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Feb 18 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Days: Animal Signs
Get out of the house on this no-school day for a morning of discovery!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 20 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Volunteer Appreciation Event
We want to personally thank our wonderful volunteers for all that they do for us by having a meal in their honor.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 22 Friday 6:00 PM Owl Prowl
Learn more about Iowa's owl species and their amazing nighttime adaptations.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Feb 27 Wednesday 2:00 PM Weaving Class for Youth
Children will have fun learning the art of weaving and will be able to take home a place mat that they create!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 3-4 Sunday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Geology and Jazz
What does the natural history of the mighty Mississippi River have to do with the vibrant history of the City of New Orleans? On Sunday March 3rd at 5:00 pm come to the Hurstville Interpretive Center to learn just that.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 10 Sunday 1:30 PM Hike and Hygge
Join a naturalist the 2nd Sunday of the month this winter for a hike at the park followed by hygge.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Mar 10 Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Soap Making Workshop
Join a naturalist in learning the history, chemistry and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature: Reptile Riot
Children from Kdg-3rd grade will have fun and learn about Iowa's reptiles!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 16-17 Saturday Hunter Education
MAQUOKETA – Hunter education training is a form of life insurance – only rarely is anyone who has had such training involved in any kind of firearms or hunting accidents.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 18 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Days: GPS Leprechaun Hunt
Get out of the house on this no-school day and search for those crazy leprechauns using GPS units.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 5 Friday 7:30 PM Woodcock Walk and Owl Prowl
The woodcock mating ritual is truly a remarkable sight. This small, camouflage, timber nesting bird has a few strange attributes and will amaze hikers with its aerial acrobat moves!
Programs Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area
Apr 14 Sunday 2:00 PM Landscapes that Shape Us
The Iowa DOT presents the video “Landscapes that Shape Us: Mitigation Efforts for US 20” at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 15 Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Shrooms and Wine
Tour the Stone Hollow Garden and Shroomery and enjoy wine tasting and wood fired pizza at Park Farm Winery. Cost for lunch and wine is own your own.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 16 Thursday 6:00 PM Codfish Hollow Hill Prairie Walk
Enjoy a guided hike through Ray Hamilton's reconstructed and remnant prairie. Ray will share his knowledge of prairie plants and native pollinators.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center