MAQUOKETA — Calling all preschool age children: Have fun learning about nature through games, stories, activities and crafts.

Children ages 3 to 5 and a guardian are invited to join a naturalist in learning more about nature on Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Nature Tales is held monthly at the Hurstville Interpretive Center. Children will learn through stories, activities and games that go along with the topic of the month.

The schedule includes Animal Tracks on Jan. 19, the Salamander Room on Feb. 16, Animal Olympics on March 16 and Pond Exploration on April 20.

Nature Tales programs are free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the Jackson County Conservation office at (563) 652-3783. The Hurstville Interpretive Center is located one mile north of Maquoketa on U.S. 61.

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