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Jun 19 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Buds: Art in Nature
An exploratory nature program for kids ages 3 to 5.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jun 20 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Berry Picking and Ciha Fen Hike
Enjoy a hike through a beautiful prairie savanna and snack on hand-picked black raspberries along the way!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jun 20 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Froggin' Fun
Spend an evening catching and learning about frogs and toads!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jun 21 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Orienteering
Want to lose yourself in nature, but not get lost? Join us for an intro to orienteering.
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Jun 24 Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle the newly restored Kent Park Lake! Spend a portion of the paddle gathering water quality data. Spaces very limited so register early!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jun 29 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old and New: The Prairies of Kent Park
Learn about the prairies of Kent Park, their history, and the restoration efforts it took to get them to where they are today. This program features a hay-rack tour.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jul 8 Monday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Paddle in the Park
Explore the backwater slough at Pechman Creek Delta; look for signs of beaver and mussels and spend a portion of the paddle gathering water quality data. Spaces very limited so register early!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jul 10 Wednesday 6:00 PM Milkweed Matters: Seedballs for RAGBRAI
Get your hands dirty and help native pollinator habitat in Iowa by making seedballs!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jul 17 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Buds: Prairie Plant Pieces
An exploratory nature program for children ages 3 to 5.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jul 22 Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle the newly restored Kent Park Lake! Spend a portion of the paddle gathering water quality data. Spaces very limited so register early!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jul 26 Friday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Moth Night
Come learn about the beauty, life-cycles, and habitats of moths!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jul 28 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Canoeing Class
Children age 10-13 years old can come learn how to canoe at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Jul 29 Monday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Paddle in the Park
Explore the backwater slough at Pechman Creek Delta; look for signs of beaver and mussels and spend a portion of the paddle gathering water quality data. Spaces very limited so register early!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Aug 1 Thursday 6:30 PM Woodworking for Wildlife
Make better bat habitat for your backyard!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Aug 4 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fishing Class
Children age 10-13 years old can come learn how to fish at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Aug 5 Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Paddle in the Park
This adults-only paddle will explore a 9-mile stretch of the Iowa River.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Aug 6 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Ecoprinting
Learn how to make eco-friendly prints on fabric by using the natural materials around us!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Aug 7 Wednesday 6:30 PM Intro to Prescribed Burns
Prairie enthusiasts and those interested in land restoration will enjoy this presentation on the natural history of fire in Iowa and how a safe and successful prescribed burn is planned and conducted.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Aug 12 Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Paddle in the Park
This adults-only paddle will explore a 10-mile stretch of the Cedar River.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Aug 18 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Say YES to Foraging in Summer!
Take a walk with a JCC naturalist and learn about some of the foods and medicines that can be foraged, in summer!
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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