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Aug 20 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboarding
Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful afternoon learning how to Stand Up Paddleboard on Lester Pond.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Aug 21 Monday 11:00 AM Solar Eclipse viewing
Learn more about solar eclipses . . . .
Programs Floyd Floyd County Conservation
Aug 21 Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party
For the first time in almost 40 years a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. Here in Des Moines, a partial eclipse covering most but not all of the sun will occur.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Aug 21 Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM At the Park Great American Eclipse Day Celebration
Celebrate the total solar eclipse for the first time in nearly 40 years!
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Park
Aug 21 Monday 5:00 PM Birds, Butterflies & Bees - Landscaping with Natives
Join our naturalist intern, Brianna Sholly, as she discusses how to create wildlife habitat in your own backyard.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 22 Tuesday Hike the Wild --- Reeds Run
Find out more at www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com.
Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends Nutty Squirrels
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Foraging for Mushrooms
This program will cover proper Identification of your most basic edible mushrooms of Iowa. We will also focus on what time of year to start looking for specific species of Mushrooms.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:30 PM AT THE PARK Explore Your Inner Pioneer Series Famous Trees of Iowa
Trees really are Famous
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Iowa B Club
Please welcome, the NEW “Iowa B Club” hosted by Wickiup Hill Learning Center!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 24 Thursday 10:00 AM ACORN CLUB Planets and Constellations
Always wondered where in the sky to find Jupiter. Learn about our planets and constellations.
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
Aug 24 Thursday 7:00 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Lloyd Crim at monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare prairie flora that changes each month and learn the history of central Iowa prairies from a prairie enthusiast.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Aug 25 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Mark your calendars! Meet at the boat ramp on the south side of Big Woods Lake. $5/kayak $10/canoe.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Aug 26 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Land Management August Session
Register for the August session of this six-class series designed to provide members of the public the basic knowledge and skills required to create and maintain a healthy environment in a Midwestern natural areas setting.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 26 Saturday 8:00 AM Longbow Workshop
Longbow Workshop
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Monarch Tagging
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate back to their winter home in Mexico.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Aug 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Discovery Hike
Stretch your legs!
Programs Harrison Old Town Conservation Area
Aug 26 Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dutch Oven Cooking Program
Join us at Lake Iowa to learn about Dutch Oven Cooking!
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Aug 27 Sunday 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM The Naturalist School: Late Summer Field Season Session #3
Join us for the third session of the Late Summer Field Season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center on Sunday, August 27th from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 28 Monday 4:00 PM G.A.I.N. (Get Active in Nature) - Monarch Tagging
Join us on the Lime Creek prairie as we attempt to tag monarch butterflies.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 30 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools
Get your little one out of the house and into nature!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 2 Saturday 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM The Naturalist School: Late Summer Field Season Session #4
Join us for the fourth session of the Late Summer Field Season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, September 2nd from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Sep 2 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors- History of Iowa Wildlife
For all the challenges facing Iowa’s wildlife populations and their habitats, reflection on the history of our state’s wildlife reveals many conservation success stories.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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