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* Your Maple Syruping Heritage. Your Maple Syruping Heritage.

Time: 1:00 pm

Home School Program 2014-15 “Explore Your Wild World” Your Maple Syruping Heritage. Thursday, March 5, 1 PM. Maple syrup making has an interesting and unique history. Discover both the history and how to’s of maple syruping as you use tools to tap trees, visit a sugar house and enjoy maple syrup on ice cream. Learn how to make maple syrup at home from your own maple tree. Reading Little House in the Woods by Laura Engles Wilder is a great preparation for your experience. 1 ½ hours. Fee: $5 per student age 5 and older

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* BSA Bear - American IndiansBSA Bear - American Indians

Time: 6:00 pm

Friday, March 6, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM Boy Scouts - Bear Cub Achievement #24 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. (Fulfills requirements a, b & c) Registration and payment are required prior to the event. 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 one week prior to the scheduled workshop (by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the event). Late registrations will be excepted through the Wednesday preceding the event at an additional fee of $2/scout. Payment must accompany registration. To register, call 319-362-0664 or visit: www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org. 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.

* BSA Wolf - American IndiansBSA Wolf - American Indians

Time: 6:00 pm

Wolf Cub Elective #10 “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. This program is offered to Wolf and Bear Cubs at the same time (also listed under Bear Cub offerings). (Fulfills requirements a, d, e & f) Registration and payment are required prior to the event. 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 one week prior to the scheduled workshop (by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the event). Late registrations will be excepted through the Wednesday preceding the event at an additional fee of $2/scout. Payment must accompany registration. To register, call 319-362-0664 or visit: www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org. 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.

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* Coffee and ChatCoffee and Chat

Time: 9:00 am

Coffee and Chat. Each month on the second Thursday gather in the sunroom at Indian Creek Nature Center to enjoy coffee and conversation about the latest happenings at Indian Creek Nature Center. Enjoy a social time, and learn what’s happening in nature at that time, meet Nature Center staff and become better acquainted with our facilities, programs and trails. Free

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* Maple Syrup FestivalMaple Syrup Festival

Time: 8:00 am

Saturday & Sunday - March 21 & 22nd 8 am - 12:30 both days Maple Syrupin' Time! Enjoy pancakes with pure maple syrup, sausage on the grill plus demonstrations of how trees are tapped and maple syrup is made. A yummy, fun festival for the whole family to celebrate Syrupin' Season! Discount tickets available online until noon Friday, March 20th. Advance tickets: Adult $8; Children 4-12 $4; children 3 and under are free.

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* Maple Syrup FestivalMaple Syrup Festival

Time: 8:00 am

Saturday & Sunday - March 21 & 22nd 8 am - 12:30 both days Maple Syrupin' Time! Enjoy pancakes with pure maple syrup, sausage on the grill plus demonstrations of how trees are tapped and maple syrup is made. A yummy, fun festival for the whole family to celebrate Syrupin' Season! Discount tickets available online until noon Friday, March 20th. Advance tickets: Adult $8; Children 4-12 $4; children 3 and under are free.

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* ClosedClosed

Buildings and offices are closed. All trails are open from sunrise to sunset for your enjoyment.

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Directions

Indian Creek Nature Center
6665 Otis Road SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403-7134
319-362-0664

Barn Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday; 11:00am-4:00pm Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Grounds and trails open daily from sunrise to 10:00 PM year ’round.

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Driving Directions

From Downtown Cedar Rapids

Take 8th Avenue/Mt. Vernon Road SE east to Bertram Rd. SE (Touch of Class Banquet and Convention Center will be on your right – Bertram Road is at the far edge of their parking lot). Turn right and follow Bertram Rd. across Indian Creek. Turn right after bridge (5 ton limit). Continue about one block to our parking lot on the right. Buses and trucks must take an alternate route. Buses and trucks from downtown should turn right at 44th St. SE (County Corners Western Store is on the left – this is a gravel road). Take 44th to Otis Road. Turn left. Indian Creek Nature Center is at the next intersection.

From the Iowa City Area

Take I-380 to Highway 30 East (exit 16A). Go six miles to Highway 13 North. Go two and a half miles to Bertram Rd. SE, where you will see an Indian Creek Nature Center sign. Turn left. Go one and a half miles to the corner of Otis and Bertram Roads.

From North of Cedar Rapids

Take I-380 to Highway 100 (Collins Rd exit). Go East on Highway 100 to East Post Road. Turn right. Take East Post Road to Mt. Vernon Road SE. Turn left on Mt. Vernon Rd. Follow directions for From Downtown.

From the Marion Area

Take Highway 13 South to Mt. Vernon Rd. SE. Turn right. Go one and a half miles to Bertram Rd located by Touch of Class Banquet and Convention Center. Turn left. Follow Bertram Rd. across Indian Creek. Turn Right after the Bridge (5 ton limit – buses and trucks follow directions in From Downtown section.) Indian Creek Nature Center is on your right just one half mile further at the intersection of Otis and Bertram Roads.

There are signs directing you to the Nature Center at the following intersections:

  • Highway 13 & Bertram Road
  • Mt Vernon Road & Bertram Road
  • Bertram Road & Otis Road

The parking lot is across from the Nature Center. Enter the lot from Bertram Road.