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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 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
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 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 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 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 14 Friday 10:00 AM Egg Eggstravaganza
Join us on this no school day for spring fun, including an egg scavenger hunt and egg dyeing with natural pigments!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 21 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Egg Eggstravaganza
We will learn about animals that lay eggs and dye eggs using natural dyes.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 21 Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 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
Apr 22 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Earth Day Clean Up
Bring household hazardous waste materials downtown to be recycled. See full description for what will be accepted.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 22 Saturday 9:30 AM Wildflower Walk
During the pancake breakfast, learn to identify early blooming spring wildflowers! With a short lifespan, you don't want to miss this strange and beautiful display of delicate flowers.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 22 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Earth Day Geocache Hunt
Learn to use a GPS and go search the woods to find the Lorax and his treasures. Keep an eye out for truffula trees along the way!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 22 Saturday 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Astronomy Night
Learn on the Night of the Lyrids, a meteor shower on Earth Day! We'll have a giant inflatable planetarium and a star gazing station set up for optimal meteor viewing!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 29 Saturday 9:30 AM Beavers on Buck Creek
Get a chance to explore private land, owned and managed by Friends member Dave Gossman. This property is loaded with flora and fauna coming back to life after a long winter.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 29 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower Hike
Hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
May 1 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM May Day Hike
May Day celebrates the arrival of spring. Take a short hike looking for spring wildflowers then make a May Day basket to take home.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
May 2 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM OWLS Event: Forage and Float
Expand your edible plant knowledge with a hike and help collect for lunch. Paddle Catfish Creek and return to a foraged feast, ready to taste.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - Our State Fair is a Great State Fair
Our State Fair – Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have collectively made up our unique August experience.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 6 Saturday 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Birds and Bagels
Join a PCC Naturalist at the largest urban forest in the state of Iowa for bagels and beverages while you learn about bird identification and the uniqueness of Brown’s Woods.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
May 11 Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Great Give Day
Join thousands in this Annual Day of Giving, hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 12 Friday 5:30 PM Beeswax Workshop
Learn more about this natural resource, how honey bees produce it, methods of harvesting and ways it can be used. Participants will have fun making their own candles, salve and lip balm to take home.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bike and Cache
Grab your bike and join us on a biking and geocaching adventure! We’ll meet at Carney Marsh and bike over 5 miles on the Gay Lea Wilson Trail to Mally’s Park. Along the way we’ll search for geocaches hidden near the trail.
Programs Polk Carney Marsh
May 19 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Catch-n-Croakers
Learn to identify frogs by sight and sound before sloshing into the wetlands to catch these amazing creatures.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

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