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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
Mar 29 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hunter Safety Field Day
Participants must register on line at www.iowadnr.gov/huntered before March 24, 2017 and must complete online course before attending class.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 30 Thursday 6:30 PM Idaho Trek Informational Meeting
JCC naturalists are leading a high school backpacking trip to Idaho this summer. This meeting is set up for interested applicants and their parents/guardians to learn more and ask questions.
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Apr 1 Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Build a Willow Garden Tower - Cancelled!
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 1 Saturday 1:00 PM Birdapalooza
Come enjoy an afternoon all about birds! Go on a guided birding hike, meet a live raptor, create a bird feeding treat and crafts, play some games, and then participate in the Iowa Bird of Mouth project to write a publish a poem!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors): African Wildlife Adventure
This presentation will feature the wildlife of Africa as seen through the lens of Jim Pease.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Morels and More
Glen Schwartz, president of the Prairie State Mushroom Club to share great photography of about 35 species, in more-or-less chronological order, from Morels in the spring to Giant Puffballs in the fall.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
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 - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Pig Pizzaz
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
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 5 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pine Needle Weaving
Learn how to pine needle weave!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 6 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Frog and Toad Call Survey Training
This training will teach adults how to identify frogs and toads by sound and how to conduct amphibian surveys. After the class, students are encouraged to spend 3 nights over the summer collecting vital data to further the conservation mission.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Apr 8 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Osprey 5K
Join the FWCC for the annual Osprey 5K trail. Run or walk 3.1 miles through the beautiful trails of our park, all for a good cause!
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
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 Classic Firearms
Learn about classic firearms from Randy Turner of Maquoketa. Randy will share examples of firearms and other items that were used in early settlement time through the mid 1900’s.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 11 Tuesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Evening Prairie Burn
Join WCCB as we light up the night sky! Watch a live controlled prairie burn.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Apr 13 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Burn Plans: Simple or Complex?
Learn about burn plans.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 14 Friday 10:00 AM Egg Eggstravaganza
Join us on this no school day for spring fun, including an egg scavenger hunt and egg dyeing with natural pigments!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 15 Saturday 10:00 AM Geocache Egg Hunt
Your family will love this new-age way of hunting eggs. Join Naturalist Jess Lancial to learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find the Conservation Bunny’s nests of hidden treasures!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 15 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Easter Egg Hike
Head to the trails for an Easter Egg Hunt, nature style!
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
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 19 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Eggs and Chicks
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center

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