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Oct 2 Sunday 1:00 PM Prairie Hike
Join Naturalist Jennifer Meyer for a walk through the prairie; learn the names of the flowers and grasses as well as the critters. We'll be collecting seeds for later planting.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 8 Saturday 9:00 AM Bike Ride
Formally called the Jackson County Rec Trail, join a naturalist for a bike ride and enjoy fall colors on the trail from Spragueville to Z34 and back. All ages welcome.
Programs Bear River Recreation Trail
Oct 9 Sunday 2:00 PM Moon Rocks
See samples of real moon rocks and moon soil and learn about the Apollo missions that collected the samples.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 13 Thursday 6:00 AM Baraboo Day Trip
Join the Dubuque, Jackson and Jones OWL group for a trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin to tour the Aldo Leopold Foundation, Leopold Shack and the International Crane Foundation.
Trips Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 14 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Family Fun Day
Join a naturalist on this early dismissal day for some fun nature related activities outdoors! All ages welcome.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 16 Sunday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Feast With Louis and Clark
Enjoy early America’s bounty, prepared from historical recipes by the Friends kitchen enthusiasts. Friend's fall fundraiser for the Prairie Creek Pavilion.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 16 Sunday 1:30 PM Sacajawea and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Guide, Wife, Interpreter, or Slave? A picture of a fascinating young woman emerges from what the past almost 200 years of records have told the world about her. This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by Humanities Iowa
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 21 Friday 8:00 PM Fall Night Hike
Join us for a chance to visit nature after-hours!
Programs Bear River Recreation Trail
Oct 22 Saturday 1:00 PM Leopold Bench Workshop
Join us in making your own Leopold Bench to enjoy in your home or yard!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 5 Saturday 1:00 PM Geocaching: The Movie
Come join us at the Hurstville Interpretive center for a chance to watch this film and earn a sourvenir. We will meet at 1:00 and enjoy some refreshments as we spend an hour watching the antics of other cachers.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 10 Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM The Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940
Travel to Clayton County to learn about the warm and sunny morning that suddenly turned into a living hell to duck hunters, farmers, and others who tried to take advantage of the perfect weather that was about to become a winter nightmare.
Trips Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 12 Saturday 1:00 PM Birdfeeder Workshop
Get ready to feed your winter visitors! This workshop will provide the materials and instructions to build your own suet feeder!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 19 Saturday 1:00 PM Natural Soap Making Workshop
Join a naturalist in learning the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 3 Saturday 1:00 PM Reptile Riot
Turtles, lizards and snakes, oh my! Learn with a naturalist about Iowa’s scaliest critters. This program will showcase live animals! All ages welcome.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center