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Dec 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Return of the Natives: Bobcats and other Large Carnivores
William R. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University will discuss the return of predators to the Midwest.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27-28 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Winter Break Camp (Ages 8-12)
Sign your child up for this fun horse filled camp! We will take a wagon/sleigh ride, do a craft and pick up plenty of horse knowledge in their riding lesson!
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 28 Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Animal Winter Survival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive through a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Dec 28 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Animal Winter Surival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive through a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Dec 29 Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Tiny Totters Winter Break Camp (Ages 5-7)
Register your Tiny Totter, ages 5-7, for this fun horse filled camp! We will take a wagon/sleigh ride, do a craft and pick up plenty of pony knowledge in their assisted riding lesson!
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 29 Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tricky Tracks - Urbandale Library
Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Dec 29 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tricky Tracks - East Side Library
Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Dec 30 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm boots. Class will be canceled without snow.
Programs Easter Lake Park
Dec 30 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Animal Winter Survival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive through a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Jan 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Conservation at the Zoo
What does your visit to Blank Park Zoo have to do with conservation? A LOT, as it turns out. Rhinos, snow leopards, giraffe and even the monarch butterfly are in trouble.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ice Fishing
Come and learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Anyone over the age of 16 will need a valid fishing license.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park
Jan 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snow Shoe Hike
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park
Jan 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodland Restoration
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 14 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:27 PM Snow Shoe HIke
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Fort Des Moines Park
Jan 21 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cross-Country Ski Basics
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will be discussed before we head outside.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Jan 26 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Book Worms - H is for Hawk
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we'll be discussing H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Jan 27 Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Owl Prowl
Bundle up and join a naturalist for a campfire program to learn about owls. After a brief discussion about these flying predators of the night, we will go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cross Country Ski Basics
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will be discussed before we head outside.
Programs Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Feb 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - Bluebirds of Iowa
Joel Van Roekel with Des Moines Park and Recreation along with David Johnson and Rodgers Shell, Polk County Blue Bird Trail Ambassadors, will talk about blue birds and their important role in the environment.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 11 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Winter Hike
Join us on a peaceful winter hike as we focus on what animals do to survive winter.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 11 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Carney Marsh Restoration
Be a part of local ongoing wetland restoration efforts at Carney Marsh. We will be removing undergrowth and invasive species.
Programs Carney Marsh
Feb 12 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ice Fishing
Come and learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience.
Programs Fort Des Moines Park
Feb 18 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Antler Shed Hunt
Come and learn about different types of antlers and horns. We'll also share some tips on finding shed antlers. After our discussion we'll head outside to find sheds that have been hidden around the park shop and trails.
Programs Fort Des Moines Park
Feb 23, 2017 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Book Worms - Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories of Fracking in America
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we'll be discussing Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories of Fracking in America.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Feb 25 Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Indoor Kayaking
Got the case of cabin fever? Let's go kayaking on a cold winter day! Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist in the comfort of a heated pool.
Programs Polk County Education Programs