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Aug 19 Saturday 8:30 AM Paddling Green Island
Join us for a paddle around Green Island Wildlife Refuge. If you would like to borrow a boat, please call to make a reservation.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 19 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 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. Nets will be provided.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Aug 21 Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party
For the first time in almost 40 years a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. Here in Des Moines, a partial eclipse covering most but not all of the sun will occur.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Aug 21 Monday 12:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party!
Join us for a solar eclipse party! Have fun learning about the sun, make pinhole projectors to safely view the partial eclipse and more!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Foraging for Mushrooms
This program will cover proper Identification of your most basic edible mushrooms of Iowa. We will also focus on what time of year to start looking for specific species of Mushrooms.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 26-27 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pedaler's Jamboree
The Pedaler's Jamboree is a music festival created for bicycle riders and non-riders alike! .
Special Events Polk Chichaqua Valley Trail
Aug 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Monarch Tagging
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate back to their winter home in Mexico.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Aug 27 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM StoryWalk Open House
To celebrate our first StoryWalk, join us for a kickoff that includes games, activities, refreshments and door prizes!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 2 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 2 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park
“The Boys Name Sue” – A Tribute to Johnny Cash have taken the region by storm with their tribute to the “Man in Black”, Johnny Cash.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 3 Sunday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Glow Wild
Bring the whole family to an afternoon of food, fun, environmental education programming, drinks, and live music - all illuminated by an evening bonfire.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors- History of Iowa Wildlife
For all the challenges facing Iowa’s wildlife populations and their habitats, reflection on the history of our state’s wildlife reveals many conservation success stories.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pelicans in the Sky
The American white pelicans are here! Learn about these amazing birds and their migration patterns in Iowa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Jelly Night
Learn to make jelly from foraged plants with local foodie Jeny Meyer! This make- and- take workshop will make a great gift or sweet treat at home!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 8 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 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
Sep 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Learn why monarch butterflies are “tagged” and then we’ll use nets to catch and tag a few.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 9 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 12 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hike Hamilton Prairie
Celebrate Iowa Prairie Heritage week by hiking a privately owned prairie remnant.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 14 Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM OWLS Day Trip to Seed Savers Exchange
Join our Older, Wiser, Livlier adult group in touring the facilities that house some of the greatest diversity of vegetable, herb and plant varieties in the country.
Trips Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Butterfly Event
The butterfly bus is rolling into town! Rhonda Brady, otherwise known as the "butterfly lady" will showcase butterflies and their habitats in her rolling classroom!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 16 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 21 Thursday 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. Co-sponsored by Polk Soil and Water Conservation District.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Sep 22 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Stargazing on the Equinox
Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations on the autumnal equinox! Local astronomers will provide telescopes for viewing.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Sep 23 Saturday 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Would your child like to experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting? This mentored hunt in a controlled waterfowl hunting area at Chichaqua can provide this opportunity.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 23 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center

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