Posted Online: Oct. 03, 2012, 2:45 pm

21st Annual Wapsi River Ecology Day

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Press release submitted by Wapsi River Center

Footsteps into Iowa's Past

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10:00 to 11:45 A.M. ~ Native Skills ~ Come learn a variety of native skills including: rope making, cattail toys or baskets and hunt our version of the wild Mastodon using early hunting techniques.

12:00 to 1:00 P.M. ~ Lunch at the Ring-of-Pines ~ Please bring your lunch. A grill and roasting sticks will be provided for grilling.

1:00 to 2:45 P.M. ~ Iowa's Fossil Past ~ Join members of the University of Iowa's "Geo-Science" Department to learn about fossilized creatures found in the ancient oceans that once covered the state. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring their fossil finds for identification.

3:00 to 4:45 P.M. ~ Prehistoric Indian Cultures in Iowa ~ Bernie Peeters, Vice-president of the Quad City Archeological Society, will present a slide show and discussion of the lifestyles, artifacts and culture of Iowa's Native Peoples. Participants are invited and encourage to bring any artifacts they might possess for identification.

7:00 to 9:00 P.M. ~ Eastern Iowa Star Party ~ The Quad City Astronomical Society hosts this annual event at the Monsignor Menke Astronomical Observatory. They invite the public to join them for this celestial celebration.

Please call to register for this action-packed day!!!