Iris at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, Buchanan County

Jessica Rilling

Blog For Tag "acorn crew"

  • Up a Creek

    AUG. 7, 2023

    Creek walking is a favorite pastime for many Iowans. Turning up rocks, feeling clay and dirt in between your toes, the rush of the cool water over your legs. It's all a bit of nature's magic. Tag along as Taryn Samuels, Development Specialist, and her family get outdoors, up a creek.

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  • Acorn Crew: Birding with Kids

    MAY. 26, 2023

    Birding can be an accessible activity for many ages and abilities. Close-up views of even the most common birds can still fascinate the viewer. And since you can bird from just about anywhere and anytime of year, it's a great skill to nurture. Here's are some tips for birding with kids including how to prepare and where to go.

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  • Staying grounded in nature

    AUG. 25, 2020

    “When children play and explore nature, they sink their own metaphorical taproot into the earth.”

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  • Nurturing a Love for Nature

    AUG. 24, 2020

    Strengthening connections between kids and Iowa's outdoors

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  • The importance of places to explore

    AUG. 24, 2020

    I grew up in Northwest Montana with wilderness just beyond my back door. I could get off the school bus and walk past my house into hundreds of thousands of acres of publicly accessible land in the Kootenai National Forest.

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