OSE Welcomes Students Back to Campus with Various Events During On Iowa! Week

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August 06, 2021
On Iowa! 2021


OSE Welcomes Students Back to Campus with Various Events During On Iowa! Week

Upon the arrival of students returning back to campus in August, the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment has put together three events that will help kickstart students into a sustainable lifestyle on campus!

Prairie Tour: Wildflowers and Pollinators on the UI Campus!

8:45am - 10:45am August 17th

Meet @ Cambus Stop #0601 Schaeffer Hall/Downtown Interchange

Join staff from the Office of Sustainability and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences on Tuesday, August 17th, 8:45-10:45 AM for a tour of the UI Ashton Cross Country Prairie Restoration project. See prairie wildflowers and native pollinators on the UI campus!  Join prairie specialists and fellow Hawkeyes for a tour of a newly reconstructed prairie.  Learn how the UI campus is becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly.  Staff members from the Office of Sustainability and the Environment will help you download and use iNaturalist, a powerful and useful plant identification app.

Please meet at the Cambus stop adjacent Schaeffer Hall on the Pentacrest. We will ride a Cambus to the Prairie Restoration Project (adjacent to the Hawkeye Commuter & Storage Lot). At the end of the tour, students will ride the Cambus back to the Cambus stop adjacent Schaeffer Hall.

This event is part of the University's On Iowa! programming. New students are welcome and encouraged to attend.



Living Green On Campus & Beyond: Office of Sustainability Open House

10:00am - 2:00pm August 19th and 20th

Jessup Hall 5 W Jefferson St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, studying sustainability, or meeting other students interested in environmental issues? Visit the Office of Sustainability and the Environment's Open House during On Iowa! to discover the world of sustainability here at Iowa. Stop by for a free plant to grow in your new living space, meet student org leaders, and learn how to make sustainability a part of your academic career.

Free giveaways include:

Free plants






Bike swag

And more!!

This event will be held outdoors, on the Pentacrest outside of Jessup Hall! This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.



On Iowa! Farmer’s Market Tour

8:30am - 10:00am August 21st

Meet @ Old Capitol Building

Meet for a short walk to Iowa City’s iconic and vibrant Farmers Market. Gather on the downtown-facing steps of the Old Capitol at 8:30am. Join the Office of Sustainability and the Environment staff and student interns for a tour of the farmers market, and an introduction to the UI and Iowa City’s local food movement, as we stroll through the market’s myriad offerings of excellent food, sights and smells, and music.

The Office of Sustainability and the UI Student Government will provide a voucher to all students who attend. The voucher can be redeemed at the Iowa City downtown farmers market on 8/21/21 only. One voucher per student will be given out. The vouchers are redeemable for $3 and cannot be redeemed for alcohol. Please bring your student ID to receive a voucher.

This event is co-sponsored by UI Student Government and the Iowa City Farmers Market.



Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Blake Rupe in advance at 319-335-5121 or blake-rupe@uiowa.edu