Jester, Lewis A., Park

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Mar 29 Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
Learn how to collect and use runoff water and then make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. All materials will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your barrel back to your home after the workshop.
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Apr 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Tropical Biodiversity: Why should we care?
The tropics are places of amazing beauty and biodiversity, filled with plants and animals exotic and fascinating to us.
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Apr 4 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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Apr 6 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Recycled Bird feeders
Are you looking to attract more birds to your backyard? Come learn about some of Iowa’s favorite songbirds and what foods they love. We will get crafty by making bird feeders out of recycled materials to take home!
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Apr 10 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. T
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Apr 11 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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Apr 13 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Rain Barrel Workshop
Learn how to collect and use runoff water and then make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. All materials will be provided.
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Apr 13 Saturday 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.
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Apr 14 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Egg Hunt
Your family will love this new-age way of hunting eggs. Learn how to use a GPS and go search the park to find the Conservation Bunny’s nests of hidden treasures, collecting prizes and candy along the way!
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Apr 15 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
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Apr 16 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night
Start with a glass of wine and social time before we light up the night - with fire. Naturalists, Patti Petersen-Keys will share her tips and tricks, so that you can easily master or improve fire building.
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Apr 17 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool - Cancelled
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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Apr 18 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Natural Egg Dying
Your kitchen is full of natural dyes. Common food items such as red cabbage, onion skins, and coffee can be used to transform plain white eggs into colorful Easter gems.
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Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Mammalogy - Home School
Mammalogy - Learn about mammal’s unique adaptations for survival. We’ll study skins, skulls and scat followed by a hike to search for mammals at Jester Park.
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Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Air Rifle Target Shooting - Home School
Air Rifle Target Shooting – Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Class will cover form and safety with plenty of time for target shooting.
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Apr 19 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mammalogy - Home School (1-2:30pm)
Mammalogy - Learn about mammal’s unique adaptations for survival. We’ll study skins, skulls and scat followed by a hike to search for mammals at Jester Park.
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Apr 22 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Earth Day Stories on the Patio
Celebrate Earth Day with a local storyteller on the outdoor patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.
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May 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - Birding in the Southwest
In 2018 Margaret and Ray Harden took a birding vacation to Arizona and New Mexico. In New Mexico they stopped at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and observed many species of waterfowl on the ponds and birds along the Rio Grande River.
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May 21 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Amphibians
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
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Jun 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Chichaqua BioBlitz
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt with its myriad wetlands, grasslands and forests has long been known as an area of uncommon diversity. In June 2018 a BioBlitz was conducted at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt.
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Jun 4 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku/Japanese Forest Bathing
De-stress and reconnect to nature with the mindfulness of Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing.
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Jun 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Drumming to the Rhythms of Nature
Utilize Native American drums and try your skill at the restorative practice of drumming.
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Jun 8 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Shinrin Yoku/Japanese Forest Bathing
This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being and de-stress.
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Jun 10-13 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp (June 10-13)
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching, building campfires and more while exploring the outdoors.
Youth Camps
Jun 12 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Survival Camp
Set your kid’s imagination and adventurous spirit free as they learn about the natural environment and important survival skills. Activities range from plant identification, animal tracking study, and survival skills like fire and shelter building.
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