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* Your Maple Syruping Heritage. Your Maple Syruping Heritage.

Time: 1:00 pm

Home School Program 2014-15 “Explore Your Wild World” Your Maple Syruping Heritage. Thursday, March 5, 1 PM. Maple syrup making has an interesting and unique history. Discover both the history and how to’s of maple syruping as you use tools to tap trees, visit a sugar house and enjoy maple syrup on ice cream. Learn how to make maple syrup at home from your own maple tree. Reading Little House in the Woods by Laura Engles Wilder is a great preparation for your experience. 1 ½ hours. Fee: $5 per student age 5 and older

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* BSA Bear - American IndiansBSA Bear - American Indians

Time: 6:00 pm

Friday, March 6, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM Boy Scouts - Bear Cub Achievement #24 Find out about the Native Americans who lived in this area. Hear “How Turtle Flew South” and other American Indian legends during a storytelling session with a naturalist. Find out what these people used as shelter, create a map using Native American symbols, and play American Indian games. (Fulfills requirements a, b & c) Registration and payment are required prior to the event. This can be done online, in person, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. Use a separate registration form for each event. Completed registration forms, payment, and roster of scouts attending must be received by the Nature Center no later than one week prior to the scheduled workshop (by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the event). Late registrations will be excepted through the Wednesday preceding the event at an additional fee of $2/scout. Payment must accompany registration. To register, call 319-362-0664 or visit: www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org. To complete the process you must also download and fill out one Registration Form and one Roster sheet per pack/group and submit these two forms to ICNC via email or fax.

* BSA Wolf - American IndiansBSA Wolf - American Indians

Time: 6:00 pm

Wolf Cub Elective #10 “American Indians” Friday, March 6, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM Find out about the Native Americans who lived in this area. Hear “How Turtle Flew South” and other American Indian legends during a storytelling session with a naturalist. Find out what these people used as shelter, create a map using Native American symbols, and play American Indian games. This program is offered to Wolf and Bear Cubs at the same time (also listed under Bear Cub offerings). (Fulfills requirements a, d, e & f) Registration and payment are required prior to the event. This can be done online, in person, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. Use a separate registration form for each event. Completed registration forms, payment, and roster of scouts attending must be received by the Nature Center no later than one week prior to the scheduled workshop (by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the event). Late registrations will be excepted through the Wednesday preceding the event at an additional fee of $2/scout. Payment must accompany registration. To register, call 319-362-0664 or visit: www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org. To complete the process you must also download and fill out one Registration Form and one Roster sheet per pack/group and submit these two forms to ICNC via email or fax.

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* Coffee and ChatCoffee and Chat

Time: 9:00 am

Coffee and Chat. Each month on the second Thursday gather in the sunroom at Indian Creek Nature Center to enjoy coffee and conversation about the latest happenings at Indian Creek Nature Center. Enjoy a social time, and learn what’s happening in nature at that time, meet Nature Center staff and become better acquainted with our facilities, programs and trails. Free

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* Maple Syrup FestivalMaple Syrup Festival

Time: 8:00 am

Saturday & Sunday - March 21 & 22nd 8 am - 12:30 both days Maple Syrupin' Time! Enjoy pancakes with pure maple syrup, sausage on the grill plus demonstrations of how trees are tapped and maple syrup is made. A yummy, fun festival for the whole family to celebrate Syrupin' Season! Discount tickets available online until noon Friday, March 20th. Advance tickets: Adult $8; Children 4-12 $4; children 3 and under are free.

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* Maple Syrup FestivalMaple Syrup Festival

Time: 8:00 am

Saturday & Sunday - March 21 & 22nd 8 am - 12:30 both days Maple Syrupin' Time! Enjoy pancakes with pure maple syrup, sausage on the grill plus demonstrations of how trees are tapped and maple syrup is made. A yummy, fun festival for the whole family to celebrate Syrupin' Season! Discount tickets available online until noon Friday, March 20th. Advance tickets: Adult $8; Children 4-12 $4; children 3 and under are free.

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* ClosedClosed

Buildings and offices are closed. All trails are open from sunrise to sunset for your enjoyment.

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Adventures Near and Far
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Displays open at noon, first speaker begins at 12:30 PM.

Paddling fun does not stop just because Iowa’s waters are frozen!   Join us to learn about great canoe and kayaking adventures.  Or get inspired to plan your own summer paddling trip!

Explore displays from various paddling groups and the Iowa DNR Water Trails.   Enjoy meeting and conversing with others who share your paddling enthusiasm.   This is an event for the beginner as well as the novice.   Maybe you will win one of our great door prizes!

Keynotes

Paddling Adventures In The Ozarks –  Marty Koch – 45 minutes, questions        12:30-1:15     

The Ozarks is a vast area of low mountains, deep valleys, and amazing paddling in Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. Over 10,000 miles of streams course through the rugged countryside, offering everything from gentle waters to raging Class V whitewater. Many have heard of the more famous streams like the Current, Jack’s Fork, and Buffalo. But there are nearly a hundred others with names like the Big Pine, Mulberry, Gasconade, Huzzah, Kings River, and the North Fork of the White.

Marty completed a thirty year career as park ranger and recreation supervisor with the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation.  He is a frequent presenter at sport, travel, fishing and hunting seminars and an accomplished photographer and author.

The Kickapoo River: a Gem in SW Wisconsin –  Lisa Nagle and Jan Aiels  – 30 minutes    1:35 – 2:05

Dip your paddle into cool, clean, clear water that meanders  through spectacular scenery in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.     It’s just a three hour drive to another world!   Learn where you can rent equipment, engage a shuttle service, and camp (or not) in the Kickapoo Reserve.  It is amazing, fun, family friendly  and nearby!

Expanded View from the Cockpit – Bill and Joyce Schoon – 45 minutes, questions     2:15-3 PM

Bill and Joyce share beautiful photography from paddling adventures across the US including their most recent trip to Baja.  Sit back and prepare to add to your paddling bucket list .  ( This description may need to be edited as I have not received the Schoon’s specific description)

Great Local Paddling. Todd Robertson, Iowa DNR River Programs Outreach Coordinator/Paddling Instructor 30 minutes   3:10 -3:40    You only have one day!  So where can you rent a canoe or kayak?  Can you get a shuttle?  How do you know where the best paddling opportunities are located?  Let’s talk about paddling destinations and outfitters in eastern Iowa.

Door prizes from Seatasea and Indian Creek Nature Center

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