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Mar 23 Thursday 10:00 AM Science for Squirts - Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
Jump into Spring with Fletcher the Fox and his animal friends!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 24 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools
Need to get your little one out of the house and into nature?
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 24 Friday 10:00 AM Cabin Fever Day: Signs of Spring
Explore signs of spring with naturalists on this no school day, as we learn how close we really are to warmer weather.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 25 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Geocaching Basics - Canceled
Come learn the basics of geoaching and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you in Fort Des Moines Park.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Mar 25 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Geocaching Hike
Come discover the fun and excitement of geocaching, the high tech outdoor scavenger hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
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 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hunter Safety Field Day
Participants must register on line at www.iowadnr.gov/huntered before March 24, 2017 and must complete online course before attending class.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 31 Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CANCELLED: School's Out Day Camp: 12-15 year olds
Looking for something for your kids to do during teacher professional development days? Bring them to hang with Hartman!
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve 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 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 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Morels and More
Glen Schwartz, president of the Prairie State Mushroom Club to share great photography of about 35 species, in more-or-less chronological order, from Morels in the spring to Giant Puffballs in the fall.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
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 - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Pig Pizzaz
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 5 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pine Needle Weaving
Learn how to pine needle weave!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 8 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Osprey 5K
Join the FWCC for the annual Osprey 5K trail. Run or walk 3.1 miles through the beautiful trails of our park, all for a good cause!
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Apr 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6th Annual Wickiup Hill Nature Egg Hunt!
Come on out for our Nature Egg Hunt!!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning 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 2:00 PM Classic Firearms
Learn about classic firearms from Randy Turner of Maquoketa. Randy will share examples of firearms and other items that were used in early settlement time through the mid 1900’s.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 11 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Nature Tales
Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time about eggs. We’ll hike too, weather permitting.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Apr 11 Tuesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Evening Prairie Burn
Join WCCB as we light up the night sky! Watch a live controlled prairie burn.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Apr 13 Thursday 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Live Animal Lunchtime
Come and watch our live animals eat. Learn about their habitat needs and adaptations. Free!
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Apr 13 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Burn Plans: Simple or Complex?
Learn about burn plans.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 14 Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM School's Out Day Camp: 9-11 year olds
Looking for something for your kids to do during teacher professional development days? Bring them to hang with Hartman!
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Apr 14 Friday 10:00 AM Egg Eggstravaganza
Join us on this no school day for spring fun, including an egg scavenger hunt and egg dyeing with natural pigments!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center

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