Tuesdays, April 1 - May 13, 2014
This course will cover a variety of topics related to Iowa's natural resources and environmental health. Participants will acquire tools that will help them lead a life that contributes to sustainability. Those who attend the series are eligible to become certified as Master Conservationists through Iowa State University Extension.
To become a Master Conservationist you need to:
- Have an interest in conservation and environmental issues
- Attend hands-on training sessions
- Provide 32 hours of volunteer efforts
- Have a willingness to learn and share ideas
Course topics will include Iowa's physical environment, ecological principles and techniques, wildlife diversity, woodlands, prairies, wetlands, sustainable agriculture and land use, energy and waste reduction, and water quality.
The course will be held on seven consecutive Tuesday nights, April 1 - May 13 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and May 17 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Classes will be held in various locations including the Jester Park Lodge, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, and Des Moines Water Works.
The Master Conservationist program is limited to 30 participants. The registration fee is $70. Registration deadline is March 25.