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Center for Prairie Studies

  1. Tomato on the vine beginning to ripen

    Local Foods Symposium, Oct. 29–31

    Oct 16, 2019
    What can the College and the community do to create a more robust local food system? Participants in Grinnell’s local foods movement and alumni who work in the areas of sustainability and food systems will address this question in a symposium sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies.
  2. Dartanyan 'Dart' Brown on stage

    Iowa Music Hall-of-Famer Dartanyan Brown to Perform at Grinnell College

    Apr 19, 2019
    Dartanyan “Dart” Brown, one of the most celebrated musicians in Iowa history, will present a free concert of jazz, electronic/experimental and American roots music.
  3. Marching Coast-to-Coast for Climate Action

    Feb 25, 2019
    Ed Fallon, climate activist and former state legislator from northeast Des Moines, will address the urgent need for action on climate disruption on Monday, March 4, 2019.
  4. Student and Jon Andelson water plants in a raised bed in the garden

    The Grinnell College Garden: Putting Sustainability into Action

    Jan 31, 2019
    Putting Sustainability into Action
  5. LaDonna Redmond in urban neighborhood carrying basket of tomatoes

    Activist Seeking Food Justice to Speak on Nov. 8

    Nov 02, 2018
    LaDonna Redmond, an activist who was inspired to fight for a fairer food system due to limited access to fresh, healthy and organic food in her Chicago community, will give the Scholars’ Convocation Lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center.
  6. Sebastian Braun

    Scholar to Explore ‘Plains Indian Cultures, Politics, Economics, and Oil’

    Oct 24, 2018
    Sebastian Braun, director of American Indian Studies at Iowa State University and a researcher who studies the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota and its impact on native and non-native communities and the environment, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
  7. Expert on Honeybees to Speak at Grinnell College on Oct. 11

    Oct 08, 2018
    Heather Swan, an award-winning writer, poet, and beekeeper who teaches writing and environmental literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present “Honeybees: Threats and Resilience” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Room 2021 of the Noyce Science Center.
  8. CERA Open to Visitors over Commencement Weekend

    May 16, 2018
    The Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) invites students, families, and friends to visit and explore 8 a.m.–7 p.m. May 19 to May 21, 2018.
  9. Apply To Be a CERA Summer Restoration Assistant

    Mar 07, 2018
    Grinnell is accepting applications for summer restoration assistants through March 12, 2018, to help at the Conard Environmental Research Area and at urban prairies in Grinnell.
  10. Where Does Our Water Come From & Where Does It Go?

    Feb 19, 2018
    On Feb. 25 a panel will cover facts about water quality in Poweshiek County, including drinking water and waste water.

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