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Aug 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM August Hitch Hike
Join us for a guided hike & explore the northern section of Hitchcock Nature Center & view a remnant of the original Old Lincoln Highway
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 23 Thursday 5:30 PM Insect Club Meeting
Join the Hitchcock Nature Center Insect Club for their August meeting.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 25 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Land Management August Session
Join us for the August 25th session of our six class Introduction to Land Management program.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 25 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Nomad Overlanding - What's Your Adventure?
Be prepared for your next adventure!
Programs Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
Aug 25 Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
Owl Prowl Saturday, August 25th 7-8 p.m. Willow Lake Recreation Area, Woodbine
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Aug 27 Monday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Early Group
SUP basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 27 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Late Group
SUP basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 27 Monday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Evening Paddle
Explore Badger Lake at dusk
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 28 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Playscape Playdate
Join the naturalist for a morning of adventure at John F Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 31 Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 1 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Monarch Watch Family Program
We are seeing monarchs again! Join us for a morning of netting and tagging Monarchs on their migration south to Mexico.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 1 Saturday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Bats of Iowa & Bat House Night Hike
Find out how many species of Bats live in Iowa and why White Nose Syndrome is such a threat to our native North American bat populations.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Sep 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Early Depression Dilemmas of Rural Iowa
The early depression years, during President Herbert Hoover’s administration, marked the depths of the Great Depression for the United States.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 4 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pelicans in Iowa
The American white pelicans are here! Come and learn about these amazing birds and their migration patterns.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 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. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Woodworking for Bats
Come learn how bats are important and what we can do to help with bat conservation. After a short presentation, each participant will construct a basic bat house to either take home or donate back to Polk County Conservation to be used in the parks.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Friday Evening Voyager Canoe Paddle
Enjoy a half hour long ride on the Wapsipinicon River in a 29 foot reproduction voyager canoe!
Special Events Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 8 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM A Pottawattamie County Almanac - September Session
Journey with conservation legends through the rhythms of a Midwestern landscape. Observe. Engage. Reflect.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Sep 8 Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Women in the Outdoors
Ladies ages 14 and up (ages 14-17 with adult), are invited to join the National Wild Turkey Federation, Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, and O'Brien County Conservation Boards for a fun filled day of outdoor experiences.
Other Location Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 8 Saturday 9:00 AM Hunter Education Field Day
After passing the online portion of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Hunting education course join us at Hitchcock Nature Center to complete your required Field Day.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Sep 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Tots: Very Busy Spider
Nature Tots: Very Busy Spider Saturday, September 8th 10-11 a.m. Willow Lake Recreation Area, Woodbine
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Sep 8 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monarch Tagging
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 8 Saturday 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Shinrin Yoku Japanese Forest Bathing
Celebrate World Wide Forest Bathing day with a certified Forest Therapy Guides, Julie & Joseph Breshears. Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in nature.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 8 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2018 Speaker Series: Monarchs & Regals Butterfly Royalty of Midwestern Prairies
Join us for the fifth installment of the 2018 Speaker Series featuring Dr. Ted Burke.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Sep 9 Sunday 2:00 PM They Came For Furs and Lead; Voyager Canoe Paddle
Experience the lifestyle of the early French explorers who came to trade furs and mine lead in Iowa.
Programs Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
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