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Posted on: October 29, 2012

[ARCHIVED] O.W.L.S. Topic Features Light and Matter: Photographs and Poems of Iowa

Story County Conservation invites the public to the monthly O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) program at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames. "Light and Matter: Photographs and Poems of Iowa " will be presented by author and photographer Paul Brooke on Wednesday, November 7, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please not the date change, due to the election on November 6.

Author and photographer Paul Brooke will present an interactive slideshow featuring photos from Iowa and the Amazon. He will read from Light and Matter: Photographs and Poems of Iowa and his newest work Sirens and Seriemas: Photographs and Poems of the Amazon and Pantanal. Brooke is a professor of English at Grand View University and spent part of the spring 2011 semester traveling in Brazil.

O.W.L.S. programs are designed for "boomers" or older – but anyone can attend. An optional luncheon follows the program at 12 p.m. Lunch is catered for a $7 fee, and registration is required by 3:30 p.m., Friday, November 2. The planned lunch menu for November is hot sliced turkey, mashed potato, corn, rolls, and hot apple pie.

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email us at, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Jerry Keys
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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