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Mar 23 Thursday 6:30 PM Lakota Storytelling
Listen along to drums and songs while special guest speaker Jerome Kills Small, a Lakota Native American shares traditional animal and children's stories.
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Mar 23 Thursday 7:00 PM Born to be Wild
Join us for this presentation as Iowa Wildlife Center Executive Director Marlene Ehresman addresses common wildlife misconceptions and gives a fresh perspective on how to interact with wildlife that may or may not need help.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 26 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Waterfowl Viewing at Cardinal Marsh
Join naturalist Larry Reis in discovering what waterfowl are passing through Cardinal Marsh.
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Mar 27 Monday 5:30 PM Get Rollin' For Monarchs!
People of all ages are invited to help us roll milkweed seed balls for monarch habitat.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 30 Thursday 6:30 PM Idaho Trek Informational Meeting
JCC naturalists are leading a high school backpacking trip to Idaho this summer. This meeting is set up for interested applicants and their parents/guardians to learn more and ask questions.
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park
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 1 Saturday 1:00 PM Birdapalooza
Come enjoy an afternoon all about birds! Go on a guided birding hike, meet a live raptor, create a bird feeding treat and crafts, play some games, and then participate in the Iowa Bird of Mouth project to write a publish a poem!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 3 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Make Your Own Barn Quilt
Barn quilts are fun to see when you are driving down the road, now you can make one for you or as a gift.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors): African Wildlife Adventure
This presentation will feature the wildlife of Africa as seen through the lens of Jim Pease.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 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 - 12:00 PM For Seniors Only - Linda & Robert Scarth
Linda and Robert Scarth of Cedar Rapids will present: Restore It & They Will Come: The Althea R. Sherman Chimney Swifts Tower.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 6 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Frog and Toad Call Survey Training
This training will teach adults how to identify frogs and toads by sound and how to conduct amphibian surveys. After the class, students are encouraged to spend 3 nights over the summer collecting vital data to further the conservation mission.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Apr 7 Friday 10:30 AM O.W.L.S. Presentation-By Foot: My Time on the Appalachian Trail by Toni Proescholdt
Teri Proescholdt of Lamoille, IA will give a presentation called “By Foot: My Time on the Appalachian Trail”
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
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 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 - 3:00 PM Easter Antler Shed Hunt
Find an antler!
Programs Harrison Schaben 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 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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

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