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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 26 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about our national symbol, the bald eagle. Then venture outside to view them in their natural setting. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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 8:00 AM Kent Park Bird Walks
Members of the Iowa City Bird Club will lead twice-monthly bird walks at birding haven, Kent Park.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Mar 4 Saturday 9:00 AM Maple Tree Tap - 9:00 a.m. Session
Join us for the 24th annual Maple Tree Tap event on Saturday, March 4th at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa.
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Mar 4 Saturday 9:00 AM Children's Maple Tree Tap - 9:00 a.m. Session
Families with children ages 7 & under are invited to join us for this special maple tree tapping program geared toward younger learners on Saturday, March 4th at Botna Bend Park.
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Mar 4 Saturday 10:00 AM Children's Maple Tree Tap - 10:00 a.m. Session
Families with children ages 7 & under are invited to join us for this special maple tree tapping program geared toward younger learners on Saturday, March 4th at Botna Bend Park.
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Mar 4 Saturday 10:00 AM Maple Tree Tap - 10:00 a.m. Session
Join us for the 24th annual Maple Tree Tap event on Saturday, March 4th at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa.
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Mar 4 Saturday 11:00 AM Maple Tree Tap - 11:00 a.m. Session
Join us for the 24th annual Maple Tree Tap event on Saturday, March 4th at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa.
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Mar 4 Saturday 11:00 AM Children's Maple Tree Tap - 11:00 a.m. Session
Families with children ages 7 & under are invited to join us for this special maple tree tapping program geared toward younger learners on Saturday, March 4th at Botna Bend Park.
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Mar 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Forts and Fires Family Day!
This program is designed to bring families back to the basics -classic outdoor fun through fort and fire building in the woods.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Mar 5 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Leopold Bench Workshop
Join Winneshiek County Conservation in building your own Leopold Bench.
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Mar 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Iowa Phenology
Simply put, phenology is an awareness of the natural rhythms of life. Most people already have some awareness of those rhythms: flowering plants, migrating birds, seasonal changes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 11 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yoga in the Park
Get out to Kent Park and enjoy a peaceful yoga session after a fast-paced hike.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Mar 11 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:28 PM Wild Night Life & 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
Mar 13-14 Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Spring Break Camp - Horseplay (Ages 8-10)
Sign your child up for this fun horse filled camp! We will take a wagon ride, do a craft and pick up plenty of horse knowledge in their riding lesson!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 14-15 Tuesday 5:00 PM Girls in the Outdoors Camp-Out
This spring break, empower a young woman in your life with an all-female camp-out focused on fun, outdoor skills, and outdoor exploration.
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Mar 15 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Survivor Camp
Campers will have fun learning and staying active. Activities will include archery, geocaching, and survival skills. Students will make their own lunch over a fire they help build.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 15 Wednesday 6:00 PM Indoor Archery
Class will focus on form and safety, giving participants basics that will get them safely shooting and offer a general feel for archery.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16-17 Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Spring Break Camp - Horse'n Around (Ages 10+)
Sign your child up for this fun horse filled camp! We will take a wagon ride, do a craft and pick up plenty of horse knowledge in their riding lesson!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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 17 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live snakes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 18 Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Spring Awakening
Join us for a free family event to "Celebrate the Diversity of the Des Moines River Corridor", also view up close a live Bald Eagle.
Special Events Marion Marion County Park

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