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Jun 28 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Natures Playdates - Life in a Pond
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 28 Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Picnics in the Park
Dig into Dinosaurs at Picnics in the Park "T is for Terrible"!
Programs Mitchell Interstate Park
Jun 29 Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Budding Naturalist- Age 3 & 4- June 29, 2017- 8:30 am- noon
Budding Naturalist- Age 3 & 4- June 29, 2017- 8:30 am- noon
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Jun 29 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Princess Adventures
Do you know a little girl who loves princesses? Want to encourage her to dress up AND have fun exploring the outdoors at the same time?
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 29 Thursday 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 1 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park - Tropical Steel
This Caribbean Steel Band has been performing their “sweet island sounds” since 1997
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 2 Sunday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sand Volleyball Tournament
Sign up your team for a fun day of Sand Volleyball!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jul 2 Sunday 4:00 PM Summer Concert Series Featuring Chad Elliott
Join us for an outdoor concert set against the stunning Missouri River featuring singer-songwriter Chad Elliott.
Special Events Pottawattamie Narrows River Park
Jul 3 Monday Fireworks at Little Wall Lake Park
Enjoy fireworks over the lake
Special Events Hamilton Little Wall Lake Park
Jul 3 Monday 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fireworks
Planning our best fireworks show ever!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jul 5 Wednesday 7:00 AM Beach Yoga
Find out more at www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com.
Programs Dickinson Ainsworth-Orleans Beach
Jul 5 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Insect Story Time
Campers along with an adult will learn about insects through a story, craft, fun game or activity.
Youth Camps Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Jul 5 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Gaints of the Prairie
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 Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 6 Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Underground Treasures- Ages 7-9- July 6 & 7, 2017- 9 am- 2 pm
Underground Treasures- Ages 7-9- July 6 & 7, 2017- 9 am- 2 pm
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Jul 7 Friday 3:00 PM Buy Two Nights, Get One Free Camping
Free camping voucher when you pay for two nights!
Special Events Des Moines 4th Pumping Plant Recreation Area
Jul 8 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Family Fishing Clinic- Rivers Bend Campground
Family Fishing Clinic- Rivers Bend Campground-Rock Valley- July 8- 9 am- 11:30 pm
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Jul 10-13 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Discovery Camp - FULL
This camp is all about animals! Learn about the basic animal groups: insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. There will be plenty of games, live animals, snacks, and more!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 10 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 Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 11-12 Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hunter Safety Camp (age 11-16)
Do you want your child to learn how to operate and respect firearms? In this camp, they will do just that while having the opportunity to receive their hunting safety certificate!
Youth Camps Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Jul 11 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nestling Summer Day Camp - Insects
Nestling campers (5-6 years old) will learn about insects through fun outdoor games and activities.
Youth Camps Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Jul 11 Tuesday 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 Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jul 11 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - People and Pollinators
Pollinators play a key role in providing the food we eat — one in every three bites, to be exact.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 12 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Underground Treasure- Age 7-9- July 12 & 13, 2017- 9 am- 2 pm
Underground Treasure- Age 7-9- July 12 & 13, 2017- 9 am- 2 pm
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Jul 12 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 Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 13 Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fledgling Summer Day Camp - Insects
Fledgling campers (7-8 years old) will learn about insects through fun outdoor games and activities.
Youth Camps Iowa Lake Iowa Park

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