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May 27 Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5K Fun Run/Walk
Walk the trails at Lake Icaria for a great cause!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Fishing Clinic (12 and under)
Register at Bobbers Down Marina by 10:00AM. Open to ages 12 and under.
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
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 Iowa Free Fishing Days
FISH FREE
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jun 2-4 Friday 3:00 Free Camping & Fishing Weekend
Free Camping & Fishing Weekend!
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Jun 2-4 Friday 3:00 Free Camping & Fishing Weekend
Free Camping & Fishing Weekend!
Special Events Des Moines 4th Pumping Plant 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 - 11:00 AM Free Fishing Clinic
All ages are welcome to learn fishing basics at this clinic. Practice casting, learn to tie a fisherman’s knot and more. Then head to the pond to see if you can catch the biggest fish. Lots of door prizes! Free event. Sponsored by Family Dollar!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Fishing Pond
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 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Great Iowa River Race
This fun community paddle race is a great way to get out and enjoy the river, and it also helps the environmental education department raise money!
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park

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