Advanced Training

Note: Registration for the “Unexpected Connections” online training series has closed.  If you would like to be added to the Iowa Master Naturalists email list to be notified when registration opens for future offerings, please email info@iowamasternaturalists.org 

Sat, Feb 20 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM), Mon, Feb 22, (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM) Training to Become a Bald Eagle Nest Monitor.  Offered by the Iowa DNR .  Note: The two sessions are duplicates; register for just one. Trained monitors visit assigned nests multiple times and record data.  There is a $5 fee to cover workshop materials. For more information or to register, go to www.iowadnr.gov/vwmp or e-mail vwmp@dnr.iowa.gov  Registration is limited to 20 people/session.

Feb 27 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM) Trees for Bees and Other Pollinators Sponsored by Indian Creek Nature Center. How to choose trees that will help our bees and butterflies. Discover how you can alter your landscaping practices to help ensure their survival and learn to make a bee house. This class is taught via Zoom by Linn County Master Gardener, Deb Walser.  Cost $5. To register, go to: https://indiancreeknaturecenter.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx?OrgKey=3421&CategoryID=24767

Sat, Mar 6 (11:00AM-12:00 PM) Herbs for Butterflies Sponsored by Indian Creek Nature Center. Matching herbs to butterflies in the local area. This class is taught via Zoom by Linn County Master Gardener, Linda Hinsman.  Cost $5. To register, go to: https://indiancreeknaturecenter.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx?OrgKey=3421&CategoryID=24767

Tue, Mar 9 (7 PM) “Fungi in Iowa” sponsored by Prairie Rapids Audubon Society. Jessica Lancial, naturalist for Story County Conservation, will discuss the common Iowa fungi species, their importance to the environment and seven common edible species. This presentation is delivered over Zoom, meeting ID is: 581 087 8571 Passcode: 1999 or use this: One-click link to join meeting without entering the meeting ID or password.

Sat, Mar 13 (9:00AM-10:00AM) Discover Butterflies Sponsored by Indian Creek Nature Center. Learn about the 20 most common butterflies locally and their food sources. This class is taught via Zoom by Linn County Master Gardener, Devon Dietz.  Cost $5. To register, go to: https://indiancreeknaturecenter.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx?OrgKey=3421&CategoryID=24767

Sat, Mar 27 (10:00AM-11:00 AM) Natives Sponsored by Indian Creek Nature Center. Benefits of natives and how to grow them. This class is taught via Zoom by Linn County Master Gardener, Beula Dovorak.  Cost $5. To register, go to: https://indiancreeknaturecenter.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx?OrgKey=3421&CategoryID=24767

 Sat, Mar 27 (11:00AM-12:00 PM) For the Love of Monarchs Sponsored by Indian Creek Nature Center. Learn about how to make your garden more butterfly friendly and how to raise your own generation of butterflies.  This class is taught via Zoom by Linn County Master Gardener, Carol Elliot.  Cost $5. To register, go to: https://indiancreeknaturecenter.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx?OrgKey=3421&CategoryID=24767

Tue, Apr 13 (7:00 PM) “Wild Backyards: Create Havens for Insects, Birds & Other Native Wildlife” sponsored by the Prairie Rapids Audubon Society. Katie Klus, naturalist for Hartman Reserve Nature Center, will discuss how to make your backyard a refuge for wild things. This presentation is delivered over Zoom, meeting ID is: 581 087 8571 Passcode: 1999 or use this: One-click link to join meeting without entering the meeting ID or password.

Tue, May 11 (7:00 PM) “Civilian Conservation Corps Projects at Iowa’s State Parks” sponsored by the Prairie Rapids Audubon Society. Iowan historian & author Linda Betsinger McCann, will discuss CCC projects at Iowa’s state park. This presentation is delivered over Zoom, meeting ID is: 581 087 8571 Passcode: 1999 or use this: One-click link to join meeting without entering the meeting ID or password.