Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors: Ice Age Life in Iowa

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 10:30am
Jester Park Nature Center
12130 NW 128th St, Granger, IA 50109

The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist is participating in Polk County Conservation's monthly OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors) program for older adults. From their event website:

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us for cookies and coffee social staring at 10:30 and program at 11.

People began moving into Iowa over 13,000 years ago at the end of the last “ice age”. This was a time of giant land mammals, ice, and extreme cold temperatures. Learn about what Iowa was like during this period and how people adapted to the conditions. Cherie Haury-Artz Education Assistant with the Office of the State Archaeologist will share a display of a sample of real and replica artifacts from relevant time periods.  


AGES: 12+

COST: Free

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Patrice Petersen-Keys in advance at 515-323-5359 or Patrice.Petersen-Keys@polkcountyiowa.gov.