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Posted on: September 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Hike: Oceans of Iowa

Halloween Hike: Oceans of Iowa
Saturday, October 15
6:45 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Marr Park

This year’s Halloween Hike features a near full moon and a lovely hike through the west pine trail as we discover the underwater periods of Iowa’s geological past. This event is a not-so-scary edutainment alternative to traditional Halloween activities.

The evening begins at Shelter 3, next to the softball diamond. Learn about Iowa’s distant past when warm shallow seas covered the state and the size of the animals that lived there then and in oceans now. Practice your swimming skills before you head down the trail to explore the Paleontology Dig. Further on the trail you’ll meet creatures from the past in Filter Feeder Frenzy and Devonian Dangers. However, be sure to watch out for Sharks.

Finish at the center for more activities, crafts, and refreshments.

Enter the trail anytime between 6:45–8:00 pm. Center activities will continue till 8:30.

Volunteers are also needed for this event. Call if you would like to volunteer.

For more information, contact 319/657-2400 or

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