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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 4 Tuesday Kids Fishing Derby
Celebrate the Fourth with a Kids Fishing Derby!
Special Events Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
Jul 5 Wednesday Have Nature, Will Travel
Join us at a park in your area!!!
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
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 FLOAT III (youth completing grades 6 or 7 spring 2017)
This camp is for youth completing grades 6 or 7 spring 2017. Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) III allows campers to explore an Iowa river by taking an overnight canoe trip.
Youth Camps Story McFarland 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 Big Hollow Recreation Area
Jul 7 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Glow-in-the-Dark Geocaching
This event is in partnership with Warren County Conservation and Indianola Parks & Recreation. Come learn about geocaching and search for glow-in-the-dark objects with a GPS unit.
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
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 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboarding
Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful afternoon learning how to Stand Up Paddleboard on Lester Pond.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Jul 8 Saturday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Movie in the Park
Movie night!
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
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 10-14 Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Day Camp - Outdoor Adventures! - FULL
Children entering the fifth and sixth grades will enjoy various outdoor activities and improve their outdoor skills.
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 11-13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM River Ramblers
Be a River Rambler!!
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
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 Eco Arts and Theatre Camp
Does your child enjoy arts and theatre? Check out this new eco-arts nature camp!Interpret the woodlands of McFarland Park with art and theatre.
Youth Camps Story McFarland 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

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