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Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

American Bald Eagle in Keokuk

               View American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat!

               Wildlife, Conservation and Environmental Exhibits!

               Woodcarvers' Exhibits and Demonstrations!

               World Bird Sanctuary Live Bird Shows!

               Seminars, Children's Activities, Unique Items For Sale!


Outdoor Activities

View Bald Eagles in their Natural Habitat  Mississippi Riverfront · Victory Park & Southside Boat Club
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Personnel from the Lee County Iowa Conservation Board, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers will staff viewing points. Spotting scopes are available free of charge. 

 River City Mall Indoor Activities

300 Main Street
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

AGENCY DISPLAYS from the Lee County Iowa Conservation Board showcase their efforts of protecting, preserving and maintaining our natural habitat.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY INSECT ZOO. Hands-on lessons in biology & ecology with hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, beetles, scorpions & millipedes taught by the Entomology Department of Iowa State University.


plus an auction on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. 


SATURDAY, 11:00 a.m.
  Tick Bites and Mosquito Flights
Presented by Kurayi Mahachi, Ph.D. student Epidemiology, University  Of Iowa.   This discussion will include information about different ticks and mosquitoes found in Iowa, what diseases they can transmit and how best to avoid or prevent getting bitten. Other resources to find further information will also be given.
SATURDAY, 12:00 p.m.  35 Years of Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
Presented by Pat Schlarbaum, retiree of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.   Hear what Pat has to say about the history of Bald Eagle Appreciation Days, how and why the event was created and its connection with America's National emblem, the American Bald Eagle. 

SATURDAY, 1:00 p.m.
  The Recovery of the Monarch Butterfly
Presented by Lynne Campbell, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The presentation will highlight the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, the importance of biodiversity to agriculture, and explores ways to increase habitat for the monarch butterfly. 
SATURDAY, 2:00 p.m.  Creepy Crawly Crunch & Munch
Presented by Ginny Mitchel, Insect Zoo Education Program Director, Iowa State University.  Eating bugs is gross!  Then why do 80% of humans do it? Come find out what all the buzz is about and taste for yourself the delicious bugginess of our multi-legged friends.  What’s on the menu? (Appetizer: mealworms, Main Dish: scorpions, Side Dish: crickets, Dessert: wax worms.)
RAPTOR AWARENESS PROGRAMS by the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis in the Mall Plaza Cinema
Saturday, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00
Sunday, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00
The American Bald Eagle and his feathered friends!
See these magnificent raptors up close and personal!


Bald Eagle Appreciation Days is presented by 

Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau Foundation
Lee County Conservation Board

See You January 18 - 19, 2020 for the 36th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days!