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Feb 16 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Owl Pellet Dissection
Come learn about owl 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
Feb 18 Monday 10:30 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.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 18 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mammals of Iowa
Join a naturalist to learn about the wild mammals of Iowa. Feel animal furs and make an animal track sheet.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine – Love in the Wild
Animals celebrate Valentine’s Day all year round. Some of these mating rituals are wonderfully bizarre! Join us as we reveal the “love” secrets of a variety of animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 20 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool - Cross Country Skiing
Join us this month for Cross Country Skiing! - Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? We’ll provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 21 Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wild Times at Lime Creek
Come and join our winter naturalist intern for some outdoor fun.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Feb 24 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 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Lime Creek Littles - Groundhog Day
February is the month for Groundhog’s special day!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Feb 28 Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wild Times at Lime Creek
Come and join our winter naturalist intern for some outdoor fun.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 1 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ecology - Home School
Ecology - Discover the ways that living organisms cooperate and even depend on each other to survive. Explore food chains, food webs, & more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Campfire Building and Survival - Home School
Campfire Building and Survival - Learn some tips and tricks on how to build a good campfire with a variety of materials. We will practice building a fire and learn some additional wilderness survival strategies.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Ecology - Home School (1-2:30)
Ecology - Discover the ways that living organisms cooperate and even depend on each other to survive. Explore food chains, food webs, & more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Forget Recycling Often, Start Recycling Right!
Ammon Taylor, Municipal Marketing Manager for Waste Management, will discuss changes in the recycling industry and the need for continued education about what can or can’t be recycled.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 6 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
Mar 7 Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wild Times at Lime Creek
Come and join our winter naturalist intern for some outdoor fun.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 9 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Loop the Lake
Join a PCC Naturalist for a leisurely hike around the Discovery Pond trail. Discover the many unique features of this park as we “Loop the Lake”.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Discover a few of the reptiles that call Iowa home. Meet a live snake and ornate box turtle. FREE. No registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 13 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool
Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? We’ll provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 13 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness and Movement Class
Sometimes we forget we are part of nature, sharing water and air with all other beings on the planet. Controlling our breath and moving our bodies in focused ways can bring back a connection with the natural world.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 14 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee and Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and others who enjoy nature.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 14 Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wild Times at Lime Creek
Come and join our winter naturalist intern for some outdoor fun.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Woodworking for Bats
Come learn why bats are important and what you can do to help with bat conservation. Each participant will construct a basic bat house to either take home or donate back to one of Polk County Conservation’s parks.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Motor Motor 5K Trail Run
Get down and dirty with the 4th annual Motor Motor 5K Trail Run This year’s proceeds will go towards the construction and maintenance of a a five mile multi-use trail connecting Elkader to the Motor Mill Historic Site.
Special Events Clayton Motor Mill Historic Site
Mar 18 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Songs, Stories and More
Join a naturalist to hear stories and sing songs as we learn about insects, decomposition, how dirt made your lunch, and more. Come ready to sing loud and proud, the more singers, the more fun.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 18 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 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.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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