Friday, July 10, 2015

After The Fledge Weekend!

The eagles have fledged, but we haven't stopped having fun! Come to our After The Fledge party in Decorah, Iowa, from July 16 through July 19. Thanks to apex sponsor Ustream and the Decorah Chamber of Commerce for their support!

To register for the weekend, go here: https://goo.gl/MSmQ3T
For our forum thread on the event, go here: http://goo.gl/pUH3I1

Information

Thursday, July 16: Meet and greet at the opera house in Decorah's Hotel Winneshiek (map: https://goo.gl/SfJaFf).
  • 5pm to 8pm: Enjoy drinks and snacks while you meet moderators and other eagle lovers. We'll have some souvenirs for sale and fun surprises for everyone!
Friday, July 17: Kayaking, scavenger hunt, and volunteering with the Humane Society!
  • Kayaking, 1:00-3:30pm. Scott Iverson has planned a wonderful kayaking trip on the Upper Iowa in the Bluffton area about 15 miles north of Decorah. The scenery is spectacular and the paddling is great! For more information, follow this link.
  • 1-4pm: Volunteer at the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa. Details TBA.
  • Scavenger hunt, all day: The Decorah Chamber of Commerce has sponsored a scavenger hunt through downtown Decorah. Explore the area while racking up badges and competing for prizes! 
Saturday, July 18: Biking, talks, scavenger hunt, and dinner
  • Biking, 9:00am. Hit Decorah's lovely paved bicycle trail with Jim Womeldorf and several Ustream chat mods. We begin meeting at 9:00 and hope to leave at 10am. See you on the trail! 
  • Talks, 2PM: Valders Hall, Luther College. Printable map: http://www.luther.edu/campus/assets/campus_map_8.20.10.pdf.
    Google map: https://goo.gl/LKHavm
    Bob Anderson will introduce talks by Neil and Laura Rettig (Philippine Eagles) and Brett Mandernack (Bald Eagle tracking in the midwest). Neil and Laura will also bring their harpy eagle Cal. 
  • Dinner, 5:30pm. Hatchery. We are serving delicious Iowa pork, chicken, and corn. Don't eat meat? We also have a wonderful vegetarian option! 
  • Scavenger hunt, all day: The Decorah Chamber of Commerce has sponsored a scavenger hunt through downtown Decorah. Explore the area while racking up badges and competing for prizes! 
Sunday, July 19: Volunteer at the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa
  • 10am - 1pm, details TBA. 
Friday - Sunday
  • Tours of the fish hatchery (bring quarters to feed the fish!)
  • 6am'ish: Coffee and pastry at the hatchery
We hope to see you there! 


2 comments:

Scott Iverson said...

4:00 is a more likely time to return to Decorah after the river trip, maybe a little later. Variability in conditions, happenstance, and especially individual differences make timing a bit of guesswork. --Scott

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