McFarland Park

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Oct 26 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Stories and S'mores
Join naturalist Heather Hucka for an evening of nature-inspired stories and songs along with everyone’s favorite fire treat…S’MORES!
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Oct 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Explore your Outdoors: Camouflage!
Join Naturalist Jess Lancial as we discover and explore the amazing survival strategies of camouflage.
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Nov 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Womens Hunter Education Course
Story County Conservation and Iowa DNR are teaming up to offer Iowa Hunter Education certification in a program designed for women ages 16 and up.
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Nov 7 Wednesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Working Together - The Outdoor Alliance and Story County Conservation
Story County Conservation (SCC) has many collaborators in their efforts to enhance outdoor recreation, education and conservation. One of the more recent partners is the Outdoor Alliance of Story County(OASCO).
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Dec 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Discovering Fire - Generation after Generation
Join Patricia Coffie, story teller “It is one story of Iowa, tallgrass prairie to family farms to big cities. All Iowa history.”
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Dec 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Elf Hunt
Santa’s helpers have been playing in the park! Join Naturalist Jess Lancial to learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find some elves and the presents they have hidden in the park.
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Dec 18 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Luminary Hike
Let luminaries light your way on a self-guided hike around McFarland Lake at a special wintry hike.
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Dec 18 Tuesday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Luminary Hike
Let luminaries light your way on a self-guided hike around McFarland Lake at a special wintry hike.
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Dec 27 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike - December
Come and experience the snowy trials of McFarland Park on snowshoes!
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Jan 8, 2019 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Climate for Change
Join Ty Smedes for a slide presentation and lecture, as we discover many spectacular species of wildlife and explore some of our planet’s most wild places.
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Jan 11 Friday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Snowshoe Hike - January
Come and experience the snowy trials of McFarland Park on snowshoes!
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Jan 19 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Explore Your Outdoors: Animal Tracks
Join Naturalist Jess Lancial as we learn about common animal tracks and scat. We will look for clues around McFarland Park trails to help us discover animal inhabitants.
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