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Dec 11 Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM O.W.L.S.
Enjoy making holiday crafts with a nature theme.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & 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 16 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cabinet Door Creations
Join us at Lime Creek Nature Center as we turn trash into treasure, re-purposing cabinet doors into chalkboards, Christmas signs & decor!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 17 Tuesday Knee High Naturalists
Join a Tama County Naturalist and learn about the deer of Iowa.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & 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
Dec 21 Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Light the Night 5-6:30
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Light the Night 6:30-8
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of cocoa. P
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Light the Night 8-9:30
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 23 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Winter Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House - crafts, prizes and holiday cheer!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 26 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tracks and Scat
Tracks and scat give us lots of clues about the animals that live around us. Even if we don’t see them, we can learn a lot about them by what they leave behind.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Rock Me
Come learn the basics of geology. We will discuss what rocks are made of, how they form and three basic rock categories. A large rock and mineral collection will be on display as well and other interesting geological items.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Winter Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 29 Sunday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Winter Hike
Join the Naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 30 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Winter Break Day Camp (5-8 year olds)
Come out to Lake Iowa and celebrate winter break by doing a variety of fun outdoor winter activities!
Youth Camps Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Dec 30 Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winter Daycamp (Age 9-12)
Get your kids outside this winter break at Fontana Park!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 30 Monday 10:00 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 30 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Owl Pellet Dissection
Come learn about owls 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
Dec 30 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Winter Break Day Camp (9-13 year olds)
Come out to Lake Iowa and celebrate winter break by doing a variety of fun outdoor winter activities!
Youth Camps Iowa Lake Iowa Park
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