A Land Ethic Workshop: Waterfowl Identification

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Join us & celebrated educator Ron Cisar for the first full session of our 2021 season of "A Land Ethic Workshop" on Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center & is perfect for anyone with an interest in conservation & a desire to develop a better understanding of the natural world outside their own front door. 

Our March program participants will enjoy a full morning of instruction & learning, including:

  • Waterfowl identification study
  • An introduction to Iowa's Loess Hills
  • A reading & discussion of Aldo Leopold's essay "Geese Return"
  • An introduction to nature journaling

Each month will also include a look at Mother Nature's Calendar to help familiarize you with natural changes you can look for throughout the year & will finish out in true Leopold tradition, with a song. 

The cost for this program is $15.00 per person per individual session.

This program is intended for participants age 14 & over with an interest in the natural world, no experience or prior knowledge is required to participate. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Participants may register for the entire 10-session season at a 50% discounted price of $75.00. Click here to get started. 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. *Participants do not need to attend every session to enjoy this programming series.


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.

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.

To Register

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ages 14+


A Land Ethic Workshop: Waterfowl Identification


Saturday, March 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Amy Campagna (amy.campagna@pottcounty-ia.gov)
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Adults - $15.00