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May 27 Saturday 9:00 AM Youth Fishing Clinic
Youth Fishing Clinic cosponsored by the North Linn Fish and Game Club
Programs Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
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
May 30 Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Blank Park Zoo Program
Join the Blank Park Zoo for a show and tell presentation featuring mystery live animals.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Jun 2-4 Friday 3:00 Free Camping & Fishing Weekend
Free Camping & Fishing Weekend!
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow 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 2 Friday 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM Evening Exploration
Discover the mysteries of the dark at the park! Follow us on a journey to understand just what it takes to be a creature of the night. Test your senses and try your hand at talking with the owls.
Special Events Story McFarland 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 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kid's Fishing Day
Catch a fish!
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Jun 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Kids Fish Day
Celebrate Free Fishing weekend and have some fishing fun with us! Bring the whole family out to learn the art of fishing.
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Jun 6-8 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Caterpillars and Butterflies
Give your child a love of nature!
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
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 - 7:00 PM Gifts from the Garden
Join Ted Lare Garden Center to get ideas and recipes of gifts you can create from you very own garden- blooming bouquets, herbal salts, scrubs, infused oils, teas, jams, jellies, butters and more!
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and 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 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 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Paddling 101
Paddling was never this fun!!
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
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 FLOAT I (youth completing grades 3 or 4 spring 2017)
This two-day camp is for youth completing grades 3 or 4 spring 2017. Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) I teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOAT camps.
Youth Camps Story McFarland 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 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cass County Fishing Derby
Join us for a morning of fishing filled with thrills and prizes!
Special Events Cass Cold Springs Park
Jun 10 Saturday 9:00 AM Trail Enhancement and Management (TEAM) Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. We will be clearing trails and removing vegetation at Soper's Mill.
Special Events Story Soper's Mill
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 10 Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Fossil Expedition Adventure to Floyd County
Do you enjoy finding fossils? If so come on our fossil quest with our Naturalist as we will be looking for Devonian Period marine fossils in Floyd County at Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Jun 10 Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Stargazing - Annual Solar Picnic
Enjoy the solar picnic!
Programs Marshall Green Castle Recreation Area
Jun 10 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Parks Tour & Wine Tasting
Hop on the bus at Annett Nature Center for a guided tour, prizes, and activities at 3 Warren County Conservation Board parks.
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park

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