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Aug 18

Live Like a Pioneer

Sat / August 18, 2018
9:00 am – 3:30 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

Story County Conservation offers a wide variety of outdoor experiences for school groups – one of our most popular being Pioneer Day. Adults will finally have an opportunity to see what all the excitement is about! Join us and travel to 1869 and discover life as a pioneer. Meet two pioneers and help them with daily chores. Try your hand at carding and spinning wool, doing laundry, and making your own soap. Help cook bread over the fire and churn butter. Explore plants that were used by the pioneers and go on a cemetery tour to compare life changes over time. You can learn a lot from your past!

This program is intended for adults and older children who have aged out of the school-offered experience. In true pioneer fashion, we will be outdoors for the entire day. Please bring a sack lunch, full reusable water bottle, blanket or towel for sitting, and bug spray and sunblock if desired.

Fee of $10 with registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13. Registration is available at or by calling our office at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday).