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Aug 2021

Prairie Walk

Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

Join Laura McCormick and Diane Porter as they guide us along the prairie for an evening stroll. Participants should meet outside the Jefferson County Park Nature Center and be prepared for a short hike.

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Night Tracking

Aug 5 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

Jefferson County Park Nature Center Free Have you ever wondered what animals roam the park while we are sleeping? By using glow in the dark powder and black lights, we will be following the tracks left behind by these animals. All materials are provided however you should come prepared for a short hike. This event is geared for families and young children however all are invited to attend. Youth under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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Geode Paddle

Aug 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bentonsport Boat Ramp, Hawk Dr
Bentonsport, IA 52565 United States
$5

Register Here 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. Ryan Clark, a Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will be leading the paddle as he talks about the geology of the river, why we can find geodes in that particular stretch of river, and how geodes form. The paddle is open to everyone, however children under…

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Kayak Loan: August- Canceled

Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterworks Park, Bonnifield Lake, North B Street
Fairfield, IA 52256

Enjoy a calm evening on the water at Bonnifield Lake at Waterworks Park. Kayaks will be available on a first come-first serve basis. Participants 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Staff will provide boats, paddles, and life jackets-which are required to be worn at all times during the program.

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Toddler Time: August

Aug 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

Register Here 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. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather! Pre-registration is required.

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Sep 2021

Toddler Time: September

Sep 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

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. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather! Pre-registration is not required.

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Homeschool Adventures: September

Sep 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

Preschool-2nd Grade: 10:30-11:30am 3rd Grade & Up: 1:00-2:30pm 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 in 3rd grade or up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Turtles Up Close

Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shelter #3, Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

Jefferson County Park. Shelter 3 Ever wondered about the different turtles we have here in Iowa? Chad Dolan, Biologist with the Iowa DNR, will begin his presentation with some general information on turtles then show some live turtles which call Iowa home.

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Monarch Tagging: Jefferson County

Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zillman’s Hickory Hills, 2437 Glasgow Road
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

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 in the mountains of Mexico. Monarchs will stop to nectar along the way which is to our advantage. Not only do they help to pollinate…

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Monarch Tagging: Van Buren County

Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Sugema North Boat Ramp, 24120 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States
Free

Meet at Lake Sugema North Boat Ramp 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 in the mountains of Mexico. Monarchs will stop to nectar along the way which is to our advantage. Not only do they help to pollinate our plants, but it also gives us the opportunity to…

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