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Jun 24 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Flowers of the Prairie
Learn about prairie wildflowers and their medicinal and food uses during the times of early pioneers and Native American Peoples.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 26-29 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Water Wonders Camp - FULL
Come and get your feet wet as we discover all we can about water. We’ll compare ponds, rivers, lakes, and wetlands plus the animals that live in them.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 26 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching – Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 27 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching – Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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 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 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 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 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 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 11-13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ranger Camp
Youth entering 2nd- 4th grade will enjoy games and activities while learning about Iowa’s natural resources.
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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
Jul 12 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Archery
Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 12 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdates - Creek Walk
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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 13 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Archery
Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jul 15 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Insect Hunt
From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collection and an insect hunt.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jul 15 Saturday 10:00 AM Butterfly Roundup
Join a naturalist in catching and identifying the butterflies in the Hurstville Prairie. Learn more about butterflies in Iowa and how to identify them.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 17 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking - FULL
Kayaking – Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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