“Fall into the Outdoors at the Wapsi Center”

Come and celebrate Fall in the great outdoors! Join the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center (31555 52nd Ave Dixon) for an exciting day of presentations, activities, hiking, and crafts. Activities are geared for all ages and abilities. Space is LIMITED. Registration is REQUIRED. Please call to sign up your family and friends (563) 328-3286.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. ~ Prairie Seed Collecting and Seed Balls – Join staff on the prairie for a hike and seed identification and collection. Then make and take home seed balls using native prairie seeds.

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. ~ Leave No Trace Principles – Learn how to build a fire using Leave No Trace principles. Then make “Fire Buddies” to take home.

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. ~ Lunch – Roast hot dogs and s’mores over the open fire. Lunch will be provided by our Friends of the Wapsi Center group.

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. ~ Woodland Hike and Leaf Collection – Take a naturalist lead hike through our woods and collect leaves for our final leaf activity.

2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. ~ Leaf Rubbing – Make and take home leaf rubbings using the leaves you collected during the woodland hike.

*This event is weather dependent.*

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