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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 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 26 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Dec 27 Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tricky Tracks
Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 27 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tricky Tracks
Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 27 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tricky Tracks
Have you seen all of the animals that live in the woods or in your neighborhood? Come to this program and you’ll learn how to identify the signs that animals leave behind.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 28 Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Animal Winter Surival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Animal Winter Survival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Dec 28 Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Animal Winter Survival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 29 Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winter Birds
Learn the secrets to setting up a successful bird feeding station where you live. Feeder types, food varieties, placement, and types of birds drawn to feeders will be discussed.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 29 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Birds
Learn the secrets to setting up a successful bird feeding station where you live. Feeder types, food varieties, placement, and types of birds drawn to feeders will be discussed.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Dec 29 Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Winter Birds
Learn the secrets to setting up a successful bird feeding station where you live. Feeder types, food varieties, placement, and types of birds drawn to feeders will be discussed.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
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
Jan 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jan 13 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jan 19 Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Owl Prowl
Bundle up and join a naturalist for a campfire program to learn about owls. After a brief discussion about these flying predators of the night, we will go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jan 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cross-Country Ski Basics
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will be discussed before we head outside.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Jan 25 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Book Worms - The Worst Hard Time
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Jan 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodland Restoration
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. No experience required and all supplies are provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 1 Thursday 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Jester Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cross Country Ski Basics
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is January 31. Minimum age 12. Fee: $10 (includes skis, boots and poles.)
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Feb 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Lessons Learned from Prairie Restoration
Keith Summerville, professor of Environmental Science & Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Drake University will share lessons learned during his 15 years of prairie restoration research at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 10 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 Fort Des Moines Park

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