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  1. Beat the Blues Winter Marathon

    January 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019

    Complete a full marathon - 26 miles! - between January 1 and March 1, 2019. Walk, run, ski, snowshoe, or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or play outside for 30 minutes to equal one mile. Record your mileage on the Mileage Log. Use #sccwintermarathon to share your photos and adventures!

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  2. Explore Your Outdoors: Animal Tracks

    January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ McFarland Park

    Learn about common animal tracks and scat! Look for clues on the trails to discover what animals inhabit the park. This program is for children ages 5 and up plus their adult. Participants must be dressed to explore outdoors. Bring a snack and water if you wish. This program is free, but registration is required by 4pm on Wednesday, January 16.

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  3. Ames Area Amateur Astronomers - "Sixteen Splendid Small Star Systems" by Roger Berger

    January 19, 2019, 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. Binary, Double, and Multiple stars are the core of the presentation. Besides the "Sixteen" we will discuss some other famous double stars, how they are detected, a little history and how to get started observing them. Roger is a long time member and supporter of the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers and a retired Professor Emeritus in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University.

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