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Sep 19 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Live Animals of Black Hawk County
Join us at the Cottonwood Shelter at Black Hawk Park to meet the live animals of Hartman Reserve!
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Sep 19 Tuesday 6:30 PM Beekeeping as a Hobby: Is it for me?
Your own fresh, local honey all year long. Sounds good right? See if beekeeping is right for you!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hunters Education Course
Visit for required sign up.
Other Location Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 20 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Tree-mendous Trees!
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Sep 21-24 Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM 2017 Discover Wolves Bus Tour – A Weekend with Wolves!
Learn about wolves, black bears and the ecology of Northern Minnesota on a four-day bus trip. Cost is determined by number of participants per room.
Trips Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 21 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Yoga in the Park
Yoga in the Park will combine the relaxation of yoga and the serenity of nature.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Sep 21 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Rain Barrel workshop
A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. Co-sponsored by Polk Soil and Water Conservation District.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Sep 22-24 Friday Halloween at McFarlane Park
Halloween at McFarlane Park
Special Events Black Hawk McFarlane Park
Sep 22 Friday Wild Women of the Woods
The fifth annual Wild Women of the Woods event will take place September 22-24 at Hickory Grove Park!
Programs Story Hickory Grove 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.
Sep 22 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 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
Sep 22 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Stargazing on the Equinox
Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations on the autumnal equinox! Local astronomers will provide telescopes for viewing.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Sep 23 Saturday 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Would your child like to experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting? This mentored hunt in a controlled waterfowl hunting area at Chichaqua can provide this opportunity.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 23 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Land Management September Session
Register for the September 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
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 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 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 23 Saturday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Sunset and Dinner on the Bluff
Celebrate Loess Hills Prairie and Heritage Week with us!!
Programs Plymouth Five Ridge Prairie
Sep 24 Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fourmile Creek Sweep
Strap on your boots or waders and get muddy with the Conservation team! In an effort to improve water quality, we will be sweeping Fourmile Creek for tires and other debris as well as cleaning up litter in and around Mally’s Park.
Programs Polk Mally's Weh-Weh-Neh-Kee Park