Master Conservationist

Fontana Park, Buchanan County

Monday, March 23, 2020

We all impact Earth’s resources daily – Eating, traveling, shopping, and playing. How mindful are we of how our actions impact the resources of our planet for ourselves and future generations? Participate in upcoming Master Conservationist programs to learn more about using resources wisely – with an eye toward the future. 
The Master Conservationist Program (MCP) is a collaborative program offered by ISU Extension and Outreach, Buchanan and Benton County Conservation Boards, and local conservation leaders and professionals. The intensive blended online and in-person curriculum is developed to equip Iowans interested in natural resource conservation with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about natural resources and to become local leaders and educators. 
The curriculum is structured into four modules of one to two sessions which combines technical information from Iowa State University researchers and educators, with in-person sessions led by local conservation leaders, practitioners, and experts.
Module 1 sets the stage for the course, exploring the history and current structure of conservation in Iowa and also exploring the landforms and waterways that make up the state's land area. 
Module 2 digs deep into the structure, function, and challenges facing Iowa's natural prairie, forest, and aquatic ecosystems. 
Module 3 explores the wide range of conservation practices developed and implemented to address conservation challenges in Iowa. 
Module 4 examines human elements of conservation and how to communicate the importance of conservation to Iowa and Iowans.
Master Conservationist Program Dates
Monday, March 23 -- Introduction to MCP
Monday, April 6 -- Module 1 
Saturday, April 18 -- Module 2 
Monday, April 27 -- Module 4 
Saturday, May 9 -- Module 2 & 3
Monday, May 11 -- Graduation 

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Master Conservationist


Monday, March 23, 2020 - Monday, May 11, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Adults - $45.00