• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Professional Development - Annual Workshops

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk,  with workshop participants at

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk with workshop participants at "Fish Farm" mound group.

NPS Photo

Registration and brochure is now available and you can register anytime after January 1st, 2014.. Here is a general listing of the events, dates, and a brief description of each workshop day.

Teacher Workshop 2014 Brochure Click Here


June 7, 2014 = Land Formation & Usages - Land Structures and Farming

June 21, 2014 = Multi-Cultural Interactions

July 12, 2014 = River Usages: Commercial / Private

July 26, 2014 = Native American Arts & Crafts

August 9, 2014 = Mining, Farming, Business & Mansions (A Silos and Smokestacks' Presentation)

The teachers will again have the opportunity to earn either recertification or graduate credit for these workshops. You must take any two of the five workshops for one credit and two of the five to earn two credits. A reflection / reaction paper or lesson plan(s) is also required of anyone desiring credit(s).

Step One: E-mail e-mail us to reserve a spot.
Step Two: Submit a hard copy from the above brochure or call for a copy at 563-873-3491Ext. 251. Include the $30.00 per weekend fee with the registration.
Step Three: Continuing education credits are available through AEA 1 and graduate credit is available through Drake University. At this time we do not have the cost per credit, this information will be available after January 1st, 2014.

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk, during a cultural presentation segment of the Teacher's Workshop, June 2006

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk, during a cultural presentation segment of the Teacher's Workshop.

NPS Photo

Cultural presentation segments are a highlight of each workshop agenda.

Did You Know?

Bird Mounds: Effigy Mounds National Monument today - is a sacred site to many American Indians.

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in territory that was hotly contested by Indians and the American government. In 1832, the U.S. forced the Sauk and Fox tribes to cede land south of the “Neutral Ground” along the Mississippi River, which included the lands of the present National Monument.