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Jul 19 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Cats of Iowa
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. This week's topic is cats of Iowa.
Programs South Cove Park
Jul 20 Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Coffee & Canvas: Nature Painting
The BV County Conservation Board and Witter Gallery are excited to partner up and offer Coffee and Canvas at the Gabrielson Shelter House in Sioux Rapids.
Special Events Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jul 23 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summertime Fishing & Fun
The naturalist will be on sight with all the supplies you need to go fishing as well as different activities and games to play.
Special Events Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jul 25 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Snakes
Scaly snakes are slithering their way to Gabrielson Park.
Programs Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jul 26 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Turtles
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. The topic for this week is turtles.
Programs South Cove Park
Aug 1 Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dutch Oven Cooking ~ Pizza
Dutch oven cooking 101 is back by popular demand! Our next Dutch Oven program will be held on Thursday, August 1st at 5:30 P.M. and the meal will be pizza and dessert.
Special Events Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Aug 15 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Succulent Terrariums ~ Make & Take
Summer is the perfect time to create your own indoor mini-garden. Naturalist Katie will help you up-cycle or recycle an old vase, pot or terrarium into a living succulent garden.
Special Events Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Aug 16 Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wild Souls Camp ~ Forest & Prairies
The Buena Vista County Conservation and Clay County Conservation Boards have partnered up to present Wild Souls Camp. Wild Souls Camp is for anyone over the age of eighteen who wants to get outside and explore nature.
Special Events Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Aug 24 Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Coffee & Canvas: Nature Painting
The BV County Conservation Board and Witter Gallery are excited to partner up and offer Coffee and Canvas at the Gabrielson Shelter House in Sioux Rapids.
Special Events Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Sep 14 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monarch Tagging
Tagging monarchs is part of an ongoing research project with the University of Kansas to track migrating monarchs. Everyone will get an opportunity to tag a monarch.
Special Events Buena Vista County Conservation Park