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News :: Tallgrass prairies event set for Aug. 31, at Nature Center
· 1:00pm August 28th, 2013
The Benton County Conservation Nature Center will be open to the public this Saturday, August 31st, from 1-4 p.m.
Highlighting your visit to the Nature Center is the traveling display “Tallgrass Prairies - Past, Present and Future”. This exhibit will be at the Nature Cente rthrough October 10th and is located in the Cargill room downstairs. Visitors may enter through the south main entrance located under the large front porch.
The display is designed for families with some interactive components added for children.
Visitors are also welcome to discover the outdoor play area on the north side of the Nature Center or stroll along the trails (some are still under construction so caution is advised).
Keep checking vintoniowa.org for Nature Center updates and educational program listings.
About 'Tall Grass Prairies' program and its sponsors:
“Tallgrass Prairies - Past, Present and Future” was developed by the Iowa Association of Naturalists. The exhibit was made possible with funding from REAP-CEP (Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program), Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Iowa Pheasants Forever Native Seed Program, Iowa Trust for Local Conservation, Living Roadway Trust Fund, Tallgrass Prairie Center - UNI, and Truax Company. Several county conservation boards and conservation friends groups across the state provided matching funds to make the REAP-CEP grant possible.
“Tallgrass Prairies - Past, Present and Future”,artwork, text, and photographs were provided by the exhibit team or used with permission of the originators of the work, or those who hold the rights to said work and may only be used in conjunction with the Prairies exhibit and promotion. All other uses are prohibited unless prior approval is requested in writing.
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