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Nov 21 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Tree Ring Stamps Making Program
Capture the beautiful patterns created by nature by making tree ring stamps prints.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Nov 23 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Animal Winter Survival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 26 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dutch Ovens and Winter Decor
Make a Wreath!
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Nov 26 Tuesday 6:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek
November 26th ~ Friends of Rock Creek ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Volunteer to make a difference at Rock Creek!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 29 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM #OptOutside Hike
Choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday with your friends and family. We’ll reconnect you with nature on a hike through Jester Park.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Cats of America: Ancient History and Modern Conservation
William R. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology at Iowa State University, will briefly discuss the evolution of cats including paleological history of sabertooth cats and cheetahs that once roamed North America. T
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 4 Wednesday 6:00 PM Open Range Archery
December 4th ~ Open Range ~ Archery ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Dec 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Stars
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. registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 6 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Ornithology - 10am
Join us to learn about birds 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
Dec 6 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Homeschool 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
Dec 6 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Ornithology - 1pm
Join us to learn about birds 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
Dec 6 Friday 6:00 PM Winter Wonderland Night Hike
Hit the trails as we explore Hitchcock after dark & experience a unique winter landscape.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Dec 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse
Attract some of our beautiful feathered friends to your yard by building a birdhouse. We will also take some time to artistically decorate them, turning them into a great gift to give during the holiday season.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 7 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Ornament Craft Day
Visit the Nature Center for a Nature Ornament Craft Day on December 7.
Special Events Madison Pammel State Park
Dec 7 Saturday 4:00 PM Chronicles From the Trail
Join local experts Glenn Pollock & Larry Grill for a recounting of the 1820 expedition of Steven Watts Kearny & Andrew Talcott through Iowa.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Dec 8 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nature Crafts Program
Join us at Lake Iowa Nature Center for a fun and creative holiday nature crafts program.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Dec 12 Thursday 7:00 PM Nature on Tap
Join us for some nature trivia and compete for prizes at this 21 & over event.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Dec 13 Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hike and Hot Cocoa (National Hot Cocoa Day)
A cold December day is the perfect time to make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy National Cocoa Day. We’ll start the program with a brisk walk around Discovery Pond and end by enjoying a mug of hot cocoa around a fire.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 14 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Decorate a Tree for Wildlife
While you are enjoying the many tasty treats that abound this holiday season, don't forget to share some goodies with the birds. Decorating a tree for our feathered friends and other wildlife is an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 14 Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wild Game Dinner and Open Jam
Come out to Lake Iowa to share some delicious food and great music! Bring along your best venison chili or squirrel gravy. Tune up your guitar, etc. for the jam session after supper. Can't carry a tune in a bucket? Then just come to listen!
Special Events Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Dec 16 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM OWLS - Winter Tree
OWLS programs are for adults and get people outside exploring the county and surrounding area!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 17 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Who Gives a Hoot
Join us to learn more about Iowa Owls. We will ID by sight and sound and discover how owls are such successful nocturnal predators.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 18 Wednesday 6:00 PM Open Range Air Rifles
December 18th ~ Open Range ~ Air Rifles ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Dec 20-22 Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Winter Open House
Join us for some winter fun at the Loess Hills Lodge.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Dec 21 Saturday 8:00 AM Pottawattamie County Almanac: The Secret Language of Snow
Experience a new side to nature at Hitchcock Nature Center as we combine nature, art, and exploration in our adult education series, “A Pottawattamie County Almanac”.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
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