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Environmental Education

Cherokee County Conservation offers a variety of programming for schools, scouts, and 4-H groups, as well as scheduling year-round programming open to the public. We strive for quality programming and can adjust to fit school standards, badge requirements, or special requests. Goals can be addressed in subjects other than science, including language arts, math, physical education, and art.
 
Below is a list of some programs currently available, not all programs are listed. Hikes can be included as a part of any program. Most programs can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. While most can be done in a classroom, a few programs require the outdoors to be effective. All programs and equipment are free of charge. Call 712-225-6709 and ask for Laura, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a program.

 

Click here to learn more about our after school outdoors program, Hawkeyes.

 

Custom program requests are welcomed a minimum of 2 weeks prior to program date.

  

 

Programs

Grades

Some Main Concepts

Birds

K-8th

Adaptations, Anatomy, Biodiversity, Classification

Bird Classification

9th-12th

Adaptations, Anatomy, Biodiversity, Characteristics, Classification, Conservation, Ecosystem, Human Impact, Identification Using Field Guide, Observation

Cross Country Skiing

All

Seasonal, outdoor program. Animal Signs, Physical activity, Winter Ecology

Food Web

6-12th

Adaptations, Biomagnification, Classification, Competition, Energy flow in an Ecosystem, Human Impact

Hikes

All

Outdoor program. Customize or pick from topics such as: Animal Signs, Bird Identification, Ecosystems, Habitat, Plant Identification, Un-nature Trail (Human Impact & Recycling)

Invasive Species

6th-12th

Outdoor program.  Adaptations, Biodiversity, Competition, Conservation, Ecosystem Characteristics, Human Impact,     Observation, Plant Anatomy

Mammals

K-8th

Adaptations, Anatomy, Biodiversity, Classification, Habitat

Night Life

K-8th

Adaptations, Anatomy, Classification, Food Web, Habitat, Human Impact

Plant Classification


9th-12th

Outdoor program. Adaptations, Biodiversity, Classification, Conservation, Ecosystem Characteristics, Ethnobotany/History, Human Impact, Identification Using Field Guide, Observation, Plant Anatomy

Tracks

K-8th

Adaptations, Classification, Conservation, Data Collection, Habitat, Measurements, Observation

Water Cycle

6th-8th

Water Properties and States, Weather

Winter Ecology

3rd-5th

Seasonal. Animal Signs, Adaptations, Observation, Snow Properties, Solar System, Weather

 

Some additional programs not listed in detail include:

  • The Unhuggables (The Animals We Love to Hate)
  • Bats
  • Owls
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Fish/Fishing

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY CONSERVATION
629 River Road 
Cherokee, IA 51012

Office Hours: Monday-Friday

8:00 A.M-4:30 P.M.
PHONE: (712) 225-6709
EMAIL: 

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WEBSITE: 

www.cherokeecountyparks.com

www.mycountyparks.com

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