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- November 1, 2014
- GSA - Trekking TrailsGSA - Trekking Trails
Time: 9:30 am
Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:30-11:30 AM - Girls Scouts - Brownie Explore the Nature Center’s trails with an expert hiker to learn to read a map, interpret trail signs, leave no trace and learn what to take on a hike. Make your own snack and enjoy a day in nature! This completes most of the Hiker badge. Cost: $11/Scout Attendance requirement: Minimum of 10 Scouts and maximum of 60. Registration and payment must be completed no later than Thursday the week prior to the scheduled workshop (at least 8 days before the workshop). Workshop registrations should be made through the Girl Scout office. To register by phone call 319-363-8335 or go to www.girlscoutstoday.org to register online at 9:30 am
- GSA - X Marks the SpotGSA - X Marks the Spot
Time: 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:00-2:00 PM Come to a geocaching event to learn how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works. Learn to enter waypoints in a GPS receiver and find a geocache! Bring a trade item to leave in the cache. Bring your own GPS unit or borrow one of the Nature Center’s units. We’ll visit a geocache website. This completes most of the Geocache badge. Limited to 25 girls. Cost: $11/Scout Attendance requirement: Minimum of 10 Scouts and maximum of 60. Registration and payment must be completed no later than Thursday the week prior to the scheduled workshop (at least 8 days before the workshop). Workshop registrations should be made through the Girl Scout office. To register by phone call 319-363-8335 or go to www.girlscoutstoday.org to register online. at 12:00 pm
- GSA - Trekking TrailsGSA - Trekking Trails
IMPORTANT! YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU HAVE EMAILED OR FAXED THE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM AND ROSTER SHEET!
First, find your program below and click on the title of the program to register and pay online. (You can also access registration through the calendar.) 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.
EMAIL for registration form and roster sheet: Click here to reveal email address
FAX for registration form and roster sheet: 319-362-2876
READ BEFORE REGISTERING! NO RAIN-OUTS: All programs can be adapted to indoor workshops if necessary. Dress appropriately for the weather. Boy Scout Rules: Only registered Boy Scouts may attend workshops. BSA boy/adult ratios must be followed. Two chaperons (the pack leader and assistant leader or their designates) are admitted free with the first six Scouts. One additional chaperon admitted free with each additional six Scouts. All other adults will pay a $3.00 fee. Boys registering individually must be accompanied by a paid adult during the program.
Registration/Cancellation Policy: Registration and payment are required prior to the event. Cost is $10.00 per boy, per workshop. Scout leaders and assistant leaders should make every effort to register their Scouts as a group. 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 ten working days prior to the scheduled workshop. Payment must accompany registration.
Registrations should be mailed to: Indian Creek Nature Center 6665 Otis Rd. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Refunds: An administrative fee of 25% is charged for all cancelled registrations. The remainder of the program fee is refunded, provided that the cancellation notice is received at least five business days in advance of that program. Full refunds are given for any program Indian Creek Nature Center cancels, or for sickness, medical emergencies, or a death in the family.
Wolf Cub Achievement #7 – “Your Living World” Friday, November 14, 2014 – 6:00-8:00 PM 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. Registration closes Nov. 4th. (Fulfills Requirements: a, b, c, d & f.)
Wolf Cub Elective #10 – “American Indian Folklore” Friday, March 6, 2015 , 6:00-8:00 PM Hear “How Turtle Flew South” and other American Indian legends during a storytelling session with a naturalist. Create a map using Native American symbols and play American Indian games. Registration closes Feb. 25th. (Requirements: a, b, d & f.)
Bear Cub Achievement #5 – “Sharing Your World with Wildlife” Friday, November 21, 2014 – 6:00-8:00 PM Join an Indian Creek Nature Center naturalist for an evening of fun! We will explore various habitats, learn about extinct and endangered animals, feed the birds, and much more! Registration closes Nov. 11th. (Fulfills Requirements: a,c, d, & e.)
Bear Cub Achievement #6 – “Take Care of Your Planet” Friday, January 23, 2014 – 6:00-8:00 PM Become a Earth Caretaker! Learn where energy and natural resources come from and how to use them more responsibly. Play a game to discover how much water a leaky faucet wastes. Discover ways the Nature Center is sustainable. Registration closes Jan. 13th. (Fulfills Requirements: c, d, e, f & g.) Bear Cub Elective #24 –
Bear Cub Elective #24 – “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. Registrations closes Feb. 25th. (Fulfills requirements a,b & c)
“Forester Badge” Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:30-11:30 AM or Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:00-2:00 PM If you love to explore trees in your own backyard and would like to learn more about what a forester does, then you should check out this workshop. Learn how to identify trees and other plants of the forest and much more. Registration closes Nov. 5th for fall workshop. Registration closes April 8th for spring workshop. (Fulfills Requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 9.)
“Geology Badge” Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 9:30-11:30 AM Be a geologist for a day! Explore exciting careers in geology, discover fossils to take home, experiment with minerals, and travel back in time to learn how our planet has been shaped and reshaped. Registration closes Dec. 3rd. (Fulfills Requirements: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8.)
“Naturalist Badge” Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:30-11;30 AM Do you know what a naturalist is? Discover the naturalist in yourself as you bird watch, learn about migration flyways, identify poisonous plants and animals, and discover amazing facts about Iowa’s wild animals and their habitats. Registration closes Sept. 16th for fall workshop. Registration closes April 8th for spring workshop. (Fulfills Requirements: 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 & 11.)
Eagle Scout Orientation – Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 – 10:00 AM Interested in learning more about eagle scout service project opportunities at ICNC? Come and learn about available upcoming projects and begin the process. Preregistration required. No fee.
World Conservation Award The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for Cub Scouts to “think globally” and “act locally” to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment. Wolf, Bear and Webelo Scouts can complete the majority of the award requirements by attending ICNC Cub Scout workshops listed above marked WCA. This award can be earned only once per Cub Scout. For more details, contact the Nature Center or Boy Scout office, or view a list of requirements at www.usscouts.org/advance/cubscout/worldcons.
Other opportunities for Scout groups include conservation projects such as:
- Spreading Christmas tree chips (prevents trail erosion)
- Eradication of exotic plants (like garlic mustard pulling)
- Restoring ICNC habitats
- prairie seed collection
Sac and Fox Trail Patch – Earn a special patch by hiking or rehiking the Sac and Fox Trail while using an interpretive booklet on the natural flora and fauna of the area. Booklets and patches available at ICNC. $2.50 per patch.