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Jul 1 Friday 6:00 PM Campground Program
Join a naturalist for some fun games and activities at the picnic shelter at each campground.
Programs Spruce Creek Park
Jul 2 Saturday 6:00 PM Campground Program
Join a naturalist for some fun games and activities at the picnic shelter at each campground.
Programs South Sabula Lake Park
Jul 9 Saturday 1:00 PM Butterfly Roundup
Join a naturalist in catching and identifying the butterflies at the Hurstville Prairie. Learn more about butterflies in Iowa and how to identify them. Nets will be provided. All ages welcome.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 12-14 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventure Day Camp
For youth entering 5th–8th grade next fall Youth will have fun participating in outdoor recreation activities such as paddling, fishing, archery and more!
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 16 Saturday 1:00 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
Build a rain barrel for your home at this workshop, construct a rain barrel to catch the water off your roof to use to water your garden this summer. Registration and payment required by July 11 at noon.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 17 Sunday 2:00 PM Upcycle Workshop
Join the discussion in how to use items for a new purpose instead of disposing of it. Share your creative ideas! Learn how to crochet a bag from VHS tape and take your creation home with you. Free program. Registration requested.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 19-21 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ranger Day Camp
For youth entering 2nd-4th grade; $35/child + $2.00 processing Have fun learning about Iowa’s wildlife and habitats through fun outdoor games, activities and crafts!
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Paddle the Maquoketa River
Take in the views while enjoying a leisurely paddle down the river.
Trips Maquoketa River Water Trail
Jul 24 Sunday 2:00 PM Prairie Painting
Seek inspiration through the natural wonders of the Hurstville Prairie. Create a painting while viewing the plants, landscape and animals. Materials and supplies will be provided.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 26-28 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Explorer Day Camp
For youth entering Kdg-1st grade; $35/child + $2.00 processing. Kids will have fun exploring nature through games, activities and crafts!
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 4 Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM OWL Event: Pontoon Ride
Enjoy a pontoon boat ride along the main channel and sloughs of the Mississippi River led by a Clinton County Naturalist.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 7 Sunday 2:00 PM Insect Zoo
ISU will be visiting with their insect zoo! Learn, see and touch LOTS of cool bugs.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 9 Tuesday 10:00 AM Nature Tales- Astronomy
Children ages 3-5 and a guardian are invited to come and learn more about the sun, earth and moon through some fun games and activities.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 13 Saturday 1:00 PM Nature Writings and Readings
Come and share environmental themed writings that have inspired you; bring original works as well. Refreshments will be provided.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center