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Mar 23 Thursday 10:00 AM Science for Squirts - Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
Jump into Spring with Fletcher the Fox and his animal friends!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 24 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools
Need to get your little one out of the house and into nature?
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning 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
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 8 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Harrison County Health Fair
Get healthy!
Special Events Harrison Harrison County Historical Village Welcome Center
Apr 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6th Annual Wickiup Hill Nature Egg Hunt!
Come on out for our Nature Egg Hunt!!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 14 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Hike and Play Day!
Take a hike with Naturalist Sarah!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 17 Monday 7:00 PM Wolves in Yellowstone: The First Twenty Years
What happens when a predator is introduced back into the wilderness it was extirpated from?
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 22 Saturday 10:00 AM EcoFest 2017
EcoFest is the premier Earth Day event in Eastern Iowa, and it's GOOD GREEN FUN!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 26 Wednesday 6:30 PM Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeders
Recycle your wine bottle into a hummingbird feeder!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 29 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Webelo Science Day
A fun day to earn badges . . . .
Special Events Floyd Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and 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 6 Saturday 9:00 AM Mushroom Ramble
Learn about local mushrooms and how to hunt them, then go on a mushroom hunt in the Wickiup Hill Natural Area!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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
May 20 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bird Banding & Migratory Bird Day
Rob Bradley will be banding birds caught near Wickiup Hill. Visitors may be surprised with special views of spring migrants such as warblers and white- throated sparrows.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 1 Thursday 7:00 PM Meanings Behind the Symbols Used by Prehistoric Native Americans Living on the Prairies
Learn about symbols used by Prehistoric Native Americans!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 6 Tuesday 7:00 PM Family Pond Study
See what kind of crazy invertebrates live in the wetland!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 8 Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Creek Study and You
Get your hands and feet wet as we dip into a creek study!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 10 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 12 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Fishing
Fishing – Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 14 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Archery Art
New this year at Wickiup! We are combining archery and art in an unusual way.
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 14 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdates - Tyke Hike
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 Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 14 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 15 Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fuzzy, Furry, Slimy, Scaly
Explore the group of animals called vertebrates, comparing the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 15 Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Iowa's Honey Queen
Learn about bees!
Special Events Harrison Harrison County Historical Village Welcome Center

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