A Land Ethic Workshop (all course sign up)

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, June 18, 2022

This selection is for attendees who would like to sign up for all 10 "A Land Ethic Workshop" sessions to receive a 50% discount. Attendees who register for the full programming series will receive a copy of "A Sand County Almanac" & a blank journal for use during the class. 


About "A Land Ethic Workshop"

Following the life work of naturalist Aldo Leopold, participants in this unique, 10 month-long programming series will gain a deeper understanding of our local ecosystems through study and discussion of seasonal ecology and will connect with others who share a passion for nature. "A Land Ethic Workshop" is created & taught by biologist and Leopold scholar Ron Cisar. 

Ron taught science and biology in the Omaha Public Schools district for 32 years and at Iowa Western Community College as assistant Professor Emeritus until 2017. He is nationally recognized as a singer-songwriter, has spent time leading educational and research programs in national parks, and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in education.

This program will be held in-person at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA.

The program schedule is as follows: 

  • *Free* Intro to "A Land Ethic Workshop" - February 26th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Waterfowl Identification - March 19th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Woodland & Prairie Wildflowers - April 9th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Morels, Fungi & Lichen - May 21st, 9:00 a.m.
  • Freshwater Ecosystems - June 18th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Butterfly Basics - July 9th, 9:00 a.m.
  • A Chorus of Insects - August 13th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Ornithology 101 - September 10th, 9:00 a.m.
  • The Science of Fall - October 15th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Nature's Recyclers - November 12th, 9:00 a.m.
  • Winter Survival Secrets - December 3rd, 9:00 a.m.

Cost is $75 per person. Ages 14+ please. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283. *In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration. Individual courses are $15 per person.

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A Land Ethic Workshop (all course sign up)


Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Saturday, December 17, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
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Adults - $75.00