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Nov 23 Thursday Thursday, November 23: The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
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 - 3:00 PM Holiday Nature Crafts program
Join us at Lake Iowa Nature Center for a fun and creative holiday nature crafts program
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
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 3 Sunday 2:00 PM Soap from Scratch
Explore the art and science of making handcrafted soap from scratch with Siberian Soap Company Owner, Ann Staudt!
Programs Story McFarland 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 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Zambia
This presentation will take you to a delightful country filled with wonderful people, beautiful scenery, amazing birds, elephant, zebra, giraffe, several species of antelope, and many other grazers.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 5 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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 7 Thursday 5:30 PM Basket Weaving Workshop
Basket weaving is one of the most widely spread crafts in the history of human civilization. And now's your chance to learn this great skill.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive 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 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Mammals
Join us with your pre-school aged tots to learn all about Iowa's mammals through stories, games, crafts and other activities!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive 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 - 2:00 PM Family Survival Camp
Does your family have the skills it takes to be a successful winter survivalists? Join us for a family fun themed winter survival camp.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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

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