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Feb 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike - FULL
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 13 Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Indoor Kayaking - FULL
Got a 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 indoor pool.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Feb 13 Saturday 5:30 PM - 7:28 PM Shoes and Soup
Come out to the park to snowshoe by the light of the full moon. We’ll start with brief snowshoeing tutorial followed by a naturalist led snowshoe hike with time to explore on your own. Complete the evening with a warm bowl of soup!
Programs Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Feb 18 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Indoor Archery
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
Feb 20 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 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Feb 20 Saturday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing Clinic
Come and learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 21 Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM JPEC New Volunteer Orientation
Are you in interested in volunteering at the Jester Park Equestrian Center? Find all the information and training dates here!
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 21 Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM JPEC THP Volunteer Orientation
THP Volunteer Training
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 25 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Book Worms - The Sixth Extinction
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we’ll be discussing The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Colbert. Pre-registration required; deadline is February 22.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Feb 28 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitors Center to learn about our national symbol, the bald eagle. Then venture out to different areas around the lake to observe them in their natural setting.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors) - The Iowa Grotto
So, Iowa has caves? Really? Yes we do and The Iowa Grotto is an affiliate of the National Speleological Society. They are dedicated to the conservation of Iowa caves and karst and such.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Edible Landscape Design
Beth Waage, certified in Permaculture Landscape Design, will be discussing ways to include edible, as well as sustainable landscaping to your yard.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Indoor Kayaking
Got a 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 indoor pool.
Programs Polk County Education Programs
Mar 11 Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM JPEC New Volunteer Orientation
This is registration for JPEC Volunteer General Orientation
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 11 Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM JPEC Volunteer Training- THP Program
This training is for volunteers desiring to work specifically in our Therapeutic Horsemanship Program.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 12 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 15 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Spring Break Camp- TUESDAY
Spring Break is Here! Are your kid’s going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the Spring Break holiday.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Survival Day Camp
Campers will have fun learning and staying active. Activities will include archery, geocaching, and survival skills.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 17 Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Spring Break Camp- THURSDAY
Spring Break is Here! Are your kid’s going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the Spring Break holiday.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 17 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 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.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 18 Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Spring Break Camp- FRIDAY
Spring Break is Here! Are your kid’s going stir crazy in the house? Bring them out for some horsey fun over the Spring Break holiday.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 18 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Amazing Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 19 Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM JPEC Horse Owner Seminar
Learn how to transition from a horse enthusiast to an educated horse owner at this information-packed seminar.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 24 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Indoor Archery
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
Mar 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM JPEC Spring Open House and Easter Egg Hunt
Come out to the Jester Park Equestrian Center for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt and Open House featuring driving demonstrations, horse grooming sessions, and much more.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park