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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!
August 6, 2020, 6:00 AM - August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM @ Campers will meet at McFarland Park
Those completing grades 9 - 12 can take an exciting seven-day backpacking trek to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park! Campers will spend three nights back-country camping in 60,000 acres of true Midwest wilderness on the shores of Lake Superior. Surround yourself with towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and countless waterfalls. Enjoy Lake Superior sea cave exploration on kayaks.
How do you earn a spot? Complete an application and letter of support by 4 pm May 18, 2020. If selected, you will begin your journey with a mandatory training day on June 19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. at McFarland Park.
Scholarships are available through the Iowa Association of Naturalists at https://www.iowanaturalists.org/programs/funding
Participants will be responsible for meals on the road, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, water bottles, and clothing. Once participants are selected they will received a detailed list of needed supplies.