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Aug 17 Thursday 6:00 PM Board Meeting: Prairie Creek Recreation Area and Hurstville Interpretive Center
Tour the renovations at Prairie Creek Recreation Area then join the conservation board for their monthly meeting at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
Trips Jackson Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Aug 18 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 19 - Sep 16 Saturday 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM The Naturalist School: Late Summer Field Season 6 Session Workshop
Join us for the 6 session Late Summer Field Season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 19 Saturday 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM The Naturalist School: Late Summer Field Season Session #2
Join us for the second session of the Late Summer Field Season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, August 19th from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 19 Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Real Maple Syrup Pancake Feed
Join us at Botna Bend Park for some delicious pancakes served with real maple syrup that was tapped, processed, & bottled right at the park!
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Aug 19 Saturday 8:30 AM Paddling Green Island
Join us for a paddle around Green Island Wildlife Refuge. If you would like to borrow a boat, please call to make a reservation.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 19 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
Aug 19 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Insect Hunt
From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collection and an insect hunt. Nets will be provided.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Aug 19 Saturday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pioneer Cemetery Tour
Learn about pioneer life and a touch about native flora and fauna during a tour of three local cemeteries.
Special Events Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Aug 19 Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Dutch Oven Cooking- Lunch
Need some tasty new camping recipes?
Other Location Cass Cass County Courthouse
Aug 19 Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM River Romp
Discover your river by searching sandbars for fossils, artifacts,and other treasures, and scoop the river for benthic macro invertebrates (cool water bugs).
Programs Story Peterson Park Access
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 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Charter Bus Tour: The Great American Total Solar Eclipse
This is an event you won’t want to miss! Des Moines County Conservation will be chartering a bus to Washington, Missouri to the path of totality on Monday August 21st 2017.
Special Events Des Moines Starr's Cave Park and Preserve
Aug 21 Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Solar Eclipse Bus Trip
Come with us to see OVER 2 minutes of Totality!
Trips Cass Cass County Courthouse
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 12:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party!
Join us for a solar eclipse party! Have fun learning about the sun, make pinhole projectors to safely view the partial eclipse and more!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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

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