Water Rocks Is Iowa Learning Farms’ September Webinar Topic

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar, will be 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 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 in using the guest option. The ILF website contains links for archived webinars from all previous sessions at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/.  The webinar archive also is available in a podcast through iTunes.

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