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Lewis and Clark in Iowa

Sep 11
Monday 6:30 pm
“Lewis and Clark in Iowa” begins with the story before the expedition: the sale of the Louisiana Purchase to the United States. Tracing the 1803 course from Elizabeth, Pennsylvania to St. Charles, Missouri, Donald Shurr discusses the background of the many “players” of the expedition including York, the engages, and Seaman. Moving up the Missouri River focus shifts to events occurring in Iowa such as the death of Sgt. Floyd. An accompanying PowerPoint presentation shows the keelboat and the pirogues with actual photos taken in St.

Storm Chasing 101

Aug 14
Monday 6:30 pm
The experts from the Iowa Storm Chasing Network (ISCN) will tell us about the exciting journeys they go on and teach some of the science behind it. The storm chasers from ISCN have appeared on reality TV shows on the Discover Channel and Redbull TV, and do the storm chasing for the KCCI news network. They bring a wealth of background knowledge and experience on the exciting world of weather, and we hope you can join us for this event! For more information on this group, visit: http://www.iowachase.com/

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