Jester, Lewis A., Park

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Oct 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Build a Bird Feeder - Cancelled
Fall is the time of year to get ready for feeding our feathered friends through the cold winter months. A PCC Naturalist will lead a short discussion to help you create a successful birdfeeding station in your yard.
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Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spiders
Spiders are some of the most commonly feared and misunderstood creatures in this world. Discover how spiders are actually fascinating animals, including their unique adaptations and the important role they play in ecosystems.
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Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Celebrate National Bison Day
Join a naturalist for a discussion about the natural history of bison before getting an up-close introduction of the resident herd.
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Nov 4 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals.
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Nov 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bats in Iowa
Carly Kalina, an Environmental Scientist with Echo Logical Consulting, will discuss overall bat characteristics and biology, bats found in Iowa, and bat survey methodology. Threats to bats such as White-nose and human impacts will also be discussed.
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Nov 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Turkeys
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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Nov 8 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mysteries of the Moon
Learn what makes Earth’s natural satellite so unique, including the history of our moon and how it influences our lives. We will have a stargazing session outdoors to view this beautiful celestial object in all its splendor.
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Nov 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Soap Making
Let Mitchell County Naturalist, Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe, help you discover the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
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Nov 9 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Autumn Phenology Journaling
Phenology is the study of seasonal phenomena, and we will be taking a closer look at all of the changes happening in the park this autumn.
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Nov 12 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Jester Park at night under a full moon.
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Nov 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Herpetology Home School Program
Join us to learn about Reptiles and Amphibians at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
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Nov 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Home School grades 6-12
Join us for a season on discovery at the Jester Park Nature Center as we explore the woodlands, prairie, and wetlands in the park. This hike for home school students in grades 6-12.
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Nov 15 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Herpetology Home School Program 1-2:30
What on Earth are herps? Reptiles and amphibians are some of the most fascinating creatures, and many are found in Iowa. Learn about their distinguishing adaptations for survival and meet some of our resident education animals!
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Nov 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Composter
Composting is a great way to turn ordinary food scraps into rich soil for you garden and flowerbeds. A naturalist will give a short presentation about composting before you begin constructing your composter.
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Nov 16 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Outdoor Art for Scouts
Learn to observe nature through the lens of an artist, as we explore various ways to use natural materials to make art.
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Nov 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Talking Turkey
Join us as we learn more about turkeys while relaxing with a glass of wine.
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Nov 23 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Animal Winter Survival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
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Nov 29 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM #OptOutside Hike
Choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday with your friends and family. We’ll reconnect you with nature on a hike through Jester Park.
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Dec 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Cats of America: Ancient History and Modern Conservation
William R. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology at Iowa State University, will briefly discuss the evolution of cats including paleological history of sabertooth cats and cheetahs that once roamed North America. T
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Dec 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Stars
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. registration required.
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Dec 6 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Ornithology - 10am
Join us to learn about birds at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
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Dec 6 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Homeschool Grades 6-12
Join us for a season on discovery at the Jester Park Nature Center as we explore the woodlands, prairie, and wetlands in the park. This hike for home school students in grades 6-12.
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Dec 6 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Ornithology - 1pm
Join us to learn about birds at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
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Dec 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse
Attract some of our beautiful feathered friends to your yard by building a birdhouse. We will also take some time to artistically decorate them, turning them into a great gift to give during the holiday season.
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Dec 13 Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hike and Hot Cocoa (National Hot Cocoa Day)
A cold December day is the perfect time to make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy National Cocoa Day. We’ll start the program with a brisk walk around Discovery Pond and end by enjoying a mug of hot cocoa around a fire.
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