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Conservation Events

  1. Trail Word Scramble

    July 1, 2020 - August 5, 2020

    Revisit or discover new Story County Conservation trails to unscramble a word! Sign up to receive a weekly email with the map to a new word adventure. Each jumbled word will be mounted on a post along a trail, includes a picture as a clue, and will stay out for three weeks. Have fun exploring!

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  2. What's Blooming Now?

    July 1, 2020 - August 25, 2020

    Missing out on this year's Evening Prairie walks? Sign up to receive some information for self-led exploration! A flyer of what's blooming in Story County prairies will be sent out every 2-3 weeks based on the amount of new blooms to be found. We'll also include the park or trail where the blooms were seen so you have a place to get started, but there are MANY prairie areas across the county where you might be able to find these plants!

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  3. FLOAT I (Basic Outdoor Skills) CANCELED

    July 1, 2020, 9:00 AM - July 2, 2020, 3:30 PM @ McFarland Park

    CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) is a day camp. It teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught. This camp is only for children that are completing 3rd or 4th grade in the spring of 2020. Children may only be registered for one FLOAT I camp.

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  4. Bird Bingo

    July 2, 2020, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join a naturalist for a game of Bird Bingo at home hosted through Zoom. Your child will learn to recognize some common birds, hear some bird calls, and have fun interacting with the naturalist! A printable “Bird Bingo” card is available for download or printed cards will be available at the Conservation Center if needed, and we will email registered participants the Zoom meeting link. Customize your bingo card by cutting out the birds and placing them in whatever spot you choose! Please have the bird bingo card created and Zoom downloaded on your device prior to the program’s start time.

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  5. Story County Conservation Board Meeting - Special Meeting

    July 2, 2020, 3:00 PM @ Virtual Meeting - instructions to join will be posted on the agenda

    This is a special meeting in addition to the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Board agenda will be available the day prior.

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  6. Story County Conservation Partners Meeting CANCELED

    July 2, 2020, 6:30 PM @ Conservation Center

    CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Story County Conservation Partners are community members who want to help Story County Conservation achieve its mission of enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of the county. Agendas will be posted the Monday prior to the meeting. In FY20, all new memberships and renewals will go towards a sustainable cabin.

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