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Jul 4 Monday Kids Fishing Derby at Riverside Park in Central City
Free fishing event for kids!
Other Location Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 6 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ISU Extension - Taste of Iowa (K-2nd grade)
Register Here: www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/summer-programs
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 6 Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mother Natures Fireworks - EVENT FULL
This family friendly firefly catch, release and observation program teaches about this mysterious insect with views up close on our trails near the Wickiup Hill Learning Center.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 7-8 Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ranger's Camp 7/7 and 7/8
Guided by our Naturalists, they journey through action-packed adventures, building confidence while connecting with friends!
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 10-16 Sunday 4:30 PM Introduction to White Water Kayaking - EVENT FULL
If you wish to give white water kayaking a try - join us in this Continuing Education Course by registering through Kirkwood Community College.
Programs Pinicon Ridge Park
Jul 14 Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Camp Talon
Meet live raptor birds and learn how you can help them survive.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 15 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Forest Bathing Series: Wellness and Immune Support with Nature
Join Linn County Conservation and Good Medicine for an exploration of our Linn County parks as well as the practice of Forest Bathing.
Other Location Morgan Creek Park
Jul 25-27 Monday 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hunter Education Class Series
To register, go to the Hunter Education section at IowaDNR.gov
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 28 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ISU Extension - Mindfulness Thrive (3rd-5th grade)
Please register here: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/summer-programs
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 1 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ISU Extension - Science of Flight (K-2nd grade)
Register Here: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/summer-programs
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 5 Friday 10:00 AM Science for Squirts: Rainbow Hunt - FULL
Let's go on a search for all the things in nature that make up the colors of the rainbow!
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 10 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Picnic in the Park: Wanatee Park
Join a Naturalist for story time, some fun activities, and meet a critter!
Other Location Wanatee Park
Aug 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Summer Time 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
Aug 31 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Science for Squirts: Nature had it First!
From snakeskins to bird beaks, discover the amazing ways animals adapt to their environment.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 12 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
Sep 13 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts: Circus Squirrels
Learn about the acrobats of the woods as you travel through different obstacles like our furry friends.
Programs Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 21 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM End of Summer 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