Polk County Education Programs

We offer over 100 public education programs throughout the year.

If you would like to view a complete list of environmental education programs available in our Nature News newsletter, please click on the following link: http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/news-info/nature-news/ or visit our calendar of events:  Calendar of Events.


Environmental educational programs are offered at many of our parks throughout Polk County. For more information regarding the location of a particular program, see our website at www.leadingyououtdoors.org or call our Administration office at (515) 323-5300.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Polk County Conservation Administration Office is open Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and located next to the entrance to Jester Park. The office is closed on holidays.