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Feb 23 Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Toy Swap
Bring in your gently used toys and games to find a new home for them.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Kids Ice Fishing Clinic
Bring the kids to the backwater area of Pinicon Ridge Park near the boat rental building to learn the fine points of ice fishing.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 25 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about the bald eagle, then venture outside to view them in their natural habitat. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 25 Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayak Session Bender Pool
It's time to get your paddles in the pool!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 1 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Conservation Overview Program
The Linn County Conservation Department is again offering an eight-week class designed for individuals who are interested in conservation, but have had no formal training.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 1 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Fort Des Moines Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Mar 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Indoor Archery
Class will focus on form and safety, giving participants basics that will get them safely shooting and offer a general feel for archery with a compound bow.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 4 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Trumpeter Swan Observation
Come view Iowa's largest wintering population of Trumpeter Swans! Remember to bring your binoculars and camera.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Mar 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bird Migration
From warblers to terns to eagles, birds are some of the world’s greatest travelers. Migration, or the seasonal movement of an animal from one region to another and back, is an amazing life history event critical to the lives of many avian species.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 10 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Deer & Turkey Show!
Bagged a big buck or turkey? Found an awesome set of sheds? Scored a sweet trail-cam photo? We want to see them at the Mitchell County Deer & Turkey Show!
Special Events Mitchell Milton R. Owen Nature Center
Mar 12 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM eARTh!
Make some art with earth's materials!
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 12 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Day
Get out of the house on this no-school day for a morning of critters, snow creations, crafts, and cocoa!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Surivor Camp
Spend a day having fun and staying active. We will try archery, geocaching, and fire building! Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 13 Tuesday 6:30 PM Hunters Education
Join us for Hunters Education at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 14 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Family Edition
A special spring break edition to bring the whole family to!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 15 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales - Animal Olympics
Preschool age children and a guardian are invited to join a naturalist for our monthly nature tales series and learn more about the wildlife and the outdoors through stories, games and activities.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 16 Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live snakes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16 Friday 1:30 PM Bombs Away!!
We have a great way for you to ooze your way through spring break!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 21 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Playscape Adventures
Come play in our new Wandering Woods!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 27 Tuesday 7:00 PM Iowa Great Lakes Archaeology (rescheduled from February 6 postponement)
Current Iowa State Archaeologist John Doershuk will present his recent research from the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 29 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools Playgroup
Join other toddlers for a great social time!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 31 Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Apr 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Get to Know your Des Moines Art Center
Jill Featherstone, Director of Education, will deliver an illustrated presentation about the free cultural treasure in your community—the Des Moines Art Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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