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Meet Us in Pella August 23 - 25    Register By 8/21/2019

Dutch Letters. Tulips. Windows. Balers and Trenchers. Lake Red Rock. The 2019 Fall IOU Meeting.



What do all the above have in common? Pella. Conviently located to Lake Red Rock, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and numerous campgrounds make it an excellent place to meet this fall. The timing should have us in the right place to see many migrating warblers and shorebirds. 



Come listen to an inspiring and exciting keynote speaker who will be asking us all to think about what we can do help save the planet. We'll have some fantastic field trips (specifics TBA) Saturday afternoon presentations still TBA, but we have some good speakers on the line...



We also have a very special treat. Tim Barksdale (our keynote speaker and filmmaker) has obtained permission for us to show some amazing films by distinguished nature documentary filmmakers. We will have a screening room to present these films for anyone who registers for the meeting!



The titles include: Tale of the Tides, by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, Secret Life of Cats by Allison Argo, March of the Penguins, Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, Winged Migration, At least one of the Life of Birds shows. And Two films by Tim Barksdale: Adventures with Birdman, Episode Ecuador-Jocotoco Antpitta and Battle on the Booming Grounds



Registration is open now, but you must make your food orders before August 16th.

Tim Barksdale Keynote Speaker - Tim Barksdale

Filming the End of Nature

Tim Barksdale has been filming the wild lands of the world for years. It has instilled in him a burning passion to engage and draw attention to the decimation of our natural lands and its flora and fauna. He will be challenging us to all do what we can to save our corner of the planet. There is no question you will leave "Filming the End of Nature" with hope and the inspiration to get out and save the world.





Oh, he also made an amazing nature documentary about Prairie Chickens, which will change how see our state.

Schedule

Friday, August 23, 2019
Graham Hall and Conference Center 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Table Open
Pip, Carol and Lincoln Fisher - IOU
Graham Hall and Conference Center 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Social Hour and Signup for Saturday's Field Trips
IOU & Pella Meeting Host Committee - IOU
Graham Hall Conference Center 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cash Bar Available
Bartenders - Central College Catering
Graham Hall and Conference Center 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm A film TBD
A blu-ray player - IOU
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Graham Hall and Conference Center 6:00 am - 7:30 am Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, grilled hash browns, bacon, fresh cut fruit and a bakery item, Served with orange juice and coffee
Central College Catering - Central College
Graham Hall Conference Center 6:15 am - 5:00 pm Registration Table Open
Pip, Carol and/or Lincoln Fisher - IOU
Graham Hall and Conference Center 6:45 am - 7:15 am Box Lunch pickup: Includes sandwich, chips, fruit cup and homemade bar
Central College Catering - Central College
Graham Hall and Conference Center 7:00 am - 7:15 am Staging for departure on Field Trips
Pella Meeting Host Committee - IOU
Red Rocks Reservoir, Neal Smith NWR, Other various birdy locations 7:15 am - 12:15 pm Field Trips
Field Trip Guides - IOU and Friends
Graham Hall and Conference Center 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Nature Film Festival - Amazing Nature documentaries
Rights to films obtained by Tim Barksdale - Birdman Productions
Graham Hall and Conference Center 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Board of Directors Meeting
Denny Thompson, President - IOU Board of Directors
Graham Hall and Conference Center 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Tracking dispersal of juvenile Iowa Trumpeter Swans
Tyler Harms - IOU
Graham Hall and Conference Center 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break
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Graham Hall and Conference Center 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Management of the Lake Red Rock System and the Sustainable Rivers Program
Todd Gosselink - Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Graham Hall and Conference Center 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
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Graham Hall and Conference Center 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Fall Migratory Stopover of Least Sandpipers in Iowa
Rachel Vanausdall - Iowa State University - Research Associate
Graham Hall and Conference Center 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break
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Graham Hall and Conference Center 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm IOU Fall Membership Meeting
Denny Thompson, President, et al. - IOU
Graham Hall Conference Center 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cash Bar Available
Bartenders - Central College Catering
Graham Hall and Conference Center 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Banquet Dinner - Roast Pork Loin, Vegetarian Lasagna, Green Bean Casserole, Mixed Green Salad, Mixed fresh fruit, Garden Rotini, Mashed Red Skin Potatoes, Dinner Rolls, Beverages
Central Catering - Central College
Graham Hall and Conference Center 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Keynote Presentation - Filming the End of Nature
Tim Barksdale - Birdman Productions
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Graham Hall and Conference Center 6:00 am - 7:30 am Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, grilled hash browns, bacon, fresh cut fruit and a bakery item, Served with orange juice and coffee
Central College Catering - Central College
Graham Hall and Conference Center 6:45 am - 7:15 am Box Lunch pickup: Includes sandwich, chips, fruit cup and homemade bar
Central College Catering - Central College
Graham Hall and Conference Center 7:00 am - 7:15 am Staging for departure on Field Trips
Pella Meeting Host Committee - IOU
Red Rocks Reservoir, Neal Smith NWR, Other various birdy locations 7:15 am - 12:15 pm Field Trips
Field Trip Guides - IOU and Friends
Graham Hall and Conference Center 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Nature Film Festival - Amazing Nature documentaries
Rights to films obtained by Tim Barksdale - Birdman Productions
Graham Hall and Conference Center 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Wrap up and final tally of bird list
Pip Fisher - IOU