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Feb 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coyote Club
Coyote Club is for kids age 6-10 who are interested in nature, animals, and outdoor fun! Participants engage with the Naturalist at Fontana Park, with programs scattered throughout the year.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Feb 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Family Festival
Celebrate winter with fun carnival style games, lots of family activities and crafts!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Feb 16 Saturday 10:00 AM Knee High Naturalists
Give a Hoot!
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Feb 16 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Owl Pellet Dissection
Come learn about owl of Iowa and their adaptations as predators and their role in the food web. The presentation will be followed by a pellet dissection and analysis.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 16 Saturday 1:00 PM Family Guided Snowshoe Hike
Strap on some snowshoes & discover your own winter wonderland during the Family Snowshoe Hike, designed for families with children age 5 to 11.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb 16 Saturday 3:00 PM Guided Snowshoe Hike
Strap on some snowshoes & discover your own winter wonderland during this 12 & over guided snowshoe hike.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb 17 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Great Backyard Bird Count
Join us at Lake Iowa Park to be citizen scientists and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Feb 18 Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Winter Day Camp 2
Winter Break Fun!
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Feb 18 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 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.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 18 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mammals of Iowa
Join a naturalist to learn about the wild mammals of Iowa. Feel animal furs and make an animal track sheet.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 19 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Homeschool in the Hills: Ecology - Morning Session
Join us and discover the world of ecology at our morning session of Homeschool in the Hills: Ecology.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb 19 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Homeschool in the Hills: Ecology - Afternoon Session
Join us and discover the world of ecology at our afternoon session of Homeschool in the Hills: Ecology.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine – Love in the Wild
Animals celebrate Valentine’s Day all year round. Some of these mating rituals are wonderfully bizarre! Join us as we reveal the “love” secrets of a variety of animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Full Moon & Luminary Snowshoeing or Night Hike at Camp WaNoKi
Full Moon & Luminary Snowshoe or Night Hike at Camp WaNoKi
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Feb 20 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool - Cross Country Skiing
Join us this month for Cross Country Skiing! - Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? We’ll provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 23 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winter Survival
This program is designed for families to learn about the basic needs of winter survival. We will start off inside and then spend some time outside with a fire and shelter building challenge!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Feb 24 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about the bald eagle, then venture outside to view them in their natural habitat. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 25 Monday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Souls) - Owl Chat
Join a Naturalist to learn all about Buchanan County Parks. Each OWLS program will meet at a different park each month.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Feb 26 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
Wildlife rehabilitator, Beth Brown, will provide a program on Owls featuring a live Barred Owl. Following her presentation, there will be a short owl calling hike.
Programs Madison Pammel State Park
Mar 1 - May 31 Friday "DING" DARLING: ONE MAN, MANY VISIONS
An exhibit of artwork and personal memorabilia celebrating the many facets and achievements of Jay N. "Ding" Darling.
Special Events Buchanan Fontana Park
Mar 1 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ecology - Home School
Ecology - Discover the ways that living organisms cooperate and even depend on each other to survive. Explore food chains, food webs, & more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Campfire Building and Survival - Home School
Campfire Building and Survival - Learn some tips and tricks on how to build a good campfire with a variety of materials. We will practice building a fire and learn some additional wilderness survival strategies.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Ecology - Home School (1-2:30)
Ecology - Discover the ways that living organisms cooperate and even depend on each other to survive. Explore food chains, food webs, & more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Successful Bluebird Boxes 101
Did you ever wonder what is the correct way to build a bluebird house and how to maintain it? If so come to our public program.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Mar 2 Saturday 10:00 AM Backyard Birds
Come learn about the birds most commonly seen in our own backyards, and the different foods that attract them
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
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