CREATIVE NATURE 2018
All programs will meet at the Oakland Mills Nature Center, 2593 Nature
Center Drive, Mt Pleasant, Iowa, unless otherwise noted. For more information about any of the
programs, call the Henry County Conservation office at 319-986-5067 or email
register online, go to
Checks will no longer be accepted as a form of payment.
August 19th 2:00 p.m. Identify Your Artifacts
Ferrel Anderson, archaeologist.
Presentation will start with the Black
Hawk War shadowed by a brief summary of Mississippi River Valley
archaeology. After his presentation, there will be a question and answer
time followed by artifact identification. Feel free to bring your own
artifacts for Mr. Anderson to look at during this segment.
Preregistration appreciated, but not necessary. Free program.
September 16th 2:00 p.m. Flowers of the Prairie,
by Dr. Danuta Hutchins, retired college professor.
From the Humanities, Iowa, website: “With a copy of the ‘Prairie and
Woodland Flowers Coloring Book’ as reference, this presentation identifies
prairie wildflowers, their common English names and Linnaeus-based
classification in Latin. It informs when they blossom, where they grow and
what medicinal and food uses have they served during the times of early
pioneers and Native American Peoples.” We will carpool to Prairie Ridge, one
mile from Oakland Mills, to use her “hands-on” component of drawing/coloring
images of those flowers. Bring sketching paper, No. 2 pencils, and colored
pencils, if you have them.
This program is being
funded by Humanities, Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Preregistration is appreciated, but not
necessary. Free program.
6:00-7:30 p.m. Odd Couples. Annual night hike.
This year will be slightly different from night
hikes of the past. Instead of skits, each station will be tv show themed.
Carnival-style games will be played to demonstrate each show’s underlying
messages. Keep in mind- the theme may NOT be what you are expecting! All
ages. Educational and fun– not scary. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations not necessary. Station prizes and snacks. Presentation at
Oakland Mills County Park rain or shine. Games will be held indoors at the
nature center in the event of inclement weather. Free program.
November 18th 2:00 p.m.
Homemade Holiday Beauty Bags
with conservation staff.
Making your own natural
beauty products is easier than you think. Doing so gives you
control of ingredients, satisfaction, and peace of mind about
exactly what you are putting on your body. Come learn a few techniques
and take home a gift bag for yourself or give as a holiday present.
There will be at least five items to make and take with you.
Fees and preregistration are due via
mycountyparks on or before
Ages 10 through adult. Cost: $10.00 per participant.