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Feb 29, 2020

Feb 29, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Did you know there are around 400 different species of native bees in Iowa? These tiny insects are responsible for pollinating many of our food crops! Come to the Conservation Education Center at Kent Park to learn all about the amazing native bees in Iowa. After the presentation, you can stay to learn how to build and maintain a very special observation bee hotel, which will allow you to see these bees in action and boost your garden’s production. Thanks to Lowes in Coralville for supplyi...

Mar 2, 2020

Mar 2, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Can you and your friends build the best water filter?  If you think so, grab 2-4 of our friends and sign up today for the water filtration challenge.  During the week you will be asked to build a water filter with materials provided, test it and redesign though out the week to do a final test and presentation on Saturday, March 7th. This challenge is free to compete!  Teams must be registered by February 24th.   Timeline: March 2nd – (Creative Space – Engineering Library) Kick-Off to g...

Mar 7, 2020

Mar 7, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Can you and your friends build the best water filter?  If you think so, grab 2-4 of our friends and sign up today for the water filtration challenge.  During the week you will be asked to build a water filter with materials provided, test it and redesign though out the week to do a final test and presentation on Saturday, March 7th. This challenge is free to compete!  Teams must be registered by February 24th.   Timeline: March 2nd – (Creative Space – Engineering Library) Kick-Off to g...

Mar 31, 2020

Mar 31, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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The Environment & Sustainability Career Forum will involve networking with alums and local professionals working in various areas of Environmental Science, Geography, and Sustainability. All Students are welcome! This event is meant to be casual; appetizers provided. A networking prep session for this event will be offered directly prior to the event from 4:30-5:00 p.m. in the Academics Room, IMU. This event is sponsored by Pomerantz Career Center, Office of Sustainability and the Environ...

Apr 3, 2020

Apr 3, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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This session will be an informational session and Q&A for the Interdisciplinary, Scalable Solutions for a Sustainable Future Project funding. This is a funding opportunity through the Provost Investment Fund. The purpose of this session is to explain the application process, review the application, and ensure that proposals follow the parameters of the PIF program. Faculty and Research Staff are strongly encouraged to begin the application process as early as possible.  The ISSSF funding op...

Apr 3, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Interdisciplinary, Scalable Solutions for a Sustainable Future (ISSSF) Background and Purpose The Interdisciplinary, Scalable Solutions for a Sustainable Future (ISSSF) project is funded by the Office of the Provost, Provost Investment Fund. This is a three-year project, beginning in 2019, with an annual budget of $100,000.  The primary aims for this project are to: Promote the University of Iowa as an important destination for research and teaching in the environmental and sustainabili...

Apr 4, 2020

Apr 4, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Support the growth of free, public food by joining the community to establish the new Creekside Edible Forest. You will learn how to properly establish trees, shrubs and herbs that will feed families for years. Join us for a quick 15-minute tour or the full 3 hour learning opportunity. The event is free and open to everyone. FREE STUFF Free stuff will be available to all attendees. * Handouts about designing and establishing edible forests * Yummy snacks provided by New Pioneer Co-op ...

Apr 8, 2020

Apr 8, 2020

All Day

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This conference will focus on our evolving relationship with water at a personal and societal scale, as well as what the future may hold if we continue our current trajectory. Through scientific discovery, diverse change agents, and foresight on future challenges, we will move into an equitable and verdurous world of the future. The Iowa Water Conference is the largest outreach and collaboration effort of the Iowa Water Center and is designed to bring together multi-disciplinary organizatio...

Apr 8, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Stephanie Arne is the Wildlife and Conservation Ambassador for Curiosity Stream and the host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. An accomplished wildlife conservationist, Steph has worked in 18 countries and filmed stories on everything from polar bears to penguins. Steph has appeared on the Harry Connick Jr. Show, Animal Planet, and The Weather Channel, and recently became the Wildlife and Conservation Ambassador for Curiosity Stream. Currently, Steph and her husband, wildlife filmmaker, Tim...

Apr 18, 2020

Apr 18, 2020

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Food forests are diverse, multilayered communities of food producing plants. Using the techniques of permaculture, learn how to create a food forest for any space. Lunch will include food from our food forest. Photo courtesy of Loma Vista Farm

Apr 18, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Support your buzzing friends by joining the community to establish a large pollinator garden at the new Creekside Park Edible Forest. You will learn how to properly establish plants that attract pollinators, monarchs and birds. Join us for a quick 15-minute tour or the full 3 hour learning opportunity. The event is free and open to everyone. FREE STUFF Free stuff will be available to all attendees. * Seed packets for your own small pollinator garden * Handouts about designing and esta...

Apr 23, 2020

Apr 23, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium

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In 2016, Iowa received a $96.9 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Development to fund its vision for a more resilient state: The Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA). The goals behind the IWA include reducing flood risk, improving water quality, increasing resilience, engaging stakeholders through outreach and education, improving quality of life and developing a replicable program. This is a ‘flood-first’ program that focuses on improving rural watershed resiliency through adoptio...

Apr 23, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium

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In 2016, Iowa received a $96.9 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Development to fund its vision for a more resilient state: The Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA). The goals behind the IWA include reducing flood risk, improving water quality, increasing resilience, engaging stakeholders through outreach and education, improving quality of life and developing a replicable program. This is a ‘flood-first’ program that focuses on improving rural watershed resiliency through adoptio...