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    Webinar Helps Cultural Sites Understand Iowa Core Educational Standards

    Northeast Iowa –Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) will be hosting the webinar “Selling Your Site Using Iowa Core” on Thursday, February 12 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST, as part of a series of Winter Webinars. Don’t have time to translate the Iowa Core and use it to your advantage convincing teachers they will receive a great field trip and meet essential concepts and skills? Laura Elfers, Education & Interpretation Manager at SSNHA has broken down the Social Studies and Science guides into a manageable tool for you. Grab some hot cocoa, pull up a seat in front of your computer and avoid the cold during this webinar or any of the others in this series.

    Upcoming Winter Webinars include “Best Practices in Telling the Modern Ag Story,” Wednesday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST; and “Silos & Smokestacks General Grant Application,” Wednesday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST. There is no cost for these webinars, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit

    “We are excited to be offering this series of webinars, spanning a variety of relevant topics. Through our technical assistance programs, we have expanded the capability for our Heritage Area partners and communities to tell their own stories.” commented Don Short, SSNHA President.

    SSNHA is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities—past and present.

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