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Jan 22 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ice Fishing
Learn how to ice fish, what equipment is needed, and ask questions. Equipment is provided. Participants 16 & older need a fishing license to fish.
Programs Hurstville Fishing Pond
Jan 30 Sunday 3:00 PM Canoeing the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to Dubuque
Mark Wagner will present about their journey from Lake Itasca to Dubuque.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 4 Friday 6:00 PM Owl Prowl
Join Jackson County Conservation on Friday February 4th at Prairie Creek Recreation Area at 6 pm for an owl prowl. An owl prowl is when we go out into the woods at night and call for owls in hopes that they call back.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Feb 6 Sunday 3:00 PM Seeing America by Bicycle
Herb Miller of Maquoketa spent 61 days on a bicycle this past year traveling from Oregon to Maine!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 6 Sunday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pine needle Basket Class
Explore the lovely art form of basket making using longleaf pine needles.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 20 Sunday 2:00 PM Water- Book Club
Join us in reading this fully Iowan book then we’ll meet to discuss our local water quality and comment on the parallels between reality and fiction.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 20 Sunday 5:00 PM Deer Fat Soap Making Workshop
Making the most of the hunt has always been a goal of many hunters so we’ll be learning one more way to utilize your harvest by making cold processed soap with locally harvested deer fat and lye.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 21 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cabin Fever Day - Animal Tracks
Students are invited to the Hurstville Interpretive Center to learn about animal tracks though games and activities.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 24 Thursday 6:00 PM Moon Rocks
Hold real rocks and soil samples brought back by the Apollo astronauts from the moon in your hand!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 25 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kinder Nature- Moon Rocks
Homeschool families are invited to come and learn about the geology of the moon
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 27 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Orientbeering
On Sunday February 27th River Ridge Brewery and Jackson County Conservation will be celebrating the beginning of spring at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area Pavilion.
Special Events Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Mar 4 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kinder Nature- Bison
Homeschool families are invited to learn about the American bison.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 12 Saturday 7:00 AM Duck Waddle
Join the Dubuque Audubon to see the interesting migrating waterfowl at Green Island. Dress warmly. After birding, the group heads for breakfast in Bellevue to compile the list of birds seen.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 20 Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hunter Education Workshop
Hunter Education will be offered to all persons over the age of 11 wishing to obtain a hunting license.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 25 Friday 10:00 AM OWLs: Skunk Cabbage Hike
Join the OWLS group for an early spring hike in search of the extremely early blooming skunk cabbage.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 1 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kinder Nature- Pollinators
Homeschool families are invited to come and learn about pollinators!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center