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Mar 25 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School Pre-Session Workshop: Loess Hills Ecology
Join us for the pre-session workshop, Loess Hills Ecology. This rugged hike and field study with Jack Phillips is designed as an introduction to the 2017 spring field season of the Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature 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
Mar 28 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 29 Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM OWLS Program: Monarchs
Area seniors are invited to join us for a a special program on the monarch butterfly at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 1 - May 13 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School 2017 Spring Field Season: Seven Workshop Series
Join us for the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 1 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School 2017 Spring Field Season: Session #1
Join us for the first session of the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
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 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - South Georgia Island
In the Southern Atlantic Ocean, nestled half-way between the tips of South America and Africa, is a 100 mile long island archipelago featuring unrivaled alpine beauty.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 4 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Planting with Natives
A yard landscaped with native plants (those species that occurred in Iowa historically) hums with wildlife.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 8 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School 2017 Spring Field Season: Session #2
Join us for the second session of the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Budding Birders
During this program, will discuss the seven “S” of bird watching. We will use our new skills to identify birds at the nearby bird blind and along the trails.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 9 Sunday 4:00 PM 2017 Speaker Series: "Climate Change"
The 2017 Speaker Series is a new programming series designed for teens & adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation & environmental science.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 11 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Apr 15 - May 27 Saturday Backpacking 101
Pottawattamie County Conservation and the backpacking experts at Canfield's Sporting Goods have teamed up to provide a 4-part series of classes designed for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts with limited backpacking experience.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 15 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School 2017 Spring Field Season: Session #3
Join us for the third session of the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature 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 21 Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 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
Apr 22 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School 2017 Spring Field Season: Session #4
Join us for the fourth session of the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 22 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Spring Carnival
Free for all Ages Ticket Purchases to play canival games All proceeds will go toward remodeling the Bald Eagle enclosure.
Programs Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Apr 22 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Earth Day Geocache Hunt
Learn to use a GPS and go search the woods to find the Lorax and his treasures. Keep an eye out for truffula trees along the way!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 22 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eden Valley Nature Center Season Opener
We will have cookies and lemonade for guests on this special day.
Special Events Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
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
Apr 24 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Tots: Inside This Egg
Learn about eggs!
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Apr 29 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Volunteer Field Day
Join Pottawattamie County Conservation staff as we hit the trails at Hitchcock Nature Center for a day of volunteer service. Get ready to make a difference!
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 29 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School 2017 Spring Field Season: Session #5
Join us for the fifth session of the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center

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