The 2017 Speaker Series is a new programming series designed for teens and adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation and environmental science. Programs are free with paid park admission and will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on April 9th and then on the second Saturday of the month, May through October. Each program will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. After the presentation attendees may enjoy conversation with the presenter, a book signing, and refreshments provided by local vendors.
Space is limited to pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register in minutes online. http://
For more information please call 712-545-3283.
These programs are presented free of charge with paid park admission thanks to the generous support of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and a grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free will donations are always accepted to support our effort to provide free public programming options throughout Pottawattamie County.
Participants must have a valid Pottawattamie County Park permit or purchase a $2.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass. Daily passes may be purchased with cash or check at the front entrance the day of the event. Annual permits may be purchased for $10.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours.
While this event is adult friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome
2017 Speaker Series Programming:
- Saturday, June 10th – Prairie Flowers with Danuta Hutchins
- Saturday, July 8th – A New Garden Ethic with Benjamin Vogt
- Saturday, August 12th – Land Ethics with Thomas Dean
- Saturday, September 9th – Lessons Learned from Prairie Restoration with Keith Summerville
- Saturday, October 14th – Wild Edibles with Kelly Kindscher
2017 Speaker Series sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation & Humanities Iowa