Hartman Reserve Nature Center is proud to announce the recent arrival of the traveling exhibit, Turtles: Secrets of the Shell, on loan from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, IA. The exhibit features a shell that children are able to climb into, a realistic turtle statue that is perfect for a photo op, and many other interesting surprises. Visitors will have the opportunity to see Hartman’s live turtles, including a large snapping turtle, an ornate box turtle, and a red-eared slider. Learn about the past, present, and future of one of the oldest and most mysterious animals on earth! The exhibit will be on display until September 19th, 2014.
An open house on August 10, 2014, from 1 PM to 5 PM, will celebrate this exhibit. The open house will be a fun and free way for the whole family to spend a Sunday afternoon. There will be many activities, including a turtle craft and educational turtle games. “Turtle food” (light refreshments) will be provided.
Hartman Reserve Nature Center is located at 657 Reserve Drive in Cedar Falls. Follow the brown park signs through the neighborhood from the intersection of Rainbow Dr. and Laurie Ave. The Interpretive Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The trails are open each day from sunup to sundown.
If you have any questions about this or any other program or event at Hartman Reserve Nature Center, call the Interpretive Center at (319) 277-2187. All upcoming programs offered through Hartman Reserve Nature Center may be viewed in the Events section of the BlackHawkCountyParks.com website. Setting up an account on BlackHawkCountyParks.com is a free and simple way for you to sign-up for programs, youth camps, cabins, and campsites within Black Hawk County and all other County Conservation Boards throughout the state of Iowa.