Public Programs

Each year we host a variety of educational programming that is open to the public and free to attend. This is a great way for us to disseminate current information on conservation topics and issues we are facing that affect our natural resources. We often partner with other organizations and agencies such as the Iowa DNR or the Office of the State Archaeologist to bring in guest speakers who are experts in a specific area.

Some of our recent public educational programs include:

  • Spring Wildflower Walk
  • Canoe and Kayak River Expeditions
  • Landscaping With Native Plants Seminar
  • Archaeology Seminars
  • Hunting Seminars
  • Birds of Prey/Raptors (live exhibition)

Watch our calendar of events on this site, local newspapers, radio stations, the My County Parks website and our Facebook page for information about upcoming public programs.

The photo below shows how one can take in the beauty of the Iowa River Greenbelt while learning about nature or archaeology during a river float program.

Kayaking (1)

Learning about spring ephemerals on the annual Wildflower Walk.

Tundra the owl