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Jun 28 Tuesday 7:00 Frank Lloyd Wright/Music Man - Eco Bus trip
Trip registration opens March 5 at 8:00 AM. Step in the "Prairie Style" architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, tour the Historic Park Inn, the Stockman House and visit Music Man Square.
Trips Polk County Education Programs
Jun 28 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival Hike - FULL
Survival Hike - Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 29 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Giants of the Prairie
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 29 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
Kayaking – Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 29 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Adult Summer Camp - Be a Survivor - FULL
Ever wished you had gone to summer camp as a kid but never got the chance? Well here’s your opportunity.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 30 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
Kayaking – Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 2 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park - Dance of a ParrottHead
Join us for Music in the Park with Dance of a ParrottHead, Midwest’s premier Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to sit on.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 5-8 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Discovery Camp - Ages 6-7 years
This camp is all about animals! Learn about the basic animal groups: insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors) - Barn Owls, an Iowa Endangered Species
Meet "Alba", an education ambassador for SOAR-Saving Our Avian Resources. Barn owls are beautiful birds and have some of the most extreme adaptations of owls, that make them supreme hunters.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 6 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:27 AM Nature Playdate - Creek Walk
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 7 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Stand Up Paddling (6-7 class)
Come on out and explore the pond at Thomas Mitchell on a paddle board! Stand up paddling is the fastest growing sport in America.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 7 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Stand Up Paddling (7-8 class)
Come on out and explore the pond at Thomas Mitchell on a paddle board! Stand up paddling is the fastest growing sport in America. Fee: $5.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wild for Wildlife Hike
Join a naturalist for a hike to discuss critters that might call Jester Park their home. We’ll discuss animal adaptations and look for clues that might tell us who is living there.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 11-15 Monday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM FULL ~ JPEC "Hit The Trails" Summer Camp (Intermediate Riders, Ages 10-14)
Come on out to tackle the miles of trails at JPEC with us in this intermediate rider summer camp. Ages 10-14 years old.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 11-13 Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM FULL! ~ JPEC- Tiny Tots "Pony Power" Camp (Ages 5-7)
Due to overwhelming demand, we have added a 2nd week of our Tiny Tots- Pony Power Camp this summer!
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 11 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Archery
Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 11 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Grandfather Buffalo
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 12 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Archery - Cancelled
Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
Programs Fort Des Moines Park
Jul 12 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spirt of Chautautqua - Iowa Music Tour
The “Spirit of Chautauqua” is a music tour coming to 45 Iowa counties this summer.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 13 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing
Canoeing – Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 13 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Snakes Alive
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Fort Des Moines Park
Jul 14 Thursday 7:00 Music on the Mississippi - Eco Bus trip
Cruise down the mighty Mississippi enjoying a music tribute aboard the Celebration Belle.
Trips Polk County Education Programs
Jul 14 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing - Cancelled
Canoeing – Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Fort Des Moines Park
Jul 18-20 Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM FULL ~ JPEC Tiny Tots ~ "Fairy Tales" Summer Camp (Ages 5-7)
Calling all princes and princess! Your child will feel like they are in a fairy tale land while focused on safely working around their pony partner for the week of Tiny Tots summer camp. Ages 5-7 years old.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 18 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
Kayaking – Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park