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Spring 2019 IAN - Polk County

Event: 03/06/2019 - 03/08/2019
Registration From: 01/16/2019 - 03/01/2019

Jester Park Nature Center
12130 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA 50109
Emily Herring
2349 233rd Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: 641-844-2833

The Jester Park Nature Center and Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center will provide an ideal setting for Iowa Association of Naturalists’ spring conference. The facilities offer comfortable classrooms, educational and live animal exhibits, hands-on recreational space, all surrounded by beautiful natural environments that will provide a variety of exciting learning opportunities and experiences for attendees. This conference will offer four pre-workshop trainings and 21 educational sessions suitable for new and experience naturalists, environmental coordinators, and managers.

To view the full workshop agenda of Spring IAN check out the Registration Packet found on IAN's website.

Don't want to stay in a hotel, why not rent one of the four cabins located just minutes from the Nature Center. Cabins are being held for IAN members until February 6 so don't wait to make your reservation.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Qube Hotel - 300 Boulder Pointe Polk City, IA 50226. Room rate: $65/night. To book a room please call (515) 984-3092 Or online at: https://booki.ng/2LtxZyf .  Must be booked at least 30 days in advance under IAN Jester Park Conference.  

Register before February 22.  All registrations after February 22 will be charged a $25 late fee.

Regardless of what registration says, make checks payable to: IAN Treasure and mail to Emily Herring, Marshall County Conservation Board, 2349 233rd Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158


Price Name Dates Total
Workshop Fee - Required
  • 03/06/2019
  • 03/07/2019
  • 03/08/2019
  • 03/06/2019
  • 03/07/2019
  • 03/08/2019

Extended Learning and Offsite Sessions

Name Total
Basic Air Rifle Instructor (BARI) Training - Early Bird Discount first 10 participants $30.00
Basic Air Rifle Instructor (BARI) Training $60.00
BARI Training Lunch - Carnivore $0.00
BARI Training Lunch - Herbivore $0.00
Monarch Monitoring Train-the-Trainer Binder, monitoring equipment, and lunch $50.00
Monarch Monarch Monitoring Train-the-Trainer Binder and lunch $15.00
Monarch Monitoring Lunch - Carnivore $0.00
Monarch Monitoring Lunch - Herbivore $0.00
Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden $0.00
Insect in Resin $15.00


Name Total
Thursday Lunch - Carnivore $11.00
Thursday Lunch - Herbivore $11.00
Thursday Dinner - Canivore $15.00
Thursday Dinner - Herbivore $15.00
Friday Lunch - Carnivore $10.00
Friday Lunch - Herbivore $10.00

Membership Dues

Name Total
Membership Dues - Select if you did not attend Fall IAN 2018 $20.00
Student Membership Dues - Select if you did not attend Fall IAN 2018 $10.00
Honorary Member $0.00

Extra Activities

Name Total
Early Morning Yoga $0.00
Vermicomposting in Schools - Make Your Own Box $8.00

Credit Card

Name Total
Paying by Credit Card $4.00
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