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Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Mammalogy - Home School
Mammalogy - Learn about mammal’s unique adaptations for survival. We’ll study skins, skulls and scat followed by a hike to search for mammals at Jester Park.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Air Rifle Target Shooting - Home School
Air Rifle Target Shooting – Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Class will cover form and safety with plenty of time for target shooting.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 19 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mammalogy - Home School (1-2:30pm)
Mammalogy - Learn about mammal’s unique adaptations for survival. We’ll study skins, skulls and scat followed by a hike to search for mammals at Jester Park.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Earth Day Carnival
2019 Earth Day Carnival
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geocaching Egg Hunt
Try a new kind of egg hunt with a GPS unit. The hunt will take you on an adventure close or far at Fontana Park.
Special Events Buchanan Fontana Park
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Earth Day Event
Roll up your sleeves and help us clean up Mason City streets, parks, and trails.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 20 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Big Sioux Recreation Area Volunteer Flood Clean Up Day
With the 3 floods we had last year in the park and the new one this past March we are hosting a volunteer event to get things cleaned up and ready to go for the upcoming camping season. We will start at 1 pm check in at the Maintenance Shed.
Special Events Sioux Big Sioux Recreation Area
Apr 22 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM After School Special - Egg Hunt
With springtime upon us, many birds are in the process of laying eggs.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 22 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Earth Day - Spring Wildflower Hike at Skillet Creek Indian Mounds
Visit Native American Burial and Ceremonial Mounds on this challenging hike to the top of the river valley. We will be looking for spring wildflowers as we venture up to the hill top where the mounds are located.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Apr 22 Monday 6:00 PM Spring Ephemerals Guided Hike
Enjoy a guided hike down Hitchcock Nature Center's "Moonseed Trail" as we look for early blooming spring flowers.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 22 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Earth Day Stories on the Patio
Celebrate Earth Day with a local storyteller on the outdoor patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 23 Tuesday 6:30 PM Map & Compass
Learn to navigate by map & compass in this hands-on, two session program.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 26 Friday 9:30 AM Buchanan County Conservation 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 26 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Arbor Day Tree & Shrub Planting at Central Park
Enjoy Arbor Day At Central Park
Special Events Jones Central Park
Apr 27 Saturday 10:00 AM Native Earth Skills: Spring Herb & Tree Walk
Join Dustin Clayton on a guided hike through the Loess Hills at Hitchcock Nature Center as you look for signs of spring.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Apr 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mystery and History Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist as they lead you through this beautiful park. Along the hike, we will discuss the history of the park and unravel a few of its mysteries along the way.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Apr 27 Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Whitetail Deer Antler Shed Hike at Camp WaNoKi
Come and find some whitetail deer antler sheds for some fun outdoors.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
May 1 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM May Day Wildflower Walk
Lunch and Learn about Iowa's Wildflowers
Programs Jones Central Park
May 1 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Noxious Weeds and Invasive Plants Identification Workshop
Learn to identify and control difficult noxious weeds and invasive species found in Eastern Iowa.
Programs Jones Central Park
May 2 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
May 4 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mystery Cache
Find the clues & solve the riddles to make your way through this technological scavenger hunt!
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
May 4 Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Custom Willow Plant Stand
Create a willow plant stand for your summer garden with Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss of Flock 9 Studios. Collect wild willows and learn construction techniques for a simple basic design while giving it a personalized twist of your own.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 4 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Willow Lake Outdoor Day
Bring the family out to do outdoor skills like kayaking, fishing, archery and target practice with BB guns!
Special Events Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
May 4 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower Hike
Hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bobcats in Iowa
This secretive animal, rarely seen or heard, has made a dramatic resurgence across the state and now is providing citizens with opportunities and concerns.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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