Jester, Lewis A., Park

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Jul 20 Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Giants of the Prairie
Bison and elk were two of the largest animals to ever roam across Iowa. What happened to them and where did they go? A naturalist will walk you through the exhibit and share the history of these giants of the prairie.
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Aug 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Jester Park Nature Center Grand Opening
Join us as we celebrate the long awaited grand opening of the Jester Park Nature Center! Explore the new nature center with your friends and family.
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Aug 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Tale of Iowa's Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument
Denise Franck tells the history of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, and the part Captain J.D. Brown played in the controversy surrounding the location. The tale covers the monument’s inception, design, building and controversy.
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Aug 8 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdate Nature Center Discovery
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.
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Aug 31 Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.
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Sep 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Early Depression Dilemmas of Rural Iowa
The early depression years, during President Herbert Hoover’s administration, marked the depths of the Great Depression for the United States.
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Sep 10 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Migration Madness
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure for 3-5 year olds and an adult! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided.
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Oct 9 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends - Going Batty
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure for 3-5 year olds and an adult! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided.
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