Stream Ecology – A Virtual Lesson

Here is a great activity for the whole family – measure the health of a stream near you by looking for the small insects that live in it.  JDCF broadcast a new Facebook Live program on stream ecology where Jess Carryer, our Outreach and Education Manager, showed us how to do a simple stream survey.   The fact sheets that Jess references for you to use in your survey can be found here: Illinois River Watch Network/Stream Discovery  Resources.

Join us on Facebook every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM for another Facebook Live. If you do not follow JDCF on Facebook, you can do so here.  Simply click ‘like’ and ‘following’ in the left-hand corner just below the cover photo.

Upcoming Events

All Things Butterfly ~ A Facebook Live Event

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

JDCF will be on location at the Wapello Land and Reserve for a program all about butterflies.  We will be joined by a butterfly expert who will discuss the life cycle, migration patterns, and importance of these insects, specifically the painted lady.  Our Facebook Live series is sponsored by the Apple River State Bank/First Community […] Read More

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Facebook Live with Dubuque County Conservation

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be traveling across the river for a Facebook Live broadcast with special guest Kaytlan Moeller of Dubuque County Conservation to learn about the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in and around the Dubuque, IA area.  We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena for sponsoring our Facebook Live series.

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Fireside Storytelling at Wapello

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bring a lawn chair and join the JDCF’s volunteer group, the Friends of Wapello, by a fire for storytelling.  Stories can teach lessons and make people laugh. Native Americans that once inhabited Wapello passed on their knowledge to the next generation through story telling. Come listen, learn, and share a laugh.  You can even bring […] Read More

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