Archaeology in November’s Discovery Days

In November we’ll explore archaeology during Discovery Days. The first week we’ll contrast archaeology from geology and paleontology, learn how to use grids, and learn about artifacts. On a special visit, Friday, November 14th, Elizabeth Reetz, archaeologist and the Education Coordinator from the Office of the State Archaeologist will have a lesson in pottery and […]

Kent Park Prairie Seed Harvest Nov. 2nd

Want to learn more about Iowa’s prairie landscape?  Kent Park will be gathering their prairie seeds on Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 9am – noon and they’re asking for volunteers to help!  This is a fun, easy and rewarding task. You don’t need any previous knowledge or skill – they will teach you how to do […]

School of the Wild: November 10th, 12:30-2:30pm

Grab your jackets and head out to the woods with us to spend another wild and wonderful afternoon with the School of the Wild! Meet at the Bluestem Shelter a little before 12:30pm to drop off medical release forms and $6. The class will go until 2:30pm and will include building shelters this year. Meet  Monday, November […]

Trout Stocking at Terry Trueblood Oct. 18th

Tomorrow, Oct. 18th, the Iowa DNR will be stocking 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow and/or brook trout at the lake at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 4213 Sand Rd SE, Iowa City.  Anyone who wants to watch the stocking process is welcome to meet at the boat dock at 10:00 am.  There will be fishing poles available […]

Playground of Science Oct. 30th

Plan to attend the Coe College (Cedar Rapids) Playground of Science on Thursday, October 30th from 6-9 pm.  “There will be interactive demos that teach kids of all ages about the natural world around them. We’ll levitate things, launch pumpkins on our trebuchet, do the ‘mentos and diet pepsi demo,’ make dragon’s breath flames, play […]

Answers to Bird Migration

Have you ever wondered where the birds go for the winter besides “south?”  How do they know where to go?  Learn more about bird migration from Kathryn Grabenstein of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology by watching a video here.

Trunk or Treat?

Children’s Center for Therapy is extending an invitation to HSAP families to attend their Trunk or Treat party on Saturday, October 18 from 3-4:30 at its location at 1552 Mall Dr. in Iowa City. It is a free event for all local families. They are also inviting families to decorate their car trunks and participate in handing out goodies […]