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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 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 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 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 Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 3 Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Live Animals!
Come celebrate Island City Days and learn about Iowa’s reptiles and amphibians.
Other Location 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 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 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 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 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 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 Hurstville Interpretive Center