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May 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors) - Whitetail: Treasure, Trophy or Trouble?
Larry Stone will share the history of deer in Iowa. - Although Iowa’s original deer herd vanished in the face of white settlement, the animals rebounded during the 20th century to the point of over-population.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 3 Tuesday 6:28 PM - 7:30 PM What's the Buzz about Pollinators
Did you know more than 1/3 of our global food supply depends on pollinators?
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 9 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:29 PM Nature Friends - Rribbit!
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
May 15 Sunday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 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
May 18-19 Wednesday 7:00 Orange City Tulip Festival Overnight Eco-bus trip
Trip registration opens March 5, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Journey to NW Iowa on a two day adventure, tulips, natural history, ice cream and delving into Iowa's natural beauty.
Trips Polk County Education Programs
May 20 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Catch-n-Croakers
Learn to identify frogs by sight and sound before sloshing into the wetlands to catch these amazing creatures.
Programs Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
May 21-25 Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Buffalo National River Trip - Trip is Full!
Join Polk County Conservation naturalists on this five day adventure to Arkansas. Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. - Trip is Full!
Trips Polk County Education Programs
May 24 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Feathered Friends
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
May 28 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park
Join us for Music in the Park on Memorial Day Weekend. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket to sit on.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 1 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Feathered Friends
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 2-4 Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM JPEC "Summer Kickoff" Camp (Ages 9-12) NEW CAMP ADDED!
Due to high demand for camps this summer, JPEC has added a camp to the beginning of the summer. We will be kicking off our Summer Camps this year, with a 3-day camp from 9 am to 4 pm.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 2 Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM JPEC New Volunteer Orientation
Are you interested in volunteering at the Jester Park Equestrian Center? Find all the information and training dates here!
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 3 Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Senior Fishing Derby
Senior Services of Polk County and PCC are hosting a fishing derby open to any person 60 and over. Fishing poles and bait will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
Special Events Easter Lake Park
Jun 4 Saturday 10:00 AM National Trails Day: Trails Workday and Camping
Join other trails enthusiasts for a day of trail maintenance, clearing overlook areas, re-surfacing trails and repairing erosion structures. Then kick up your feet and relax for an evening of food, drink, entertainment and FREE camping!
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 6-8 Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM FULL! - JPEC Tiny Tots ~ "Pony Power" Summer Camp (Ages 5-7)
Send the kiddos for our popular Tiny Tots Summer Camp. This week "Pony Power" is our theme and will be filled with activities that cater to the fun and enjoyment of kids and their love of ponies! Ages 5-7 years old.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 6 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Everyone Needs a Rock
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
Jun 8 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdates - Nature Detectives
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. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes.
Programs Brown's Woods
Jun 8 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Adult Summer Camp - Paddle Party
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 9 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayak Basics
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
Jun 10 Friday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
?Join PCC naturalists for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 11 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wild Edibles
Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 11 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Go Outside and Play
Although technology has created numerous bene?ts to society, it has also changed the way children play. Adults will learn how to help engage their child in playing outdoors while kids have fun. Warning! your child will get wet, dirty, and tired.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13-16 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Water Wonders Camp - Ages 8-9 years
Come get your feet wet as we discover all we can about water! Daily field trips will take us to various Polk County parks.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13-17 Monday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC "Horsin' Around" Summer Camp (Ages 8-10)
Do you have a horse crazy kid between the ages of 8 and 10 years old? This beginner friendly equestrian camp will be right up their alley! Riding daily and lots of horse related fun over the week!
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing
Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park