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Jan 16 Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Snowshoeing and Sledding
Come enjoy the winter weather on this early dismissal day by doing a little sledding and snowshoeing!
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Jan 18 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Earth's Layers
Geared for homeschool families, children in Kdg-3rd grade will have fun learning about the Earth's Layers
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 19 Saturday Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch
This great event will be fun for the whole family while you learn about eagles, wildlife, and conservation organizations in the Dubuque Area.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 21 Monday 10:00 AM Cabin Fever Days: Insectigations!
Get out of the house on this non-school day for a morning of INSECTIGATIONS!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 21 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Snowshoeing and Sledding
Time for some winter fun on this no school day at Prairie Creek!
Special Events Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Jan 27 Sunday 2:00 PM Grand Canyon Rafting
Come listen to Kevin and Ann Burns share and discuss their 2018 Grand Canyon rafting trip.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 10 Sunday 1:30 PM Hike and Hygge
Join a naturalist the 2nd Sunday of the month this winter for a hike at the park followed by hygge.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Feb 10 Sunday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Hike and Hygge
Have fun exploring the park with this winter hike and hot cocoa.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Feb 10 Sunday 4:00 PM Birdhouse Workshop
Come make a birdhouse to add a wonderful element to your yard or home.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature: Natural Resources
This month we will be learning about natural resources such as soil, water, and air.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 18 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Days: Animal Signs
Get out of the house on this no-school day for a morning of discovery!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 20 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Volunteer Appreciation Event
We want to personally thank our wonderful volunteers for all that they do for us by having a meal in their honor.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 22 Friday 6:00 PM Owl Prowl
Learn more about Iowa's owl species and their amazing nighttime adaptations.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Feb 27 Wednesday 2:00 PM Weaving Class for Youth
Children will have fun learning the art of weaving and will be able to take home a place mat that they create!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 10 Sunday 1:30 PM Hike and Hygge
Join a naturalist the 2nd Sunday of the month this winter for a hike at the park followed by hygge.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Mar 10 Sunday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Hike and Hygge
Have fun exploring the park with this winter hiking series.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Mar 10 Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Soap Making Workshop
Join a naturalist in learning the history, chemistry and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature: Reptile Riot
Children from Kdg-3rd grade will have fun and learn about Iowa's reptiles!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 18 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Days: GPS Leprechaun Hunt
Get out of the house on this no-school day and search for those crazy leprechauns using GPS units.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 5 Friday 7:30 PM Woodcock Walk and Owl Prowl
The woodcock mating ritual is truly a remarkable sight. This small, camouflage, timber nesting bird has a few strange attributes and will amaze hikers with its aerial acrobat moves!
Programs Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area