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Jun 18-19 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Voyage Camp
Youth will learn to paddle a canoe and kayak on the Maquoketa River during this two-day trip and camp overnight along the river!
Youth Camps Jackson Maquoketa River Water Trail
Jun 22 Saturday 1:00 PM Wildflower Walk
Enjoy a walk through the reconstructed prairie while learning about native wildflowers.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 25-27 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventure Camp
Learn outdoor skills such as paddling, archery and more!
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 29 Saturday 1:00 PM Pond Exploration
Join a naturalist in exploring life in the pond! We’ll provide the nets and buckets.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 1 Monday 2:00 AM - 3:00 PM Lunchtime with the Animals
Join a naturalist in feeding our education animals and learn more about some of Iowa’s native critters.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 2 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Plants
Explore plants, seeds, plant life cycles and more at this fun family program designed for children aged 3-8
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 2 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Green Island Paddle
Explore the Everglades of Iowa! Paddle and explore the natural beauty of the Mississippi backwaters.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 7 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cardboard Boat Regatta
Design and build a boat made of cardboard which is capable of carrying Randy the stuffed Raccoon across the frog pond!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 9-11 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Explorer Camp
Youth will have fun learning about Iowa’s natural resources through games and activities.
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 14 Sunday 3:00 PM Glaciers, Waterfalls and Geysers
Enjoy this armchair adventure with Jim England and Pam Bahr as they take us on a delightful trip around Iceland!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 16-18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ranger Camp
Youth will have fun outdoors learning about Iowa’s natural resources!
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 20 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plogging at Prairie Creek
We are putting our spin on Plogging and making it hiking and picking up litter.
Special Events Jackson Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Jul 29-31 Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Yellow River Backpacking Trip
Youth will be provided backpacks, tents and other gear and learn backpacking and camping skills on this 2-night, 3-day adventure.
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Butterfly Roundup
Join a naturalist in catching and identifying the butterflies on the Hurstville Prairie.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 5-8 Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Black River Backpacking Trip
Youth will be provided backpacks, tents and other gear and learn backpacking and camping skills on this 3-night, 4-day adventure lead
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 6 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Insects
Explore insects that fly, crawl and swim and more at this fun family program designed for children aged 3-8.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Lime Kilns
Aug 9 Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Archaeology Paddling Trip
Enjoy a day paddling the Maquoketa River while learning about the area’s archaeology!
Special Events Jackson Maquoketa River Water Trail
Aug 11 Sunday 2:00 PM Introduction to Plant and Mushroom I.D.
Let's take a look at how ID guides work, how to work through a dichotomous key, learn basic terminology to describe your findings.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 31 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Youth Outdoor Skills Day
Calling all youth! Try your skills at several outdoor recreation activities!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Fishing Pond
Sep 13-14 Friday 5:30 PM Beyond BOW - Eastern Iowa Fall Retreat
Join us for a great weekend hunting wild edibles and squirrels, learning to make baskets and soap, and rock climbing and kayaking.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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