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Swiss Valley Nature Center

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13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
(563) 556-6745

January 2019

I-Spy Nature Hike

January 20 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Come out to Swiss Valley Nature Preserve and take a hike to find “un-natural” hidden objects. Some will be hard and some will be easy! Bring the whole family and enjoy a day on the trails. Free, no registration required.    

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Winter Open House

January 21 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Take advantage of no school this Martin Luther King Day in Dubuque by coming out to the nature center to enjoy the best of winter recreation at Swiss Valley Nature Center. We will have snowshoes, cross country skis and kick sleds available on a first come first serve basis. Warm up inside with some hot chocolate. Free program, no registration required.

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Nature Wanderers Club

January 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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The “club” is a time set aside for play at Swiss Valley Nature Center where you meet other families to play and socialize with. There is no formal program, but a naturalist will bring around a critter or two to meet while you are here. You can play inside the Nature Center or outside on the trails or maybe around a campfire. Free, no registration required.  

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Discover Your Park

January 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Join other outdoor enthusiasts and explore Dubuque County Conservation parks and preserves as part of our Discover Your Parks series. Hikes will begin at 1:00 and are expected to last no more than two hours and vary in difficulty. Hikes will end with snacks and beverages (bring your own). Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Free, no registration required.  

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February 2019

Nature Wanderers Club

February 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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The “club” is a time set aside for play at Swiss Valley Nature Center where you meet other families to play and socialize with. There is no formal program, but a naturalist will bring around a critter or two to meet while you are here. You can play inside the Nature Center or outside on the trails or maybe around a campfire. Free, no registration required.  

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Wild Game Tasting

February 9 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Go wild! Come out and taste wild game prepared by Dubuque County Conservation staff! The chefs will share their tips and tricks for preparing their amazing dishes as well as their recipes. Vote for your favorite!  

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Coffee & Conservation

February 10 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 10, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on March 3, 2019 at 9:30am

Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Join us for coffee and conservation to learn about the latest happenings with the Dubuque County Conservation areas. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and other outdoor enthusiasts. Free, no registration required.  

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Kids in Nature: What’s Wild?

February 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Non-school age kiddos are invited for a morning of fun in nature! We will have a wild time learning all about what makes an animal or wild or not. Free, register by calling 563-556-6745  

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Landowner Workshop

February 28 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Private landowners are invited to learn more about how to maintain habitat on their property for various types of wildlife. Knowledgeable speakers will cover a variety of topics about implementing management practices on your land. Call 563-556-6745 to register.  

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March 2019

Coffee & Conservation

March 3 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 10, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on March 3, 2019 at 9:30am

Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Join us for coffee and conservation to learn about the latest happenings with the Dubuque County Conservation areas. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and other outdoor enthusiasts. Free, no registration required.  

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