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April 2019

Weber Elementary School Earth Week Fun Night

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Weber Elementary School Iowa City, IA United States + Google Map
Watershed model

Iowa Flood Center students will demonstrate an interactive watershed model that shows how changes in the landscape impact flooding. Participants will learn to "discover" their watershed!

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Spring Clean-up Along the Iowa River!

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lagoon Shelter House

The University of Iowa's Environmental Science Club will be hosting a trash pick-up event on Saturday, April 13th, 2019! PARTICIPANT SIGN UP FORM: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IFyPM7Jpa4A4j1snLEdFS4FFuG7Ic6YfIw8tyPuJPNU The central location and meet-up point of the event will be at the Lagoon Shelter House, right next to Hancher Auditorium. The trash pick-up itself will take place along the Iowa River--participants can walk at their own pace in a loop that wraps from the Lagoon Shelter House, over to the IMU bridge, across the IMU…

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American Heart Association STEM Goes Red Event

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mount Mercy Graduate Center Cedar Rapids, IA United States + Google Map

The American Heart Association is hosting their inaugural STEM Goes Red event on April 24th at Mount Mercy Graduate Center in Cedar Rapids. This event is targeted to 9th grade females with the intent to empower  them to consider a future in STEM and research careers, and to learn how to keep their hearts healthy as they grow into adults.

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Earth Fest

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCollister Blvd
Iowa City, IA United States
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Earth Fest Flyer

Join us for: Live music, Raptors, games, free prizes, info from local sustainable organizations, environmental nonprofits, fun activities, games, a FREE Saplings Giveaway & MORE!

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May 2019

Iowa Emergency Management Association Conference

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Wapheton Wapheton, IA United States + Google Map
Iowa Emergency Management Conference

Iowa Flood Center Associate Director will present on Thursday, May 9 of the conference from 2:00-3:00 pm. Presentation title: Iowa Flood Center—Serving Iowans with Innovative Tools and Reliable Information Nate Young serves as associate director of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) and helped lead the statewide floodplain mapping project for 85 of Iowa’s 99 counties. The maps show the probability, extent, and depth of flooding for every Iowa stream draining more than one square mile and are an important resource…

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Iowa Children’s Water Festival

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny, Iowa + Google Map
Iowa Children's Water Festival

The 2019 Iowa Children’s Water Festival is May 09, 2019, at Des Moines Area Community College Campus in Ankeny, Iowa. The Iowa Children's Water Festival is a FREE educational event that provides your FIFTH GRADE class the opportunity to learn about the importance of water in their daily lives through presentations, hands-on activities, exhibits, games and entertainment! Iowa Flood Center staff are partnering with the National Weather Service to educate students about watersheds, flooding, and flood safety. We hope to see you…

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Investigate Your Future – 8th Grade Girls STEM Event

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southeastern Community College, West Burlington Campus

The event will be held Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, 9am – 2pm. Investigate Your Future will continue to provide interactive, hands-on sessions which will expose 300 plus eighth grade girls to a variety of interesting aspects related to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Students will attending will be from Lee, Des Moines, Henry and Louisa Counties. Please respond soon and let us know whether you will be available for this event again this school year.   A simple yes…

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June 2019

Come Celebrate the Iowa Flood Center’s 10th Birthday!

June 13
Stanley Hydraulics Lab

You’re Invited! Iowa Flood Center 10-Year Birthday Celebration Thursday, June 13, 2019  C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory | Iowa City, IA All-day event Friends, partners, and the general public are invited to participate in a day-long celebration reflecting on our collective achievements over the past 10 years. By fostering collaborations, we are solving our state’s complex water challenges the Iowa way: together. But we have more work to do, and floods in Iowa are changing. As we prepare for another 10…

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The Iowa Water Festival

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321 United States
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Iowa Water Festival poster

The Iowa Water Festival showcases a wide array of talented individuals and organizations who share the same concern for clean water. It is a free event for the entire family featuring water related artwork, music, dance, and fun educational activities. Kids and adults can make origami boats, do water testing, Japanese Fish painting, experience Indigenous drumming, and authentic teepee, a dunk tank, and much, much more. The state’s premier clean water advocacy event, will unite educators, scientists and other speakers…

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July 2019

Riverfront Crossings Park Grand Opening Celebration

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riverfront Crossing Park, 1101 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
River Front Crossings Park Grand Opening Celebration

The City of Iowa City's Parks & Recreation department alongside Englert Theater and GreenState Credit Union are hosting a celebration of the grand opening of Riverfront Crossing park.
There will be general outdoor family fun, a band, and fireworks over the Iowa River!

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