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Summer 2014 Calendar of Events

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* Become a Teacher NaturalistBecome a Teacher Naturalist

Time: 1:00 pm

There are many fun ways to volunteer at the Nature Center! As a teacher-naturalist, you get to lead groups of children for nature adventures. Join us for training today to discover a new skill. Call Jan Aiels for more information. Free Registration requested. Call 319-362-0664 to register. Online registration not available for this program.

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* Yellowstone Wolf WatchersYellowstone Wolf Watchers

Time: 1:00 pm

Jim and Joellyn Barton, volunteers from Wapello County, Iowa, have collected data and observed wolf behavior and ecology for the Yellowstone Wolf Project since 1999. The Bartons received the 2012 National Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award for their work. Their multimedia program will focus on wolf conservation and education and will include displays.

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* PP: I Love Mother EarthPP: I Love Mother Earth

Time: 9:30 am

Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day by sharing and discovering ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Learn how to be more earth-friendly. Make a fun craft from recyclables. For preschoolers and their parents. Cost: $5/M child; $6/NM child; adults admitted free. Limited to 14 children. Registration is required by 3:00pm the day before the program. Register by calling 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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* Eco-Arts FestivalEco-Arts Festival

Time: 10:00 am

Join the Nature Center and many other area environmental organizations at the New Bo City Market for a fun day of games, music, activities, arts and more to celebrate Earth Day. Visit Ecofestcr on Facebook for more information or click here to go to their webpage.

* What's Hoppin' In? BirdsWhat's Hoppin' In? Birds

Time: 12:00 pm

Bring a picnic at noon, or join us at 12:20 to celebrate Earth Day. Grandpa and Grandma Storyteller will explore spring birds – everything from your backyard sparrows to ducks on the pond. You will enjoy stories, crafts and a hike outdoors! Program is geared for children aged 3-7 years with an adult. Cost: M Child: $5; NM Child: $6; Adults: Free Registration requested. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Waste Not, Want NotWaste Not, Want Not

Time: 1:30 pm

Sustainability has become such a popular term these days, it’s hard to know exactly what it means. Naturalist Jan Aiels, from the Indian Creek Nature Center, will explore the meaning and vision of sustainability and talk about lifestyle choices that have an impact on our planet. Small changes make big differences! Bring your ideas and tips to share. View the Waste Not, Want Not exhibit. Program held at the Marion Heritage Museum, 590 10th St. Marion. Cost: Adults $5; Students (5-18 yrs)$2 For more information, contact the Marion Heritage Museum at 319/447-6376.

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* PP: I Love Mother EarthPP: I Love Mother Earth

Time: 9:30 am

Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day by sharing and discovering ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Learn how to be more earth-friendly. Make a fun craft from recyclables. For preschoolers and their parents. Cost: $5/M child; $6/NM child; adults admitted free. Limited to 14 children. Registration is required by 3:00pm the day before the program. Register by calling 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

* Earth DayEarth Day

Time: 1:00 pm

Leading Lives of Passion, Purpose, and Power: Turning Compassion Into Action with author Julia Butterfly Hill Program held at the Chapel of Mercy, Mount Mercy University. Visit mtmercy.edu for more information. Free

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* Women's Walking WorkshopWomen's Walking Workshop

Time: 8:00 am

Our 20th anniversary Women's Walking Workshop Is filled!

* Flood Tolerant Trees WorkshopsFlood Tolerant Trees Workshops

Time: 9:00 am

The Cedar Rapids Garden Club Centennial Tree Project and the Indian Creek Nature Center Reforested Wetland Project will conduct two hour-long free workshops and hand out 100 free bare-root flood tolerant trees and shrubs on Saturday, April 27th at the Nature Center. Each session will include a presentation on tree planting and care, information on site selection and proper planting of bare root trees, and a short tour of trees and bottomland plantings at the Nature Center. Each session will conclude with the giveaway of 50 bare-root trees and shrubs. First come, first served. Sessions begin at 9:00am and 10:00 am. Click to learn more.

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* Build A Willow HideoutBuild A Willow Hideout

Time: 2:00 pm

Every child loves to have a private “secret hideout” place to play. Kids, bring Mom and Dad to help build a great hideout from willow. Learn how to harvest willow, a totally sustainable tree and resource. Once you build one at the Nature Center, you will be able to create one in your own backyard! Cost: $10/M Family; $15/NM Family Registration requested. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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Summer 2014 Calendar of Events

« Prev April 2013 Next »
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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* Become a Teacher NaturalistBecome a Teacher Naturalist

Time: 1:00 pm

There are many fun ways to volunteer at the Nature Center! As a teacher-naturalist, you get to lead groups of children for nature adventures. Join us for training today to discover a new skill. Call Jan Aiels for more information. Free Registration requested. Call 319-362-0664 to register. Online registration not available for this program.

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* Yellowstone Wolf WatchersYellowstone Wolf Watchers

Time: 1:00 pm

Jim and Joellyn Barton, volunteers from Wapello County, Iowa, have collected data and observed wolf behavior and ecology for the Yellowstone Wolf Project since 1999. The Bartons received the 2012 National Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award for their work. Their multimedia program will focus on wolf conservation and education and will include displays.

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* PP: I Love Mother EarthPP: I Love Mother Earth

Time: 9:30 am

Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day by sharing and discovering ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Learn how to be more earth-friendly. Make a fun craft from recyclables. For preschoolers and their parents. Cost: $5/M child; $6/NM child; adults admitted free. Limited to 14 children. Registration is required by 3:00pm the day before the program. Register by calling 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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* Eco-Arts FestivalEco-Arts Festival

Time: 10:00 am

Join the Nature Center and many other area environmental organizations at the New Bo City Market for a fun day of games, music, activities, arts and more to celebrate Earth Day. Visit Ecofestcr on Facebook for more information or click here to go to their webpage.

* What's Hoppin' In? BirdsWhat's Hoppin' In? Birds

Time: 12:00 pm

Bring a picnic at noon, or join us at 12:20 to celebrate Earth Day. Grandpa and Grandma Storyteller will explore spring birds – everything from your backyard sparrows to ducks on the pond. You will enjoy stories, crafts and a hike outdoors! Program is geared for children aged 3-7 years with an adult. Cost: M Child: $5; NM Child: $6; Adults: Free Registration requested. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Waste Not, Want NotWaste Not, Want Not

Time: 1:30 pm

Sustainability has become such a popular term these days, it’s hard to know exactly what it means. Naturalist Jan Aiels, from the Indian Creek Nature Center, will explore the meaning and vision of sustainability and talk about lifestyle choices that have an impact on our planet. Small changes make big differences! Bring your ideas and tips to share. View the Waste Not, Want Not exhibit. Program held at the Marion Heritage Museum, 590 10th St. Marion. Cost: Adults $5; Students (5-18 yrs)$2 For more information, contact the Marion Heritage Museum at 319/447-6376.

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* PP: I Love Mother EarthPP: I Love Mother Earth

Time: 9:30 am

Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day by sharing and discovering ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Learn how to be more earth-friendly. Make a fun craft from recyclables. For preschoolers and their parents. Cost: $5/M child; $6/NM child; adults admitted free. Limited to 14 children. Registration is required by 3:00pm the day before the program. Register by calling 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

* Earth DayEarth Day

Time: 1:00 pm

Leading Lives of Passion, Purpose, and Power: Turning Compassion Into Action with author Julia Butterfly Hill Program held at the Chapel of Mercy, Mount Mercy University. Visit mtmercy.edu for more information. Free

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* Women's Walking WorkshopWomen's Walking Workshop

Time: 8:00 am

Our 20th anniversary Women's Walking Workshop Is filled!

* Flood Tolerant Trees WorkshopsFlood Tolerant Trees Workshops

Time: 9:00 am

The Cedar Rapids Garden Club Centennial Tree Project and the Indian Creek Nature Center Reforested Wetland Project will conduct two hour-long free workshops and hand out 100 free bare-root flood tolerant trees and shrubs on Saturday, April 27th at the Nature Center. Each session will include a presentation on tree planting and care, information on site selection and proper planting of bare root trees, and a short tour of trees and bottomland plantings at the Nature Center. Each session will conclude with the giveaway of 50 bare-root trees and shrubs. First come, first served. Sessions begin at 9:00am and 10:00 am. Click to learn more.

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* Build A Willow HideoutBuild A Willow Hideout

Time: 2:00 pm

Every child loves to have a private “secret hideout” place to play. Kids, bring Mom and Dad to help build a great hideout from willow. Learn how to harvest willow, a totally sustainable tree and resource. Once you build one at the Nature Center, you will be able to create one in your own backyard! Cost: $10/M Family; $15/NM Family Registration requested. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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Category Key
 Adults
 Holidays
 Kids
 Nature Camp
 Public/Family
 Scouts
 Special Events