The Naturalist School Summer Field Season: Session #2

June 3
8AM to 12PM
Hitchcock Nature Center

Join us for the second session of the 2017 Summer Field Season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.

The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center field seasons are for those who seek to deepen awareness of, commitment to, and engagement in citizen science, nature education and conservation in Iowa's Loess Hills and the surrounding ecosystems. These workshops are intended for adults who love nature and are committed to the study, conservation, and preservation of native ecosystems.

Be a part of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center. Session #2 will be held Saturday, June 3rd, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Occasionally session start times may vary due to weather and phenology. Registered participants will receive communication confirming session start time and meeting location prior to each session.

2017 Summer Field Season Dates:
Saturday, May 27th
Saturday, June 3rd
Saturday, June 10th
Saturday, June 17th
Saturday, July 1st

Summer topics include woodland & savanna ecology, lepidopterans, odonates, pond ecology, breeding frogs & toads, nesting birds, woodland & savanna plants, fungi, bryophytes, lichens, & other taxa & topics.

Cost for this event is $20.00 per person for each individual session or participants may register for the entire 5 week field season for a discounted admission rate of $65.00. Pre-registration is required at least 5 days in advance of each session as space is limited.

Register online for the 5 week field season or individual sessions at Please call 712-545-3283 for more information.

Students will want to bring food, water, binoculars, hand lenses, notebooks, and field guides as appropriate to the topic. Please note, The Naturalist School workshops require walking long distances over steep terrain and will take place rain or shine. Workshops may be physically challenging for participants.

More Information
Contact: Jeff Franco
(712) 545-3283

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