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Uncle Ikes hold final session of the Outdoor Adventures program

April 7, 2013

The Marshall County Conservation Board and Marshall County Izaak Walton League invite first through fifth grade students and their family members to the 29th year of the award-winning Uncle Ike Nature Program.

This is the final session of the "Outdoor Adventures" theme which has introduced participants to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The final session of this year-long series will be from 9 to 11 a.m. April 13 at Izaak Walton League grounds which are located one mile south of Iowa Ave. on S. 12th Ave/Smith Ave.

During the April 13 session, entitled "On Yonder Pond," participants will discover the fun of fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Participants should dress for the weather since the activities will be outside.

Future programs in the Uncle Ike Nature Program include a summer day camp at the beginning of July on rocks and fossils. This fall Uncle Ikes will celebrate 30 years.

The Uncle Ike Nature Program was originally developed in Marshall County and has spread to other counties and states during the past 29 years. The program has received the Chris Holt Youth Environmental Education Award. The purpose of the program is to give children the opportunity to learn about Iowa's natural resources, environment, and outdoor sports.

It is hoped the Uncle Ike children will: gain an increased awareness about the earth on which they live and learn to make responsible decisions concerning the environment.

Izaak Walton League membership is not required and there is no charge for the Uncle Ike Nature Program. If anyone would like more information about Uncle Ikes, contact Diane Hall at the Marshall County Conservation Board at 641-752-5490.



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