Calendar of Johnson County Events

Come and Learn to Ice Fish!

Saturday, January 17 at 1:30 pm
North Ridge Park Pond, Coralville

The pond is located at 2250 Holiday Rd, Coralville, Iowa 52241. From Highway 965 (Coral Ridge Rd) turn right onto Holiday Road. Follow Holiday down the hill and turn right at the sign for North Ridge Park.

The winter season is upon us and that means that it's time to hit the ice in search of fish! Ice fishing is a great winter activity and Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO), Johnson County Conservation Board and Scheels are partnering on this fantastic event to be held at the North Ridge Park Pond. You will learn the basics of ice fishing, ice safety and cover equipment needs, fishing techniques and fish identification. This is a wonderful opportunity for kids and adults alike to enjoy the outdoors. There will be a limited number of fishing poles available, please bring yours if you have one.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. A light snack will be provided. Advance registration is requested, but not required. If you plan to bring a group of 6 or more, e-mail; this will help us to plan for equipment and food preparation.

A 2015 fishing license is required for anglers 16 years and older.
Licenses can be purchased online or at local stores such as Scheels and more.

Remember to dress appropriately; we may get wet, muddy and dirty!
Layers are always a great option for cold weather conditions. Bring a hat, gloves, and any other items you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. Remember to check the wind chill and bring extra clothes if necessary. Remember to bring a camera!

Winter Fun
Date, Time, Location TBA

This event could include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, or hiking to watch eagles.

Trails & Tracks
Date, Time, Location TBA

Find animal tracks in the mud and make animal track plasters! Plus other "nature" art projects.

Getting Ready to Grow
Date, Time, Location TBA

Plan to get dirty as we play in the dirt and learn about gardening!

Star Party
Date, Time, Location TBA

Look through a telescope to see what's up.

Date, Time, Location TBA

Join us for free fishing weekend!

Embrace Your Geekness Day
Saturday, July 18th, Time, Location TBA

We will have a lot of fun "geeky" science events planned to honor National Embrace Your Geekness Day!

Seize the Carp Event
August 14-15, Location TBA

Celebrate Carp all weekend with us!

Rockin' Rocks
Date, Time, Location TBA

Get outside to learn about rocks!

Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, October 17th, 4:00-6:30 pm
Emma Harvat Park, Peninsula Community, Iowa City

Come on out to the park to carve or paint your jack-o-lantern.

The Gobble Wobble: Our Autumn Hike
Saturday, November 8th, starting at 11:00 am

Join us for a hike in the woods to share what you think is cool!

Check our website and Facebook page for postponements and cancellations due to weather conditions.












For More Information:
Judy Joyce
Kata McCarville


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