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Jun 25 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fish Camp
We will start by practice casting before heading down to the lake to fish. Then we will head back up to the shelter house for a fish printing craft, snack, and fishing games.
Youth Camps Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 26 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fish Camp
We will start by practice casting before heading down to the lake to fish. Then we will head back up to the shelter house for a fish printing craft, snack, and fishing games.
Youth Camps Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 28 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Owls
Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jun 29 Saturday 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Astronomy Night
The night will begin by identifying the constellations, followed by using telescopes to observe the moon and planets.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jul 12 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Snakes
The topic for this week is snakes. Naturalist Katie will discuss the different species of snakes in Iowa and bring along a few of the live education snakes too.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jul 19 Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Trivia in the Park
Trivia in the Park is a new program sponsored by Buena Vista Conservation this summer. Gather your team (up to five members per team) or test yourself on a number of trivia subjects ranging natural history to local fauna to Iowa facts.
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jul 26 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Caterpillars
The topic for this week is caterpillars Naturalist Katie will talk about the lifecycles of butterflies and tips for raising caterpillars at home.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jul 27 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Canning Apples 101
The crisp, fresh taste of apples can be yours all year around when you learn the basics of apple canning.
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Aug 16 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dutch Oven Cooking 101
Tired of grilling the same old burgers? You can learn a new method of outdoor food preparation in Dutch Oven Cooking 101.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Sep 14 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monarch Tagging
Join the naturalist to get up close and personal with monarch butterflies. Everyone will get an opportunity to tag a monarch.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
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