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Nov 24 Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday, November 24: The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is opened shortened hours from 10am - 3pm.
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is opened shortened hours from 10am - 3pm.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Nov 29 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM For Seniors Only - A Visit with Ding Darling
Join us as Jay N. “Ding” Darling (actor Tom Milligan) visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 1-31 Friday Festival of Lights 5 PM -9 PM
Donations to the Carroll EMS are accepted
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Dec 1 Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Jingle Bell Run
Come Join the Carroll Rec Center and New Opportunities for the 1st annual Jingle Bell Run. Fee: Donation of a new, unwrapped toy per participant.
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Dec 1 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Snowshoe Hike
Come enjoy an evening of hiking by starlight through the hills of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 2 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Nature Holiday Crafts
Join a Warren County Conservation naturalist for a relaxing & fun craft day at the Annett Nature Center
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 2 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Natural Ornaments
Spend the afternoon making homemade ornaments and drinking cocoa.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Dec 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - How Iowa was Made
Ancient sea creatures, woolly mammoths, and metros from outer space! Sound like a sci-fi movie? Actually, they all have something to do with the history of Iowa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 6 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Camouflage
Stories to come to life at the Nature Center.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodland Restoration Work Days
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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Fun Day and Artist Open House
Join us for a fun day of winter activities. We plan to have recycled materials crafts for you to create for holiday gifts if you choose. Free! Area artists will also have their artwork on display and available to purchase.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Candy Cane Snowshoe/Winter Hike
Come out and enjoy the wonderful winter weather with a WCCB naturalist!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 11 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cabinet Door Creations
Join us at the Lime Creek Nature Center as we turn trash into treasure, repurposing cabinet doors into chalkboards, Christmas signs and décor!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 12 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Nature Tales
Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time about Animal Tracks. We’ll hike too, weather permitting.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 12 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Nature Ornaments
Create multiple ornaments for Christmas.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 15 Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Retirement Open House for Director Rick Schneider
Rick Schneider is retiring as Conservation Board Director after serving 42 years. Please attend this open house to greet, thank and wish him well during his retirement.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 16 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Christmas Crafts
Join us out at Lime Creek for our Christmas Crafts program!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 20 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Snow
Stories come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 21 Thursday 3:00 PM Winter Solstice Snowshoe or Hike
If snow amounts are greater than 4 inches, we will strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails. If the snow amounts are less than that, we will still go for a hike.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 26 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Dec 27 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Christmas Break at Lime Creek
It’s time to get the kids out of the house for some fresh air!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Dec 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing Fun!
Join us on Quarry Lake at the Lime Creek Conservation Area for a fun afternoon of ice fishing.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Survival Shelters
. Come learn multiple shelter styles and arrangements as well as useful rope and knot combinations. Dress for the weather.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 29 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fire Starters
You will get the opportunity to try out multiple commercially made and homemade fire starters, using conventional and unconventional ignition methods.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

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