Jester, Lewis A., Park

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Jan 21 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake. T
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Jan 26 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.
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Feb 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World
Sylvan T. Runkel, Iowa’s foremost naturalist, learned about nature from his grandmother, who lived in the southern Illinois log cabin where he spent his summers.
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Feb 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
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Feb 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open Range - Air Rifle and Archery
The ranges will be open to anyone 12 years old and older to experience the sport of target shooting. Trained and certified naturalists will be on the range to give instructions and assist with form and technique.
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Feb 9 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Woodworking for Bats - 10:30-noon
Come learn why bats are important and what you can do to help with bat conservation. Each participant will construct a basic bat house to either take home or donate back to one of Polk County Conservation’s parks.
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Feb 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Woodworking for Bats
Come learn why bats are important and what you can do to help with bat conservation. Each participant will construct a basic bat house to either take home or donate back to one of Polk County Conservation’s parks.
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Feb 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Build a Birdhouse
Build your own birdhouse at this hands on woodworking workshop. A simple, one-board plan will give you a quick and versatile house that can be customized to accommodate a variety of feathered friends that live near you.
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Feb 13 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness and Movement Class
Sometimes we forget we are part of nature, sharing water and air with all other beings on the planet. Controlling our breath and moving our bodies in focused ways can bring back a connection with the natural world.
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Feb 14 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee and Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and others who enjoy nature.
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Feb 16 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Owl Pellet Dissection
Come learn about owl of Iowa and their adaptations as predators and their role in the food web. The presentation will be followed by a pellet dissection and analysis.
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Feb 18 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake.
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Feb 18 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mammals of Iowa
Join a naturalist to learn about the wild mammals of Iowa. Feel animal furs and make an animal track sheet.
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Feb 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine – Love in the Wild
Animals celebrate Valentine’s Day all year round. Some of these mating rituals are wonderfully bizarre! Join us as we reveal the “love” secrets of a variety of animals.
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Feb 20 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool
Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? We’ll provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
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Feb 24 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about the bald eagle, then venture outside to view them in their natural habitat. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
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Mar 5 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Forget Recycling Often, Start Recycling Right!
Ammon Taylor, Municipal Marketing Manager for Waste Management, will discuss changes in the recycling industry and the need for continued education about what can or can’t be recycled.
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Mar 6 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
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Mar 9 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Loop the Lake
Join a PCC Naturalist for a leisurely hike around the Discovery Pond trail. Discover the many unique features of this park as we “Loop the Lake”.
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Mar 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Discover a few of the reptiles that call Iowa home. Meet a live snake and ornate box turtle. FREE. No registration required.
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Mar 13 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool
Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? We’ll provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
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Mar 13 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness and Movement Class
Sometimes we forget we are part of nature, sharing water and air with all other beings on the planet. Controlling our breath and moving our bodies in focused ways can bring back a connection with the natural world.
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Mar 14 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee and Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and others who enjoy nature.
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Mar 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Woodworking for Bats
Come learn why bats are important and what you can do to help with bat conservation. Each participant will construct a basic bat house to either take home or donate back to one of Polk County Conservation’s parks.
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Mar 18 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Songs, Stories and More
Join a naturalist to hear stories and sing songs as we learn about insects, decomposition, how dirt made your lunch, and more. Come ready to sing loud and proud, the more singers, the more fun.
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