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Jun 18 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Air Rifle Target Shooting - Cancelled
Air Rifle Target Shooting - Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program. Equipment provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Bumble Bee Hunt
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with a naturalist to search for and document the number of bumble bees found at Jester Park. Our observations will be shared with the Xerces Society Bumble Bee Watch citizen science project.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Edible Outdoors
Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 20-21 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Shooting Camp
This camp will introduce participants to the lifelong sport of target shooting. We'll learn the basics of archery, air rifle and even throw Atlatls.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 20 Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Giants of the Prairie
Bison and elk were two of the largest animals to ever roam across Iowa. What happened to them and where did they go? A naturalist will walk you through the exhibit and share the history of these giants of the prairie.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 24 Monday 6:30 AM Sunrise Strolls
Start your morning off with a hike through a county area.
Programs Marshall Grammer Grove Wildlife Area
Jun 24-27 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp (June 24-27)
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching, building campfires and more while exploring the outdoors. On the last day of camp, campers will receive a badge and certificate.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 24-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Daycamp - Those Amazing Animals!
Each day of this camp will focus on a different animal group.
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jun 24 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival Hike
Survival Hike - Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25-26 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frogs, Toads and Snakes
We will explore the world of reptiles and amphibians while hiking the trails, playing games, making crafts and meeting special guests. Campers are sure to discover everything that makes these creatures ‘toad’ally cool!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25-26 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Paddle Camp
Learn the basics of both canoeing and kayaking, including self and assisted rescues. Then try out your new skills on an adventurous river trip. Bring a sack lunch, filled water bottle, towel, sturdy water shoes and dress to get wet each day.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Renewal by Nature
Learn how the energy systems running through nature and our bodies correlate. Explore ways to better align our bodies for health and wellness with a nature connection.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25 Tuesday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sunset Yoga
Take time to unwind as the sunsets on the outdoor plaza of the Jester Park Nature Center with a short nature hike and yoga on patio.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 26 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdate - Life in the Pond
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 26 Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Picnic in the Park (“Beautiful Butterflies”)
“Beautiful Butterflies”
Programs Mitchell Cedar Bridge Park
Jun 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Archery
Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 28 Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Shinrin Yoku & Outdoor Adventure Retreat Day
Enjoy a full day immersed in nature and outdoor wellness. Activities include, hiking, kayaking and Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest Bathing (mindfulness). Limited space sign-up early!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 28 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dragons in Polk County
We have dragons living in Polk County; dragonflies and damselflies that is. Come learn about these amazing aerialists! We’ll even try to catch some!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 30 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Archery Basics
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.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - SEAGOING EASTER EGGS: How Animal Patterns Influenced Ship Camo
This is a fast paced and often astonishing look at how the appearance of animals protects them from predators, and/or helps them otherwise in their on-going quest for survival.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 3 Wednesday 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
Jul 5 Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Iowa Raptors
Raptors have captured the attention of people for thousands of years. Join a PCC Naturalist for a discussion about the raptors that call Iowa their home.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 8-10 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Kratts Camp
Learn how different animals have adapted to survive in Iowa’s environment, catch prey or elude predators. Then we’ll use our creature power discs to take on those powers ourselves!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 8-9 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Fishing Camp
This camp is all about fishing! We will spend time learning about different fish and how to catch them. We will then go try our luck at a couple different fishing spots in Polk County.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 8-12 Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Daycamp - Outdoor Adventures!
Children entering the fifth and sixth grades will enjoy various outdoor activities and improve their outdoor skills.
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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