Hurstville Interpretive Center

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May 25 Saturday 10:00 AM Urban Foraging
Learn to identify common wild edibles that you can find right in your yard.
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May 26 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kayaking on Marsh
Join us for some kayaking on the Hurstville Marsh.
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Jun 3 Monday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lunchtime with the Animals
Come out to see our education animals get fed!
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Jun 3 Monday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lunchtime with the Animals
Come out to see our education animals get fed!
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Jun 4 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Pond Life
Children ages 3-8 and guardians are invited to come learn about life in the pond.
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Jun 4 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Pond Life
Children ages 3-8 and guardians are invited to come learn about life in the pond.
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Jun 6-7 Thursday 9:00 AM O.W.Ls Southeast Minnesota Trip
Come take a fun filled overnight trip to beautiful Southeast Minnesota. Thursday June 6th O.W.Ls (older, wiser, livelier) will travel to South East Minnesota’s bluff country to canoe, cave, hike, and explore.
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Jun 16 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kayaking on Marsh
Come and try out our kayaks on our marsh!
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Jun 22 Saturday 1:00 PM Wildflower Walk
Enjoy a walk through the reconstructed prairie while learning about native wildflowers.
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Jun 25-27 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventure Camp
Learn outdoor skills such as paddling, archery and more!
Youth Camps
Jun 29 Saturday 1:00 PM Pond Exploration
Join a naturalist in exploring life in the pond! We’ll provide the nets and buckets.
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Jul 1 Monday 2:00 AM - 3:00 PM Lunchtime with the Animals
Join a naturalist in feeding our education animals and learn more about some of Iowa’s native critters.
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Jul 2 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Plants
Explore plants, seeds, plant life cycles and more at this fun family program designed for children aged 3-8
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Jul 2 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Green Island Paddle
Explore the Everglades of Iowa! Paddle and explore the natural beauty of the Mississippi backwaters.
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Jul 7 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cardboard Boat Regatta
Design and build a boat made of cardboard which is capable of carrying Randy the stuffed Raccoon across the frog pond!
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Jul 9-11 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Explorer Camp
Youth will have fun learning about Iowa’s natural resources through games and activities.
Youth Camps
Jul 14 Sunday 3:00 PM Glaciers, Waterfalls and Geysers
Enjoy this armchair adventure with Jim England and Pam Bahr as they take us on a delightful trip around Iceland!
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Jul 16-18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ranger Camp
Youth will have fun outdoors learning about Iowa’s natural resources!
Youth Camps
Jul 29-31 Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Yellow River Backpacking Trip
Youth will be provided backpacks, tents and other gear and learn backpacking and camping skills on this 2-night, 3-day adventure.
Youth Camps
Aug 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Butterfly Roundup
Join a naturalist in catching and identifying the butterflies on the Hurstville Prairie.
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Aug 5-8 Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Black River Backpacking Trip
Youth will be provided backpacks, tents and other gear and learn backpacking and camping skills on this 3-night, 4-day adventure lead
Youth Camps
Aug 11 Sunday 2:00 PM Introduction to Plant and Mushroom I.D.
Let's take a look at how ID guides work, how to work through a dichotomous key, learn basic terminology to describe your findings.
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