Events Archive

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Neal Williams from the University of California - Davis Department of Entomology & Nematology will be presenting a seminar as a part of the Department of Entomology's fall semester seminar series. This event is co-sponsored by EEB and EEOB.


Event will be held in E164 Lagomarcino Hall.


Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Come learn about garden pollinators, why their numbers are decreasing, and the latest University of Minnesota research on pollinators and lawns. An additional presentation will also explain the role native perennials play in water quality. Speakers will include Erin Rupp from Pollinate MN, Andy Schilling from the South Washington Watershed District, and James Wolfin, a University of Minnesota graduate researcher.


No pre-registration is required, and the public is encouraged to attend.


Cost: free


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

The "Ag-citing" workshop is scheduled for Sept. 28-29 in Buena Vista County. Local fourth graders are invited to the ISU Allee Research and Demonstration farm to participate in an all-day workshop that will cover a variety of topics, including life stages of the monarch butterfly. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

The "Ag-citing" workshop is scheduled for Sept. 28-29 in Buena Vista County. Local fourth graders are invited to the ISU Allee Research and Demonstration farm to participate in an all-day workshop that will cover a variety of topics, including life stages of the monarch butterfly. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

The Entomological Society of America will host the XXV International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida. Learn more online.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come help prepare a flower bed for a monarch/pollinator garden in Iowa City, Iowa. More details are on the Backyard Abundance website

Where: Wetherby Edible Forest

Cost: Free (you get free comfrey)


You will be put to work so be sure to bring 


  • Comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Where: Reiman Gardens


Learn why we tag monarchs, how to track them, and then tag your very own monarch. This event is free with admission to Reiman Gardens, but preregistration is required! Limit one monarch per individual or group. More information is available on the Reiman Gardens calendar.


 

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Kansas University campus in Foley Hall

Cost: free


Adults and children will enjoy celebrating the monarch migration. You will learn about Monarch Waystations and see the butterfly and pollinator gardens, and be sure to check out the Biohouse before you leave. More information can be found on the Monarch Watch website


 

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

The 2016 Farm Progress Show allows farmers to network and learn about new products and technologies. This year, attendees can discuss research and conservation activities for monarchs and milkweeds with the ISU monarch research team inside the Iowa State University tent.


Location

Central Iowa Expo

1827 217th Rd.

Boone, IA 50036

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The 2016 Farm Progress Show allows farmers to network and learn about new products and technologies. This year, attendees can discuss research and conservation activities for monarchs and milkweeds with the ISU monarch research team inside the Iowa State University tent.


Location

Central Iowa Expo

1827 217th Rd.

Boone, IA 50036

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The 2016 Farm Progress Show allows farmers to network and learn about new products and technologies. This year, attendees can discuss research and conservation activities for monarchs and milkweeds with the ISU monarch research team inside the Iowa State University tent.


Location

Central Iowa Expo

1827 217th Rd.

Boone, IA 50036

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come learn about monarch butterflies and learn how to tag monarchs. Learn more about this event on the Polk County Conservation website
Chichaqua Longhouse
​8700 NE 126 Ave. 
Maxwell, IA 50161 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Come learn about pollinators, and hear from some of the leading experts on monarch conservation, including Dr. Karen Oberhauser from Monarch Joint Venture, Dr. Orley R. Chip Taylor from Monarch Watch, and Dr. Donald R. Lewis, Department of Entomology and Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, Iowa State University. Learn more on the event website

Tours will be held on various sites.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Come learn about pollinators, and hear from some of the leading experts on monarch conservation, including Dr. Karen Oberhauser from Monarch Joint Venture, Dr. Orley R. Chip Taylor from Monarch Watch, and Dr. Donald R. Lewis, Department of Entomology and Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, Iowa State University. Learn more on the event website

Day 1 will be held at the River Center located in downtown Davenport, Iowa.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 12:00am

The time is not yet available. Visit the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network page to learn more. 

Learn how to perform a Pollard Survey during this Field Day event.

McFarland Park
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Integrated Pest Management involves managing pests in a way that has a minimal impact on the environment. Learn how to apply this approach to your yard or garden. More information is available on the Reiman Gardens website.


Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd

Ames, IA 50011

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn how to participate in several monarch butterfly citizen science programs and help researchers learn more about this incredible insect. The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, in partnership with the Monarch Joint Venture, will instruct this workshop in conjunction with local Iowa habitat experts. Learn more about monarch biology, ecology and how you can help with conservation efforts.

Cost: $20


Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Learn how to participate in several monarch butterfly citizen science programs and help researchers learn more about this incredible insect. The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, in partnership with the Monarch Joint Venture, will instruct this workshop in conjunction with local Iowa habitat experts. Learn more about monarch biology, ecology and how you can help with conservation efforts.

Cost: $20


Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to take an active role in conservation and come find out how to conduct surveys designed for butterflies. Visit the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network page to learn more.

Urbandale Library
3520 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:15am to 3:45pm

The Annual Day of Insects is a special opportunity to learn about insects, and it is open to all insect enthusiasts. It will be held at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, April 9.


Dr. Sue Blodgett from Iowa State University will give an update on Iowa Monarch Consortium Activities at 11:00 am. The complete list of presentations may be found on the Reiman Garden's calendar.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 1:00pm

Dr. Diane Debinski, Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

March 23, 2016 at 1:00pm CDT

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Dr. Sue Blodgett, Iowa State University, Department of Entomology


March 19, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00pm in Fairfield, Iowa

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:45am

Richard Hellmich, USDA-ARS and Iowa State University, Department of Entomology

March 2, 2016 at 9:45am in Lewis, Iowa

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