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Program Night with Dr. Thomas Rosburg

  • 9 Feb 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
  • ISU Extension Office


  • You are a master gardener.
  • You are not a master gardener but would like to attend this educational event.

Registration is closed

Come to the extension office for 2.5 hours of education on Thursday, February 9, 2023.


Fire ecology -- Fire has been been a major force affecting much of the world's vegetation and ecosystems for millions of years. It is especially an important ecological factor in grasslands and savannas. This presentation will cover some of the basic principles of fire ecology and its role in the Midwest.

Invasive species -- Plant and animal species that are non-native and invasive in our natural ecosystems now pose the most significant threat to our natural areas the native plants and animals that live there.  This presentation will review some of the most troublesome invasive species that confront land managers in Iowa, including the ecological challenges they present and methods to control them.

 Dr. Thomas Rosburg is a Professor, Department of Biology, and Curator of Drake University Herbarium. 

  Thursday, February 9, 2023
  6:30 - 9:00 PM  (2.5 hours of education)

  6:00 PM  Soups on! Bring a side if you like or just come to eat!

  6:30 PM  Housekeeping / Introduction / Program Begins
  9:00 PM  End of evening

This event is 2.5 hours of education credit for Polk County Master Gardeners toward their continuing education credits. Master Gardeners must complete 10 hrs. yearly.  5 of those hours should be in person or a live webinar with Q&A. 

A soup supper will start at 6 p.m. before the 6:30 p.m. presentation.

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