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Oct 23 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Creatures of the Night
Halloween is creeping in. Learn about the creatures that lurk in the night. No need to be scared, we will tell you the truth about these mysterious beings while you relax with a glass of wine.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 25 Thursday 6:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek Meeting
Join this small fun group that makes a big difference.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 25 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals. Afterwards enjoy eating s’mores around the campfire.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 27 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open Air Rifle Range
Both air rifle and archery are Olympic sports and gaining in popularity across the country. Join one of PCC’s Naturalists, who are certified instructors, during our open, indoor range times to experience these sports in a safe, supervised setting.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seed Harvesting Program
Join us for a program about harvesting prairie and other flower seeds.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Oct 27 Saturday 3:00 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
Oct 29-30 Monday Eco Center Closed
The Eco Center will be closed for scheduled maintenance.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 31 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Winter Hours Begin
Winter hours begin - Open Thursday thru Sunday 8am to 4pm. Nature Center portion of the building also open Monday - Wednesday, 10am to 2pm.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 1 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Get Nutty
Come learn more about nuts and the trees they come from as we enjoy one of the new Yellow Banks Trails. We might also learn a few other interesting facts about nuts from around the world.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Nov 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hike it Baby
Parents and their children from birth to school age are invited to join the Des Moines Hike It Baby chapter for a casual naturalist led hike.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 1:00 PM Bald Eagle Eco Cruise
Call 563-259-1876 to register.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 3 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drumming
Join us for a unique afternoon in nature learning the art and significance of drumming. Life in Balance Coach, Gail McCarthy, will share the historical significance of drumming.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 5:00 PM 4th Annual Conservation Foundation Banquet
Come enjoy a night at the beautiful Eco Center to raise money to benefit education!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 8 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 9 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Archery Range
Both air rifle and archery are Olympic sports and gaining in popularity across the country. Join one of PCC’s Naturalists, who are certified instructors, during our open, indoor range times to experience these sports in a safe, supervised setting.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 10 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Iowa Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live snakes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 10 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Animal Winter Surival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 10 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Talking Turkeys
Come learn about native turkeys!
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Nov 11 Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Crafts at the Creek
2nd Annual Crafts at the Creek ~ Come enjoy our local craft and vendor show. While you are here visit our nature center and have a bite to eat. 9am to 3pm
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 13 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Did you meet Carrie, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s corpse flower? Although recognized for the plant’s unappetizing smell, Carrie is also an important plant for conservation reasons. J
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 13 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Talking Turkey
Learn more about turkeys while relaxing with a glass of wine. This program is for women ages 21+ who are interested in getting outside. Become more comfortable and knowledgeable about the natural world, as you unwind and have fun.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 14 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool
Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? Join us as we provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 17 Saturday 10:00 AM Fall Refuge Hike
Ever seen beyond the trees that line the banks across from the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center?
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
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