Schedule Of Events
2013 Calendar of Events
April 19 to 27 National Park Week
June 15 to September 2
June 8 & July 13, 8:00 a.m.Bird and Nature Hikes
Join us throughout the year during our large scale public educational events or special topic ranger-led programs. Bird walks, living history "Moonlight Hikes", Winter Film Festival, evening illustrated (slide) talks, American Indian cultural and archeology demonstrations are presented annually along with our largest attended event - "HawkWatch Weekend".
October 6 and 7
A variety of FREE "hands on" activities, such as drawing hawk silhouettes, falconry knot bracelets and making owl masks will be available. So enjoy yourself and go wild!!
Enjoy the autumn weather and scenery by hiking along trails leading through Northeast Iowa's premier archeology site, Effigy Mounds National Monument. There will be special events and displays during October, Iowa Archeology Month.
Did You Know?
An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.