January 4th Week - Kiss a Shark Week
Spend some time learning about sharks before you kiss one ... put on your lab coat and grab a scalpel to begin your virtual shark examination. Shark Lab is a shark-lovers paradise. In this virtual laboratory, you will find heaps of information on the biology of sharks. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find a shark resource like this anywhere else on the web!
January 3rd Weekend - Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
Celebrate the symbol of our freedom! View eagles in their natural habitat.
The American Bald Eagle visits Keokuk, Iowa from November to March. Some are present as early as October, and can be seen as late as April, but they are harder to find. As the Eagles’ primary feeding areas in Canada and Alaska begin to freeze over, the birds fly south along rivers to find fish in the open waters. As many as 1,400 Bald Eagles winter along the Mississippi between St. Paul and St. Louis. Keokuk enjoys one of the highest concentrations of the feeding eagles in and around the open waters of Lock and Dam 19. Because of the tremendous drop from above to below the dam, the waters remain open and provide the eagles their primary food source – fish.