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Contact: Byrony Forbes, 319-643-2541
WEST BRANCH, IOWA—Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is hosting a speaker series February 24th, March 3rd and March 17th, all at 2:00 p.m. in the visitor center. A variety of topics will be covered, offering audience members a chance to learn new and fascinating things. All presentations are free and open to the public.
Conservation Between Rivers: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Work in Iowa. February 24th, the speaker will be Elizabeth Bainbridge, Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Moline, Illinois. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works to conserve many Threatened and Endangered species which were once common throughout Iowa. These include everything from Orchids to Mussels. Come learn about the variety of life that exists and what Fish and Wildlife is doing to protect our natural resources within the Iowa.
Geology in National Parks. March 3rd, Dr. Richard Baker, Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman of the Geology Department at the University of Iowa, will discuss geological formations in the National Parks. How long have they been there? How did they form? What kind of life do the sustain? Complete with pictures and visuals, Baker will offer insight into the various and eclectic rock formations in the nation’s protected lands.
The Sauk and Meskwaki: 1740-1831. March 17th the presenter will be Beth Carvey. Recently retired after 36 years from her position as Director of the Hauberg Museum at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island, Illinois, Carvey will give a presentation on the history of the Sauk and Meskwaki during their time of residence in the Mississippi River valley, 1740-1831. She is also the author of Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818. After the program, a short overview will be given of the Twelve Moons curriculum that is available for educators. Free books will be given to teachers.
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.