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October 2018

OWLS Haunted History Tour

October 25 @ 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
$18

OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier) is an adult learning series partnering Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Conservation Boards. OWLS programs are for adults looking to get out of the house and have some fun! Join us for a trip through Jackson, Jones and Dubuque counties to visit locations with a haunting history. Poor farms, abandoned insane asylums, haunted hotels, and more! We will discover both the incredible history and intriguing stories of the paranormal behind these buildings. The day will finish…

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Halloween Hike

October 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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$3

Join us for a non-scary hike! Walk the illuminated trail and meet some colorful characters at this family favorite event. Stop into the nature center before or after your hike for Halloween crafts, face painting, smores, and a Halloween movie. Hikes leave every 15 minutes and you must be pre-registered. Drop off your decorated pumpkin prior to the event as part of our Pumpkin Decorating Contest for your chance to win a prize! Fee: $3/person (ages 4 and older) Register…

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November 2018

“Landscapes That Shape Us”

November 20 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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The Iowa DOT presents the video “Landscapes that Shape Us: Mitigation Efforts for US 20.” This video tells the story of cultural resources discovered during the planning stages of the US 20 expansion and how government agencies, Native American tribes, historians, and archaeologists worked together to balance transportation needs while protecting the integrity of the land. The video will be followed by a Q&A sessions with Brennan Dolan, archaeologist and cultural resource manager for the Iowa DOT.  

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Kids in Nature: Turkey Tales

November 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Learn about the wild turkey—their calls, where they live, what they eat, and how they find a mate! Call 563-556-6745 to register.  

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