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Apr 26 Thursday 9:00 AM Tour of Casper Bluffs Land and Water Reserve - O.W.L.S.
Not only does Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve boast some of the most commanding views of the Mississippi River and its backwater sloughs, it is also an archaeologically significant site.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 28 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Garlic Grab
Get outdoors this Earth Day and help clear invasive garlic mustard at the park.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Apr 29 Sunday 1:00 PM Thora & SOAR: Eagles as Ambassadors for the Environment
SOAR, Saving Our Avian Resources, will present a live eagle program!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 6 Sunday 2:00 PM Lunchtime with the Reptiles
Learn more about our snakes and turtles!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 10 Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Great Give Day
Donate to Friends of Jackson County Conservation and support outdoor recreation and education opportunities during this 24-hour, online giving day!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 12 Saturday 10:00 AM Basket Weaving Class
Learn to weave a basket to take home!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 19 Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Birding & Paddling Trip
Join us for some birding and paddling at the refuge!
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pond Exploration
Join a naturalist in discovering life in the pond!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free Fishing Clinic
Learn more about fishing!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 5 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Tales - Buzzy Bees
Learn all about bees and other pollinators through fun games, crafts and activities!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 9 Saturday 10:00 AM Paddling Trip
Late spring in Jackson County is a great time to get outdoors and hit the water.
Special Events Maquoketa River Water Trail
Jun 19-21 Tuesday Adventure Camp
Adventure Camp is for youth entering 5th-8th grade next fall and interested in learning more about outdoor recreation activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, archery, geocaching and more!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 10-12 Tuesday Ranger Camp
Ranger Camp is for youth entering ?2nd - 4th grade next fall. Youth will have fun with games and activities while learning about Iowa’s natural resources.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 17-19 Tuesday Explorer Camp
Explorer Camp is for youth entering Kdg-1st grade next fall. Youth will have fun with games and activities while learning about Iowa’s natural resources.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 21 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Macroinvertebrate Mayhem
Come catch, identify, and learn about macroinvertebrates with a naturalist in the Hurstville Interpretive Center pond.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center