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Conservation Events

  1. Environmental Literature Club- Session 3 of 3

    April 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wheatsfield

    Explore nature cozied up with a good book at Environmental Literature Club. Join naturalist Rebekah Beall at 7:00 p.m. at Wheatsfield Co-op (413 Northwestern Avenue, Ames) in their community room each month to discuss a different book focused on the human relationship with the environment. There is no fee to participate, however, you must purchase the books on your own to read prior to the monthly environmental literature club meeting. Registration for all 3 sessions is required by Sunday, February 4. February 15 - "The Home Place" by J. Drew Lanham March 15 - "A Sugar Creek Chronicle" by Cornelia Mutel April 19 - "Garbology" by Edward Humes

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  2. Ames Area Amateur Astronomers - Solar System in 3D

    April 21, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Conservation Center

    The AAAA host monthly educational programs for the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month, except December, starting at 7:00 PM. We congregate at 7 PM for a Meet and Greet with the meeting starting at 7:30. All programs will be held at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park unless noted otherwise in the program for that month. Afterwards, weather and sunset permitting, we will move to the club's Observatory located just East of the Story County Conservation Center for astronomical observing. Telescopes and binoculars will be available for your viewing pleasure. Vern Naffler will provide a look at the Solar System in 3-D using anaglyphic 3-D glasses. Vern is from a neighboring Astronomy Club, The Des Moines Astronomical Society.

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  3. Earth Day Hike

    April 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McFarland Park

    Celebrate Earth Day by hiking the trails at McFarland Park with Conservation Board member Nancy Franz. We’ll be learning a bit about the ecosystems in the park as we hike, picking up litter, and discussing how to improve and protect the earth on this important day. Please come prepared for a medium paced 1-2 mile walk on varied terrain including clothing for a variety of weather conditions, a water bottle, and snacks.

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  4. Spring Wildflower Hike (CANCELED)

    April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Robison Wildlife Acres

    This hike has been CANCELED due to lack of spring wildflowers! Celebrate Earth Day with a hike through Robison Wildlife Acres. The beautiful woodland wildflowers are some of the best of all of Story County Conservation areas. Look for the many signs of spring and learn about the restoration projects taking place in the park. This is a moderate hike suitable for most families. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. You may also want to bring binoculars and water. In case of bad weather, this events will be canceled. This program is free but registration is required by 9am on Friday, April 20.

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  5. Story County Trails Advisory Committee Meeting

    April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Conservation Center

    If you enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, or canoeing in Story County, consider joining the Story County Trails Advisory Committee. Come share your ideas or perhaps volunteer to improve SCC's trail system. Monthly meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the conservation center.

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  6. TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) Day

    April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Robison Wildlife Acres

    Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. This TEAM day will focus on trail trimming and grooming. All volunteers are asked to wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, and gloves and bring a water bottle. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 to ensure enough refreshments and tools for everyone.

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