Outdoor Adventure Night

Shelter #3, Jefferson County Park 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Online Registration Begins April 1st at 6:00am Get the family outside and unplugged for an evening of outdoor adventure. Families will be able to move through different activities including kayaking, hiking, fishing, and archery. Pre-registration is requested for this free event. This event is part of the ‘Fairfield Family Road Trip’ coordinated by Visit Fairfield. […]

Free

Moth Night

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Enjoy a fun night of mothing led by entomologist Moni Hayne. Begin with an introduction in the Nature Center followed by time outdoors to see what moths and other insects are attracted to the black light stations. This event is part of the 'Fairfield Family Road Trip' coordinated by Visit Fairfield. To check out the […]

Summer Olympics: Kayaking (August 2)- FULL

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Online Registration Begins April 1st at 6:00am Turn your child into a nature Olympian! Throughout the summer, we will offer four different activities for youth to try their hand at. This week’s activity is kayaking. The two hour session will allow youth to practice a particular nature skill then enter into the competition if they would […]

$5

Summer Olympics: Kayaking (August 3)- FULL

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Online Registration Begins April 1st at 6:00am Turn your child into a nature Olympian! Throughout the summer, we will offer four different activities for youth to try their hand at. This week’s activity is kayaking. The two hour session will allow youth to practice a particular nature skill then enter into the competition if they would […]

$5

Geode Paddle

Bentonsport Boat Ramp Hawk Dr, Bentonsport, IA

Online Registration Begins April 1st at 6:00am Bentonsport to Bonaparte Cost: $5 per boat Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will be paddling this beautiful stretch of river between stops on the sandbars as we search for geodes. Participants will learn about the geology of the river, why we can find geodes in that particular […]

$5

Flint Knapping Demonstration

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park- Beach House Lodge 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA

Have you ever wondered how an arrowhead was made? This is your chance! Join Veronica Mraz, Lithic Specialist, as she gives a brief overview of 12,000 years of human occupation in the Des Moines valley. Beginning with the end of the last ice age to first contact with Euro-Americans, Veronica will share about variety of […]

Free

Mushroom Foray

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park- Beach House Lodge 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA

Come explore the fascinating world of Fungi! Exploding sac fungi, giant puffballs, delectable Oyster mushrooms and more- the world of Fungi is sure to delight the senses. During the foray we will hike and search for these hidden wonders of nature. Our hike will be led by Laura Semken, Louisa County Naturalist. Laura has been […]

Free

Toddler Time: September

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Rd, Fairfield, IA

Geared for youth 2-4 years of age and an adult. Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! We will be doing a short introduction before heading out on a hike. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Homeschool Adventures: September

Jefferson County Park Nature Center 2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield

Preschool-2nd Grade: 10:30-11:30am 3rd Grade & Up: 2:00-3:30pm This monthly program is designed for homeschool students to explore the park throughout the year. Each month we will have activities for the two different age groups. The younger age group for preschool through 2nd grade students will meet from 10:30-11:30am. The older group is for students […]

Free

Monarch Tagging

Zillman's Hickory Hills 2437 Glasgow Road, Fairfield, IA

For the past several years high numbers of migrating monarchs have been found at Zillman’s Hickory Hills. Join us for a fun evening of catching, tagging and releasing monarch butterflies as they begin their annual migration. Monarch butterflies cannot survive our cold Iowa winters, instead they travel up to 3,000 miles south to forests high […]

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