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Sep 23 Sunday 2:00 PM Sandbox Digs
It is Archaeology Week! Come to the Hurstville Interpretive Center for a sandbox dig. This program will have you digging in the sand looking for artifacts.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 29 Saturday 10:00 AM Geocaching at Prairie Creek
Enjoy a fun fall hike at the park while looking for geocaches. We will discover the newest placed caches. Geocaching instruction will be provided. All ages and skills welcome.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Sep 29 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release monarchs to contribute data to learn more about their migration.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 1 Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Maiden Voyage Tour - OWLS Event
Enjoy a relaxing river cruise of the Mississippi River backwaters. Captain Robert weaves humor, history, beauty, and wildlife into his tour of the Mississippi.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 2 Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Volunteer Work Night
Join conservation staff in helping with projects at the park.
Special Events Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Oct 6 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Outdoor Skills Day
Youth ages 7-18 are invited to have fun learning outdoors skills.
Special Events Hurstville Fishing Pond
Oct 11-12 Thursday 3:00 PM Devil's Lake Camp and Hike Trip
Join Jackson County Conservation naturalist in a overnight camping and hiking trip to Devils Lake State Park WI.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Orienteering
All ages are invited to come learn orienteering skills and head out to the woods to test those skills.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Oct 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Prairie Plants
Discover prairie plants through their seeds, life cycles and more at our homeschool series program geared for Kdg-3rd.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 20 Saturday 10:00 AM Maquoketa River Fall Paddle
Come enjoy a fall paddle on the Maquoketa River Saturday October 20th
Programs Maquoketa River Water Trail
Oct 25 Thursday 9:00 AM Haunted History Tour- OWLS Event
Take a trip through Jackson, Jones and Dubuque counties to visit locations with a haunting history. Poor farms, haunted hotels, abandoned insane asylums, and more!
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 26 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Family Fun Day
Join us for some outdoor nature fun on this no-school day! Children of all ages are invited to join a naturalist for a hike, games, activities and crafts.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 11 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
Nov 13 Tuesday 6:00 PM Estate Planing for Conservation
Join the Iowa Natural Heritage Area, Natural Resource Conservation Services, Pheasants Forever and Wright and Coakley Law Office for a forum on estate planning related to conservation.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 15 Thursday 10:00 AM Student Environmental Research Highlights- OWLS Event
Come and learn about research projects students at area colleges are conducting.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 16 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Turkeys
Join a naturalist to learn more about the exciting world of turkeys. This program is geared toward students in kdg-3rd grade.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 17 Saturday 9:00 AM Basket Weaving Class
Participants will learn to weave a basket and take home their finished project
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 18 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Natural Soap Making Workshop
Join a naturalist in learning the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 9 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
Dec 21 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Winter Solstice Party
Learn about the winter solstice and the movements of the Earth. This is part of our homeschool series geared for Kdg-3rd grade.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center