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Great Climate March and Monarch Moves Come to Scattergood on August 21, 2014!

Great March for Climate Action logoWEST BRANCH, IA – On August 21st, members of the Great March for Climate Action, a group of dedicated individuals undertaking a 3,000-mile journey by foot to Washington, D.C., will march 12 miles from Iowa City to Scattergood Friends School in West Branch for an evening of fellowship, food, farm work, and monarch butterfly habitat renewal.

The marchers and day walkers will gather at College Green Park in Iowa City at 7 am, and hit the road at 7:30, taking a break at EarthSource Gardens, New Pioneer Co-op’s community garden, at Scott Blvd. and Rochester Ave.

The Great March for Climate Action will roll into Scattergood around 3 pm. Marchers will work on the farm from 5-6 pm and then join us for a dinner full of delicious foods from Scattergood’s own organic farm at 6:30.

After dinner, Scattergood will be hosting a very special Monarch Moves event in which the community, the marchers, and the public will join in revitalizing habitat for monarch butterflies on the Scattergood campus. The marchers will depart by sunrise on August 22.

Scattergood Friends School provides amazing academics set in a joyful and intentional learning community with a working organic farm and restored prairie in the greater Iowa City area. Soon to celebrate its 125th year, Scattergood offers college preparatory Quaker education for grades 9-12, boarding and day.

The Great March for Climate Action began on March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles. On any given day, marchers range from ages 3 to 83 and hail from at least 37 different states.

Monarch Butterfly

For additional inform

ation, logistics, or to set up interviews, contact Ki at 805.270.5232 or Jody at 646.283.8844.


Jody M. Caldwell, Director of Communications & Giving
Scattergood Friends School
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Ki Coulson, Great March for Climate Action
805.270.5232 −−