Backyard Prairie: Class and Starter Samples

Nov 13
Monday 4:30 pm
Prairie once covered 85% of Iowa's beautiful land but has been greatly reduced over time. Learn about the benefits of creating your own Iowa prairie in your backyard with Horticultural Specialist, Derek McKay, from Ted Lare’s Garden Center.

Only have a little space? We'll talk about a modern prairie called micro-prairies which can fit in your backyard! This class will cover grasses and plants commonly found in Iowa prairies and how to establish your own prairie.

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 Discovery 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:


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