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A Pottawattamie County Almanac: May Session


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Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for our May session of a new programming series guided by Aldo Leopold's classic work, A Sand County Almanac.

The third session of our full 10 session program will be held Saturday, May 12th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. All classes will occur at Hitchcock Nature Center and will follow the natural rhythms and timings of Pottawattamie County's Midwestern setting.

Activities will provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them and will include guided hikes, aquatic studies, native prairie and woodland investigations, guest lectures, journaling, sketching, invasive species studies, and more. Classes will occur monthly, March through December, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the below dates.

March 24th, 2018
April 14th, 2018
May 12th, 2018
June 9th, 2018
July 14th, 2018
August 11th, 2018
September 8th, 2018
October 13th, 2018
November 10th, 2018
December 15th, 2018

To maintain an effective teacher-to-student ratio, class size will be limited and early registration is encouraged. A spot in each of the 10 classes can be reserved for $75.00 per person. While intended to be taken as a series, individual classes can be attended for $15.00 per class per person. Please understand that space is individual classes is subject to availability. Please use the link below to register online. Please call 712-545-3283 for more information.

Click Here to Register for the May 12th Session: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/10577/A-Pottawattamie-County-Almanac-May-Session.aspx

Click Here to Register for the 10 Session Program: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Pottawattamie/Park/Hitchcock-Nature-Center/Events/10574/A-Pottawattamie-County-Almanac-10-Session-Series.aspx

A Pottawattamie County Almanac is intended for people of all experience levels and walks of life, and from all areas of the Midwest; anyone interested is encouraged to attend. Participants should note that classes will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center, located on the western edge of Iowa's Loess Hills and will at times require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain; some sessions may be physically challenging. Much of each session will occur out-of-doors and participants should come prepared for weather and the elements.