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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 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 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 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 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 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
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 22 Friday 1:30 PM Introduction to Snowshoeing
We will be learning some basic snowshoeing skills and use these skills on a fun hike! The hike will involve activities to help participants practice their newly acquired skills.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 24 Sunday Phenology Calendar Sale
Order a calendar today! This calendar highlights the timing of natural events throughout the year in Eastern Iowa, giving information on meteor showers, migrating birds, hunting seasons, historical events and much more! 
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 - 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 29 Friday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kids Night Out
A fun way for kids 6 and up to get outside over winter break.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Jan 1 Monday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM New Year's Woodland Hike
Start off 2018 on the right foot by getting out and hiking through Fontana Park woodland!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Jan 2, 2018 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - The Art of Conservation: A visit with D'ing Darling
This historical presentation brings to life the two time Pulitzer Prize Winning Editorial Cartoonist, creator of the “Duck Stamp” program, and founder of the National Wildlife Federation.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jan 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Early Nesting Iowa Owls
The blustery, cold, snowy weather of January certainly doesn't seem like a good time for a bird to be nesting! On the contrary, some resident Iowa owls are among the earliest nesting birds!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 6 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park

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