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Oct 20 Sunday 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. This is an open house program, so come anytime between 1-2:30.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 21 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 22 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends - Owl Calling
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 22 Tuesday 6:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek
October 22nd ~ Friends of Rock Creek ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Volunteer to make a difference at Rock Creek!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 22 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Meteor Shower Watch
Come learn all about asteroids, meteors, and meteorites! Plan to spend your time gazing up at the night sky for the Orionids meteor shower, as well as the moon and any stars out this night. No registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 24 Thursday 5:00 PM Fall Color Cruise Finale!
October 24th ~ Fall Color Cruise ~ 5 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Finale! Call 563-259-1876 to register.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 26 Saturday 7:00 AM Building Better Birders Field Eco Cruise
October 26th ~ Building Better Birders Field Eco Cruise ~ 7 AM ~ Rock Creek ~ Call 563-259-1876 to sign up!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Build a Bird Feeder
Fall is the time of year to get ready for feeding our feathered friends through the cold winter months. A PCC Naturalist will lead a short discussion to help you create a successful birdfeeding station in your yard.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spiders
Spiders are some of the most commonly feared and misunderstood creatures in this world. Discover how spiders are actually fascinating animals, including their unique adaptations and the important role they play in ecosystems.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Little Wall Lake Halloween Event
Camper trick-or-treat and hayrides!! Awards for the best two decorated campsites. Wear your best costume!
Special Events Hamilton Little Wall Lake Park
Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Celebrate National Bison Day
Join a naturalist for a discussion about the natural history of bison before getting an up-close introduction of the resident herd.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 2 Saturday 1:00 PM Bald Eagle Eco Cruise
November 2nd ~ Bald Eagle Eco Cruise ~ 1 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ This is the last Cruise on the Blue Heron Pontoon Boat for 2019. The American bald eagles will start to congregate and we hope to see several. Call 563-259-1876 to register.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 2 Saturday 5:00 PM Fifth Annual Conservation Foundation Banquet
November 2nd ~ Fifth Annual Conservation Foundation Banquet ~ 5 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Come enjoy a night at the beautiful Eco Center to raise money to benefit education! There will be plenty of action plus a fantastic smoked prime rib dinner.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 3 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Beeswax Body Care Make-and-Take Program
Join Hilltop Honey of Marengo at Lake Iowa Nature Center for this beeswax make and take program.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Nov 4 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bats in Iowa
Carly Kalina, an Environmental Scientist with Echo Logical Consulting, will discuss overall bat characteristics and biology, bats found in Iowa, and bat survey methodology. Threats to bats such as White-nose and human impacts will also be discussed.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Turkeys
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 8 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mysteries of the Moon
Learn what makes Earth’s natural satellite so unique, including the history of our moon and how it influences our lives. We will have a stargazing session outdoors to view this beautiful celestial object in all its splendor.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Soap Making
Let Mitchell County Naturalist, Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe, help you discover the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 9 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Autumn Phenology Journaling
Phenology is the study of seasonal phenomena, and we will be taking a closer look at all of the changes happening in the park this autumn.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 10 Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Crafts at the Creek
November 10th ~ Crafts at the Creek ~ 9 AM-3 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Free admission, door prizes, lunch specials. Homemade crafts from many vendors. If you would like a display table, call Tara at 563-847-7202.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 12 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Jester Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 13 Wednesday 6:00 PM Open Range Archery
November 13th ~ Open Range ~ Archery ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Herpetology Home School Program
Join us to learn about Reptiles and Amphibians at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Home School grades 6-12
Join us for a season on discovery at the Jester Park Nature Center as we explore the woodlands, prairie, and wetlands in the park. This hike for home school students in grades 6-12.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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