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Best Beaver Puppet

Since the beaver is our animal of the week, our craft is a beaver puppet! It’s super easy and only takes a few items. Supplies you will need: Paper bag Construction paper white black brown tan Glue Scissors Step 1: When using paper bags, I always cut the bottom off. This makes them work well…

5 Cool Things about Iowa’s Beavers

Beavers in Iowa are native to Iowa and has recovered since the 1800s when they were extirpated due to the fur trade. Here are 5 cool facts about beavers for you to share with anyone and everyone. Their teeth are self-sharpening and continuously grow Their teeth grow for the entire life of the beaver and…

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Check out our Holiday Gift Guide to find gifts for everyone on your list. We’re very excited to share some of the items from our gift shop. While the Nature Center is free to enter and explore, we always appreciate donations and purchases from our gift shop. The proceeds help us do what we do…

Finger Puppet Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you need something to do between meals, here’s a quick and fun craft you can do! Stuff you’ll need: Construction paper: brown, orange, yellow, red, and whatever colors you want for the tail feathers Glue Scissors Goggly eyes Tape Step 1: Cut a piece of the brown paper out to roll…

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