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Feb 2020

Toddler Time: Animals in Winter

Feb 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! For this session of the monthly series we will be learning about Animals in Winter. 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. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather!

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Backyard Maple Syruping

Feb 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Help tap a few Maple trees and gather sap during the Backyard Maple Syruping program. You don't have to be part of a farming operation or have expensive equipment to take part in and enjoy the results of maple syruping. Come learn the maple syruping process from start to finish in this small backyard operation. Program involves a short hike. Please dress appropriately.

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Night Sky Viewing

Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairfield Middle School, 404 W Fillmore Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
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Come out and see the moon through the telescope! Come and go anytime between 6:30-7:30pm at the Fairfield Middle School football field. If skies are not clear, we will cancel the program. Open to all ages at no cost.

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Mar 2020

Toddler Time: Maple Syrup

Mar 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! For this session of the monthly series we will be learning about Maple Syrup. 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. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather!

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Raptors of the River-Cancelled

Mar 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park- Main Lodge, 22026 Iris Trail
Keosauqua, Iowa 52565 United Kingdom
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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE FORECASTED SNOW. WE WILL RESCHEUDLE TO A LATER DATE.   Must be 4 years and older to attend! Spend your Saturday morning meeting some cool raptors. Raptology will present a program featuring two avian partners. You’ll learn about each bird, why they are in captivity, species traits and individual personalities as well as general information about raptors. Program will run 30-40 minutes with time after for more questions and a closer look…

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Apr 2020

Toddler Time- Canceled

Apr 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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Due to school being closed, we are canceling the April session of Toddler Time.    Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! For this session of the monthly series we will be exploring what animals are in the woods. 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. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be…

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Spring Birding- Canceled

Apr 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park-Ely Ford, 22895 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, Iowa 52565 United Kingdom
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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling the Spring Birding program. Meet Diane Porter and Therese Cummiskey for a great morning of birding. There will be plenty of spring migrants to spy. Don’t forget your binoculars! No registration required. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa.

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May 2020

Toddler Time- Canceled

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling the May Toddler Time program. Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! For this session of the monthly series we will be exploring what’s in the wetland. We will be doing a short introduction before hiking to the wetland. Please have your child wear mud boots or shoes which can get dirty. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by…

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Wild Edibles Hike- Canceled

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling the Wild Edibles Hike. Forage in the forest and along the trails at Jefferson County Park! Naturalist, Kathy Dice will lead a leisurely hike as she points out several wild edibles, how to identify them, prepare them and explain a few with medicinal values. This is a free program and open to the public. No registration is required.

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Dutch Oven Cookoff- Canceled

May 30 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling the Dutch Oven Cookoff. Come to compete OR just to eat! Competing: Whether you’re a newcomer or have been Dutch oven cooking for most of your life, we hope you’ll join us for the 11th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off at Jefferson County Park! The goal of this event is to have fun, demonstrate Dutch oven cooking skills, and to amaze the public with the great food that comes out of…

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