Homeschool in the Hills: Project FeederWatch - Morning Session

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Area homeschool students and educators are invited to join us for a series of field trips designed for homeschool students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. This year's Homeschool in the Hills programming will focus on the world of citizen science, a system of public programs designed to involve budding scientists of all ages in a variety of fields to collect data for scientific use. With numerous projects spanning the entire year there is something for everyone in the world of citizen science. We aim to explore a selection of programs & help you find ways to get involved with the broader scientific community.

Join us on February 4th for our first citizen science session, Project FeederWatch. This program encourages citizen scientists to view & report bird species in their own backyards each year from November to April. This data helps scientists track bird species numbers, migration, & overall activity. Participants will learn more about this program and develop the skills & knowledge needed to participate in this annual event. For more information on Project FeederWatch please visit

Two sessions of this program are offered, this registration is for the morning session from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. To register for the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. please return to the program listing & select the afternoon session option.

Cost for this event is $3.00 per person for children age 3 & over, accompanying adults and children under 3 are free. Online pre-registration is required by Friday, January 31st as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283, registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to program date by calling 712-545-3283 & speaking with staff directly. Cancellations after 1 week (7 days) will not be refunded. Program fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

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

Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge, weather permitting.

2020 Programs 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 or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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Homeschool in the Hills: Project FeederWatch - Morning Session


Tuesday, February 4, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
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Children - $3.00