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Apr 9 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CANCELED Nestling Naturalists
CANCELED Nestling Naturalists is a program designed for ages 0 - 4 with a story and activity that's different each time!
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Apr 19 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2nd Sunday Speaker Series - Bernd Wittneben: Backyard Ponds and Water Features
Learn how to make your backyard into a wildlife habitat by adding a pond or water feature!
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 1 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Paddle in the Park Kick Off!
Paddle in the Park is an annual program series that is held at the South Boat Ramp at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls.
Other Location Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 3 Sunday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Daisy Petal Party! (Daisy Girl Scouts)
Daisy Girl Scouts will meet Rosie, Mari, and Clover through stories and hands-on activities. Learn how to make the world a better place, use resources wisely, and be responsible for what you say and do!
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 7 Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Make & Take: Fire Starters- Session 1 (parent and child program)
Work as a family to make fire starters that can be used at your next camping trip or backyard bonfire. Let us provide the materials & messy space, followed by s'mores.
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 7 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Make & Take: Fire Starters- Session 2 (parent and child program)
Work as a family to make fire starters that can be used at your next camping trip or backyard bonfire. Let us provide the materials & messy space, followed by s'mores.
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 8 Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Decorah Bound for Green! (adults only)
Let Hartman naturalists do the driving and you can concentrate on the plant buying! Visit Seed Savers, Pinter's, and Dunning's Springs in Decorah. We will also visit K & K Gardens in Hawkeye and Cannon's Greenhouse in Westgate!
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 10 Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Forest Bathing: Mindful Walks in Nature
Experience a restorative, enlightening walk in the woods!
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 14 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Nestling Naturalists *Special Edition Night Nestling!*
Nestling Naturalists is a program designed for ages 0 - 4 with a different story and activity each time!
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 29 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle in the Park is an annual program series that is held at the South Boat Ramp at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls.
Other Location Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 4 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nestling Naturalists
Nestling Naturalists is a program designed for ages 0 - 4 with a story and activity that's different each time!
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 5 Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Waterfall Road Trip (adults only)
Explore the natural beauty of Winneshiek County and explore three different waterfall areas. Visit the Decorah Trout Hatchery near the famous bald eagle nest (of Eagle Cam fame).
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 5 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle in the Park is an annual program series that is held at the South Boat Ramp at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls.
Other Location Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 10 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Strawberry Stomp (ages 10-15)
Visit a local strawberry farm and pick fresh, juicy strawberries! Bring them back to the nature center and make freezer jam and a delicious dessert!
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 11 Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Kratts Day Camp (Ages 5-8)
Learn how different animals have adapted to survive in harsh environments, catch prey, or elude predators.
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 12 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle in the Park is an annual program series that is held at the South Boat Ramp at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls.
Other Location Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 14 Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Forest Bathing: Mindful Walks in Nature
Experience a restorative, enlightening walk in the woods!
Programs Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 16-18 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Animal Helpers Camp (ages 10-15)
Learn about professionals who help animals as part of their job. Learn about pollinators, visit the surgery and x-ray room of a local vet who helps both pets and injured wildlife, and work on service projects that help wildlife!
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 22 Monday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Kratts Day Camp (Ages 5-8)
Learn how different animals have adapted to survive in harsh environments, catch prey, or elude predators.
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 22 Monday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Bonus Afternoon Wild Kratts Day Camp (Ages 5-8)
Bonus Afternoon! Have the kids stay for the morning and the afternoon...or just come for the afternoon! Learn how different animals have adapted to survive in harsh environments, catch prey, or elude predators.
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 23-25 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Hunger Games Camp (Ages 10-15)
Congratulations! You have been selected to compete against other tributes for your life!
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 26 Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Kratts Day Camp (Ages 5-8)
Learn how different animals have adapted to survive in harsh environments, catch prey, or elude predators.
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 26 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle in the Park is an annual program series that is held at the South Boat Ramp at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls.
Other Location Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 29 Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Adventure Day Camp (Ages 10-15)
Adventure Days are days where kids get to be kids! We will explore, creek stomp, fish, hike - all while visiting awesome parks near Black Hawk County.
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jun 30 - Jul 2 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Grossology Camp (ages 10-15)
Dive into the world of all things slimy, stinky, and disgusting! Meet a skunk, watch the compactor smash stinky garbage at the landfill, make edible scat, take a whiff at the waste water treatment plant, and enjoy tons of other gross adventures!
Youth Camps Hartman Reserve Nature Center