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Apr 22 Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fontana Nature Center Anniversary Banquet - Option 1: $75 Couples Package
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Fontana Interpretive Nature Center during a banquet at Heartland Acres in Independence.
Special Events Buchanan County Conservation Offices
Apr 22 Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fontana Nature Center Anniversary Banquet - Option 2: $50 Single Package
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Fontana Interpretive Nature Center during a banquet at Heartland Acres in Independence.
Special Events Buchanan County Conservation Offices
Apr 22 Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fontana Nature Center Anniversary Banquet - Option 3: $30 Single Banquet Ticket
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Fontana Interpretive Nature Center during a banquet at Heartland Acres in Independence.
Special Events Buchanan County Conservation Offices
Apr 22 Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fontana Nature Center Anniversary Banquet - Option 4: $25 Extra Raffle Package
After purchasing tickets for the Fontana Nature Center Anniversary Banquet, click here to purchase extra raffle packages!
Special Events Buchanan County Conservation Offices
Apr 26 Friday 9:30 AM Buchanan County Conservation Energy Games
Students from area schools and home schools will be competing in Solar Car Races, Solar Oven Contests and/or Wind Turbine Competitions.
Programs Fontana Park
May 11 Saturday 10:00 AM Silk Scarves and Natural Colors
Silk scarves are perfect for every season - hand color yours using natural plant materials.
Programs Fontana Park
May 13 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Kids - Frogs
We invite children ages 3-5 years old, to the nature center for fun and learning all about frogs that call Iowa home.
Programs Fontana Park
May 18 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Morning Paddle
Come and enjoy the Wapsipinicon River from a whole different angle!
Programs Wapsipinicon River Access
May 20 Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM OWLS - Wildflower Walk
Join a Naturalist to learn all about Buchanan County Parks. Each OWLS program will meet at a different park each month.
Programs Putty Root Preserve
May 22 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Old Time Meal
Check out the Richardson-Jakway historic house and have supper in the house that was build in 1851.
Special Events Jakway Park
Jun 10 - Jul 29 Monday Wee Nature Tales - Mondays
Nature for Pre-school youth ages 3-5
Youth Camps Fontana Park
Jun 11 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wee Nature Tales - Tuesdays
Nature for Pre-school youth ages 3-5
Youth Camps Fontana Park
Jun 11 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Young Naturalists - Tuesdays
Children will discover the world in which they live, and their relationships with plants and other animals. All new activities will bring participants face to face with environmental issues, problems, and solutions.
Youth Camps Fontana Park
Jun 12 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Explorers - Wednesdays
Summer Nature Camp for youth completing K-2
Youth Camps Fontana Park
Jun 13 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Jakway Adventure Camp
Get your 9-12 year old out and explore the outdoors, at wonderful Jakway Park!
Youth Camps Jakway Park
Jun 13 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wee Nature Tales - Thursdays
Pre-school Nature Camp for youth 3-5 yrs
Youth Camps Fontana Park
Jun 13 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Nature Explorers - Thursdays
Summer Camp program for youth completing K-2
Youth Camps Fontana Park
Jun 13-22 Thursday 6:00 PM Rain Garden Design & Construction
Interested in a Rain Garden but don't know where to start? This is your chance to help build a Rain Garden from conception through construction as a team.
Programs Fontana Park
Jul 22-24 Monday 8:00 AM River Raiders
This is a great program for older kids who want to get outside and explore! Age - youth entering grades 6-8.
Youth Camps Fontana Park