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* Snowshoe HikeSnowshoe Hike

Time: 1:00 pm

It snowed! Join Naturalist Jennifer Rupp for a brief history of snowshoes and take a guided hike around the grounds. Space is limited. Call-in registrations only! Fee: $10/adults; $5/children 8-16. Call 319-362-0664 to reserve your space (and snowshoes)!

* Backyard Chicken BasicsBackyard Chicken Basics

Time: 2:00 pm

This workshop covers the basic information needed to raise hens in urban and suburban areas. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that enables them to get a permit to legally keep hens in Cedar Rapids. Cost: $7/M; $10/NM Registration required by 4:00 PM on Friday, Feb 1st. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click here to register online.

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* Planning An Alaskan AdventurePlanning An Alaskan Adventure

Time: 2:00 pm

About 60% of the people who visit Alaska take package tours, often including a cruise up the Inside Passage, a visit to Anchorage and Denali National Park, and a flight home. Join veteran Alaska travelers Steve Street and Bob Anderson and former Alaska resident Rich Patterson to plan a customized trip to the Last Frontier. Learn to locate interesting lodges and bed-and-breakfasts in spectacular terrain off the main tourist routes. Gain insights into the topography, weather, and people of our largest state. Cost: $5/M; $8/NM. Call 319-362-0664 to register or click here to register online.

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* Bat House Building WorkshopBat House Building Workshop

Time: 1:00 pm

This workshop is filled. Bats are rapidly disappearing from nature and need our help. Providing a shelter for the summer months helps a mother bat successfully raise her pup. Build a bat house to insure that your property has the best mosquito zapper nature provides – lots of little brown bats. Each bat will devour up to 500 or more mosquitoes each evening. Join us to learn more about these amazing mammals and assemble a beautiful bat home for up to 100 bats from a kit. Registration required - limited kits available. Fee: $40

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* PP: Fossil FunPP: Fossil Fun

Time: 9:30 am

Ancient creatures attract the attention of nearly every child. Come learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the planet. Discover what animals swam the seas of Iowa by studying the Nature Center's fossil collection. 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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* PP: Fossil FunPP: Fossil Fun

Time: 9:30 am

Ancient creatures attract the attention of nearly every child. Come learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the planet. Discover what animals swam the seas of Iowa by studying the Nature Center's fossil collection. 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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* Willow Tower WorkshopWillow Tower Workshop

Time: 11:00 am

Join Nature Center willow tower weavers to create garden towers for the Nature Center’s Spring Plant Sale. Willow weaver Mary Kopecky will teach you to create a strong, attractive seven-foot garden tower. Learn how to collect willow and much more! Bring your own lunch. Call 362-0664 to register; limited to 12 people. No fee if you create a tower for the plant sale. There is a $70 materials fee if you want to take your tower home. No online registration for this workshop.

* Slithery, Scaly & Scary?Slithery, Scaly & Scary?

Time: 12:00 pm

Grandma and Grandpa Storyteller have invited a reptile guest to Ribbit’s house. Meet the snake who is curious about you. Try out your slithering skills and learn about our neighbors with scales. Bring an indoor picnic to enjoy at noon or join us at 12:20 for storytime but be sure to call and register in advance! Program is geared for children aged 3-7 years with an adult. Cost: M Child: $5; NM Child: $6; Adults: Free. Call 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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* Birds, Birds, BirdsBirds, Birds, Birds

Time: 2:00 pm

Enjoy a casual outdoor walk to look for eagles near the Cedar River and enjoy all the littles – chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and even bluebirds—who flit through the winter landscape. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Be sure to dress for the outdoors! Cost: M: $4; NM: $5; Youth: $1. Call 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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* President's Day HolidayPresident's Day Holiday

Nature Center buildings are closed but trails are open daylight hours as usual.

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* Ice Age Orphans & GhostsIce Age Orphans & Ghosts

Time: 2:00 pm

Our landscape is filled with plants with unique characteristics surviving from the Ice Age. Naturalist David Brenzel will discuss these and the lost animals of the Ice Age who continue to haunt today’s ecosystems. Cost: M: $4; NM: $5 Call 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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« Prev February 2013 Next »
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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* Snowshoe HikeSnowshoe Hike

Time: 1:00 pm

It snowed! Join Naturalist Jennifer Rupp for a brief history of snowshoes and take a guided hike around the grounds. Space is limited. Call-in registrations only! Fee: $10/adults; $5/children 8-16. Call 319-362-0664 to reserve your space (and snowshoes)!

* Backyard Chicken BasicsBackyard Chicken Basics

Time: 2:00 pm

This workshop covers the basic information needed to raise hens in urban and suburban areas. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that enables them to get a permit to legally keep hens in Cedar Rapids. Cost: $7/M; $10/NM Registration required by 4:00 PM on Friday, Feb 1st. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click here to register online.

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* Planning An Alaskan AdventurePlanning An Alaskan Adventure

Time: 2:00 pm

About 60% of the people who visit Alaska take package tours, often including a cruise up the Inside Passage, a visit to Anchorage and Denali National Park, and a flight home. Join veteran Alaska travelers Steve Street and Bob Anderson and former Alaska resident Rich Patterson to plan a customized trip to the Last Frontier. Learn to locate interesting lodges and bed-and-breakfasts in spectacular terrain off the main tourist routes. Gain insights into the topography, weather, and people of our largest state. Cost: $5/M; $8/NM. Call 319-362-0664 to register or click here to register online.

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* Bat House Building WorkshopBat House Building Workshop

Time: 1:00 pm

This workshop is filled. Bats are rapidly disappearing from nature and need our help. Providing a shelter for the summer months helps a mother bat successfully raise her pup. Build a bat house to insure that your property has the best mosquito zapper nature provides – lots of little brown bats. Each bat will devour up to 500 or more mosquitoes each evening. Join us to learn more about these amazing mammals and assemble a beautiful bat home for up to 100 bats from a kit. Registration required - limited kits available. Fee: $40

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* PP: Fossil FunPP: Fossil Fun

Time: 9:30 am

Ancient creatures attract the attention of nearly every child. Come learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the planet. Discover what animals swam the seas of Iowa by studying the Nature Center's fossil collection. 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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* PP: Fossil FunPP: Fossil Fun

Time: 9:30 am

Ancient creatures attract the attention of nearly every child. Come learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the planet. Discover what animals swam the seas of Iowa by studying the Nature Center's fossil collection. 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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* Willow Tower WorkshopWillow Tower Workshop

Time: 11:00 am

Join Nature Center willow tower weavers to create garden towers for the Nature Center’s Spring Plant Sale. Willow weaver Mary Kopecky will teach you to create a strong, attractive seven-foot garden tower. Learn how to collect willow and much more! Bring your own lunch. Call 362-0664 to register; limited to 12 people. No fee if you create a tower for the plant sale. There is a $70 materials fee if you want to take your tower home. No online registration for this workshop.

* Slithery, Scaly & Scary?Slithery, Scaly & Scary?

Time: 12:00 pm

Grandma and Grandpa Storyteller have invited a reptile guest to Ribbit’s house. Meet the snake who is curious about you. Try out your slithering skills and learn about our neighbors with scales. Bring an indoor picnic to enjoy at noon or join us at 12:20 for storytime but be sure to call and register in advance! Program is geared for children aged 3-7 years with an adult. Cost: M Child: $5; NM Child: $6; Adults: Free. Call 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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* Birds, Birds, BirdsBirds, Birds, Birds

Time: 2:00 pm

Enjoy a casual outdoor walk to look for eagles near the Cedar River and enjoy all the littles – chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and even bluebirds—who flit through the winter landscape. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Be sure to dress for the outdoors! Cost: M: $4; NM: $5; Youth: $1. Call 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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* President's Day HolidayPresident's Day Holiday

Nature Center buildings are closed but trails are open daylight hours as usual.

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* Ice Age Orphans & GhostsIce Age Orphans & Ghosts

Time: 2:00 pm

Our landscape is filled with plants with unique characteristics surviving from the Ice Age. Naturalist David Brenzel will discuss these and the lost animals of the Ice Age who continue to haunt today’s ecosystems. Cost: M: $4; NM: $5 Call 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

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Category Key
 Adults
 General
 Holidays
 Kids
 Nature Camp
 Scouts
 Special Events