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Sep 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Closed for Nature Calls
Nature Center Closed for Nature Calls
Special Events Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Sep 24 Saturday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Nature Calls
Fundraiser featuring beer & wine tasting, nature art & charity auction to raise funds for the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
Other Location Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 4 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Siouxland Big Give
Help us raise funds for an outdoor learning shelter at the Nature Center for field trips, family outings and outdoor learning.
Special Events Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 8 Saturday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Fall Fest Outdoor Yoga
We will go for a short hike (about 1-mile round trip) and admire the fall foliage as we go up to Mount Lucia and practice yoga with an incredible view!
Programs Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Insect Zoo
The Insect Zoo from Iowa State University will have several live insects and arthropods on display for you to meet and even touch.
Programs Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 11 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Tales – Fall Leaves
Preschoolers join us with an adult for this special story time about Fall Leaves. We will read the stories, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf & Leaf Man, make a craft and take a short hike if weather allows. Prepare to be outdoors and dress for the weather.
Programs Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 11 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wild N’ Woodsy Art Club – Topic to be determined
This new program is for those kids that love art and nature. Children ages 8-14, come explore the outdoors with us and create a piece of art inspired by nature.
Programs Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 15 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Open Canoe
This program is perfect for first-time paddlers and offers a fun and safe environment to learn how to canoe. Life jackets and canoeing equipment will be provided.
Programs Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 17 Monday 9:00 AM Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Artwork Exhibit
October 17 – November 5: Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Artwork Exhibit on display during Nature Center open hours.
Special Events Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 20 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sunset Yoga Hike
We will go for a short hike (about 1 mile roundtrip) and enjoy the fall foliage as we go up to Mount Lucia. We will then flow through a gentle yoga class as we watch the sunset.
Programs Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center