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March 6, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Conservation Center
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Free and no need to register!
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National Day of Unplugging: Community Coffee

Friday, March 6, 2020

Pause and relearn what life was before there was "an app for that." According to, March 6 is a time to commit to "a 24-hour global respite from technology. It highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices to connect with ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities in real time." It is no secret that there has been a drastic increase in personal electronic use. U.S. consumers average five hours a day on a mobile device. And new data shows the average smartphone user checks their device 63 time a day. To show our support, we are offering a series of free programs at McFarland Park to help fill your time and mind during some of the most common times of day that we "plug in." Community Coffee, 7-8:30 AM: Come enjoy some coffee and conversation with one of your county naturalists. Recreate a time where phones were not the centerpiece on the table. Relax and reconnect while watching our bird feeders. Coffee, hot tea, and cocoa will be provide