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Mar 23 Thursday 6:30 PM Lakota Storytelling
Listen along to drums and songs while special guest speaker Jerome Kills Small, a Lakota Native American shares traditional animal and children's stories.
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park
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 26 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Waterfowl Viewing at Cardinal Marsh
Join naturalist Larry Reis in discovering what waterfowl are passing through Cardinal Marsh.
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Mar 27 Monday 5:30 PM Get Rollin' For Monarchs!
People of all ages are invited to help us roll milkweed seed balls for monarch habitat.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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
Mar 30 Thursday 6:30 PM Idaho Trek Informational Meeting
JCC naturalists are leading a high school backpacking trip to Idaho this summer. This meeting is set up for interested applicants and their parents/guardians to learn more and ask questions.
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park
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 1 Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Build a Willow Garden Tower
Participants will build and decorate a free-standing willow garden tower up to seven feet in height (just be sure you can take it home!) The group will learn the fundamentals of construction and gather willow in the park.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
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 5 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM For Seniors Only - Linda & Robert Scarth
Linda and Robert Scarth of Cedar Rapids will present: Restore It & They Will Come: The Althea R. Sherman Chimney Swifts Tower.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 6 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Frog and Toad Call Survey Training
This training will teach adults how to identify frogs and toads by sound and how to conduct amphibian surveys. After the class, students are encouraged to spend 3 nights over the summer collecting vital data to further the conservation mission.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Apr 7 Friday 10:30 AM O.W.L.S. Presentation-By Foot: My Time on the Appalachian Trail by Toni Proescholdt
Teri Proescholdt of Lamoille, IA will give a presentation called “By Foot: My Time on the Appalachian Trail”
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & 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 8 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Egg Hunt in the Park
Join the conservation staff to learn about animals that lay eggs and meet some of the education animals. After the program the egg hunt will begin!
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Apr 9 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Easter Antler Shed Hunt
Find an antler!
Programs Harrison Schaben 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

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