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August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ McFarland Park
Story County Conservation offers a wide variety of outdoor experiences for school groups -- one of our most popular being Pioneer Day. Now is the opportunity for adults to see what all the excitement about! Travel to 1869 and discover life as a pioneer. Meet two pioneers and help them with the daily chores. Try your hand at carding and spinning wool, doing laundry, and making your own soap. Help cook bread over the fire and churn butter. Explore plants that were used by the pioneers and go on a cemetery tour to compare life changes over time.
This program is intended for adults and older children who have aged out of the school-offered experience. In true pioneer fashion, we will be outdoors for the entire day. Please bring a sack lunch, full 32oz reusable water bottle, blanket or towel for sitting, and bug spray and sunscreen if needed. Fee of $10 with registration is required by 4pm on Monday, August 13.
August 18, 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.
Dr. Danny Faulkner will explain that like any science, astronomers have names for the things we study. To the uninitiated, astronomical nomenclature can be bewildering. He'll decipher and explain many of the naming conventions astronomers use.