Calendar of Events

All programs are subject to weather conditions. Interested participants should contact Swiss Valley Nature Center at (563) 556-6745.

Wish List for Swiss Valley Nature Center

REMEMBER: Snowshoes and Park Packs are available at no cost!

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September

Whitewater Service Day

Sunday, September 17th

9:00am-12:00pm, Whitewater Canyon

DCCB is partnering with neighboring counties to host a volunteer field day. We will be tagging monarchs, creating a new trail, and doing work on existing trails. Open to all ages. Call to register so we have enough equipment for everyone, 563-556-6745.

 

Kids in Nature: Monarchs

Thursday, September 21st

9:00am-10:00am, Swiss Valley Nature Center

Non-school age kiddos are invited for a morning of fun in nature! We will learn all about monarch butterflies and their soon to be migration!

 

Archery 101

Wednesday, September 27th

5:30pm-6:30pm, Swiss Valley Nature Center

A naturalist will lead you through basic archery techniques, then hit the range to show off your skills. Space is limited so call to register at 563-556-6745.

 


October

Golf Cart Heritage Trail Tours

Friday, October 6th

9:00am-3:00pm, Heritage Trail (Durango Access)

Enjoy a naturalist lead tour of the Heritage Trail. The fall leaf change should be starting as well. The tour will be approximately an hour in length with stops along the way. Cost is $5/person. Register at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/GCHeritageTrailTour or stop in at Swiss Valley Nature Center.

 

Swiss Valley Trail Race

Saturday, October 7th

Swiss Valley Nature Preserve

This trail run will feature all the best of the Dubuque County landscape including creek crossings, steep inclines, and rugged terrain. The run will offer three distance options: 5.2 miles, 10.4 miles, and a 25K all set against the beautiful backdrop of Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. Register at: https://swissvalleytrailrun.itsyourrace.com/register/

 

Ramps STEM activity

Saturday, October 14th

9:00am-5:00pm, Swiss Valley Nature Center

Stop in the Swiss Valley Nature Center while out visiting the preserve for a STEM activity. Children will enjoy racing marble animals along ramps they create. No registration required.

 

Friends of DCCB Chili Fundraiser

Sunday, October 15th

11:00am-3:00pm, Swiss Valley Nature Center

Enjoy a delicious bowl of chili and support the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation. Also take part in a wagon ride, weather permitting, throughout the Swiss Valley Nature Center and Preserve trails. Tickets prices are: Adults $6, Youth (7-12) $4, Children (4-6) $3. Tickets are available @ Swiss Valley Nature Center.

 

Kids in Nature: Signs of Fall

Thursday, October 15th

9:00am, Swiss Valley Nature Center

Non school age kiddos are invited for a morning of fun in nature! We will learn all about the signs of fall by playing games, doing crafts, and going outside to explore! Call 563-556-6745 to register.

 

Voyageur Canoe Fall Float

Thursday, October 19th

5:30pm-7:30pm, Massey Marina & Park

Enjoy a voyageur canoe float to view the fall leaf change along the Mississippi River. Voyageur canoes are 29 foot long canoes! Limited spots are avaiable in two one hour sessions (5:30pm & 6:30pm.) Call 563-556-6745 to register.

 

Hunter Education Field Day

Wednesday, October 25th

5:00pm-9:00pm, Swiss Valley Nature Center

Complete the online quizzes, print out your voucher, and your ready for the field day! The field day is the second component needed to complete your hunters safety course. Registration required at www.iowadnr.gov

 

Halloween Hike

Friday, October 27th

6:00pm-8:00pm, Swiss Valley Park (Green Ash Pavilion)

Enjoy a non-scary hike through the park along with games, crafts and a campfire! Hikes leave every 15 minutes and registration is required Cost is $3/person. Register at: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/HalloweenHike

 


November

Kids in Nature: Turkeys

Thursday, November 16th

9:00am, Swiss Valley Nature Center

Non school age kiddos are invited for a morning of fun in nature! We will learn all about turkeys by playing games, doing crafts, and going outside to explore! Call 563-556-6745


 

December

Kids in Nature: Holiday Crafts

Thursday, December 21st

9:00am, Swiss Valley Nature Center

Non-school age kiddos are invited for a morning of fun in nature! We will work on crafts for the holiday season. Call 563-556-6745 to register.

 

For more information please contact us at 563.556.6745 or like us on Facebook @Swiss Valley Nature Center!