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The Nature Center offers programming for all ages! Custom programs can be offered to meet your needs in terms of access to outdoors, time available, and physical ability. Nature Center programs are an ideal enrichment activity that can be tailored to your group’s desires.

At the Nature Center

The Nature Center’s property is ideally suited for a quick getaway. Located five miles from downtown Cedar Rapids, the Nature Center is easily accessible and provides a number of different experiences that can be customized for your group. Hard surface walkways are available and handicapped and bus drop-off are ideally located near the education center. Note: Please notify our registrar if special accommodations need to be made for individuals with mobility restrictions.

Cost: $2/participant (minimum of 10)

At Your Facility

Nature Center staff can travel to your facility and present informational and educational program topics on many areas, including gardening, sustainable living, wildlife, flowers, and many others. Programs requiring a staff naturalist to come to your facility are charged a flat fee with no minimum number of participants. Note: Please notify our registrar if special accommodations need to be made for individuals with mobility restrictions.

Cost: $75 (1 hour program)

Programs

Iowa Wildlife

Discover and remember the diversity of wildlife in Iowa. See and touch artifacts from a variety of animals – birds, insects, mammals and more – and meet a live animal (optional). Outreach or onsite options available. Season(s) Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Birds

Discuss Iowa’s variety of birds. Listen to bird songs and calls. Look at bird feathers and artifacts. Outreach or onsite options available. Onsite option includes bird watching at our feeders. Season(s) Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Reptiles and Amphibians

What makes reptiles and amphibians similar and different?  Meet some live reptiles and amphibians. Season(s) Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Forest Wildflowers

See a slide show of woodland wildflowers and trees. Touch and feel tree cookies and leaves. Outreach or onsite options. Onsite option could include short walk. Season(s) offered: Spring

Prairies

See a slide show (Power Point) of prairie plants and animals.  Outreach or onsite options. Onsite option could include short walk into our prairie. Season(s) Offered: Summer and Fall

Star Stories

Listen to constellation stories from a variety of cultures with optional slide show (Power Point) of constellations. Onsite or outreach options available. Season(s) Offered: Winter