Event Listing

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All Programs at EB Lyons Interpretive Center/Mines of Spain

Feb 23 Forest School – Winter Bird Survey 10-11:30 *registration required
Bring your binoculars and we’ll bring the birds. Learn about our native birds and how to ID them. If you don’t have your own binoculars, we will have extra for you to borrow. We will spend part of the time indoors before heading outside so, please dress for the weather.

Feb 25 Exploring Mines of Spain through the Lens by Ron Tigges @ Noon A Digital Photography Program showing the natural world using DSLR, Cell phone, and flying cameras. Ron will help you develop a deep appreciation for the Mines of Spain using the lens of a camera. We will embark on a journey to explore the beauty of the Mines of Spain’s natural world through the lens of digital photography. This program is for enthusiasts, aspiring photographers, nature lovers and explorers.  Whether you aspire to pursue photography at the Mines of Spain or simply want to explore the land, this program will equip you with the tools and knowledge to explore the Mines of Spain’s diverse ecosystems and land. Ronald Tigges owns Digital Dubuque media services, has over 45 years of photography experience, is a licensed FAA UAS pilot and is the President of the Dubuque Camera Club.    

March 3 Landowner workshop 9-12 *
registration required
Learn how to bring more nature to your property. Engaging sessions about conservation practices from invasive species management, cost share programs, forest management techniques and more!

March 10 Starlab Portable Planetarium @ Noon *
registration required
Come join us and explore the massive night sky within the convenience of an indoor inflatable dome structure. You will crawl inside a 16 ft. dome to experience 360-degree astronomy. You will have an opportunity that you will never forget using astronomy to learn about stars, constellations, and many more celestial objects.

March 24 RARE Raptor Program  @ Noon
The RARE Group is a non-profit raptor rehabilitation and education organization that was founded in 2015. Located in Iowa City, Iowa, The RARE Group is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation of birds of prey throughout Iowa. Our volunteer educators accompany our LIVE avian ambassadors for a unique education experience.  Learn about what we do at The RARE Group, the life of Iowa’s native raptor species, the importance of raptors in our ecosystem, what you can do to help these birds have a successful life in the wild, and meet these raptors up close and personal!

March 29-April 1, All day- Easter Egg Hunt Outdoors
John & Alice Butler Trail near the EB Lyons Center – Get outside with the family during the holiday weekend in search of hidden eggs near EB Lyons. After finding eggs, please leave them in their original location for the next family on their search for eggs!

April 6, 10-11:30 Becoming an Outdoor Woman *registration required
Join other like-minded women for a day of learning outdoor education skills and topics.
* denotes sign up required for program*

EB Lyons Center 8991 Bellevue Heights Road, Dubuque, Ia 52003 563-556-0620


 Friends of The Mines of Spain, 8991 Suite B Bellevue Heights Rd., Dubuque, IA 52003-9214, 563-556-0620