- January 31, 2015
- Willow Garden OrbsWillow Garden Orbs
Time: 10:00 am
Willow Garden Orbs Saturday, January 31, 10 AM Create a lovely willow orb for your garden or home using one of nature’s fastest growing plants. Participants will learn simple random weaving techniques to create one or more rustic willow ball. We will use a combination of wild willow harvested from the Nature Center wetland and cultivated basket willow. Good hand strength required. All consumable supplies provided. Participants should bring sharp garden shears or basketry scissors and a towel for wrapping your materials. We will “warm” willow “withies” across our knees, so wear an apron or old pants that can get dirty. Our finished product will be roughly basketball-sized. Bring a brown bag lunch. We will provide beverages. Register by 4 PM on Wednesday, January 28. M $25; NM $35. at 10:00 am
- Chicken ChatterChicken Chatter
Time: 1:00 pm
Chicken Chatter Saturday, January 31, 1 PM Anyone new to keeping a flock of chickens is likely to experience the joys and frustrations of caring for animals and learning husbandry skills. Join longtime chicken keeper and ICNC Director Emeritus Rich Patterson for an interactive discussion. He will suggest solutions for the five most common problems experienced by new poultry keepers, then encourage everyone to share experiences. Call 319-362-0664 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $5. at 1:00 pm
- Willow Garden OrbsWillow Garden Orbs
Indian Creek Nature Center’s professional staff and trained volunteer teacher-naturalists provide environmental education programs for over 17,000 students each year. Our learning experiences are hands-on opportunities for children and adults to connect with nature in a unique, outdoor classroom.
Creekside Critters programs take preschoolers on a learning adventure indoors and outdoors with a naturalist. more details
Elementary and Middle School Programs
Field trips bring learning to life as students use their observation skills and senses in nature to discover and explore. Indian Creek Nature Center offers a variety of programs and trail experiences for students of all ages. Our naturalists will facilitate hands-on activities with students as they explore the trails and habitats of the Nature Center grounds.
Nature Center field trip programs fulfill national standards and benchmarks and enhance traditional classroom lessons. All programs are age-appropriate and allow for a small student-to-naturalist ratio. Many areas are wheelchair accessible, so please call if special arrangements are needed. The Nature Center staff can design a custom environmental education experience to compliment your curriculum. Some programs can also be taken into the classroom or done in a natural area at your facility. more details
All programs have a minimum $45 program fee. This fee also includes free admission to exhibits and use of picnic areas. Our calendar fills quickly so call early to reserve your date.
Summer Group Programs
Learning doesn’t stop in the summer! In fact, the Nature Center is brimming with insect and animal activity! Schedule a program or trail adventure during June, July or August. We offer a variety of experiences for all ages. program details
Cost is $3 per child (no charge for adult chaperones). All programs have a minimum $45 program fee. This fee also includes free admission to exhibits. Our calendar fills quickly so call early to reserve your date. Please inform us if you plan to lunch or snack at the Nature Center. Picnic tables are available.
The Nature Center requires a 24-hour advance notice for cancellations. You will be billed for the minimum program fee if you fail to cancel and do not arrive for your program. Only in cases of extreme weather will the Nature Center cancel a scheduled program. All programs we cancel will receive a full refund.
All programs can be scheduled by calling the Nature Center at 362-0664 during business hours.