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Apr 28 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pollinators and Pollinator Gardens
Pollinators are a diverse group and play an important role in the ecosystem as well as our own live
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
May 25 Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Birds of Prey
Iowa is home to many different species of raptors. Come and learn what makes these avian predators so unique.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 2 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 2nd for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation fishing derby.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 8 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box - Frogs &Tadpoles
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 15 Friday 9:30 PM - 11:45 PM Astronomy Night
Spend an evening under the moon and stars.
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 19 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Animal Camp
A fun filled morning or afternoon at the park! Campers will learn all about animals that live at the park.
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 21 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Animal Camp
A fun filled morning or afternoon at the park! Campers will learn all about animals that live at the park.
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 22 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box - Bees & Pollinators
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 23 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Canning 101: Jams & Jellies
The juicy sweetness of strawberries. The crisp tartness of apples. Learn how to transform summer’s healthy and delicious fruit into homemade jams and jellies at a special class dedicated to easy canning methods.
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 26 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Forest Camp
Naturalist Katie will lead a nature hike on the trail to start the morning. Followed by nature games, a craft, snack, and a chance to meet the live education animals!
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Forest Camp
Naturalist Katie will lead a nature hike on the trail to start the morning. Followed by nature games, a craft, snack, and a chance to meet the live education animals!
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jul 13 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box - Snakes
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
Jul 21 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tracks & Scat Hike
You can star in your very own episode of CSI: Outdoors.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
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