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Nov 24 Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday, November 24: The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is opened shortened hours from 10am - 3pm.
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is opened shortened hours from 10am - 3pm.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Nov 28 Tuesday 10:00 AM A Nature Story
Join us every Tuesday this winter for a presentation geared for children 3-5 with their guardians and siblings. All presentations feature a book and hands-on activities.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 28 Tuesday 6:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek
Friends of Rock Creek meeting - Come join us!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 29 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM For Seniors Only - A Visit with Ding Darling
Join us as Jay N. “Ding” Darling (actor Tom Milligan) visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 1-31 Friday Festival of Lights 5 PM -9 PM
Donations to the Carroll EMS are accepted
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Dec 1 Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Jingle Bell Run
Come Join the Carroll Rec Center and New Opportunities for the 1st annual Jingle Bell Run. Fee: Donation of a new, unwrapped toy per participant.
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Dec 1 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Snowshoe Hike
Come enjoy an evening of hiking by starlight through the hills of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 2-6 Saturday 12:01 AM - 12:00 PM Hitchcock Nature Center Trails Closure
All trails at Hitchcock Nature Center will be closed to hikers & park visitors December 2nd through 6th during shotgun season.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Dec 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bird Banding Demonstration
Come get a "bird's eye" view of our fine-feathered friends as you join volunteers for a live songbird banding at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Dec 2 Saturday 12:30 PM Natural Holiday Decorating
Use natural materials in your holiday decorating!!
Other Location Cass Cass County Courthouse
Dec 2 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Holiday Nature Crafts program
Join us at Lake Iowa Nature Center for a fun and creative holiday nature crafts program
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Dec 2 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Nature Holiday Crafts
Join a Warren County Conservation naturalist for a relaxing & fun craft day at the Annett Nature Center
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 2 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Natural Ornaments
Spend the afternoon making homemade ornaments and drinking cocoa.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Dec 3 Sunday 2:00 PM Soap from Scratch
Explore the art and science of making handcrafted soap from scratch with Siberian Soap Company Owner, Ann Staudt!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 5 Tuesday 10:00 AM A Nature Story
Join us every Tuesday this winter for a presentation geared for children 3-5 with their guardians and siblings. All presentations feature a book and hands-on activities.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
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 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Zambia
This presentation will take you to a delightful country filled with wonderful people, beautiful scenery, amazing birds, elephant, zebra, giraffe, several species of antelope, and many other grazers.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 5 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Dec 5 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wreath Making class
Bremer County Naturalist, Sarah Beckman will provide materials to make a seasonal wreath to take home.
Programs Bremer Ingawanis Woodland
Dec 6 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Camouflage
Stories to come to life at the Nature Center.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 7 Thursday 5:30 PM Basket Weaving Workshop
Basket weaving is one of the most widely spread crafts in the history of human civilization. And now's your chance to learn this great skill.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 7 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Holiday Walk: Season's Greetings
Holiday Walk: Season’s Greetings Thursday, December 7th, 6 pm Osborne Park, Elkader
Special Events Clayton Osborne Park
Dec 7 Thursday 6:30 PM Music at the Barn
Local musicians will play, sing and lead you through a night of music, dance and fun.
Special Events Clinton Soaring Eagle Nature Center
Dec 7 Thursday 7:00 PM AT THE PARK Winter hike
Stroll through the woods after the full moon.
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
Dec 8 Friday 10:00 AM An Animal Encounter
Preschoolers and their parents can enjoy an animal encounter through games, crafts and live animal presentations. This program is free and siblings are welcome!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground

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