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Aug 5 Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Camp Talon
Join the RARE Group to see live raptors and learn about other Iowa birds.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 10 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Mindful Scavenger Hunt
Journey on a mindful scavenger hunt using all 5 senses!
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 12 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayak Safety Basics
Join ACA certified instructors as we learn about kayaks and their use both on and off the water.
Programs Pinicon Ridge Park
Aug 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bouldering 101
Join Linn County Conservation and local climber Raud Kashef for an introduction to bouldering class August 14.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 17 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EVENT FULL: Eco Explorers
Stomp, tromp and explore!
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 17 Tuesday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Night Eyes at Morgan Creek Park
Learn about nocturnal creatures!
Programs Morgan Creek Park
Aug 23 Monday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Almost Full Moon Owl Walk
Join us for a chance to experience "Nature's Perfect Mousetrap!"
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 26 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Walking Meditation Series
Participants will learn to meditate by focusing on their breathing while walking in gentle contemplation, focus, and awareness.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 28 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Nature Immersion/Forest Bathing
Immerse yourself in nature through the art of Nature Immersion/Forest Bathing with Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Emelia Sautter
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 4 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fall Bird Banding
What will you see during the fall bird migration?
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 11 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Late Summer Wapsi Float
Join Naturalist Chuck Ungs on a scenic float of the Wapsipinicon River. Timed to catch the end of the summer before we round the corner to fall.
Programs Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 18-19 Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Bow Building Workshop
Learn the nearly lost art of bow building with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Total for the course is $230.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 22 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Welcome Fall Night Hike
Let's share a moment with nature as we shift from the end of one season to the beginning of the next.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 25 Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Raptor Advocacy Rehabilitation Education Expo
Learn more about RARE and how they help the birds of prey that call Iowa home. Free for all ages. No registration required.
Special Events Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 2 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Nature Immersion/Forest Bathing
Immerse yourself in nature through the art of Nature Immersion/Forest Bathing with Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Emelia Sautter
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 6 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Northwood's Chair Weaving
Participants will weave their own piece of heirloom furniture.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 7 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM How the Forest Heals
The 2020 derecho changed many things, including how wildlife is adapting today.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fall Leaf Float
Join Naturalist Chuck Ungs on a scenic float of the Wapsipinicon River.
Programs Pinicon Ridge Park
Oct 9 Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM Home Firearm Safety Course
Students ages 12 and up will learn the basics of safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 12 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Naturalist Trail Hike
Join us on a hike as we explore autumn together!
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 14 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Naturalist-Guided Dog Hike
All "paws" for a hike!
Programs Wanatee Park
Oct 16 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10th Annual Wickiup Fall Fest
Kick off the fall season and enjoy a morning of family fun.
Special Events Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 19 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Owl-O-Ween!
Let's have a spooky good time!
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 21 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Meditation In Nature
Jodi will guide you through a heart-centered meditation for stress relief, balance, and personal growth while discussing techniques for developing a meditative practice.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 26 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Campfire and Smores
Join us for a campfire gathering with s'more fixings, scavenger hunts and crafts near the Wickiup’s Wandering Woods nature playscape.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center