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Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

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* Connections: Decorah EaglesConnections: Decorah Eagles

Time: 7:00 pm

Bob Anderson of the Raptor Research Project presents the next Connections program on “The Decorah Eagle Cam: An Internet Sensation.” He will be speaking about the eagle cam project, new insights into eagle behavior and findings from the solar-powered transmitters affixed to the young eagles. The public presentation will be held at Kirkwood Community College’s Ballantyne Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 1. Admission is free.

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* A Paleo DietA Paleo Diet

Time: 6:30 pm

Join Rich Patterson to learn how to dabble with a Paleo Diet by identifying, harvesting, preparing and eating wild foods common in urban and rural areas. Dressing a squirrel for food will be demonstrated. Learn the fascinating and still emerging story of the great Colombian Exchange--how food plants and weeds move from continent to continent to pester and help people. Registration required Fee: M: $5; NM: $6 Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* BSA: Water & Soil ConservationBSA: Water & Soil Conservation

Time: 6:00 pm

Bear Cub Elective #15 Where does soil come from and how is it made? What is the water cycle? Who are decomposers and what do they do? What is conservation? These are a few questions that will be answered through games, hands-on experiments and investigations during this visit to ICNC. Fee is $8 per scout. Complete registration instructions and forms available on Scouts webpage. THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

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* GSA: WOW! Wonders of WaterGSA: WOW! Wonders of Water

Time: 9:30 am

Journey Workshop for Brownies "Become" a droplet of water cycling around in Earth's water cycle. Explore a watershed and learn how it works. Create a rainbow and special art using water colors. Discover why water is our most valuable resource as you explore innovative ways to save and protect it. Visit a vioswale, discover and experiment with cement that soaks up rain and find out what a rain garden is. Lots of wet fun! Fee is $8 per scout. NEW! Register for this workshop through the Girl Scout office by calling 319-363-8335 or register online at www.girlscoutstoday.org. Registration and payment must be completed no later than Thursday of the week prior to the scheduled workshop (at least 8 days before the workshop).

* Walking the LabyrinthWalking the Labyrinth

Time: 1:00 pm

Labyrinth facilitator Sandi Ohlen leads participants in a series of programs designed to strengthen how you connect with the earth. Break-out sessions focus on different meditations, the strengths of different labyrinths, and how to incorporate the purposefulness of a labyrinth into everyday life. Experience a variety of diverse indoor and outdoor labyrinths. Hours are 1:00-6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday. Fee: $60/person includes all sessions, handouts, Sunday lunch, beverages and snacks; $25/person for Saturday only; $35/person for Sunday only. Overnight accommodations referrals available by phone. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Walking the LabyrinthWalking the Labyrinth

Time: 10:00 am

(continuation of workshop) Labyrinth facilitator Sandi Ohlen leads participants in a series of programs designed to strengthen how you connect with the earth. Break-out sessions focus on different meditations, the strengths of different labyrinths, and how to incorporate the purposefulness of a labyrinth into everyday life. Experience a variety of diverse indoor and outdoor labyrinths. Hours are 1:00-6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday. Fee: $35/person for Sunday only sessions, lunch, beverages and snacks. $60/person for both days. Overnight accommodations referrals available by phone. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Permeable Paving--ContractorsPermeable Paving--Contractors

Time: 9:00 am

A special Green and Simple workshop for contractors. Craft decorative backyard patios and walkways that provide a solid, dry surfact yet allow rain to percolate through. This dual workshop, with help from King's Material, will help contractors learn to apply permeable brick surfaces. A similar workshop will be presented on Saturday for homeowners. Registration required by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 10. FREE Call 319-362-0664 to register.

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* Permeable Paving--HomeownersPermeable Paving--Homeowners

Time: 9:00 am

A special Green and Simple Workshop for Homeowners. A beautiful way to allow precipitation to enter the soil instead of rushing into a storm sewer (and lessen flood chance) is to create walkways and patios using permeable paving blocks. Learn from the experts of King's Material to create a permeable paving project at your home. This is a "hands-on" workshop so wear old clothes and bring gloves! Registration required by 4:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 11. FREE Call 319-362-0664 to register.

* REAL Walk: Seeds With LegsREAL Walk: Seeds With Legs

Time: 10:00 am

REAL Walks are geared for adults of all ages. Seeds have a challenge to catch the right ride in order to survive. Walk with Naturalist David Brenzel to collect a few hitchhikers and participate in experiments to determine who catches the best ride on what kind of fur. Learn about the devil's claw. M: $4; NM: $5 Please register ahead by calling 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

* CR Tour de CoopCR Tour de Coop

Time: 1:00 pm

Spend an afternoon touring six backyard chicken coops in garden settings. Owners will discuss their chicken breeds, gardens, and features of their coops. Open to adults and children. Co-sponsored by CR-CLUC. Booklets with map and directions to sites available for purchase a the Nature Center or other site locations. Call the Nature Center for more information. Proceeds benefit the Nature Center and CR-CLUC. Donations of art supplies will also be collected for the Waypoint Teen Program. Please leave pets and companion animals at home; many hens are unaccustomed to dogs. Fee: Adult: $10; Children 12 and under: Free Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Gathering of Shooting StarsGathering of Shooting Stars

Time: 2:00 pm

Shooting Star Society members are people who have made a planned gift to the Nature Center, helping it be financially sustainable forever. This free event honors them but all are welcome. Meet at the barn for an update of the many changes planned for the future and a short walk around the immediate grounds led by Rich Patterson and a member of the Board of Trustees. No registration required.

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* PP: Bat BusinessPP: Bat Business

Time: 9:30 am

Discover the good things bats do for our environment. Where do they live and what do they eat? How do these flying mammals hunt? Listen to a story and play a bat game using your ears to track down "dinner". 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: Bat BusinessPP: Bat Business

Time: 9:30 am

Discover the good things bats do for our environment. Where do they live and what do they eat? How do these flying mammals hunt? Listen to a story and play a bat game using your ears to track down "dinner". 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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* What's Hoppin'-In?-NeighborsWhat's Hoppin'-In?-Neighbors

Time: 12:00 pm

For children aged 3-7 with an adult. What nighttime animals are about in the fall? Join Ribbit and Grandma and Grandpa Storyteller for nighttime and fall stories. Enjoy an outdoor walk to look for signs of our nighttime friends and create a mask of your favorite. Bring a picnic lunch at Noon or join us at 12:20 PM for storytime but be sure to call and register in advance! Fee: M Child: $5; NM Child: $6; Adults: Free. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

* Prairie Seed For Your YardPrairie Seed For Your Yard

Time: 12:30 pm

After decades of successful prairie restoration, the Center is sharing its seed. Learn restoration basics and seed collection strategies. Spend time with our land steward collecting seed for your prairie project. Bring a paper bag for seed collecting. Fee: $15 Registration required Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Beginning Beekeeping-Session 8Beginning Beekeeping-Session 8

Time: 7:00 pm

Develop plans for overwintering hives and review management practices for early spring. Participants must enroll in full 8-session series beginning January 19th. For more information, click here.

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* BSA: Your Living WorldBSA: Your Living World

Time: 6:00 pm

Wolf Cub Achievement #7 Spend the evening learning ways to help your planet. Discuss pollution problems and learn about conserving energy at home. Make the habitat better for wildlife at ICNC by collecting prairie seed. Fee is $8 per scout. Complete registration instructions and forms available on Scouts webpage. Registration and payment is required at least one week prior to the workshop. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* GSA: TreesGSA: Trees

Time: 9:30 am

Badge for Cadettes Learn to identify trees native to Iowa and discover the benefits they provide for wildlife. Visit some old and unusual trees and create your own tree legend. Discuss how people and trees interact and understand the issues surrounding forests and their protection. Learn about local threats to our Iowa woodlands from invasive insects and plants. Learn how you can help! Fee is $8 per scout. NEW! Register for this workshop through the Girl Scout office by calling 319-363-8335 or register online at www.girlscoutstoday.org. Registration and payment must be completed no later than Thursday of the week prior to the scheduled workshop (at least 8 days before the workshop).

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Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

« Prev October 2012 Next »
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1
* Connections: Decorah EaglesConnections: Decorah Eagles

Time: 7:00 pm

Bob Anderson of the Raptor Research Project presents the next Connections program on “The Decorah Eagle Cam: An Internet Sensation.” He will be speaking about the eagle cam project, new insights into eagle behavior and findings from the solar-powered transmitters affixed to the young eagles. The public presentation will be held at Kirkwood Community College’s Ballantyne Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 1. Admission is free.

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* A Paleo DietA Paleo Diet

Time: 6:30 pm

Join Rich Patterson to learn how to dabble with a Paleo Diet by identifying, harvesting, preparing and eating wild foods common in urban and rural areas. Dressing a squirrel for food will be demonstrated. Learn the fascinating and still emerging story of the great Colombian Exchange--how food plants and weeds move from continent to continent to pester and help people. Registration required Fee: M: $5; NM: $6 Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* BSA: Water & Soil ConservationBSA: Water & Soil Conservation

Time: 6:00 pm

Bear Cub Elective #15 Where does soil come from and how is it made? What is the water cycle? Who are decomposers and what do they do? What is conservation? These are a few questions that will be answered through games, hands-on experiments and investigations during this visit to ICNC. Fee is $8 per scout. Complete registration instructions and forms available on Scouts webpage. THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

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* GSA: WOW! Wonders of WaterGSA: WOW! Wonders of Water

Time: 9:30 am

Journey Workshop for Brownies "Become" a droplet of water cycling around in Earth's water cycle. Explore a watershed and learn how it works. Create a rainbow and special art using water colors. Discover why water is our most valuable resource as you explore innovative ways to save and protect it. Visit a vioswale, discover and experiment with cement that soaks up rain and find out what a rain garden is. Lots of wet fun! Fee is $8 per scout. NEW! Register for this workshop through the Girl Scout office by calling 319-363-8335 or register online at www.girlscoutstoday.org. Registration and payment must be completed no later than Thursday of the week prior to the scheduled workshop (at least 8 days before the workshop).

* Walking the LabyrinthWalking the Labyrinth

Time: 1:00 pm

Labyrinth facilitator Sandi Ohlen leads participants in a series of programs designed to strengthen how you connect with the earth. Break-out sessions focus on different meditations, the strengths of different labyrinths, and how to incorporate the purposefulness of a labyrinth into everyday life. Experience a variety of diverse indoor and outdoor labyrinths. Hours are 1:00-6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday. Fee: $60/person includes all sessions, handouts, Sunday lunch, beverages and snacks; $25/person for Saturday only; $35/person for Sunday only. Overnight accommodations referrals available by phone. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Walking the LabyrinthWalking the Labyrinth

Time: 10:00 am

(continuation of workshop) Labyrinth facilitator Sandi Ohlen leads participants in a series of programs designed to strengthen how you connect with the earth. Break-out sessions focus on different meditations, the strengths of different labyrinths, and how to incorporate the purposefulness of a labyrinth into everyday life. Experience a variety of diverse indoor and outdoor labyrinths. Hours are 1:00-6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday. Fee: $35/person for Sunday only sessions, lunch, beverages and snacks. $60/person for both days. Overnight accommodations referrals available by phone. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Permeable Paving--ContractorsPermeable Paving--Contractors

Time: 9:00 am

A special Green and Simple workshop for contractors. Craft decorative backyard patios and walkways that provide a solid, dry surfact yet allow rain to percolate through. This dual workshop, with help from King's Material, will help contractors learn to apply permeable brick surfaces. A similar workshop will be presented on Saturday for homeowners. Registration required by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 10. FREE Call 319-362-0664 to register.

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* Permeable Paving--HomeownersPermeable Paving--Homeowners

Time: 9:00 am

A special Green and Simple Workshop for Homeowners. A beautiful way to allow precipitation to enter the soil instead of rushing into a storm sewer (and lessen flood chance) is to create walkways and patios using permeable paving blocks. Learn from the experts of King's Material to create a permeable paving project at your home. This is a "hands-on" workshop so wear old clothes and bring gloves! Registration required by 4:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 11. FREE Call 319-362-0664 to register.

* REAL Walk: Seeds With LegsREAL Walk: Seeds With Legs

Time: 10:00 am

REAL Walks are geared for adults of all ages. Seeds have a challenge to catch the right ride in order to survive. Walk with Naturalist David Brenzel to collect a few hitchhikers and participate in experiments to determine who catches the best ride on what kind of fur. Learn about the devil's claw. M: $4; NM: $5 Please register ahead by calling 319-362-0664 or click here to register online.

* CR Tour de CoopCR Tour de Coop

Time: 1:00 pm

Spend an afternoon touring six backyard chicken coops in garden settings. Owners will discuss their chicken breeds, gardens, and features of their coops. Open to adults and children. Co-sponsored by CR-CLUC. Booklets with map and directions to sites available for purchase a the Nature Center or other site locations. Call the Nature Center for more information. Proceeds benefit the Nature Center and CR-CLUC. Donations of art supplies will also be collected for the Waypoint Teen Program. Please leave pets and companion animals at home; many hens are unaccustomed to dogs. Fee: Adult: $10; Children 12 and under: Free Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Gathering of Shooting StarsGathering of Shooting Stars

Time: 2:00 pm

Shooting Star Society members are people who have made a planned gift to the Nature Center, helping it be financially sustainable forever. This free event honors them but all are welcome. Meet at the barn for an update of the many changes planned for the future and a short walk around the immediate grounds led by Rich Patterson and a member of the Board of Trustees. No registration required.

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* PP: Bat BusinessPP: Bat Business

Time: 9:30 am

Discover the good things bats do for our environment. Where do they live and what do they eat? How do these flying mammals hunt? Listen to a story and play a bat game using your ears to track down "dinner". 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: Bat BusinessPP: Bat Business

Time: 9:30 am

Discover the good things bats do for our environment. Where do they live and what do they eat? How do these flying mammals hunt? Listen to a story and play a bat game using your ears to track down "dinner". 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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* What's Hoppin'-In?-NeighborsWhat's Hoppin'-In?-Neighbors

Time: 12:00 pm

For children aged 3-7 with an adult. What nighttime animals are about in the fall? Join Ribbit and Grandma and Grandpa Storyteller for nighttime and fall stories. Enjoy an outdoor walk to look for signs of our nighttime friends and create a mask of your favorite. Bring a picnic lunch at Noon or join us at 12:20 PM for storytime but be sure to call and register in advance! Fee: M Child: $5; NM Child: $6; Adults: Free. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

* Prairie Seed For Your YardPrairie Seed For Your Yard

Time: 12:30 pm

After decades of successful prairie restoration, the Center is sharing its seed. Learn restoration basics and seed collection strategies. Spend time with our land steward collecting seed for your prairie project. Bring a paper bag for seed collecting. Fee: $15 Registration required Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* Beginning Beekeeping-Session 8Beginning Beekeeping-Session 8

Time: 7:00 pm

Develop plans for overwintering hives and review management practices for early spring. Participants must enroll in full 8-session series beginning January 19th. For more information, click here.

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* BSA: Your Living WorldBSA: Your Living World

Time: 6:00 pm

Wolf Cub Achievement #7 Spend the evening learning ways to help your planet. Discuss pollution problems and learn about conserving energy at home. Make the habitat better for wildlife at ICNC by collecting prairie seed. Fee is $8 per scout. Complete registration instructions and forms available on Scouts webpage. Registration and payment is required at least one week prior to the workshop. Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click to register online.

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* GSA: TreesGSA: Trees

Time: 9:30 am

Badge for Cadettes Learn to identify trees native to Iowa and discover the benefits they provide for wildlife. Visit some old and unusual trees and create your own tree legend. Discuss how people and trees interact and understand the issues surrounding forests and their protection. Learn about local threats to our Iowa woodlands from invasive insects and plants. Learn how you can help! Fee is $8 per scout. NEW! Register for this workshop through the Girl Scout office by calling 319-363-8335 or register online at www.girlscoutstoday.org. Registration and payment must be completed no later than Thursday of the week prior to the scheduled workshop (at least 8 days before the workshop).

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