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June 2018
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Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Bees & Pollinators

June 20
South Cove Park,
125 Stoney Point, Storm Lake, IA 51047 United States

Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2018! Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members. On Friday, June 22nd at 12:00 PM will be the second Naturalist Lunchbox program of the year. The topic…

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July 2018
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Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Snakes

July 11
South Cove Park,
125 Stoney Point, Storm Lake, IA 51047 United States

Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2018! Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members. On Friday, July 13th at 12:00 PM will be the third Naturalist Lunchbox program of the year. The topic…

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Tracks & Scat Hike

July 19
South Shelter Area – Buena Vista County Park,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

You can star in your very own episode of CSI: Outdoors. Learn how to be a nature detective during a Tracks and Scat Hike on Saturday, July 21 starting at 2 p.m. The hike will begin at the South Shelter House in Buena Vista County Conservation Park. The hike will be led by Clay County Naturalist Brianne Blom. Registration is required for this program. To register contact the conservation office at 712-295-7985 by Thursday, July 19th.   For more information…

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Raising Monarch Butterflies 101

July 25
South Shelter Area – Buena Vista County Park,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

Monarch butterflies are the most recognizable pollinator in this area, and their numbers are declining each year. But you can help save this iconic butterfly. Buena Vista County Conservation is hosting a class about Raising Monarch Butterflies on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. in the South Shelter House at the Buena Vista County Conservation Park. The information will include an introduction to raising monarch caterpillars and the supplies needed, food sources, diseases, lifecycles, and more. Registration is required for…

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Naturalist Lunch Box ~ Monarch Butterflies

July 25
South Cove Park,
125 Stoney Point, Storm Lake, IA 51047 United States

Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2018! Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members. On Friday, July 27th at 12:00 PM will be the last Naturalist Lunchbox program of the year. The topic…

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August 2018
Free

Canning 101: Tomatoes

August 2
Gabrielson Shelter House,
1322 440th Street, Sioux Rapids, IA 51047 United States

What to do with all those tomatoes ripening in the garden? With just a few simple steps, you can save all that summery goodness to use in a recipe on a cold winter’s night. Buena Vista County Naturalist Katie Struss will present Canning 101: Tomatoes on Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. in the Shelter House at Gabrielson Park. Struss is an experienced canner, and her presentation will include an introduction to canning equipment and supplies, delicious home-tested recipes, taste-testing…

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Dutch Oven Cooking 101

August 7
Timber Ridge Campground – BV County Park,
355 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

Tired of grilling the same old burgers? You can learn a new method of outdoor food preparation in Dutch Oven Cooking 101. The class will be taught Friday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Timber Ridge Campground in the Buena Vista County Conservation Park. Osceola County Naturalist Matt Jurgens will present the basics of dutch oven cooking, including ovens, supplies, recipes, and more. There will be no need to plan supper that night – a dutch oven meal will be…

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