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Sep 26 Tuesday 6:30 PM Hunters Education
Join us for Hunters Education at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 27 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Leaf Man
Children ages 3-6 and siblings welcome!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 30 Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Moonlight Seed Harvest
Join Polk County Conservation and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for a moonlit evening as we work to restore native prairie by collecting seed ready to harvest.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Oct 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fall Colors Hike
Enjoy a nature hike through the woods with a naturalist as they explain the brilliance of fall colors.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6th Annual Wickup Fall Fest
Join us a for fun, fall day!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 17 Tuesday 6:30 PM Working Together to Save Our Bees
Join us for a look at bees in your neighborhood and what you can do to help them!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 21 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Walk for Wildlife
Enjoy a family walk through the park or extend your trip with a 5 or 10-kilometer Volkssport walk. You can also try geocaching along your walk, GPS units will be available.
Special Events Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Oct 21 Saturday 9:00 AM Tri-State Rod Builders
Make your custom fishing rods better!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 28 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Great Atlatl Pumpkin Hunt
Try your hand at using an ancient hunting tool, the spear thrower.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 28 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Pumpkin Hunt
Learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find some pumpkins, collecting prizes and candy along the way! Be sure to keep an eye out for spiders along the way that are worth special prizes.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Nov 4 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Falconry, Past and Present
Falconry is the art of hunting with a trained bird of prey. Falconry is known to have been practiced by humans for over 3000 years!
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30 PM Master Beekeeper Talks: Swarms!
Bee Prepared for Swarms!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 8 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Let's Go Nuts
Ready for a scavenger hunt?
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 8 Wednesday 7:00 PM Smoke Beyond the Water: Central Plains Tradition Pipes East of the Missouri River
Learn about the smoking pipes of the Central Plains.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 16 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools
Free playgroup at Wickiup Hill!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Woodland Restoration Work Day
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Nov 19 Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayaking Session at Bender Pool
Drop in kayaking event at Bender Pool - join us!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Dec 14 Thursday 7:00 PM Snowshoe Building Class REGISTRATION DEADLINE is December 7th
Build your own functional traditional snowshoes!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Dec 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools
Need to get your little one out of the house and into nature? Come out to Wickiup Hill and experience our one-of-a-kind nature center!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center

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