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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 27 Thursday 1:00 AM Oak Hickory News
Get the latest news from the Linn County Conservation Board here!
Other Location 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 2 Tuesday 7:00 PM Planting and Maintaining a Pollinator Garden
Do you want to plant a garden that will benefit the pollinators in your area? Learn how!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 12 Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Trumpeter Swan Release
DNR Swan Release
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
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
May 27 Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5K Fun Run/Walk
Walk the trails at Lake Icaria for a great cause!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Fishing Clinic (12 and under)
Register at Bobbers Down Marina by 10:00AM. Open to ages 12 and under.
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
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 2-4 Friday Iowa Free Fishing Days
FISH FREE
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
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
Jun 17 Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Geocache 101
Get the basics on using a GPS and how to Geocache!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 19 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 21 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 Thomas Mitchell Park

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