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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 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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 28 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Feathers Camp
Spend a morning or afternoon learning about our feather friends!
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 28 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Fireworks Prairie Hike
Discover nature's fireworks, wildflowers, during this guided hike!
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent 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 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Feathers Camp
Spend a morning or afternoon learning about our feather friends!
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation 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 2 Sunday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sand Volleyball Tournament
Sign up your team for a fun day of Sand Volleyball!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jul 3 Monday Fireworks at Little Wall Lake Park
Enjoy fireworks over the lake
Special Events Hamilton Little Wall Lake Park
Jul 3 Monday 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fireworks
Planning our best fireworks show ever!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
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 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Fireflies by Firelight
Bring the kids out for night of catching (and releasing) fireflies while enjoying a roasted marshmallow over a fire.
Special Events Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
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 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wild for Wildlife
Join a naturalist for a hike to look for clues from animals that might call Thomas Mitchell Park their home.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Creek Walk
Talk a walk and cool off as we explore and investigate life in an Iowa stream.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell 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 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 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 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

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