Jester, Lewis A., Park

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May 1 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Butterfly or Moth, How do you Know?
Have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Is it how they look? Or perhaps how they behave? Are they more alike or more different? How can you tell if a caterpillar will turn into a moth or a butterfly?
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May 1 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Power of Pollinators
Did you know more than 1/3 of our global food supply depends on pollinators? Learn how pollination works, who the pollinators are and threats they face.
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May 17 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Creek Walk
Explore and investigate life in a stream as we stroll through Paw Creek in Jester Park. Participants need to wear old clothes and shoes that are secure (no flip flops) and can get wet.
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May 24 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku, or Japanese forest bathing, with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
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Jun 1 Friday 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM Dragons in Polk County
We have dragons living in Polk County; dragonflies and damselflies that is. Come learn about these amazing aerialists! We’ll even try to catch some!
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Jun 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Drumming
Join us for a unique morning in nature learning the art and significance of drumming. Life in Balance coach, Gail McCarthy will be share historical significance of drumming. She will lead participants in a drumming circle in a woodland setting.
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Jun 11-14 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp (June 11-14)
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching and more while exploring the outdoors. Campers will also learn how to shoot a bow, build a fire, and cook a snack over a fire.
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Jun 12 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Off the Map: Stories of Abandoned and Disappearing Towns
Thousands of towns and communities were established during Iowa’s pioneer and railroad era. In some instances, they were small towns built around the time of the height of a coal industry that just could not thrive.
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Jun 12 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing
Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
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Jun 12 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Geo the Geode
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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Jun 13 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:28 AM Nature Playdate Life in a Pond
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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Jun 14 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skill - Archery
Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
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Jun 14 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Archery
Class will focus on form and safety, giving participants basics that will get them safely shooting and offer a general feel for archery with a compound bow.
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Jun 16 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Bumble Bee Hunt
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with a naturalist to search for and document the number of bumble bees found at Jester Park. After a short bee identification talk, we’ll search for as many bees species as we can find!
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Jun 18-21 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp (June 18-21) - FULL
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching and more while exploring the outdoors. Campers will also learn how to shoot a bow, build a fire, and cook a snack over a fire.
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Jun 19 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Princess Adventures - All About Birds
Girls ages 4-6 are invited to the park in “princess attire” (whatever that means to them). We will learn about a courageous woman from the past, participate in a nature activity, followed by a tea party with a snack.
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Jun 19 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
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Jun 19 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayaking Basics
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
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Jun 21 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival
Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
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Jun 25-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:29 PM Discovery Camp
This camp is all about animals! Learn about the basic animal groups: insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. There will be plenty of games, live animals, snacks, and more!
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Jun 26 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
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Jun 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skill - Air Rifle Shooting
Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program.
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Jun 28 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Air Rifle Shooting
Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program.
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Jul 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Exploring the Appalachian Trail
Have you wondered what it would be like to hike the oldest long trail in the United States but think the opportunity has passed you by?
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Jul 9 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
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