Wolfgang Oesterreich (Wolf) on Ada Hayden Heritage Park Presentation
Current 2021 Presentations
We are still finalizing the speakers for January and February as well as details for Ames Reads Leopold annual event in Ames and across the country. After the presentation in February, there will be a brief break and then our annual meeting. The 2021 presentations and annual meeting will be by Zoom as we continue to try and address the Covid-19 pandemic and still provide a venue for these presentations.
The presentations in 2020 began with Sam Wormley on Our Changing Climate: Science and Psychology; Ty Smedes, photographer, presented Winter and Wildlife, and after Ty's presentation and a break, resumed for the Outdoor Alliance's annual meeting. Ames Reads Leopold, a community event with many groups taking part in the readings and commentary on conservation are an ongoing part of a national commemoration.
2019 presentations included: Sam Wormley's "Winter Skies: Constellations, Stories and Folklore"; Ms. Christina Murphy on the "History of the 13th Street Dam"; Dr. Tom Rosburg on the "Floral Jewels of the Tallgrass Prairie"; and Ames Reads Leopold, Ames participation of the anual read-in event held across the county.
The 2018 presentations were by local historian Alan Spohnheimer with a trip downstream with his stories "Along the Skunk"; Tyler Harms, Executive Director of Iowa Young Birders spoke about"Kids, Birds and Nature; and Story County Conservation’s Natural Resource Specialist, Amy Yoakum, explored the prairie cemeteries in Stories from the Stones.
The Outdoor Alliance first began its annual presentation series in January 2017 and included Story County Conservation Director, Michael Cox; Dr. Jim Colbert on the River Navy; and Wolfgang Oesterreich (Wolf) on Ada Hayden Heritage Park wildlife over the years.
Our live presentation are made possible with your support and our partners, Ames Public Library and Story County Conservation.