fire Department for the fundraiser. Food includes roast beef, corn beef, cabbage and onions, potatoes, drinks, and dessert. There will be a free-will donation at the door. 



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Contact: Greg Heine
(402) 659-2395
dawngoodsell5@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Neola-Fire-and-Rescue-318605681962949/?eid=ARBkCCkrJ4WCgx0ZXXRyAgqCXSn6zfFFwVtKaCdlahQOVvGqaTpNbxUgiZAhxbnEQc51AfJxw0x1hkX8

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Come to Iowa for the Architecture

6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library · Council Bluffs

What is there to see in Iowa? Interesting architecture, for one thing! Iowa State professor Daniel Naegele has traveled the state and authored "Naegele’s Guide to the Only Good Architecture in Iowa," which includes both renowned works of architecture as well as barns, billboards, landscapes, bridges, wind turbines, cemeteries, murals, silos, Quonset huts, and power plants. In this program Dr. Naegele will present a look at Iowa (and Omaha) architecture. A rich and often surprising portrait of Iowa architecture will emerge from the program.



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Contact: Historical Society of Pottawattamie County
(712) 323-2509
information@TheHistoricalSociety.org
http://www.TheHistoricalSociety.org

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The Geese Return

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for the first session of a new 2020 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop". Join instructor Ron Cisar as we celebrate the life & legacy of famous naturalist & philosopher Aldo Leopold. Our March 21st session will focus on Leopold's essay "The Geese Return" from his classic work "A Sand County Almanac". Participants in this session will study & learn to identify & recognize various species of geese, how to begin & keep a nature journal, how to build a "Leopold Bench", & more. Participants will also take to the Hitchcock trails for a short hike to explore the signs of the season before ending the day with a song.

Cost is $15 per person per session & online pre-registration is required. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=761

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Al Jardine: A Postcard from California

7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western · Council Bluffs
Al Jardine is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys. Al, an accomplished musician on a variety of stringed instruments, played mainly rhythm guitar and sang harmony vocals with The Beach Boys. He sang lead on their No. 1 hit "Help Me, Rhonda" and also wrote or co-wrote a good number of their songs.

In 2018, Al began playing solo shows on a tour featuring songs and stories from his early days to his most recent solo album, "A Postcard from California." Al along with his son Matt Jardine and vocalist/musician Jeff Alan Ross deliver an intimate show full of hits combined with never-before-heard stories, rare pictures, and videos from Al’s amazing career. With rave reviews from fans and critics, it's truly a show not to be missed.

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Contact: Box Office
(712) 388-7140
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Homeschool in the Hills: Journey North

10:00 to 11:30AM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 7th & explore the wet & wild world of pond ecosystems at beautiful Arrowhead Park in Neola, Iowa. This park features a 17-acre lake that will become our classroom for the day. Participants will learn to check for water quality, search for macroinvertebrates in water samples, & learn to identify frogs by sight & by call. Two sessions of this program are offered. 

Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com for the session of their choice.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=734

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Homeschool in the Hills: Journey North

1:00 to 2:30PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 7th & explore the wet & wild world of pond ecosystems at beautiful Arrowhead Park in Neola, Iowa. This park features a 17-acre lake that will become our classroom for the day. Participants will learn to check for water quality, search for macroinvertebrates in water samples, & learn to identify frogs by sight & by call. Two sessions of this program are offered. 

Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com for the session of their choice.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=734

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Woodland Wildflowers

9:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the April session of a new 2020 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop". Join instructor Ron Cisar as we celebrate the life & legacy of famous naturalist & philosopher Aldo Leopold. Our April 11th session will focus on Leopold's essay "Bur Oak" from his classic work "A Sand County Almanac" & will feature guest speaker Mary Garabrandt, Associate Professor Emeritus with Iowa Western Community College. Participants will learn to identify early species of wildflowers as well as other spring plants native to western Iowa, enjoy a guided hike on the Hitchcock trails to explore the signs of the season, then end the day with a song in the Leopold tradition.

Cost is $15 per person per session & online pre-registration is required. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=762

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Arrowhead Obstacle Trail Run

10:00AM to 2:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Arrowhead Obstacle Trail Run is a 5K (3.1 miles) event on the trails of Arrowhead Park near Neola, Iowa (I-80 exit 23). The challenging course will feature 15 obstacles on scenic hilly trails that wind through the woods and around the campgrounds and lake. There will also be a kid-friendly 1-mile course!

Arrowhead Obstacle Trail Run is a not-for-profit event, with all funds raised going to support the Pottawattamie County Trails Association. This will not be a mud run, so no mud pits, water crossings, or cold hose showers. A change of shoes is still recommended as the majority of the course is on dirt and grass trails. Shoes are required to participate.



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Contact: Matthew Schipper
arrowhead.obstacle@gmail.com
https://arrowheadobstacle.com/

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Kesha: The High Road Tour

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Kesha will unleash The High Road Tour at Harrah’s Stir Cove. The show will include Big Freedia as support and will follow the January 31st release of Kesha’s highly-anticipated forthcoming album ‘High Road’, and will include a decade’s worth of iconic hits, from “TiK ToK” and “Your Love Is My Drug” through “Praying” and up to a selection of destined-to-be favorites from the new LP. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD copy of ‘High Road’ (max 4 per household). Tickets on sale now!



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(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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May Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the first Hitch Hike of 2020! Enjoy a guided hike through a section of the Loess Hills not normally open to the public and learn more about the plants, animals, and history of the prairie. Visitors will hike along a Loess Hills ridgetop through scenic prairie to reach the McIntosh Pioneer Cemetery, founded in 1874. This trail is only accessible with a Pottawattamie County Conservation Board staff member and is not considered open to the public. Enjoy the spring wildflowers of the prairie including blue-eyed grass, puccoons, and locoweed.

This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=738

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

10:00 to 11:30AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 2nd & jump into the world of pollinators & their habitats as we get involved with the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Learn more about larval insect forms and ways to record and report that data. We will also be exploring the world of insect pollinators and steps you can take to support them in your own backyard. Two sessions of this program are offered.

Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com for the session of their choice.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=735

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

1:00 to 2:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 2nd & jump into the world of pollinators & their habitats as we get involved with the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Learn more about larval insect forms and ways to record and report that data. We will also be exploring the world of insect pollinators and steps you can take to support them in your own backyard. Two sessions of this program are offered.

Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com for the session of their choice.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=735

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Darius Rucker

8:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Darius Rucker is coming to Council Bluffs! Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. Since releasing his first country album in 2008, he has celebrated four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart and nine No. 1 singles at country radio, earning a whole new legion of fans. Don't miss Darius Rucker live. Get your tickets now!



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(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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June Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the second hike of the 2020 Hitch Hike series. Take a closer look at some of Hitchcock's best prairie remnants as you are guided along Badger Ridge. Discover purple coneflowers and other early summer wildflowers and get an idea of what the hills may have looked like during the time of Lewis and Clark.

This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=739

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Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour

7:00PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Barenaked Ladies are bringing Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket to Harrah's Stir Cove for their Last Summer On Earth 2020 Tour. This will be the 6th edition of the tour, founded by the band in 2012 – the year that the Mayan calendar predicted would be the last, hence the “Last Summer On Earth”. Don't miss a summer night of good times and great music. 



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(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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July Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the third hike of the 2020 Hitch Hike series. Hike out Fox Run Ridge to take in the stunning views of the Missouri River valley, beautiful prairie, and pasture land, and catch a glimpse of our research plots.

This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=740

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Lauv ~How I'm Feeling World Tour~

7:30PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Lauv is bringing his ~how i'm feeling world tour~ to Stir Concert Cove! Lauv has quietly and steadily become one of pop's brightest rising stars. He has released his music completely independently, including his global hit "I Like Me Better". 



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https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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August Hitch Hike

7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join us for the fourth hike in the 2020 Hitch Hike series. Meet up with the group at the Old Lincoln Highway Deck at the Hitchcock Nature Center Campground to begin this walk down the Hohneke Trail to Oak Avenue and the Bunker Hill Loop. Explore the northern section of the park and view a remnant of the original Old Lincoln Highway.

This event is free with paid park admission or current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership. Visit www.pottcoconservation.com for details.



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Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
(712) 545-3283
michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=741

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Migration

10:00 to 11:30AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 1st & get involved with one of the most well-known citizen science projects, MonarchWatch! Learn to identify monarch butterflies & safely capture, tag, & release them as they pass through our area on their way to Mexico during their annual migration. We will also take this opportunity to introduce you to the Hitchcock HawkWatch, an annual science project held at Hitchcock Nature Center. Learn more about migrating species of raptors & our intrepid team of volunteers that spend fall & early winter watching, counting, & reporting them.

Two sessions of this program are offered. Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com for the session of their choice.



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Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=736

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Homeschool in the Hills: Monarch Migration

1:00 to 2:30PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Area Homeschool students are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 1st & get involved with one of the most well-known citizen science projects, MonarchWatch! Learn to identify monarch butterflies & safely capture, tag, & release them as they pass through our area on their way to Mexico during their annual migration. We will also take this opportunity to introduce you to the Hitchcock HawkWatch, an annual science project held at Hitchcock Nature Center. Learn more about migrating species of raptors & our intrepid team of volunteers that spend fall & early winter watching, counting, & reporting them.

Two sessions of this program are offered. Cost is $3.00 per child age 3 & over with accompanying adults free. Participants must register online at www.pottcoconservation.com for the session of their choice.



More Information
Contact: Rene Stroud
(712) 545-3283
rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=736

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