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General admission into the River Museum allows for attendees to be involved with the festivities. Throughout the day, staff will be holding educational features including – creature features, history corners, discussions about our conservation efforts, and much more.
The MakerSpace area in the River of Innovation exhibit will also have Earth Day and conservation/sustainability-themed activities available throughout the day.
Other regularly scheduled activities like Behind the Scenes Tours and Stingray Feedings will still be available for purchase at the box office.
Local musician Mark Zalaznik will be playing outside in the boatyard and Dimensional Brewing Company will provide Conservation Cream Ale for the event. A portion of each sale by Dimensional supports the River Museum’s conservation efforts. This event is funded, in part, by AZA’s Spring into Action grants.
Shout-out to the following partners for helping make this event possible: Dubuque County Board of Health, Wagner Nursery: Free Trees!, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Dubuque County Watersheds, Iowa Environmental Council, Good Neighbor Iowa at Sustainable Dubuque Table, Dubuque County Conservation Board, ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners/Mowing to Monarchs, Sustainable Dubuque and Sustainable Cities Americorps, Whitney Senger Project Rooted, Multicultural Family Center, Dubuque County Soil and Water District Commissioner and River Museum Volunteer, Friends of the Mines of Spain, Dubuque County Energy District and Local Food Policy Council, Dubuque County Food Policy Council, Green Dubuque, Sierra Club, UW Platteville: Mussel, Help, and Animal House Work, Dubuque Bike Coop, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Genoa National Fish Hatchery, and Dimensional Brewing Company.