Wickiup Hill Learning Center

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Apr 23 Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Bird Walk with Wendy, Part 1
Take a hike with an Avian Biologist - with luck we will view the migrants who will be moving through!
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Apr 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM GARLIC MUSTARD PULL AND SNACK
Come help us pull invasive garlic mustard and then eat it!
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Apr 30 Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Bird Walk with Wendy, Part 2
Take a hike with an Avian Biologist - with luck we will view the migrants who will be moving through!
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May 4 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Spring Bird Banding
Licensed bird banders and local experts will introduce you to the techniques of bird banding.
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May 4 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Landscape Hike with CRMA
Join us for a hike in partnership with Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s Land/Scape Exhibition.
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May 11 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mushroom Ramble
Bring a container to collect mushrooms and dress for conditions that may include rolling forested terrain, downed trees, ticks, mosquitoes or poison ivy. Not particularly kid friendly due to these obstacles.
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May 28 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM WICKIUP THROUGH THE SEASONS WITH FRANK OLSEN
See the beautiful things you may have missed, that grow at Wickiup Hill!
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Jun 1 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CRITTER CATCH
Help us celebrate the vital importance of invertebrates to our ecological, economic, and social health.
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Jun 2-5 Sunday 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Introduction to Nature Journaling
An immersive short course in Nature Journaling will be held at Wickiup Hill. We hope to have you join the fun!
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Jun 5 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM TRACKS AND SCAT
Explore and investigate tracks, scat, and other animal signs.
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Jun 7 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Fresh Air Fridays - Summer Series
Join us on Fridays for fun family-friendly pop-up events at great park locations around Linn County.
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Jun 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Creek Study and You
Get your hands and feet wet as we dip into a creek study!
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Jun 11 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where the Wild Things Are
Explore, discover, and connect with nature in fun imaginative ways! Learn about wild canines like coyotes and wolves as well as other species and their adaptations.
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Jun 13 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts: Amphibian Adventure 10 AM
From slimy frogs to bumpy toads, our preschoolers will explore the diverse and captivating world of these unique creatures.
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Jun 13 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Science for Squirts: Amphibian Adventure 1 PM
1 PM From slimy frogs to bumpy toads, our preschoolers will explore the diverse and captivating world of these unique creatures.
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Jun 15 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Paddles in the Pool - Intro to Kayaking, Marion
Learn your paddle strokes and so much more to help improve your kayaking experiences.
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Jun 17 Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Family Pond Study
Dip a net in the pond and let's just see what you can find!
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Jun 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Outdoor Expedition
Wickiup Hill is your playground during this fun treasure hunt! Work together to make discoveries as we search the trails for clues that will lead us closer to the final treasure. Ages 8-12.
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Jun 20 Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fuzzy, Furry, Slimy, Scaly
Explore the group of animals called vertebrates, comparing the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes!
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Jun 20 Thursday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Solstice Celebration
Join us in welcoming the true first day of summer and the longest day of the year: the summer solstice. We have a day of summer fun planned with activities for all ages.
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Jun 22 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Slithery Serpents
Learn, touch, and feel non-venomous Iowa snakes!
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Jul 3 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Box Turtle Safari
Take an expedition to the natural habitats of box turtles.
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Jul 4 Thursday Kids Fishing Derby at Riverside Park in Central City
Free fishing event for kids!
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Jul 5 Friday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Fresh Air Fridays - Summer Series
Join us on Fridays for fun family-friendly pop-up events at great park locations around Linn County.
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Jul 6 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet the Hissing Cockroach Squad
All ages are invited to meet and learn about the intriguing world of hissing cockroaches.
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