Category Archive for "News"

Paving project on Otis Road
Lindsey Flannery

May 25, 2016 – Planning to visit the Nature Center soon? Please read on! Linn County is re-paving Otis Road from 44th Street to the bridge over Indian Creek right by the Nature Center. This means we’ll have a nice…

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Monarch Fest

Lindsey Flannery

On Saturday, May 21, from 1-4 PM, Indian Creek Nature Center will hold its first ever Monarch Fest! Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities and learning at this family-friendly festival. Monarch Fest will feature guest speakers from the Monarch Research Project and…

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Fresh air, daylight, gorgeous views? Check.

Lindsey Flannery

People are healthier, happier, and more productive if they have access to fresh air and daylight. The Living Building Challenge recognizes this, and among the imperatives it sets for creating a sustainable building is #8: Civilized Environment. One of the ways our new Amazing…

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No more fiberglass: sustainable insulation alternative

Lindsey Flannery

The sustainability of a building really comes down to a snug, well-designed envelope. The walls, windows, doors, roof and floor are what prevent cold air from escaping the building in the summer and warm air from escaping the building in…


Registration open for Women in Nature

Lindsey Flannery

On Saturday, April 30, Indian Creek Nature Center will host its 23rd annual Women in Nature retreat. This day-long event, which some may know by its previous name of Women’s Walking Workshop, brings together women of all ages and backgrounds to…

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Easter weekend hours

Lindsey Flannery

We are adjusting our hours this weekend, March 25-27, in observation of the Easter holiday. We will close at 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Sunday. We are open normal hours on Saturday and featuring two public maple…

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March is Maple Syruping month!

Lindsey Flannery

Why is March maple syruping month? Because that’s when maple sap flows from the sugar maple trees at Indian Creek Nature Center! We turn that sap into our very own real, pure maple syrup. Want to see how we do it?…


Record attendance in beekeeping class mirrors rising interest in pollinators

Lindsey Flannery

January 30, 2016 Enrollment in Indian Creek Nature Center’s annual beekeeping class tripled its typical enrollment – there are nearly 75 participants registered for 2016, versus 25 in previous years. “The increased interest in the class is largely due to…


Non-resident deer tag auction set for August 10-13, 2015

Lindsey Flannery

If you live outside of Iowa, this is your chance to hunt Iowa Whitetail deer! Indian Creek Nature Center and the Iowa DNR are again teaming up to offer a 2015-2016 Iowa Non-Resident Deer Tag to the highest bidder. The winner,…

“Get Dirty and Let’s Move”

Lindsey Flannery

Indian Creek Nature Center’s new mantra, “Get Dirty!”, and a list of accompanying programs designed to fit in with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, have garnered national attention. Read the blog post on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) blog here.