A.C.O.R.N. - Adult Conservation Oriented Responsible Neighbors; an adult program for those interested in conservation and environmental education topics.

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Henry County Conservation Department



Adult Conservation Oriented Responsible Neighbors

"We're all a bunch of nature nuts!"

Masdaam Barns in Fairfield

  ACORN logoACORN is an adult program for those interested in conservation and environmental education topics. There are no membership fees and no commitments. Feel free to attend the programs that suit your interests. Guest speakers and hands-on activities are planned for this group. All programs will be held in the EE classroom of the Oakland Mills Nature Center.


 This schedule may be subject to change. All programs will meet at the Oakland Mills Nature Center for 2018.

To register for any of these programs, call the conservation office at 319-986-5067; email Cari at cnicely@henrycountyconservation.com; email Danika at dcox@henrycountyconservation.com or register online at  mycountyparks.com.

Must have 10 people preregister in order to hold any program.

December 20th 10:00 a.m. Bag It- Is Your Life Too Plastic? “Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow ‘everyman’ Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies….” Showing of the film followed by discussion then annual holiday potluck in the classroom. Film length 65 minutes. Free program. Deadline December 14th for accurate lunch count. Don’t forget a homemade nature ornament to continue our friendship tree tradition! CANCELED

*Reminder postcards or emails are sent out each month for those that are interested in the A.C.O.R.N. program. Costs, itineraries, and deadlines are announced when the reminders are sent. You may also listen to Cari Nicely, Naturalist, or Danika Cox, Assistant Naturalist, on KILJ Radio on the first Thursday of the month for updates to all programs.


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