Thomas Mitchell Park

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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.
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Jun 15 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Fishing
Fishing – Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.
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Jun 20 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching – Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
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Jun 22 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 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.
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Jun 24 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:28 PM Creek Walk
Take a walk and cool off as we explore and investigate life in an Iowa stream.
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Jun 27 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival Hike
Survival Hike - Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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