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Apr 26 Saturday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Spring Wildflower Hike
Enjoy a beautiful spring day as we hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.

Programs
May 15 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
Jun 13 Friday
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wild Night Life and Hike
Join PCC naturalists for a campfire program about the wild night life in Thomas Mitchell Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.

Programs
Jul 7 Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Skills - Canoeing
Canoeing – Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.

Programs
Jul 9 Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Programs
Jul 14 Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Skills - Fishing
Fishing – Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.

Programs
Jul 15 Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Discover Your Parks - Creek Walk
Join a naturalist in one of our parks this summer for an afternoon of fun. Each program will start with a discussion followed by an activity.

Programs
Jul 16 Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Programs
Jul 21 Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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Jul 23 Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Skills - Survival and Shelter Building
Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives.

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