Thomas Mitchell Park

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Jun 10 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.
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Jun 12 Monday 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 14 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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Jun 19 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing
Canoeing – Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
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Jun 21 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 26 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 28 Wednesday 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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Jul 7 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Fireflies by Firelight
Bring the kids out for night of catching (and releasing) fireflies while enjoying a roasted marshmallow over a fire.
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Jul 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wild for Wildlife
Join a naturalist for a hike to look for clues from animals that might call Thomas Mitchell Park their home.
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Jul 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Creek Walk
Talk a walk and cool off as we explore and investigate life in an Iowa stream.
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Jul 12 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdates - 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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