The Naturalist School: Summer Field Season Session 6

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Join us for the sixth session of the Summer Field Season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, August 5th from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.

The July & August field season will feature 7 different workshops on Saturdays & Sundays. Saturday workshops will focus on the diverse habitats and ecosystem at Hitchcock Nature Center.  Sunday workshops will focus on cultivating attentiveness and mindfulness in nature through writing, discussion of readings, and contemplative walking (sauntering after Thoreau) and sitting quietly. Students may want to bring food, water, binoculars, hand lenses, notebooks & field guides. Please note the Naturalist School workshops require walking long distances over steep terrain & will take place in most weather conditions. Workshops may be physically challenging for participants. 

Pre-registration is required for these workshops as space is limited. Participants may register for individual sessions at a cost of $15.00 per session or for the full 7 session field season at a discounted price of $75.00.  To register for the entire 7 session season or for additional individual sessions please return to the events page and select the dates you wish to participate.

Saturday sessions will focus on the flora, fauna ecosystems, & habitats of the Loess Hills. Sunday sessions will focus on nature writing, attentiveness, & sauntering. Times are subject to change due to weather.

The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center field seasons are for those who seek to deepen awareness of, commitment to, and engagement in citizen science, nature education and conservation in Iowa's Loess Hills and the surrounding ecosystems. These workshops are intended for adults who love nature and are committed to the study, conservation, and preservation of native ecosystems. 

Funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP): Invest in Iowa, our outdoors, our heritage, our people. REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resources projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.  

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The Naturalist School: Summer Field Season Session 6


Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Jack Phillips Jeff Franco
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Adults - $15.00