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May 2020

Native Plant Starting Workshop

May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reiman Gardens

Calling all beginning gardeners and plant enthusiasts! Come learn about gardening with native prairie plants and take home your very own tray of started seeds. This workshop will teach you the basics and benefits of gardening with native plants. A variety of prairie and woodland flower seeds will be available to choose from. We will demonstrate seed planting and provide everything you need to start your own pollinator garden. A 20-minute info and demo session will be followed by the…

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National Endangered Species Day

May 15, 2020
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Big River Connectivity Presentation

May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321

Open to the Public Dinner at 6pm Presentations at 7pm

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World Biodiversity Day

May 22, 2020
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June 2020

World Environment Day

June 5, 2020
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July 2020

Ioway Artist Exhibition & Culture Day

July 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Living History Farms, located on a 1700 Ioway site, will hold an annual loway Culture Day on July 11, 2020. This day will explore loway history and culture. In conjunction, an loway Artist Exhibition will include at least six pieces of artwork until Oct 16. Artist Sydney Pursel will speak at the exhibition opening.

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August 2020

Wildlife Crossings Evaluation

August 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jefferson County, Iowa

Morning event - Jefferson County, Iowa Jefferson Bridgestormer Teams

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September 2020

Big River Connectivity Talk

September 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Des Moines Izaak Walton League 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines

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March 2021

1st World Rewilding Day

March 20

The World Rewilding Day (WRD) is the first among several milestones in the next few months as GRA becomes increasingly public. WRD is an informative and exciting annual opportunity to focus attention on the theory and practice of rewilding. The first WRD has been announced on a rather short notice, which may not allow you to plan many activities. However, here are some ideas: Celebrate your rewilding projects and activities with your staff, friends, supporters, etc. Use the opportunity to…

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July 2021

Midwest Environmental Education Conference

July 26 - July 29

2021 Midwest Environmental Education Conference July 26-29, 2021 ~ Luther College in Decorah, Iowa Exploring Community: Land, Water, People The Midwest Environment Education Conference (MEEC) is being held at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa July 26-29, 2021, with a backup plan to move to a virtual format if needed. The theme is “Exploring Community: Land, Water, People” and will feature keynote speaker Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass. The conference keynote and sessions will focus on the ideas of re-defining community…

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