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Nov 23 Thursday Thursday, November 23: The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Nov 24 Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday, November 24: The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is opened shortened hours from 10am - 3pm.
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is opened shortened hours from 10am - 3pm.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 1 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Snowshoe Hike
Come enjoy an evening of hiking by starlight through the hills of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 2 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Nature Holiday Crafts
Join a Warren County Conservation naturalist for a relaxing & fun craft day at the Annett Nature Center
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - How Iowa was Made
Ancient sea creatures, woolly mammoths, and metros from outer space! Sound like a sci-fi movie? Actually, they all have something to do with the history of Iowa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 6 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Camouflage
Stories to come to life at the Nature Center.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 7 Thursday 5:30 PM Basket Weaving Workshop
Basket weaving is one of the most widely spread crafts in the history of human civilization. And now's your chance to learn this great skill.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodland Restoration Work Days
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Fun Day and Artist Open House
Join us for a fun day of winter activities. We plan to have recycled materials crafts for you to create for holiday gifts if you choose. Free! Area artists will also have their artwork on display and available to purchase.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Candy Cane Snowshoe/Winter Hike
Come out and enjoy the wonderful winter weather with a WCCB naturalist!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 12 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Nature Tales
Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time about Animal Tracks. We’ll hike too, weather permitting.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 12 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Nature Ornaments
Create multiple ornaments for Christmas.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 14 Thursday 7:00 PM Snowshoe Building Class REGISTRATION DEADLINE is December 7th
Build your own functional traditional snowshoes!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Dec 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools
Need to get your little one out of the house and into nature? Come out to Wickiup Hill and experience our one-of-a-kind nature center!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Dec 15 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Mammals
Join us with your pre-school aged tots to learn all about Iowa's mammals through stories, games, crafts and other activities!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 15 Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Retirement Open House for Director Rick Schneider
Rick Schneider is retiring as Conservation Board Director after serving 42 years. Please attend this open house to greet, thank and wish him well during his retirement.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 20 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Snow
Stories come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 21 Thursday 3:00 PM Winter Solstice Snowshoe or Hike
If snow amounts are greater than 4 inches, we will strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails. If the snow amounts are less than that, we will still go for a hike.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 24 Sunday Phenology Calendar Sale
Order a calendar today! This calendar highlights the timing of natural events throughout the year in Eastern Iowa, giving information on meteor showers, migrating birds, hunting seasons, historical events and much more! 
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 26 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Dec 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Survival Shelters
. Come learn multiple shelter styles and arrangements as well as useful rope and knot combinations. Dress for the weather.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 29 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fire Starters
You will get the opportunity to try out multiple commercially made and homemade fire starters, using conventional and unconventional ignition methods.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 29 Friday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kids Night Out
A fun way for kids 6 and up to get outside over winter break.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Jan 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Early Nesting Iowa Owls
The blustery, cold, snowy weather of January certainly doesn't seem like a good time for a bird to be nesting! On the contrary, some resident Iowa owls are among the earliest nesting birds!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 6 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park

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