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Jan 24 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM “AT THE PARK” Series: Explore Your Inner Pioneer--Tanning 101
The theme of this year's "At the Park" program series is "Explore Your Inner Pioneer." Tanning 101 is a three part series on hide tanning.
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
Jan 25 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nature Buds: Winter Wonderland
The goal of Nature Buds is to build lifelong outdoor values through programming designed for 3-5 year olds and their parents. The program features STEM activities, crafts, story time, and guided outdoor play/exploration.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Jan 25 Wednesday 12:00 PM Cargo for Conservation ~ O.W.L.s
Learn about the problem of the world trade in illegal wildlife products.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Jan 25 Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Group Snowshoeing
Let's get outside this winter! Join others in snowshoeing and cross country skiing around the prairie and ice skating on the marsh.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 26 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Book Worms - H is for Hawk
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we'll be discussing H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Jan 27 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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 28 Saturday December 2016 Oak Hickory News
Get the latest on parks and programming with this issue of the Oak Hickory News!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jan 28 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Camp
Play games, make crafts, and explore the outdoors!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Jan 28 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Make a Rustic Willow Suet Bird Feeder
This rustic feeder will add primitive charm your landscape this winter!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jan 28 Saturday 9:00 AM 2017 Iowa Games Snowshoe Championship Race & Family Hike
Join us for a competitive day in the snow!
Special Events Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Jan 28 Saturday 10:00 AM Expedition to the Grand Canyon: A Rim-to-Rim Hike
Bob Thurman will present on his epic rim-to-rim hike across the Grand Canyon.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Jan 28 Saturday 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Winter Picnic - Come & Go
There will be lots of winter activities such as snowshoe hike, winter camping demo, fat tire bike demo and a campfire.
Special Events Bremer Ingawanis Woodland
Jan 28 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Central Iowa Trumpeter Swan Soiree
Trumpeter swans were once common in Iowa, but were gone from the state by the late 1880s. By the early 1930s, only 69 trumpeter swans remained in the lower 48 states.
Special Events Polk Polk County Education Programs
Jan 28 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Winter Festival
Beat the winter blahs with an adventure-packed afternoon at Lime Creek!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jan 28 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Snowshoe Hike
Bring the family on a showshoe hike to search for animal activity clues-deer tracks, vole tunnels or owl wing imprints from catching their prey!
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Jan 29 Sunday 1:00 PM Wine Bottle Bird Feeder Workshop
Create something to bring the birds to your backyard . . .
Special Events Floyd Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
Jan 29 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Join Winneshiek County Conservation for a day of snow sports!
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Jan 31 Tuesday 7:00 PM Northwest Iowa Furbearers
Local trapper Wray Wright will share his knowledge and experience about Northwest Iowa Furbearers, their habitats and environment, benefits of trapping, how to harvest and use their furs.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 1 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour
Books come to life at the Nature Center.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Feb 3 Friday 7:00 PM Owl Prowl
Meet a live owl, learn about owls and take a short hike to try and hear owls calling in the night. Pre-registration is appreciated. Dress for the weather.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 4 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM JPEC Intro to Horse Driving Clinic
Come on out to learn the basics of driving a horse and draft team - a great introductory course as well as for seasoned drivers!
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 4 Saturday 10:00 AM Cocoa Picasso
Join us to have a unique learning experience! We will learn about birds in winter, and then paint a snowy winter scene while sipping hot chocolate.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 4 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Snow Scamper 5K trail run/walk/snowshoe
Dust off your running shoes, dig out your snowshoes!!
Special Events Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Feb 4 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Winter Survival
Winter can be an exciting and fun time to be outdoors, bring the whole family and take-on the winter survival challenge!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Feb 4 Saturday 1:00 PM Introduction to Snowshoeing
Learn some basic snowshoeing skills and then test them out on a fun hike! The hike will involve activities to help participants practice. Participants should dress for the weather.
Programs Story McFarland Park

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