Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for our 2020 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop". Join instructor Ron Cisar as we celebrate the life & legacy of famous naturalist & philosopher Aldo Leopold through a series of monthly programs. Each monthly program will feature a different work of Leopold's coupled with nature exploration & learning.
Each month participants will explore a new work by Leopold coupled with hands on activities such as guided hikes, aquatic studies, plant & animal identification, nature photography, guest lectures, & more.
Interested? We invite you to join us & learn more about this exciting program first hand during our free, introductory session "A Good Oak" on March 7th. This free program will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center & will offer an introduction to the program, its philosophies & goals, & give you the chance to meet our instructor & fellow nature enthusiasts. Registration is required for this free event, click here for details.
These programs are intended for participants age 14 & over with an interest in the natural world, no experience or prior knowledge is required to participate. Participants may choose to attend all 10 program sessions for a discounted rate of $75.00 or register for individual sessions that interest you for $15.00 each. Each session stands alone so participants do not need to attend all programming sessions to enjoy these events.
"A Land Ethic Workshop" programs are held at Hitchcock Nature Center, from 9:00 a.m. to noon once a month.
Saturday, March 7th - A Good Oak *Free Introductory Session
Saturday, March 21st - The Geese Return
Saturday, April 11th - Woodland Wildflower
Saturday, May 9th - Morels, Lichens, & Fungi
Sunday, June 7th - Freshwater Ecosystems & Invasive Species
Saturday, July 11th - Prairie vs. Woodland
Saturday, August 15th - Monarch Migration
Saturday, September 12th - Ornithology 101
Saturday, October 10th - The Science of Fall
Saturday, November 14th - Nature's Recyclers
Saturday, December 5th - Winter Bird Feeding & the Science of Snow
Participants should note that classes will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center & will at times require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain; some sessions may be physically challenging. Portions of each session will occur outdoors, students should come prepared for the weather & the elements.