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Sep 21 Thursday 6:00 PM Sunset Eco Cruise
Join us for a relaxing cruise on the Mississippi River guided by one of our naturalist.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 22-24 Friday Halloween at McFarlane Park
Halloween at McFarlane Park
Special Events Black Hawk McFarlane Park
Sep 22 Friday Photo Contest by the Friends of Johnson County Conservation
Capture nature's beauty by camera, and see if you are a good shot! Participants will learn about photography skills and winners will take home a certificate to University Camera.
Special Events Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Sep 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Free guided canoe tours of Big Hollow!
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Sep 23-24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Iowa Outdoor Expo
Free family event! Try your skills at canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, trap shooting, shooting BB guns, geocaching and more!
Special Events Polk Polk County Education Programs
Sep 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Half Price Canoes
Enjoy a canoe ride for half price!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fall Bird Banding
Fall is a great time to observe birds, especially those migrating through! This fall, join federally certified bird banders and JCC staff for an opportunity to learn about and see song birds up close.
Special Events Johnson Conservation Education Center - F.W. Kent Park
Sep 23 Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Loess Hills Heritage Week Kick-Off
Discover the Loess Hills!
Special Events Harrison Harrison County Historical Village Welcome Center
Sep 23 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Center Open
Come visit our Nature Center!
Special Events Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
Sep 23 Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Prairie Heritage Day
Learn about pioneer times!
Special Events Marshall Grimes Farm
Sep 26 Tuesday 2:00 PM Homeschool in the Hills
Homeschool students & parents are invited to join us for a fun field day at Hitchcock Nature Center held in conjunction with the Loess Hills Heritage Week.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Sep 26 Tuesday 6:30 PM Hunters Education
Join us for Hunters Education at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 27 Wednesday 7:00 AM Building Better Birders Field Class & Eco Cruise
World Class birder Kelly McKay will lead this free class to improve bird watching skills.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 28 Thursday 6:00 PM Sunset Eco Cruise
Join us for a relaxing cruise on the Mississippi River guided by one of our naturalist.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 29 - Oct 1 Friday Halloween at Big Woods Lake Campground
Halloween at Big Woods Lake Campground
Special Events Black Hawk Big Woods Lake Campground
Sep 29 Friday 7:00 PM An Evening with John Liu
Join renowned filmmaker & founder of the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) John Liu for a special event at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Sep 30 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Center Open
Come visit our Nature Center!
Special Events Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
Sep 30 Saturday 3:00 PM Dutch Oven Gathering
Calling all area Dutch Oven cookers, join us at Turkey Ridge Campground on September 30 for a night of cooking. Dishes will be judged starting at 6 pm.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Sep 30 Saturday 7:00 PM Public Open House at Jens-Wendt Observatory
View skies through a 20-inch telescope if the skies are clear, www.qcas.org
Special Events Clinton Sherman Park
Oct 1 Sunday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Partners Fall Festival
Kick off the month of October at the Partners Fall Festival. Enjoy the changing seasons while listening to traditional and modern blues music from Redz Bluez.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Oct 4 Wednesday 6:00 PM Marietta Sand Prairie Seed Harvest
Help harvest prairie seed!
Special Events Marshall Marietta Sand Prairie Preserve
Oct 5 Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Shelley Cords-Swanson art exhibit opening
Find out more at www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com.
Special Events Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
Oct 5 Thursday 5:00 PM Fall Color Eco Cruise
Join us for a relaxing cruise on the Mississippi River guided by one of our naturalist.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 5 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Backpacking 101: 4-Season Edition
Pottawattamie County Conservation and the backpacking experts at Canfield’s Sporting Goods and have once again teamed up to provide a 4-part and 4-season series of classes.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Oct 6-8 Friday Halloween at Hickory Hills Park
Halloween at Hickory Hills Park
Special Events Black Hawk Hickory Hills Park

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