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Mar 30 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM National Take a Walk in the Park Day - Cancelled
Celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with a naturalist as we take a hike in our Polk County Parks.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 2 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - S is Seeds - Cancelled - Watch on Facebook Live
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
Apr 4 Saturday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Cancelled-Beekeeping: What would you like to know? April 2020
Join us at the Prairie Woods Nature Center with Master Beekeeper Dr. Bajema to learn everything you want to about bees and beekeeping.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Apr 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Critter Club - Cancelled
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 7 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Best Puppet Show Ever - Watch on Facebook Live
Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 10 Friday Eco Center Closed, Good Friday & Easter
April 10th & 12th ~ Eco Center Closed, Good Friday & Easter
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 10 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) cancelled watch on Facebook Live
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 10 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CANCELED-Good Friday Geo-Egg Hunt
Egg Hunts are not just for kids!
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Apr 10 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) cancelled watch on Facebook Live
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 11 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geocaching Egg Hunt - Canceled due to COVID 19
Enjoy a great morning out in a beautiful park looking for eggs!
Special Events Buchanan Fontana Park
Apr 12 Sunday Eco Center Closed Easter
April 12th ~ Eco Center Closed, Easter
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 16 Thursday 6:00 PM Compost Workshop - Canceled due to COVID 19
Find out a cool way to take food scraps and turn them into black gold!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Apr 16 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EVENT CANCELLED Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi & Earth Day Activity
Celebrate Earth Day with a Fireside Chat along with an Earth Day Activity
Other Location Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Apr 17 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Celebrate Earth Day with Teddy Roosevelt
Celebrate Earth Day 2020 by exploring what Theodore Roosevelt did for the American landscape.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Apr 17 Friday 6:30 PM Online Pollinator Workshop
Learn tips & tricks to help you support insects through the planting of a pollinator garden during this informative online workshop.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse
Build your own birdhouse at this hands on woodworking workshop. A simple, one-board plan will give you a quick and versatile house that can be customized to accommodate a variety of feathered friends that live near you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Spring Fling
We’ll begin with a FREE egg hunt for ages 1-12, a ‘Skulls, Skins & Bones” presentation investigating cool adaptations that allow animals to survive, enjoy some time on the river in a 29 ft canoe, lunch specials, crafts and live animals all day!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a glass of wine before we light up the night - with fire. We will share fire building tips and tricks, so that you can easily master or improve fire building.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 22 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Earth Day Celebration
Happy 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Come help us celebrate by learning about our fascinating planet and the amazing biodiversity found here, as well as the challenges it faces.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 25 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2020 Earth Day Carnival
Free Event for the whole family!
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Apr 25 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Spring Refuge Float
April 25th ~ Spring Refuge Float ~ 1 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Paddle the quiet backwaters of the big river in the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge. Bring water and a snack.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Apr 26 Sunday 10:00 AM Garlic Mustard Removal and Cooking Class
Many woodland areas struggle with invasive Garlic Mustard, Lake Iowa Park included. Join us as we harvest Garlic Mustard and then put it to use!
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Apr 27 Monday 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Energy Games
Students from area schools and home schools will be competing in Solar Car Races, Solar Oven Contests and/or Wind Turbine Competitions.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Apr 28 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 28 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek
April 28th ~ Friends of Rock Creek ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Our meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month. We’d be glad to have your help!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
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