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August 10th, 2022


Wednesday 10th August, 2022
Family Restaurant

(NOTE TEMPORARY LOCATION CHANGE) 2627 Center Street, Cedar Falls, 

while our usual location, the Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center, is being renovated.
Tallgrass Prairie Presentation & Tour

Following dinner and a brief business meeting, at approximately 7:30 pm we will reconvene at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, 2412 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls. We will tour the grass areas and then view the technology used to process seeds.

From the Family Restaurant:
Travel South on Center Street to First Street
Turn Right (west) on First Street to Hudson Road
Turn Left (south) on Hudson Road to 31st Street (27th Street is under construction)
Turn Right (west) on 31st Street to Greenhill Road, speed limit is 20 MPH and is enforced by UNI Police
Turn Right (north) on Greenhill Road to 27th Street
Turn Left (west) on 27th Street to 2412 West 27th Street (first left, about 700 feet)

Program Chair: Stephen Crouse

SpeakerDr. Laura JacksonDirector and Professor of Biology. Professor Laura Jackson grew up surrounded by prairie, wheat and pasture in the Smoky Hills region of north-central Kansas. She received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Grinnell College, and a Ph.D. in Plant Ecology from Cornell University.  Laura has been a UNI Biology faculty member since 1993, teaching courses in conservation biology, restoration ecology and environmental studies. Her research has focused on the restoration of biological diversity in agriculture landscapes, and the dynamics of seeds and seedling establishment in tallgrass prairie restoration. Laura has served on several advisory boards including the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (2001-2012), the Iowa State Preserves Board, and Monarch Joint Venture.  She is co-editor, with Dana Jackson, of The Farm as Natural Habitat: Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems. (2002, Island Press).

Other topics planned for this season:
  • September 2022, Tandem Insulin Pump
  • October 2022, Logistics of Food Bank with Tour
  • November 2022, TBD, (Iowa National Guard Is Deployed)

Meal:    Dinner includes rolls, coffee or soda. 

  • Salad Bar with French or Ranch Dressing, 
  • Ham 
  • Potatoes 
  • Vegetables 
  • Ice cream

  • Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions so that we can provide an alternative for you.

Price:               $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent) This price, like many things, will increase in coming months  

The Family Restaurant has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks.  “Cash Please” 


Social period: 6:00 P.M. 

Dinner:            6:30 P.M. 

Dinner Meeting Location: Family Restaurant, 2627 Center Street Cedar Falls Lifestyles Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Presentation: ~7:15-8:30 PM

Dinner Reservations can be made by emailing:

: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org  Copy/paste the link into your email client )

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation.  Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.  

Please make reservations by noon, Monday 8th August 2022.    Guests are always welcome.   

Dues: Dues are used almost entirely for donations to local groups engaging in some technical field for which the money will make a real difference. Please join us in their support by becoming a member for $20 a year.  Our Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting.   E-mail:  friendfamily@cfu.net  

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society