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Ames, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m., and features the new statewide youth campaign “Water Rocks!” Campaign director Jacqueline Comito and science director Ann Staudt will showcase Water Rocks! and its components.
The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The series is on the third Wednesday of each month. A computer with Internet access is all that is needed to participate.
Water Rocks! is a youth statewide awareness campaign that focuses on appreciating Iowa’s water resources. It encourages everyone to appreciate the abundance of water that Iowa has and not take it for granted. The campaign brings awareness and education to a wide variety of audiences using different learning approaches. Through classroom visits, an interactive website, an award-winning computer game, songs, music videos, dogs, enhanced learning activities, public service ads, teacher/peer mentor workshops and geocaching, Water Rocks! offers an original, light-hearted approach to this vast topic.
Visit the website to learn more and to request a classroom visit: www.waterrocks.org, and follow us on Facebook.
Partners of Water Rocks! are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa Learning Farms.
To connect to the webinar, go to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/ at 11:30 a.m.on the morning of the webinar and log using the guest option.
The ILF website contains links for archived webinars from all previous sessions: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/. The webinar archive is also available in a podcast through iTunes.
Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319); in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Water Center.