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Iowa City's April Events

Energy & Community has some events coming up in April! For more information on any of these events you can email the Iowa City location at greeniowaIC@gmail.com or call 319-339-5399.


Saturday, April 6th, 9 am-2 pm: Paint a Rain Barrel at Napoleon Lane, near the animal shelter in Iowa City.

GIA has rain barrels that need to be beautified! Work as a team or individually to paint rain barrels in the morning or afternoon session. GIA will provide the paint and brushes. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle and creativity. Artwork cannot be offensive.


There are only 20 unclaimed barrels left, so participants must RSVP in order to paint a rain barrel. Please RSVP by emailing greeniowaIC@gmail.com. GIA will send all groups/individuals who would like to paint a barrel a form to fill out.

Participants that paint a barrel will have the first opportunity to buy their barrel for $24. Purchase of the unclaimed rain barrels will be open to the public after the event. 


Sunday, April 7th, 2-5pm: STEAM Fest at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center in Iowa City.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is helping out at the Iowa City Parks and Recreation's annual STEAM Fest. GIA will be in charge of two activities during STEAM.


No fee to participate. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.


Wednesday, April 17th, 7-8:30 pm: Earth Friendly Forum at Robert A. Lee in the Social Hall.


This lecture series will take place in the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. All lectures will begin at 7 p.m. Childcare will be provided for attendees (ages 3 and up). Light refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 “The Future of Energy.” By Bodi Vasi, Ph.D., Professor, The University of Iowa

We take energy for granted –every day we turn on a light switch, drive, cook a meal, and plug in a laptop without thinking about where the energy comes from. Yet, energy can come from many different sources. Some sources are millions of years old, other sources are very recent; some sources are relatively clean, other sources are quite dirty. This talk will introduce the concept of energy literacy, review the main sources of energy around the world nowadays, and discuss potential sources of energy in the future. 



Thursday, April 18th, 7-9 pm: Eco Film Festival at Iowa City Public Library.


GIA is hosting this film series. No Impact Man (2009) What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, author Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride.


Monday, April 22nd, 6-8 pm: Earth Day Eco Trivia at East Side Recycling Education Center.


Celebrate Earth Day with this family friendly Eco Trivia event! GIA is hosting this event at East Side Recycling Education Center. There is no fee to participate and there will be prizes for the winners. To RSVP call 319-339-5399.



Saturday, April 27th, 2-5:30 pm: Earth Fest at Terry Trueblood Recreation Lodge.


Green Iowa AmeriCorps for Earth Fest!  

Earth Fest will be fun for all ages with indoor and outdoor activities related to the environment, animals, and sustainability, including live music, raptors, prizes, fun activities, games, local environmental organizations, a free sapling giveaway and more!


This is a family-friendly event, with no fee to participate.


Sunday, April 28th, 1:30-2:30 pm: Getting to Know Endangered Species


Learn about endangered species and conservation efforts with the "Getting to Know Endangered Species" Series. This class is the last of this series and it will resume in the summer. Registration is required. For ages 5-12 years.$6 per class for residents & $11 for nonresidents.


Contact Us

UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education
University of Northern Iowa
CEEE 109
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0293

Phone: (319) 273-7233

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