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March 2018

Iowa Water Conference

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

The Iowa Water Conference is an annual gathering of water professionals, researchers, educators and students from across Iowa and surrounding states. The conference brings together, under one roof, a wide range of interests, disciplines, backgrounds and resources with united efforts for clean and abundant Iowa water. Stop on by the Iowa Flood Center booth to visit with students and staff!

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April 2018

Register for Old Man’s Timber Tour

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
IFC co-founder Larry Weber stands among tall prairie plants with a barn behind him.

If you’re interested in conservation and restoration practices, you’ll want to attend this event, which will include a short presentation in a reconstructed and restored 19th-century barn and a hike around the property, known as Old Man’s Timber. We’ll see wildflowers, timber restoration activities, a pond, and more. Larry Weber will talk about the restoration project and the Iowa Watershed Approach, a statewide watershed improvement program designed to slow down the movement of water through the landscape by strategically building farm ponds,…

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May 2018

Old Man’s Timber Tour

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Larry Weber with reconstructed barn.

If you’re interested in conservation and restoration practices, you’ll want to attend this event, which will include a short presentation in a reconstructed and restored 19th-century barn and a hike around the property, known as Old Man’s Timber. We’ll see wildflowers, timber restoration activities, a pond, and more. Larry Weber will talk about the restoration project and the Iowa Watershed Approach, a statewide watershed improvement program designed to slow down the movement of water through the landscape by strategically building farm ponds,…

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Iowa City Public Library STEAM Festival

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA
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Free
STEAM Festival @ Iowa City Public Library logo.

Join Iowa Flood Center and many others at the Iowa City Public Library on Friday, May 4 at 9:00AM-3:00PM.  Several interactive STEM related booths will be set-up for all ages to view.

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Iowa Children’s Water Festival

May 10
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny, Iowa + Google Map
FREE
Logo for the Iowa Children's WATER Festival

The Iowa Children's Water Festival is celebrating it's 20th year of education Iowa students about the importance of water!  More than 2,000 Iowa 5th graders attend the Festival each year, and more than 60 presenters and exhibitors come to educate students about water. The Iowa Flood Center staff is excited for the opportunity to participate as a presenter and exhibitor again this year!  Please check out the Iowa Children's Water Festival website for more information!

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June 2018

Summer Fest 2018 – Tanager Place

June 2 @ 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rockwell Collins Sports Complex, 400 Collins Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
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Free
Logo of Tanager Place Summer Fest 2018

Join the Iowa Flood Center at the 28th Annual Tanager Place Summer Fest! This family event features 75 free activities for all ages! You'll find our booth in the STEM Tent. Summer Fest hosts the one and only General Mills Make your own Cereal Tent, Stem Tent, Camp Zone, Inflatables, Balloon Glow and More!    

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Otter Creek Watershed Bus Tour

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Echo Valley Banquet Hall, 10201 Harding Road
West Union, IA 52175
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Otter Creek

The Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) is partnering with the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development and the Turkey River WMA to host a bus tour of the Otter Creek Watershed in northeast Iowa to view installed urban and rural flood reduction practices. Coach buses will transport attendee's to selected sites in the watershed, with the starting and ending location in West Union, IA.  Lunch will be hosted at Brick City Bar and Grill in Clermont.

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Epic Rebirth

June 13 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Building, 50 2nd Ave Bridge
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Epic Rebirth Poster

Since June 2008, the landscape of Cedar Rapids has experienced a renewal that few could have predicted. Once cited as one of the largest natural disasters in US history, the 2008 flood is now recognized as a turning point in major community development and achievement. Cedar Rapids has become a model for recovery that other cities look to emulate. After ten years of hard work, it’s time to celebrate the spirit that made this an Epic Rebirth. Join The Gazette and…

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July 2018

Project AWARE

July 8 @ 12:00 am - July 13 @ 12:00 am
Volunteers remove trash from the Upper Cedar River during Project AWARE 2017.

The Iowa Flood Center is a proud sponsor of Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition). This year's Project AWARE will take place on the Maquoketa River, starting in Manchester and traveling 63 miles over the six-day long event. For more information, visit: https://www.iowaprojectaware.org/ Iowa Project AWARE aims to: Increase awareness about, and community involvement in, water quality issues that impact the health of Iowa’s aquatic resources. Engage Iowa’s citizen volunteers in a project that challenges them to become stewards…

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2nd Johnson County Fair STEM Festival

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
Iowa City, IA 52246
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STEM festival poster

The National Advanced Driving Simulator, in partnership with the Southeast Iowa STEM Hub, presents the 2nd Annual STEM Festival at the Johnson County Fair from 10:00AM-7:00PM on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. There is no fee to participate in this event and all are welcome. Come participate in hands-on activities using the concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math. Location: The event will be held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds – 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE, Iowa City. We are…

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