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Fish Fanatics Camp
Smith Lake Enclosed Shelter
Thursday, July 11
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Campers will enjoy the following activities: Learn the early history of fishing, knot tying basics, fish identification and of course Fishing in Smith Lake! Kids must be between 9-12 years old. Space is limited. Call 295-2138 to reserve your spot.

Pressed Flower Art
Water's Edge Nature Center
Wednesday, July 24
6:30 p.m.

Join Evelyn Ruhnke as she teaches us about pressing flowers and making some fun crafts along the way. We'll be making one bookmark, one picture to go inside a 4x6 frame (so please bring a frame with you), and 2 stationary cards. Space is limited for this program so please call 515-295-2138 to reserve your spot.

Insect Zoo
Water's Edge Nature Center
Saturday, August 10
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Join staff from Iowa State University's entomology department for this come and go insect program. They will have over 100 different species of living arthropods (insects) and lots of hands-on opportunities. Don't miss out on this one!

Nature Nerd Day
Smith Lake South Beach, Enclosed Shelter
Saturday, August 17
10-1:00 p.m.
1:00 - Presentation by Bruce and Karen Meurer

If you weren't already one, we'll make a nature nerd out of you at this event! There will be open boating on the lake with our canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Also crafts and and other fun nature activies. Bruce and Karen Muerer, local historians and 18th century America reenactors will be doing wood carving and outdoor baking demonstrations with a formal talk to follow at 1:00.