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Feb 25 Saturday 10:00 AM Build a Bluebird Box
Bluebirds are cavity nesters that will use a bird house and you can build your own Bluebird Box at this workshop. Maximum of 30 people.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 26 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about our national symbol, the bald eagle. Then venture outside to view them in their natural setting. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 26 Sunday 1:30 PM Woodbury County Conservation Foundation Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be followed by a program with ZooMobile from the Great Plains Zoo.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 26 Sunday 2:00 PM ZooMobile and Great Plains Zoo presents All About Animals
The Zoo comes to the Nature Center! Sort your way through the world, discovering the similarities and differences between living things.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 27 Monday 4:00 PM Sip and Smear!
For this fun activity, elementary-age children will enjoy a short nature program, and will then paint a related picture on canvas while they sip on some hot cocoa.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 1 Wednesday Stub Gray Shooting Range reopens March 1.
Stub Gray Shooting Range reopens March 1.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 1 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Wind
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 2-4 Thursday Hunter Education
Hunter education is designed to introduce students to life-long skills important to the many different types of outdoor recreation.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Mar 4 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Make a Paracord Dog Leash -- Part One
Create a handmade leash for your best four-legged friend!
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Iowa Phenology
Simply put, phenology is an awareness of the natural rhythms of life. Most people already have some awareness of those rhythms: flowering plants, migrating birds, seasonal changes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 11 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:28 PM Wild Night Life & 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
Mar 13-14 Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Spring Break Camp - Horseplay (Ages 8-10)
Sign your child up for this fun horse filled camp! We will take a wagon ride, do a craft and pick up plenty of horse knowledge in their riding lesson!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 14 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Tales
Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time about turtles. We’ll hike too, weather permitting.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 14 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Fruitful Harvest
This program will focus on how to locate, order, plant, prune, and care for them throughout the year.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 15 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Survivor Camp
Campers will have fun learning and staying active. Activities will include archery, geocaching, and survival skills. Students will make their own lunch over a fire they help build.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 15 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Be Nice To Spiders!
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 15 Wednesday 6:00 PM Indoor Archery
Class will focus on form and safety, giving participants basics that will get them safely shooting and offer a general feel for archery.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16-17 Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM JPEC Spring Break Camp - Horse'n Around (Ages 10+)
Sign your child up for this fun horse filled camp! We will take a wagon ride, do a craft and pick up plenty of horse knowledge in their riding lesson!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 17 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live snakes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Make a Paracord Dog Leash -- Part Two
Create a handmade leash for your best four-legged friend! In this two-part course, you will learn how to braid a custom leash using the crown knot.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 18 Saturday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Solar Eclipse Program
Join guest speaker Mr. Derryl Barr to learn about solar eclipses.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Mar 23 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Naturally Artistic - Pastels
Learn about pastels!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 25 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Geocaching Basics
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 25 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Geocaching Hike
Come discover the fun and excitement of geocaching, the high tech outdoor scavenger hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and 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

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