Upcoming workshops and training opportunities from the Iowa Association of Naturalists.

  IAN Upcoming Workshops and Training

Future workshop dates and locations:

Summer IAN - August 1-3, 2018, Bremer County              CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM

Midwest Wild Harvest Festival - September 21 -23, 2018, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Fall IAN - November 7-9, 2018, Blackhawk County

NAI National Workshop - November 27 - December 1, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana

Spring IAN - March 6-8, 2019, Polk County


Summer IAN 2019- joint workshop with ICEC TBA

PHOTOS from past workshops:

Fall 2016 Workshop ~ Floyd County

Spring 2011 Workshop ~ Polk County

Spring 2010 Workshop ~ Washington County

Fall 2008 Workshop ~ Black Hawk County

Fall 2007 Workshop ~ Muscatine County

Spring 2007 Workshop ~ Jackson County

IAN Scholarships:
Need financial help to attend an IAN or other EE Workshop?  CLICK HERE to visit our Scholarships Page!

NAI ~ National Association for Interpretation

CLICK HERE for current NAI workshop information

Projects WILD, WILD Aquatic, and Learning Tree

WILD, WILD Aquatic, and PLT materials are available to formal and nonformal educators through workshops on request for groups of at least 15 educators and/or youth leaders.

Workshops also are provided through several colleges and universities. At the workshop, participants will be introduced to several activities as well as to suggested teaching techniques, ideas for using the activities, and philosophies behind the programs.

CLICK HERE to send email to the WILD/ PLT coordinator to receive email notification of upcoming training opportunities. Please contact the workshop presenter if you require special accommodations.

Workshop date, location

Projects WILD, WILD Aquatic, Learning Tree Online Course
Projects WILD, WILD Aquatic, Learning Tree Online
For more information, contact:

Shannon Hafner

CLICK HERE to send Shannon Hafner E-Mail

Fish Iowa!
To set up a training session with the mentor nearest you, contact the Aquatic Education (AquaticEd_Info@dnr.iowa.gov) office: 641/747-2200.

Please contact Stephanie Shepherd or periodically visit the website listed below for more details.

Level 1 Workshops - workshop schedule coming soon!

To register for an IOWATER Level One Workshop please contact the person listed for the workshop of your interest or download the Registration Form.

If you are interested in serving as the local facilitator for a workshop in your area, please contact IOWATER Staff. We can be reached at 319-335-1575 or iowater@iowater.net.

For more information contact:

IAN Workshop Coordinator

Workshop Coordinator: Emily Herring

Marshall County Conservation Board
2349 - 233rd St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Phone: 641-752-5490

Send an email: eherring@marshallcountyia.gov

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