Field Trip Tool Box for the Car

Field Trip TOOL BOX for the car

So, I am trying something NEW! As the kids have gotten older, I have set more challenging goals for them when we travel or go on a field trip: draw a picture of what they learn or a new experience make a list of what they didn’t know before a tour write out 5 new things they…

Devonian Fossil Gorge at Coralville Lake and Dam

Place/Event: Devonian Fossil Gorge Location: Iowa City Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: limited to entry plaza area Bathrooms: No Food: No Water: No To prepare for your visit – check out the fossil map  and this Video from IPTV. Bring along blank white paper and crayons to make rubbings of the…

The Mines of Spain in Dubuque

Place/Event: The Mines of Spain Recreation Area and E.B.Lyons Interpretive and Nature Center Location: 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No Water: Yes The Mines of Spain is a huge park, with lots of history, hiking and more. We only…

Maquoketa Caves State Park

Place/Event: Maquoketa Caves State Park Location:10970 98th St. Maquoketa, IA 52060 Cost: Free but you have to go through a short program before entering the caves Grade/age range: preK-12 Group size: large or small (saw a Boy Scout troop there) Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: The upper parking lot/bathroom area is but not the trails or caves Bathrooms: Yes Food: No Water: Yes NOTE…

Loess Hills in Western Iowa

You MUST go here…let me show you why… Our family had the BEST time Hiking and Exploring the Loess Hills State Forest! I kept thinking – we can’t still be in Iowa? We spent about an 1 1/2 on the Loess Hills Scenic Overlook Trail. The trailhead starts from a wooden ramp leading up to…