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Dec 10 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Tales
Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time on animal tracks. We’ll hike too, weather permitting.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 11 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wandering Woods Club
The “Club” is a time set aside for play at Wickiup Hill where you know other children will be here to play and make new friends.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Dec 12 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nestling Naturalists
Nestling Naturalists is a program designed for ages 0 - 4 with a story and activity that's different each time.?
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Dec 12 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Night Hike
We’ll be hiking to several overlooks around the center to take in the evening air, the sounds of the forest, and hopefully spot a critter or two.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 13 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- How to Hibernate
Homeschool students and their families are invited to join a naturalist in learning more about hibernation!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 13 Friday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Natural Crafting
Join Black Hawk County Naturalists for an afternoon of crafting and learning.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve 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 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Fun Day and Artist Open House
Join us for a fun day of winter activities.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
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 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Forest Therapy Walk
Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in the medicine of the forest.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 15 Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayak Safety Practice - Pool Time!
Join us at Bender Pool to work on your kayak skills and safety in the off-season. Work on your strokes, entering and exiting your kayak, or work on your roll if you wish. Helmets are required by those attempting rolls.
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 19 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Snow!
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 19 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Little Sprouts: Frozen Fun!
Build your own ice castle, and more Frozen inspired activities!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Dec 19 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Night Hike
Take a hike…? Don’t mind if we do!!
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 21 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Rising Tides Hands-on Science Demonstration
Jared Mitchell with Science Booster Clubs of Iowa will be on hand for a fun science activity. Learn about sea level rise, climate change and flooding.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut 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 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 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 - 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
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