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April 2018

Bald eagle program in Jackson County!

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hurtsville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St
Maquoketa, IA 52060 United States
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Kay and Thora

Jackson County Conservation will be hosting the Blank Park Zoo display "Iowa Hunters Leading the Way" that talks about switching to non-toxic ammunition. Kay Neumann, SOAR Executive Director, and an Ambassador Bald Eagle will be part of the kick-off celebration!

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May 2018

Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camp WaNoKi, 2401 WaNoKi Camp Rd
Fort Dodge, 50501 United States
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Silva

SOAR will be part of a new program series sponsored by Webster County Conservation Board. Join us to learn about the raptors that share our world. Following the SOAR program, Webster CCB staff will take you on a guided fluorescent tracking night hike through the river valley. Bring a bag chair, comfy hiking shoes, and a friend or family members.

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Pedal the Prairie

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 9981 Pacific St
Prairie City, IA 50228 United States
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prairie

SOAR will be helping folks learn about raptors while attending the 'Pedal the Prairie' event! From the Refuge Event details: Join us for a spring bike ride on the Prairie Parkway Bike Trail, our paved and expanded refuge entry road featuring four-foot bike lanes on each side! Participants will have the chance to see bison and elk, ride among native wildflowers, toss seed bombs, meet live animals, hike the trails, and explore our Visitor Center. Snacks, refreshments, games and activities…

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June 2018

Cancelled – Wild West Frontier Days

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Museum and Frontier Village, 1 Museum Rd
Fort Dodge, IA 50501 United States
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tipi

The heat, humidity, and bugs means we will not be at this event. So sorry to event organizers, but the health and well-being of our education ambassadors comes first. SOAR and education ambassadors will be inside the Fort Stockade on Friday from 4-8:00 p.m. From the event Facebook page: Frontier Days is a Wild West Pioneer Weekend with Food, Music, Pioneer Marketplace, Storytelling, Kids Activities, Re-enactors from the 180s portraying buckskinners, trappers, soldiers, cowboys, and pioneers, 50s and Western Dance…

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Lake Mills Public Library Summer Reading Program

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake Mills Public Library, 102 South Lake St
Lake Mills, IA 50450 United States
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red-tailed hawk

Join us to celebrate the Summer Reading program theme of 'Libraries Rock' where we'll learn about the hearing and sounds of an Iowa owl, hawk, and falcon!

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Eagles and Lead

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Guthrie County Historical Village and Museum, 206 W South St
Panora, IA 50216 United States
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Thora

Lead toxicity (or poisoning) has been identified as a concern for a number of bird species, including bald eagles, and the numbers appear to be rising. Join Kay Neumann, Executive Director, to talk about eagles and lead poisoning.

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July 2018

Kirkendall Public Library (Ankeny, IA) Summer Reading Program

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Elementary, 3800 NW Abilene Road
Ankeny, IA United States
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Ash

Join us to celebrate the Summer Reading program theme of 'Libraries Rock' where we'll learn about the hearing and sounds of a few Iowa raptors!

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West Des Moines Public Library Summer Reading Program

July 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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RTH

Join us to celebrate the Summer Reading program theme of 'Libraries Rock' where we'll learn about the hearing and sounds of a few Iowa raptors!

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August 2018

Bison Day

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 9981 Pacific St
Prairie City, IA 50228 United States
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bison

Festival celebrating bison, prairie, wildlife, and the pioneer time period. Find SOAR with education ambassadors outside the visitor center!

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Release Party 2018

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McFarland Park, 56461 180th St
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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to be released

Join us for our fall release party at Story County Conservation Board's McFarland Park, north of Ames! The event includes an opportunity to meet a few of SOAR's education ambassadors, talk with SOAR educators, and learn about current SOAR projects. The highlight of the afternoon are the raptor releases! McFarland Park is family-friendly area perfect for a picnic and raptor releases! Please bring your lawn chairs and a small table if you like. There are a limited number of picnic…

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