Canceled- Iowa Master Conservationist Program

Due to the current situation we regret that we are canceling the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Henry County Iowa Master Conservationist Program that was scheduled for this spring and summer.
 
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Henry County will offer the Iowa Master Conservationist Program this spring and summer. The program will take place at the various locations in the area, providing participants with hands-on interaction with the diversity of the state’s natural resources. The program teaches about Iowa’s natural ecosystems and the diversity of conservation challenges and opportunities that exist in the region. Graduates of the course learn to make informed choices for leading and educating others to improve conservation in Iowa.
 
The program consists of approximately 12 hours of online curriculum and 7 face-to-face meetings. The online modules will include lessons and resources by Iowa State subject-matter experts to be reviewed by participants online at home or at the Henry County Extension office. Module topics include conservation history and science, understanding Iowa ecosystems, implementing conservation practices in human dominated landscapes and developing skills to help educate others about conservation practices.
 
The 7 face-to-face meetings will build on the online lessons. The class begins on June 4 at the Henry County Conservation Nature Center. Subsequent meeting will occur at various locates on June 18, July 23, July 28, July 30 and August 6. Each face-to-face meeting begins with a meal at 6 p.m. followed by local subject-matter experts leading tours and discussions which demonstrate how the principles covered in the online curriculum play out locally. Participants need to be prepared for walking on uneven surfaces and to dress appropriately for spending time outdoors.
 
Registration for the course is $100 and is due at the time of registration (registration form). The deadline to register is May 21 by 4:30pm (class maximum 15).

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