A good way to literally set your New Year’s resolutions on the right path takes place at the Indian Creek Nature Center.
The Nature Center’s New Year’s Eve Snowshoe/Hike is set for Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 2-3:30 p.m.
Several other events take place in the coming month at the Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids, including the 10th anniversary of Paddle Day.
See more about the activities from the Indian Creek Nature Center, below, and find registration and more on the Nature Center’s website.
New Year’s Eve Snowshoe/Hike
Saturday, December 31, 2-3:30 PM
Hit the trail and start 2017 off with an adventure! The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and ICNC are partnering for this guided snowshoe hike where we’ll discuss how winter is a time for the woods to go to sleep. Learn about which flora and fauna lay its head to rest until spring. No experience needed. Wear either winter or hiking boots. Feel free to bring hiking poles or ski poles; they are helpful but optional. Program cost covers the snowshoe rental. Hike will happen with or without snow! Registration required. Members $5; Nonmembers $8.
Full Moon Yoga Series: Beginner’s Yoga
Thursday, January 12, 6-7:15 PM
Make your New Year’s Resolution to connect to nature, movement, and sound with our Full Moon Yoga Series. Maria Dummermuth will lead a beginner’s yoga class designed for all ages & abilities to celebrate our natural tendency to move. We will practice yoga in harmony, guided by the sounds of the Native-style flute as played by renowned Cedar Rapids artist Jonny Lipford. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket. All ages & abilities. $20 per class OR $60 for full series (four full-moon classes).
Lifelong Learning: A Real Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera
Wednesday, January 18
Get the inside scoop on a real life owl soap opera that is taking place outside of Houston, Minnesota and has formed the basis for an in-depth vocal study on Great Horned Owls.
This presentation by Karla Bloom of the International Owl Center features audio recordings and video footage of the involved owls. Alice or Ruby the Great Horned Owl will be present to share their part of the story. Members $8; Nonmembers $10.
Saturday, January 21, 9 AM-4:30 PM
Join us for the 10th anniversary of Paddle Day! This event aims to educate and inspire the community to get out on the water. Look forward to a variety of activities, including guided naturalist snowshoe hikes, a multitude of exhibitor tables and presentations, door prizes and meeting other local paddlers. Lunch guaranteed for those registered prior to January 13. Members $20; Nonmembers $25. Register here.
BUNDLE AND SAVE: Combined ticket for Paddle Day and Backcountry Film Festival: M $25; NM $30. (Simply add at least one admission to each event to your cart and the discount will be applied automatically, or call 319-362-0664 to register.)