Events

Start:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
End:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Date / TimeEventCategoryPark
Jun 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Flowers of the Prairie
Learn about prairie wildflowers and their medicinal and food uses during the times of early pioneers and Native American Peoples.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Stream Monitoring
Assist in chemical, physical, and biological measurements on the stream as part of the Iowa DNR's IOWATER program, a citizen volunteer water monitoring program.
Programs Hurstville Lime Kilns
Jul 11-13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ranger Camp
Youth entering 2nd- 4th grade will enjoy games and activities while learning about Iowa’s natural resources.
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 15 Saturday 10:00 AM Butterfly Roundup
Join a naturalist in catching and identifying the butterflies in the Hurstville Prairie. Learn more about butterflies in Iowa and how to identify them.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 18-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Explorer Camp
Youth entering Kindergarten and 1st grade will enjoy games and activities while learning about nature, wildlife and Iowa’s habitats.
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 18 Tuesday 6:00 PM Board Meeting: Baldwin Marsh and Millrock school
Tour Baldwin Marsh and join the conservation board for their monthly meeting at the newly remodeled Millrock School.
Trips Baldwin Marsh
Jul 22 Saturday 1:00 PM Herps of Iowa
Learn all about reptiles and amphibians of Iowa. Shed skin like a snake, touch live animals and take part in helping collect some critters too!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 25-27 Tuesday 7:00 Backpacking Yellow River
Do you know a 13-18 year old who is energetic, craving outdoor adventure and wanting to meet more of the same persona? Clinton, Jackson and Dubuque Counties are collectively hosting a backpacking trip to Iowa's Yellow River State Forest.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 29 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Paddle the Maquoketa River
Take in the views while enjoying a leisurely paddle down the river. We have canoes and kayaks available for use or bring your own.
Trips Maquoketa River Water Trail
Aug 6 Sunday 2:00 PM Puppet Show: Sal Fink, Catfish Wrangler
Eulenspiegel Puppet Company celebrates our rivers and prairies with tall tales starring Iowa folk heroine, Sal Fink. Sal tames a bear, wrestles a vicious snake, vanquishes a tornado, and plays with her pet pig, Suey.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 9 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM OWLS Day Trip to QCA
Join our Older, Wiser, Livelier Adult group to visit Vanderveer Park and Conservatory, the Quad City Botanical Center and Nahant Marsh, and more as we explore the Quad Cities and meet other like-minded individuals.
Trips Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 12 Saturday 8:30 AM Paddling Excursion
Enjoy a morning of paddling on the wetland. Canoes and kayaks available on a first-come-first-served basis. Free and open to all ages.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 15 Tuesday 6:00 PM Board Meeting: Prairie Creek Recreation Area and Hurstville Interpretive Center
Tour the renovations at Prairie Creek Recreation Area then join the conservation board for their monthly meeting at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
Trips Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Aug 21 Monday 12:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party!
Join us for a solar eclipse party! Have fun learning about the sun, make pinhole projectors to safely view the partial eclipse and more!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center