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May 27 Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5K Fun Run/Walk
Walk the trails at Lake Icaria for a great cause!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Fishing Clinic (12 and under)
Register at Bobbers Down Marina by 10:00AM. Open to ages 12 and under.
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 27 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park Four Mile Creek Band
The Four Mile Creek Band plays a variety of acoustic music including traditional bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass sounds and old time country and gospel.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 2-4 Friday Iowa Free Fishing Days
FISH FREE
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jun 2-4 Friday 3:00 Free Camping & Fishing Weekend
Free Camping & Fishing Weekend!
Special Events Des Moines 4th Pumping Plant Recreation Area
Jun 2 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dragons in Polk County
We have dragons living in Polk County; dragonflies and damselflies that is. Come learn how these magnificent aerialists spend most of their day hovering, diving, flying backwards and upside down.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pollinators
If you are between the ages of 6 -15 and enjoy fishing come on out to Gustafson Lake – Gabrielson Park on Saturday, June 3rd for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation fishing derby.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 4 Sunday 4:00 PM Summer Concert Series Featuring the Outlaw Road Band
Join us for an outdoor concert set against the stunning Missouri River featuring the Outlaw Road Band and enjoy favorite tunes that cross over to engage all ages.
Special Events Pottawattamie Narrows River Park
Jun 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - The Art of Conservation: a Visit with Ding Darling
Tom Milligan, as Jay N. “Ding” Darling visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register.
Other Location Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 6 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Painting Class with “Fresh Paint”
This is a “Paint and Sip” class (BYOB). 2 hour event...step by step, firefly themed, painting instructions on a 11x14 canvas.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Jun 7 Wednesday 7:00 AM Beach Yoga
Find out more at www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com.
Programs Dickinson Ainsworth-Orleans Beach
Jun 7 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Birding Bonanza
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
Jun 7 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Wild Edibles
Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 8 Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Outdoor Skill Day- 2017
Join us June 8, 2017 for our annual Outdoor Skills Day Event. The day will be packed with many activities to participate in. Including: canoeing, archery, shotgun, and many more outdoor skills.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Jun 9 Friday 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 10 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Outdoor Cooking
Participants will learn the basics of outdoor cooking techniques including cast iron Dutch ovens, tin turtles/hobo packs in the campfire, and pudgy pies.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 12-15 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp June 12-15 - FULL
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching and more while exploring the outdoors.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 12 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends Camping
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nature Up Close- Age 5 & 6- June 13 & 14, 2017- 9 am- noon
Nature Up Close- Age 5 & 6- June 13 & 14, 2017- 9 am- noon
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Jun 13-15 Tuesday 9:30 AM Pollywog Camp (Completed: Ages 6-7)
Making fun and exciting memories outdoors!
Youth Camps Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Jun 13 Tuesday 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Up Close- Age 5 & 6- June 13 & 14, 2017- 1- 4 pm
Nature Up Close- Ages 5-6- June 13 & 14- 1-4 pm
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Jun 14 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdates - Tyke Hike
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 Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 15 Thursday 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 15 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayaking 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. All equipment is provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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