Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is providing a service to an audience within a 4-hour radius of Webster City by offering scheduled opportunities to participate in hands-on activities in classes taught in a relaxed setting. The classes foster appreciation of natural resources through art and nature studies and are taught by artists, natural resource professionals, and skilled craftspeople that love to share their skills by teaching others.
We support the concept of regional economic development focused on natural resources. To this end we engage many instructors from the local area and seek to provide teaching space for visiting instructors who expand our offerings with their talents in keeping with our art and nature theme. LLBRV, through it’s board of directors and many volunteers, actively participates in local arts and natural resource events and further promotes the inclusion of arts and natural resources in events hosted within the region.
We aim to use Legacy Learning Boone River Valley to attract artists and learners to this area to live, work, and play.
Legacy Learning Boone River Valley (LLBRV) celebrates life-long learning through local natural resources by providing fun, affordable, creative, natural resource and arts based educational experiences. Natural resource professionals, skilled artisans, professional-traditional-contemporary artists interested in leading workshops-seminars-courses provide personalized and enriching learning opportunities. Educational experiences will vary from one to three days or more, depending upon the subject matter and depth of the topic. LLBRV markets its course offerings largely to adults with leisure time through direct and social marketing placements focused on specific market niches.
The research in a 2009 feasibility study supported by the community, identified over 750,000 residents living within a 60-mile radius of Webster City, a positive transportation infrastructure and a natural resource infrastructure provided by one of the most scenic rivers in the Midwest, the Boone River Valley. In 2013 a small group of individuals began a pilot project under the name of Legacy Learning for a course offering. In 2014 the working group secured its Iowa non-profit corporate status as Legacy Learning Boone River Valley (LLBRV) and has received the IRS review and approval of its 501c.3 non-profit application. An estimated 86 attendees participated in one or more classes in the first year.
For 2014 the Board of Directors set of the goal of averaging one class per month, holding classes in various venues in Webster City and surrounding areas and establishing course credits from Iowa Central Community College. Credits for graduate work, undergraduate degrees and continuing education have been secured. In 2016 we set a goal of 6 classes per month, creating an Artist in Residence program and moving towards having a building of our own. 2017 finds us heading in these directions!
Interested in Teaching?
Are you interested in teaching a class for LLBRV? Please send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe what you want to teach and send a photo of the product or of you teaching the skill you’d like to offer. We will not use your photo unless we select your offering for our schedule. Describe how your class idea fits our mission of celebrating art and nature through lifelong learning. Our board of directors will consider the offering and respond to you.
We are grateful for the support we have received from these local organizations:
- All Cultures Equal
- Enhance Hamilton County
- First American Bank
- First State Bank
- Hamilton County Conservation
- Hamilton County SEED
- Iowa Central Community College, Webster City Center
- Iowa Central Community College Continuing Education
- Iowa Tourism
- Kendall Young Library
- Peoples Credit Union
- Produce Station Pottery
- Willson Brewer Museum
- Webster City Chamber of Commerce
- Webster City Community Theatre
- WCF Financial Bank
- Webster City Hotel Motel Grant