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Dec 1-31 Friday Festival of Lights 5 PM -9 PM
Donations to the Carroll EMS are accepted
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Dec 1 Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Jingle Bell Run
Come Join the Carroll Rec Center and New Opportunities for the 1st annual Jingle Bell Run. Fee: Donation of a new, unwrapped toy per participant.
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
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 2 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Natural Ornaments
Spend the afternoon making homemade ornaments and drinking cocoa.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Dec 3 Sunday 2:00 PM Soap from Scratch
Explore the art and science of making handcrafted soap from scratch with Siberian Soap Company Owner, Ann Staudt!
Programs Story McFarland 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 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Zambia
This presentation will take you to a delightful country filled with wonderful people, beautiful scenery, amazing birds, elephant, zebra, giraffe, several species of antelope, and many other grazers.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 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 16 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Family Survival Camp
Does your family have the skills it takes to be a successful winter survivalists? Join us for a family fun themed winter survival camp.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 22 Friday 1:30 PM Introduction to Snowshoeing
We will be learning some basic snowshoeing skills and use these skills on a fun hike! The hike will involve activities to help participants practice their newly acquired skills.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
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, 2018 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - The Art of Conservation: A visit with D'ing Darling
This historical presentation brings to life the two time Pulitzer Prize Winning Editorial Cartoonist, creator of the “Duck Stamp” program, and founder of the National Wildlife Federation.
Programs Story McFarland 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
Jan 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jan 13 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jan 18 Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Ice Fishing 101
Ice Fishing for all ages! Bring your Ice Fishing Pole along with your fishing licence and meet us at the Hickory Cabin.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Jan 19 Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Owl Prowl
Bundle up and join a naturalist for a campfire program to learn about owls. After a brief discussion about these flying predators of the night, we will go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jan 20, 2018 Saturday 5:00 PM Penguin Snowshoe Parade
January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day!Walk like a penguin as we explore McFarland Park and celebrate these quirky flightless birds.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jan 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodland Restoration
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. No experience required and all supplies are provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 27, 2018 Saturday 1:00 PM Introduction to Snowshoeing
We will be learning some basic snowshoeing skills and use these skills on a fun hike! The hike will involve activities to help participants practice their newly acquired skills.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jan 31 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Full Moon Hike and/or Snowshoeing
Join on a snow shoe walk under a full moon! Explore Brigg's Woods Park at night wit us.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course

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