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Mar 25 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Discovery Hike
Do you hike on vacation in Colorado or Yellowstone, but never when you're at home? Now's your chance!
Programs Harrison Gleason-Hubel Wildlife Area
Mar 27 Monday 5:30 PM Get Rollin' For Monarchs!
People of all ages are invited to help us roll milkweed seed balls for monarch habitat.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 3 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Make Your Own Barn Quilt
Barn quilts are fun to see when you are driving down the road, now you can make one for you or as a gift.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
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 5 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM For Seniors Only - Linda & Robert Scarth
Linda and Robert Scarth of Cedar Rapids will present: Restore It & They Will Come: The Althea R. Sherman Chimney Swifts Tower.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 8 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Egg Hunt in the Park
Join the conservation staff to learn about animals that lay eggs and meet some of the education animals. After the program the egg hunt will begin!
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Apr 9 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Easter Antler Shed Hunt
Find an antler!
Programs Harrison Schaben Park
Apr 11 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Apr 15 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Voyageur Canoe Christening
Our new Voyageur canoes “The Marquette and The Joliet” will be launched!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 18 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dave & Amy Freeman - A Year in the Wilderness
Join us to hear about Dave and Amy Freeman's yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Earth Day Event
Roll up your sleeves and help us clean up Mason City streets, parks, and trails.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 24 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Tots: Inside This Egg
Learn about eggs!
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
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 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Willow Lake Outdoor Day
Try something new!
Special Events Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
May 10 Wednesday 7:00 PM Dragonflies - Flying Jewels
The Lime Creek Nature Center and North Iowa Nature Club present dragonfly expert Steve Hummel.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 13 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2017 Youth Jamboree
Everything is 100% free! We provide everything from the fishing poles and bait, to the firearms and ammo. It truly is a whole-family event.
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
May 15 Monday 7:00 PM Save The Last Dance - Wildlife Photographer Noppadol Paothong
Award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong will provide a presentation about his work with grassland grouse and their fragile habitats.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 19-20 Friday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Buy Two Nights, Get One Free Camping
Free camping voucher when you pay for two nights!
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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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