OWLS: Vegetation Invasion

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Area seniors are invited to bring their lunch and join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Tuesday, March 19th at noon as we kick off our 2019 OWLS learning series.

Our 2019 OWLS learning series will focus on the "World of Hidden Forces" that exist all around us. We will begin our season by learning more about invasive plant species in our own natural spaces & how they impact native species & degrade ecosystems. Our gift shop, exhibit gallery, & observation deck will be open before and after this program so make sure to allow extra time to explore all that we have to offer at Hitchcock Nature Center. 

OWLS (Older Wiser Learning Seniors) is a series of programs designed for participants age 55 & over with an interest in environmental science & conservation topics. Programs are presented by Pottawattamie County Naturalists & cover a wide variety of topics. Each program is held over the lunch hour at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center & participants are invited to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while they learn. 

Pre-registration is requested for this event by Friday, April 12th as space is limited. Please register online in minutes. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283, reservations will not be taken over the phone.

Attendees must purchase a $3.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate & may be purchased the day of the event. PCF memberships may be purchased for $20.00 from staff at any of our parks, at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours, or at www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued free & low cost programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

While this event is family friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome. Weather Permitting.

2019 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Mary Davis, Human Resources Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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OWLS: Vegetation Invasion


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Michelle Biodrowski michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
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