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Summer Course Schedule 2014

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Iowa Lakeside Lab 2014 Summer Class Schedule


Peoples Art Project 2014

Giant bison spotted crossing Lake Okoboji

A herd of 237 men, women, and children formed the shape of a giant 150 x 100 foot bison at the 7th Annual People's Art Project held Saturday, January 25, at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory during the 2014 Okoboji Winter Games. The bison was designed by Jane Shuttleworth, photographed from the sky by Judy Hemphill. Artistic director Cara Gerlock choreographed everyone into place, ensuring there was no stampede! Chad Branham, Willow River Arts, was our Shadow Master.

Prints are on sale at the following locations:
• A Piece of Work, 1619 Hill Ave., SPIRIT LAKE 712-336-1077
• Carol's Cottage, 1796 Highway 71 N, OKOBOJI 712-332-9801
• Arts on Grand, 408 Grand Ave. SPENCER 712-262-4307
• J H Gallery, 215 Grand Ave. SPENCER 712-262-6801

Thanks to sponsors Friends of Lakeside Lab, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, and Beck Engineering, Inc., and all of the participants for a successful roundup.

Photo credit: Judy Hemphill and Leading Edge Aviation

Photography by Judy Hemphill


Friends of Lakeside Lab

The Friends of Lakeside Lab was founded in 1994 to support Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and Regents Resource Center through scholarships and as a community resource for water quality monitoring, environmental education and research. The Friends is a tax-exampt, 501c3 non-profit organization. Friends membership and supporters include not only Lakeside alumni from Iowa and all over the world, but local and summer residents, businesses - in short - reflecting the diverse audiences and communities that Lakeside benefits not only locally but regionally and world-wide.

Lakeside Lab was highlighted in the University of Iowa's 2011 Annual Report "OutFront Report", and the Friends of Lakeside Lab was honored in 2013 with a statewide commendation from the Iowa Board of Regents.

The Members and Board of Directors for the Friends are made up of diverse and active individuals who have played a creative and visionary role in expanding Lakeside's education, water quality monitoring, and research programs and audiences.

Since its incorporation, Friends has made many accomplishments, including:

  • A successful million-dollar capital campaign to build Lakeside's first year-round teaching and research facility, the Waitt Building, completed under budget and on schedule in 1998.
  • Expansion of Lakeside education programs to include pre-K through 12 and the life-long learners, volunteer opportunities and year-round programming.
  • Support for Lakeside's water quality monitoring and research including the involvement of community volunteers.
  • Increased scholarship and research fellowships for students.
  • Establishment of an endowment to sustain Lakeside's water quality monitoring, education and research programs.
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    • Friends 2014 Annual Membership Meeting: Thursday, December 4, at Lakeside Lab. More details to follow...
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