Outdoor Education Workshops Scheduled

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The Iowa DNR is sponsoring workshops for K - 12 educators, scout leaders and other youth educators on Iowa's outdoors.

Workshops are scheduled for Nov. 20 and 22, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Faith Bible Baptist College in Ankeny, for Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lewis Hall at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, and for Nov. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dorothy Peacault Nature Center in Sioux City. Workshops are also scheduled for Feb. 22, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center, near Guthrie Center and for April 5 and 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Heartland AEA, in Johnston.

Educators will be introduced to several environmental activities through Projects WILD and Aquatic WILD. Participants will take home the manuals with Iowa supplements containing background information about Iowa's resources and contact names.

"Participants need to dress for the weather and be prepared to do some activities outdoors, weather permitting," said Barb Gigar, aquatic education coordinator for the DNR.

To register for the Nov. 20 and 22 workshop, contact Cindy Blobaum at 515-277-6110 or by e-mail at [email protected]. To register for the Nov. 23 workshop, contact Rachael Serianz at 563-333-6114 or by e-mail at [email protected]. To register for the Nov. 25 workshop, contact Brian Nelsen at 712-722-4378 ext. 300 or by e-mail at [email protected]. There is a $15 cost for the Project Learning Tree materials.

To register for the Feb. 22, 2003 workshop, contact Regina Lloyd at 641-747-2276 or by email at [email protected]. There is a $10 registration fee and a $15 cost for the Project Learning Tree materials. To register for the April 5 and 12, 2003 workshop, contact Cindy Blobaum at 515-277-6110 or by e-mail at [email protected]. There is a $15 cost for the Project Learning Tree materials.

Participants must register to attend the workshop. Information about the manuals is available on the DNR website. Go to fisheries and click on the education link.