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May 31 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Wild Souls Camp ~ Ponds & Wetlands
The Buena Vista County Conservation and Clay County Conservation Boards have partnered up to present Wild Souls Camp. Wild Souls Camp is for anyone over the age of eighteen who wants to get outside and explore nature.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 7 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Owls
Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2024! This weeks topic is owls.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jun 8 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fishing Contest
If you are between the ages of 6 -15 and enjoy fishing come on out to Gustafson Lake – Gabrielson Park on Saturday, June 3rd for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation fishing derby.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 14 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Snakes
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. The topic for this week is snakes.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jun 14 Friday 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Astronomy Night
Spend an evening under the moon and stars. The night will begin by identifying the constellations, followed by using telescopes to observe the moon and planets.
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summertime Fishing & Fun
Come out to Gabrielson Park between 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Tuesday, June 20th for an afternoon of fun activities.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 20 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Turtles
Turtles are a unique group of animals and have captivated people of all ages.
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 21 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Salamanders
Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer! This week's topic is salamanders.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jun 28 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Canines of Iowa
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. This week's topic is Canines of Iowa.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jul 12 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Birds of Prey
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. This week's topic is birds of prey.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jul 19 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Cats of Iowa
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. This week's topic is cats of Iowa.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jul 20 Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Coffee & Canvas: Nature Painting
The BV County Conservation Board and Witter Gallery are excited to partner up and offer Coffee and Canvas at the Gabrielson Shelter House in Sioux Rapids.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jul 23 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summertime Fishing & Fun
The naturalist will be on sight with all the supplies you need to go fishing as well as different activities and games to play.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jul 25 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Snakes
Scaly snakes are slithering their way to Gabrielson Park.
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jul 26 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Turtles
Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. The topic for this week is turtles.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Aug 1 Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dutch Oven Cooking ~ Pizza
Dutch oven cooking 101 is back by popular demand! Our next Dutch Oven program will be held on Thursday, August 1st at 5:30 P.M. and the meal will be pizza and dessert.
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Aug 15 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Succulent Terrariums ~ Make & Take
Summer is the perfect time to create your own indoor mini-garden. Naturalist Katie will help you up-cycle or recycle an old vase, pot or terrarium into a living succulent garden.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Aug 16 Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wild Souls Camp ~ Forest & Prairies
The Buena Vista County Conservation and Clay County Conservation Boards have partnered up to present Wild Souls Camp. Wild Souls Camp is for anyone over the age of eighteen who wants to get outside and explore nature.
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Aug 24 Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Coffee & Canvas: Nature Painting
The BV County Conservation Board and Witter Gallery are excited to partner up and offer Coffee and Canvas at the Gabrielson Shelter House in Sioux Rapids.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
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