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Join a naturalist form Polk County Conservation as we walk kids through the many different habitats that exist in Iowa. He will explain how each habitat is unique and valuable in a particular way and explain how different animals are adapted to live in specific habitats.

Young audiences love Lewis's enthusiasm for science and learn from his kid-friendly explanations and artifacts brought straight from the wild.

Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary books Birds in your Backyard and Amazing Animal Journeys or alternate titles.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:

Monarch Tagging
Animal Winter Preparation
Unhuggable Animals
Mammal Tracks
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
To Be a Seed
Sing a Song of Science

We must have at least 2 registered and confirmed classes in order to offer this ICN session. If we have to cancel the class you will receive email notification prior the day of the session.

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • BACKYARD SAFARI (Grade Level: PK-2)
  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)
  • CURIOUS GEORGE (Grade Level: PreK-2)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa. If you are not employed by a school district or an AEA please register at library sites only.

Sign up for the K-12 Connections eNewsletter to receive timely information regarding ICN sessions like this one.

Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
February 20, 2014
 Thursday, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Audience: Grades PK-1
Friday, February 14, 2014
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