Field Marks 2022

You're Invited!

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.

Purchase your tickets by clicking the link here. 

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 and desserts from Amos Dean's will be served. Amos Dean's was voted "Best in CRANDIC- Caterer" in 2021 and is located around the corner from Cangleska Wakan. They source many of their fruits and vegetables from a garden plot located right on their property. Live music will be performed by the classically trained Wilson Quartet, a youth performance group from the Preucil School of Music. Attendees who are 21 years of age and older can enjoy complimentary beer that has been generously donated by Big Grove Brewery

We hope you will join us for this special evening of events! 

Stone arch at Cangleska Wakan

Round barn at Cangleska Wakan






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. 

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

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