Wild Wednesday: How to Be a Naturalist

Wild Wednesday is an event for the entire family! Join us in discovering the different aspects of science and our natural world. Participants will be given a journal to fill out through the summer documenting their discoveries each week. Most events will include a take home activity, and prizes for milestones earned throughout the summer.…

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Coffee & Grounds

Work hard and learn about native ecosystems while restoring prairie and oak savanna at Lakeside Lab. We wrap up our morning of hard work with snacks, coffee, and good conversation. Meet at the Waitt Lab at 8:30 am each Tuesday during snow-free months.

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Tuesday Night Seminar: Research Round-up

The Lakeside Laboratory Scientist-in-Residence, Dr. Rebecca Kauten, is going to talk us through a summer of research. Learn about different projects happening at Lakeside Lab, and meet the researchers and interns following the lecture!

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Wild Wednesday: Bird Banding

Wild Wednesday is an event for the entire family! Join us in discovering the different aspects of science and our natural world. Participants will be given a journal to fill out through the summer documenting their discoveries each week. Most events will include a take home activity, and prizes for milestones earned throughout the summer.…

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Coffee & Grounds

Work hard and learn about native ecosystems while restoring prairie and oak savanna at Lakeside Lab. We wrap up our morning of hard work with snacks, coffee, and good conversation. Meet at the Waitt Lab at 8:30 am each Tuesday during snow-free months.

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Tuesday Night Lecture Series – “Diatoms and the Lakeside Legacy”

Dr. Mark Edlund presents “Diatoms and the Lakeside Legacy” The Diatoms class has been taught at Lakeside for 59 years! What started as a clinic for researchers to gather has become a training ground for discovering biodiversity, addressing water quality, understanding paleoecology, building community, and changing how we communicate science in Iowa and beyond. Dr.…

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Wild Wednesday: Macros & Micros

Wild Wednesday is an event for the entire family! Join us in discovering the different aspects of science and our natural world. Participants will be given a journal to fill out through the summer documenting their discoveries each week. Most events will include a take home activity, and prizes for milestones earned throughout the summer.…

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Coffee & Grounds

Work hard and learn about native ecosystems while restoring prairie and oak savanna at Lakeside Lab. We wrap up our morning of hard work with snacks, coffee, and good conversation. Meet at the Waitt Lab at 8:30 am each Tuesday during snow-free months.

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Tuesday Night Lecture Series: “Multispecies Kinship…”

Dr. Brianna Burke Multispecies Kinship: Building Reparative Relationships in the Anthropocene “The environmental crisis – whether it is called the Anthropocene or climate change or the sixth mass planetary extinction – demands that we tell different stories about what it means to be human. One of the ways we can address the planetary crisis is…

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Wild Wednesday: Plant Identification

Wild Wednesday is an event for the entire family! Join us in discovering the different aspects of science and our natural world. Participants will be given a journal to fill out through the summer documenting their discoveries each week. Most events will include a take home activity, and prizes for milestones earned throughout the summer.…

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