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Posted on: April 3, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Join SCC for a Geode Hunting Trip in Keokuk

Travel with SCC on a geode hunting excursion this fall! Spend Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 in Keokuk, Iowa with Story County Conservation Naturalist Jessica Lancial.

Keokuk is known for its great abundance and variety of geodes. During this trip, participants will explore some of Keokuk’s unique geology and architecture, learn how to identify geodes, visit two privately-owned digging sites, and have the opportunity to bring geodes home.

If registered by August 1, trip cost is $120. After August 1, trip cost is $130. Payment must accompany registration; al registrations are required by 4:00 p.m. on September 7. All participants must be 18 years or older.

Fee covers: transportation, hotel, three meals, snacks, guided tour, and identification pamphlet. No geode collection materials will be provided. A packing list will be provided after participants register. If you have questions, contact Lancial at

Log on to to download a form or email Space is limited, so register early!

For more information about this or other public programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Jessical Lancial
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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