Iowa Prairie Conference

My friend Sikowis (Christine Nobiss) will be speaking at this virtual 2021Iowa Prairie Conference July 31st. She will be speaking at 12:10 pm
End-Stage Iowa: Big-Ag’s Sacrifice Zone and Indigenous Resistance.

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Here is the link to the registration page: Tickets for Iowa Prairie Conference in Des Moines from MIDWESTIX

The Iowa Prairie Conference is a bi-annual conference held on odd years throughout the state of Iowa. The conference has been ongoing for over twenty years and past hosts include the University of Northern Iowa, Luther College, Central College, Iowa Lakes Community College and more. Due to continued cautions with the Coronavirus the Iowa Prairie Conference will be very different this year. Although we are not requiring a fee to register, we are allowing free will donations. Our suggested amount is $10.00, but feel free to donate whatever amount is best for you. The donations collected will go towards ensuring the Iowa Prairie Conference continues in 2023 and beyond! Thank you!  

On July 31st we will have an afternoon of presentations via Zoom. The agenda for the day is below.  

12:00 – 12:05 Welcome, Sarah Nizzi 

12:10 – 1:05 End-Stage Iowa: Big-Ag’s Sacrifice Zone and Indigenous Resistance, Sikowis (Christine Nobiss)  

1:05 – 2:00 Conservation Ain’t Gonna Work If No One Cares But Us, Chris Helzer  

2:00 – 2:10 Break  

2:10 – 2:35 The Status of Remnant Prairie Dependent Butterflies in Iowa’s Most Intact Prairie Landscape, the Loess Hills Ecoregion, Stephanie Shepherd 

2:35 – 3:00 Connecting to Our Natural Heritage Through the Lens of Public Art, Reinaldo D. Correa   

3:00 – 3:05 Break 

3:05 – 4:00 Virtual Social Time on Zoom  

4:00 – 5:00 Keynote Address: Recollections and Reflections of a Half Century of Prairie Activities in Iowa, Dr. Daryl Smith  

5:00 Closing Remarks, Michelle Biodrowski 

For detailed information on presentations and our guest speakers click the link here  

If you have any questions or concerns, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page at 

Here is the link to the registration page: Tickets for Iowa Prairie Conference in Des Moines from MIDWESTIX

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