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March 2019

IFC Annual Legislative Breakfast

March 5 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
IFC researcher demonstrating online system

Thanks to the Iowa legislature's leadership and foresight in creating he Iowa Flood Center in 2009, Iowans have access to the latest technology and resources to help the prepare for floods and become more resilient to their effects. The center's outward-facing philosophy focuses on providing direct services to benefit the people of Iowa. IFC students, staff, and researchers will host their annual legislative breakfast reception on Tuesday, March 5 from 7-9 am at the Iowa State Capitol building (room 116).…

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Bur Oak Land Trust Prairie Preview

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Clarion Highlander, 2525 North Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
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Prairie Preview 2019 Flyer

Bur Oak Land Trust’s 36th annual Prairie Preview will be held Tuesday, March 5, at the Clarion Highlander, 2525 North Dodge St., Iowa City just south of I-80. Contact Tammy Wright at (319) 338-7030 for more details.

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13th Annual Iowa Water Conference

March 12 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm
Scheman Building, 1805 Scheman Bldg.
Ames, IA United States
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2019 Iowa Water Conference: Back to Basics

The theme for the 2019 Iowa Water Conference is “Back to Basics: Land, Water, People.” The state of Iowa has the most altered landscape in the nation. Increasingly, we look for solutions to our water management issues that bring us closer to nature and back to Iowa’s natural environmental processes. From restoring prairies and wetlands on agricultural landscapes to green infrastructure that couple natural and engineered systems, we are building a future through a respectful look to our state’s history.…

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Conservation Partners Gathering

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Conservation Education Center – F.W. Kent Park, 2048 Highway 6 NW
Oxford, IA 52322 United States
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View the link to learn more! - 2019 Conservation Partners Gathering

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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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