MCCB Upcoming Events

Just for Kids - see our programs that are geared for kids only!

For more information or to register for programs listed here call (563) 264-5922 or email conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us

Archery

Saturday, August 19, 6:00 pm

Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Chicken Creek Shelter

8 years old and older, children must be accompanied by an adult

Free

Come and explore the basics of archery. Our equipment is geared for youth, but adults are also welcome to try their hand at archery.

Hunter Education

Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Environmental Learning Center

11 and older

Free, but registration required at https://register-ed.com/programs/iowa?

Students MUST pick up a handbook from the Environmental Learning Center between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday or 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday-Sunday. The chapter review questions at the end of the book MUST be completed prior to coming to class. Students who show up with a blank book WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE CLASS. Students should also bring a sack lunch. An optional live fire will be held at the West Liberty Gun Club on Sunday, August 27 from 9:00-11:00 am.

Community Block Party

Friday, September 8, 5:30-7:30 pm

Discovery Park

Family event

Free

Join local non-profit groups from Muscatine to celebrate an evening of family fun. There will be food, games, prizes, and so much more, and its all FREE!

Hunter Education

Saturday, September 9, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Environmental Learning Center

11 and older

Free, but registration required at https://register-ed.com/programs/iowa?

Students MUST pick up a handbook from the Environmental Learning Center between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday or 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday-Sunday. The chapter review questions at the end of the book MUST be completed prior to coming to class. Students who show up with a blank book WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE CLASS. Students should also bring a sack lunch. An optional live fire will be held at the West Liberty Gun Club on Sunday, September 10 from 9:00-11:00 am.

Raptors

Saturday, September 16, 7:00 pm

Saulsbury Lodge

Family event, children must be accompanied by an adult

Free

Come learn about these beautiful predators of the sky, and meet our live birds who live at Discovery Park.

Marvelous Migrating Monarchs

Sunday, September 17, 2:00 pm

Environmental Learning Center and Discovery Park

All ages, family event

Free

Come learn about migrating monarch butterflies. There will be a short program on tagging monarchs then well head to the prairie and try our luck at catching monarchs to tag. Dress to walk through tall grass and bring a butterfly net if you have one.

Canoe/Kayak Try-It

Sunday, September 17, 2:00-4:00 pm

Lake Chester Boat Ramp at Deep Lakes Park

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Canoes and kayaks will be available for you to try out. All equipment provided with life jackets available for kids 30 pounds and over. All participants must wear life jackets.

 

Just for Kids

For more information about the programs below,or to register, call (563) 264-5922 or email conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us

Download Polliwog Playtime and Knee0High Naturalist Fall/Winter registration form

Polliwog Playtime (Fall/Winter)
For ages:  18 months thru 3 years, accompanied by an adult
Fee: $5/session, pre-registration required
Max/session: 12 (minimum of 5 signed up to hold class)
Location: Environmental Learning Center
Date(s):  
Thurs, Sep 14 9:00-10:00 am    
Thurs, Oct 12 9:00-10:00 am    
Thurs, Nov 9 9:00-10:00 am    
Thurs, Dec 14 9:00-10:00 am    
Thurs, Jan 11 9:00-10:00 am    
Thurs, Feb 8 9:00-10:00 am    
Thurs, March 8 9:00-10:00 am    
Thurs, April 12 9:00-10:00 am    
Join us at the Environmental Learning Center for activities designed to help toddlers explore nature.

Knee-High Naturalists (Fall/Winter)

For ages:  4-6 year olds, accompanied by an adult
Fee: $5/session, pre-registration required
Max/session: 12 (minimum of 5 signed up to hold class)
Location: Environmental Learning Center
Date(s)  
Sat, Sep 9 10:00-11:00 am    
Sat, Oct 14 10:00-11:00 am    
Sat, Nov 11 10:00-11:00 am    
Sat, Dec 9 10:00-11:00 am    
Sat, Jan 13 10:00-11:00 am    
Sat, Feb 10 10:00-11:00 am    
Sat, March 10 10:00-11:00 am    
Sat, April 14 10:00-11:00 am    

Join us at the Environmental Learning Center for nature activities such as nature exploration, games, stories, and crafts.