Field Marks: A celebration of youth environmental writing presented by the Iowa Youth Writing Project. Dinner, live music, and student readings. Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 5-9pm, Cangleska Wakan, 4045 245th St. NE, Solon, IA

Field Marks 2022

The Iowa Youth Writing Project invites you to join us on the evening of Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 5 to 9 p.m. for Field Marks, a celebration of youth environmental writing and fundraiser dinner at the Cangleska Wakan nature preserve in Johnson County.

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This year, fifth grade students from the Iowa City Community School District participated in our "Writing on the Environment" program, where they learned about nature journaling, eco-poetry, and environmental journalism with the help of our friends at Johnson County Conservation.

This outreach series included school visits and a full-day field trip to Cangleska Wakan. These students are excited to share their writing with you on May 21. They will share the stage with musical performers as well as IYWP staff, who will tell you about what the IYWP has been up to this year.

We hope you can join us for an evening of literature, music, and community celebration. Tickets are $50.00 per person, and all proceeds support the Iowa Youth Writing Project's work with K-12 students across the region. Dinner from a local vendor will be served.

About Cangleska Wakan

(chan – gle’ ska – wa kan’)

Cangleska Wakan is a 132-acre park in Solon, IA that features high-quality oak forest and unique architecture, including several round barns, a stone arch, a stone amphitheater, and a brick labyrinth.

"Cangleksa Wakan" is a Lakota Sioux phrase that translates to "Sacred Circle," referring to the interconnectedness of all things. This property is adjacent to the 80-acre Big Grove Preserve, owned and managed by Bur Oak Land Trust.

The stone arch located in the Cangleska Wakan park.
The stone arch located in the Cangleska Wakan park.
The barn located in the Cangleska Wakan park.
The barn located in the Cangleska Wakan park.

Thanks to our partners, Johnson County Conversation and Big Grove Brewery.

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