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Project Title

Beauty Outside Our Doors: Conservation Stories of Black Hawk County

Award Winner

Recipient of the 2018 Community Engagement Celebration Day Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Award

Presentation Type

Written Piece

Keywords

Environmental literature--Iowa--Black Hawk County;

Project Summary

Beauty Outside Our Doors collects stories, poems, essays, and interviews with people of Black Hawk County, Iowa, giving voice to their relationship to the land, in their own words. From beekeeping to family farms to kayaking down the Cedar River and nature therapy, this work serves as a witness to the beauty to be found here—and the challenges we still face as citizens and lovers of the natural world. Published as a collaboration between the Soil and Water Conservation District and students in the Spring 2017 Environmental Literature class at the University of Northern Iowa, this unique anthology invites you to open its pages to experience and honor the people and the land of Black Hawk County.

Start Date

19-4-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2018 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Department/Center/Organization

Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District

Award Category

Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Award (Theme-Based)

Award Category

Service Learning/Live Client Project Award (Curricular)

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Beauty Outside Our Doors: Conservation Stories of Black Hawk County

Beauty Outside Our Doors collects stories, poems, essays, and interviews with people of Black Hawk County, Iowa, giving voice to their relationship to the land, in their own words. From beekeeping to family farms to kayaking down the Cedar River and nature therapy, this work serves as a witness to the beauty to be found here—and the challenges we still face as citizens and lovers of the natural world. Published as a collaboration between the Soil and Water Conservation District and students in the Spring 2017 Environmental Literature class at the University of Northern Iowa, this unique anthology invites you to open its pages to experience and honor the people and the land of Black Hawk County.