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Dec 19 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night ( Dec. 19 5:30-7)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 20 Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night (12/20)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 20 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Light the Night (12/20 from 7:30-9)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Light the Night
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Light the Night (just added)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Air Rifle Target Shooting
Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Christmas Break at Lime Creek
It’s time to get the kids out of the house for some fresh air!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 28 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Winter Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter. FREE. No registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 31 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 31 Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 3 Thursday 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
Jan 8 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Iowa's Hidden Treasures
Everyone know that Iowa is "good soil" for growing agricultural crops and gardening. Over the decades, our state also has proven to be a great incubator for nurturing talented individuals who became famous nationally and sometimes, internationally.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 9 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
Jan 10 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
Jan 12 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open Archery Range
The archery range will be open to anyone 12 years old and older to experience the sport of archery target shooting. Two trained and certified naturalist instructors will be on the range to give instruction and assist with form and technique.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 12 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Fire Cider: A Kitchen Cabinet Remedy
Fire Cider has deep roots in traditional folk medicine. This potent infusion has powerful immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and decongest properties. the perfect addition to your cabinet for those winter maladies.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 12 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing Basics
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 15 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Winter Hideaway
Head out on a hike through the woods to learn how animals are spending the winter. Wear comfortable boots and warm clothing. If weather permits, we will venture out on snowshoes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 16 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
Jan 18 Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 19 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Winter Festival
Beat the winter blahs with an adventure-packed afternoon at Lime Creek!
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jan 21 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. T
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cross Country Ski Basics
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will be discussed before we head outside.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 30 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM For Seniors Only - Journey to East Africa
Join Chuck and Nancy Sweetman for a photographic journey in the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Feb 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World
Sylvan T. Runkel, Iowa’s foremost naturalist, learned about nature from his grandmother, who lived in the southern Illinois log cabin where he spent his summers.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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