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Oct 25 Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Walk for Wildlife
Enjoy a family walk through the park or extend your trip with a 5 or 10-kilometer Volkssport walk.

Special Events Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Oct 28 Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nature Friends - Going Batty
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
Oct 28 Tuesday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Going Batty
Are they blind? Do they really suck blood and turn into vampires? Come learn the truth about this “grossly” misunderstood animal.

Programs Polk County Education Programs
Oct 30 - Nov 1 Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
JPEC “Spook-tacular”-
Come on out to the Annual JPEC Halloween Event!

Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 5 Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
O.W.L.S. - Bird Conservation in Northeast Iowa
For the past 33 years, Jon Stravers, Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge - Bird Conservation Coordinator, has specialized in monitoring Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald Eagles and Cerulean Warblers along the Mississippi River.

Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 5 Wednesday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bird Conservation in Northeast Iowa
For the past 33 years, Jon Stravers, Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge - Bird Conservation Coordinator, has specialized in monitoring Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald Eagles and Cerulean Warblers along the Mississippi River.

Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 6 Thursday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
PCC Book Worms
Join our book club with PCC Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we’ll be discussing The Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

Programs Polk County Education Programs
Nov 8 Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rain Barrel Workshop
A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel.

Programs Easter Lake Park
Nov 9 Sunday
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wilderness Symposium
Where is your wild place? A backcountry ranger, a wildlife biologist and a Naturalist/musician will share their wilderness stories.

Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 13 Thursday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Archery Basics
This class will focus on form and safety, giving students basics that will get them safely shooting, and offer a general feel for archery.

Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 2 Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
O.W.L.S. - River Critters and Wildlife
Paddling Iowa rivers since the age of 12, Dr. Jim Pease is a wildlife and interpretive specialist who will help you find and understand the wildlife along Iowa’s rivers.

Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 2 Tuesday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Winter Birds
This presentation might make you the envy of the neighborhood. Learn all of the secrets to setting up a successful bird feeding station where you live.

Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 4 Thursday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
PCC Book Worms
Join our book club with PCC Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we’ll be discussing Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.

Programs Polk County Education Programs
Dec 22 Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
JPEC Winter Break Camp #1
Need to do some last minute shopping? Are your kid’s going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the holiday season.

Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 23 Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
JPEC Winter Break Camp #2
Need to do some last minute shopping? Are your kid’s going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the holiday season

Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 26 Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
JPEC Winter Break Camp #3
Need to do some last minute shopping? Are your kid’s going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the holiday season.

Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 29 Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
JPEC Winter Break Camp #4
Need to do some last minute shopping? Are your kid’s going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the holiday season.

Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 29 Monday
1:30 PM - 2:30 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 30 Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cross-Country Ski Basics - 10 am
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will also be discussed.

Programs Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Dec 30 Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Cross-Country Ski Basics - 12:30 pm
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will also be discussed.

Programs Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Jan 2, 2015 Friday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Snowshoe Hike
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.

Programs Easter Lake Park


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