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Apr 28 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pollinators and Pollinator Gardens
Pollinators are a diverse group and play an important role in the ecosystem as well as our own live
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
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?
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 12 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Freshwater Mussels of Iowa
Join us at Lake Iowa Nature Center for a program from Jennifer Kurth, Iowa DNR Natural Resources Biologist, about freshwater mussels of Iowa.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
May 15 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Silly Salamander
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.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 26 Saturday 5K Trail Run/Walk
Trail Run or Walk at Lake Icaria for everyone young to old
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 26 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Public Bird Banding
Come join us to observe bird banding of songbirds and woodpeckers, and to observe wild birds close up. Participants will learn about the purposes and benefits of banding, and will observe a demonstration of best practices
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
May 26 Saturday 10:00 AM Youth Fishing Clinic
Fun fishing for youth
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 30 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayaking 101 Early Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
May 30 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Kayaking 101 Late Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
May 31 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayaking 101 Early Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
May 31 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Kayaking 101 Late Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
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!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 1 Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fishing Basics
Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and how to tie a hook. It is Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa so no license is needed. Bait and poles will be provided. Feel free to a chair to sit in.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 1-2 Friday 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Free Fishing and Camping BOGO Weekend
Free Fishing and Camping BOGO Weekend
Special Events Des Moines 4th Pumping Plant Recreation Area
Jun 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fishing Contest
If you are between the ages of 6 -15 and enjoy fishing come on out to Gustafson Lake – Gabrielson Park on Saturday, June 2nd for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation fishing derby.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jun 5 Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Budding Naturalist- Ages 3-4- June 5, 2018- 8:30 am- noon
Does your little naturalist enjoy exploring the world around them? This morning camp is for them ages 3-4, must have an adult present at the camp.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 6 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour Feathered Friends
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family-friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 6 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayaking 101 Early Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Jun 6 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Kayaking 101 Late Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Jun 7 Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Outdoor Skills Day 2018
Join in on this family fun day of outdoor skills. Stations being planned this year may include: shotgun shooting, air rifles, archery, outdoor cooking, canoeing, along with the opportunity to improve other outdoor skills.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 7 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayaking 101 Early Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
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