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Aug 30 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Rock of Ages - Grotto of the Redemption, Eco Bus trip
Rock on with Polk County Conservation to view the eight Wonder of the World. We will also hear the story of the Trumpeter Swan reintroduction to Iowa.
Trips Polk County Education Programs
Sep 3 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park - Topical Steel
Join us for Music in the Park on Labor Day Weekend with Tropical Steel. This Caribbean Steel Band has been performing their “sweet island sounds” since 1997.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 4 Sunday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Glow wild
Come ‘Glow Wild’ with your family on Sunday, September 4th at Jester Park from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Enjoy pony rides, live music, night hikes and a kids’ prairie maze.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Camp Dodge: Home Away from Home
Michael Vogt, Curator, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, will share stories on the organization, construction, disease, camp life, and other facets of military training conducted at Camp Dodge during World War I.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 Tuesday 6:00 PM Practical Conservationist
Are you a person that loves being outdoors and/or feels a real connection with the natural world? Do you try to enhance your property in the name of conservation?
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:28 PM Monarch Tagging
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We’ll talk about why monarch butterflies are “tagged” and even try tagging a few!
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 10 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Prairie Exploration
Come explore Iowa’s tall grass prairie. We will search for insects and attempt to catch and tag monarch butterflies as they migrate back to their winter home in Mexico. This program is co-sponsored by the Blank Park Zoo.
Programs Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 12 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:29 PM Nature Friends - Animal Homes
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 Brown's Woods
Sep 16 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:29 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join PCC naturalists for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals. Afterward enjoy eating s’mores around the campfire.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 18 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monarch Festival
Join us for the third annual Monarch Festival at the Zoo. We will have meet and greets with local butterfly and bee experts, crafts and activities for kids, puppet shows and a “Bug Parade” where kids can dress up as their favorite insect.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Sep 20 Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Going Greene! Eco bus trip
Journey to historic Greene County, Jefferson Iowa. Tour the RVP~1875 Historic Furniture shop, ride the elevator to the top of the 168 ft Carillon Bell tower, see Sally's bird alley and more.
Trips Polk County Education Programs
Sep 24 Saturday 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Would your child like to experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting? This mentored hunt in a controlled waterfowl hunting area at Chichaqua can provide this opportunity.
Programs Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Iowa Outdoor Expo
Try your skills at canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, trap shooting, shooting BB guns, geocaching and much more. Free family event! Visit www.iowadnr.gov/expo for more information.
Special Events Polk County Education Programs
Sep 25 Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Iowa Outdoor Expo
Try your skills at canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, trap shooting, shooting BB guns, geocaching and much more.
Special Events Polk County Education Programs
Sep 27 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Whooo's There
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 Polk County Education Programs
Sep 30 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Stargazing
Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations. Local astronomers will provide telescopes for viewing.
Programs Yellow Banks Park
Oct 3 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends - Turning Trees and Falling Leaves
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 Easter Lake Park
Oct 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS - (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Brenton Arboretum
Melissa Burdick, Executive Director of The Brenton Arboretum will describe the past, present, and future of The Brenton Arboretum, a botanical treasure in the Iowa countryside.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 4 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Superhero Spiders
Either you love them or hate them, spiders tend to evoke a strong response in many people. Come learn about these fascinating animals and how they perform superhero-like feats!
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 6 Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Foraging for Mushrooms
This program will cover proper Identification of your most basic edible mushrooms of Iowa. We will also focus on what time of year to start looking for specific species of Mushrooms.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fall Hike
Come enjoy the season! A naturalist will lead a nature hike through the woods and explain the brilliance of fall colors.
Programs Brown's Woods
Oct 9 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fall Frenzy
Bring your family for a day of fall fun! Come explore Walker Johnston Park and all the amenities it has to offer. We will have a scavenger hunt, outdoor games, crafts, and live critters.
Special Events Polk County Education Programs
Oct 11-12 Tuesday 7:00 Discover Dubuque & Manchester Overnight Eco bus trip
Enjoy the Fall colors in eastern Iowa via a two day extravaganza! Luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Dubuque, the National Mississippi River Museum, Fenelon Street Elevator and more!
Trips Polk County Education Programs
Oct 11 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Snakes Alive
Snakes have some amazing adaptations for survival! We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Oct 18 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends - Unhuggable Animals
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 Polk County Education Programs