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Feb 23 Thursday 10:00 AM An Animal Encounter
Explore the world of animals!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Feb 24 Friday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek Trivia Night
A fun night with trivia!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Feb 25 Saturday 9:00 AM Build a Fishing Rod
Build your own custom rod to use this summer!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Feb 27 Monday 4:00 PM Sip and Smear!
For this fun activity, elementary-age children will enjoy a short nature program, and will then paint a related picture on canvas while they sip on some hot cocoa.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 1 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Wind
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 11 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Carney Marsh Restoration
Be a part of local ongoing wetland restoration efforts at Carney Marsh. We will be removing undergrowth and invasive species.
Programs Polk Carney Marsh
Mar 14 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Fruitful Harvest
This program will focus on how to locate, order, plant, prune, and care for them throughout the year.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 15 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Be Nice To Spiders!
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 17 Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Cabin Fever Day Camp - 4th-6th grades
Spring is right around the corner and it's time to get outside!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Mar 23 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Naturally Artistic - Pastels
Learn about pastels!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 25 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rock & Fossil I.D. Day
Do you have some rocks or fossils sitting around that you want identified? If so bring them to this event.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Apr 3 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Make Your Own Barn Quilt
Barn quilts are fun to see when you are driving down the road, now you can make one for you or as a gift.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 4 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Morels and More
Glen Schwartz, president of the Prairie State Mushroom Club to share great photography of about 35 species, in more-or-less chronological order, from Morels in the spring to Giant Puffballs in the fall.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 5 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Pig Pizzaz
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 5 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pine Needle Weaving
Learn how to pine needle weave!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 13 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Burn Plans: Simple or Complex?
Learn about burn plans.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 15 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Voyageur Canoe Christening
Our new Voyageur canoes “The Marquette and The Joliet” will be launched!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 19 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Eggs and Chicks
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 22 Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Earth Day Celebration & Trash Pick Up
Who will find the most unique piece of trash in the park and be awarded a prize?
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
May 12 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Smartphone Geocaching
If you enjoy treasure hunting come and try Geocaching with your smartphone.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
May 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bike and Cache
Grab your bike and join us on a biking and geocaching adventure! We’ll meet at Carney Marsh and bike over 5 miles on the Gay Lea Wilson Trail to Mally’s Park. Along the way we’ll search for geocaches hidden near the trail.
Programs Polk Carney Marsh

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