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OWLS Program: Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World | Oct. 17, Elkader


“Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World”  

Thursday, October 17th 

Reservations Required
Osborne Nature Center  

Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls next program will be “Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World.Learn who this important Iowa conservationist was on Thursday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Osborne Nature Center. 

Sylvan T. Runkel touched thousands of Iowans through his books, public TV appearances, nature hikes, and love of life. Larry Stone is a long-time friend of Runkel and co-authored with Jon Stravers “Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World”. Stone will help visitors get better acquainted with this beloved naturalist during this fascinating presentation. All are welcome to attend, make your reservation today for this free event by calling (563) 245-1516.  Optional lunch in Elkader will follow the program. 

The Osborne Center is located on Highway 13, ten miles north of Strawberry Point or five miles south of Elkader.  The center is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Saturday. Please call 563-245-1516 for more information or visit