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K-12 Connections Event
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Students learn the truth and myths about this 'grossly' misunderstood animal. Get up close and personal with some of Iowa's bats. Listen to amazing facts and see fascinating pictures of other bats found throughout the world. Learn how to deal with them when they become unwanted houseguests. Find out what you can do to help protect this beneficial species. This interactive program also allows time for students to ask questions, so come prepared.

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary book, Awesome Animals, Beastly Birds and Bats.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:

Monarch Tagging
Life on the Prairie
Animal Winter Preparation
Unhuggable Animals
Mammal Tracks
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
To Be a Seed
Sing a Song of Science

We must have at least 2 registered and confirmed classes in order to offer this ICN session. If we have to cancel the class you will receive email notification prior the day of the session.

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)
  • BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (Grade Level: 4-12)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
October 31, 2013
 Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, October 25, 2013
October 31, 2013
 Thursday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, October 25, 2013
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