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Aug 20 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Prairie Pondering
Tall grass prairie once covered 85% of Iowa's landscape. Most of this unique habitat has long since vanished; however, life on the prairie still lives today.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 21 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Renewal by Nature
Explore the evidence based information on the mind, body, spirit nature connection with Dr. Paul Peters.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 21 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sunset Yoga
Relax and unwind with a short nature hike leading to Sunset Yoga on patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 26 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM G.A.I.N. (Get Active in Nature!) - Monarch Tagging
Join us on the Lime Creek prairie as we attempt to tag monarch butterflies.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Sep 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - History of Yellow Banks and Thomas Mitchell Parks
Yellow Banks Park is a 576+ acre park resting on the bluffs overlooking the Des Moines River. This park has a deep Native American history. Ranger Charlie Finch, will share some of the artifacts found on the property.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Fish
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
Sep 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Vulture Awareness Day
Join us for a fun filled day to learn all about vultures! We’ll have a scavenger hunt, vulture vomit toss, stomach juice station, try eating like a vulture, wingspan comparisons, and more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drumming to the Rhythms of Nature
Drumming is a unique way to unwind and connect with the rhythms of nature. Sign-up early limited space!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 8 Sunday 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Fall Festival
The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board invite you to our ninth annual Fall Festival!
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Sep 12 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Bats! Creatures of the Night
Join us for an exciting time learning about some of the night's misunderstood creatures, bats!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pelicans in Iowa
Yes! That is correct. Saylorville and Red Rock Reservoirs are major stopover points for the American White Pelican during their annual Fall migration. A PCC Naturalist will lead a discussion about these large, odd, yet graceful birds.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 17 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Fossil Dig
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 17 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Monarch Madness
Come relax with a glass of wine and learn about the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 21 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pollinator House Building
Pollinating insects are one of the most beneficial animals on the planet. Help them out, by building a pollinator house. Not only does this give them a safe place to live, it also attracts beneficial insects to your flowerbeds and gardens.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 21 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 24 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Sunset Yoga
Enjoy a short nature hike to unwind followed by a sunset yoga on the outdoor patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 28 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fishing Basics for Scouts
Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and regulations. We will then head over to Discovery Pond to go fishing. Bait and poles will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 28 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fire Building workshop
Learn how to build a fire using various techniques, materials, and tools. Once we’ve made our own small fires, we will enjoy a larger fire on the patio, where we can roast marshmallows, share stories, and play a game or two.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 29 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM From Trash to Treasure
Hate creating waste or not sure if something can be recycled or not? No worries! Come out to Jester Park and learn how to turn your waste into creative, useful, and beautiful products.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 1 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Easter Lake Park Improvements
Polk County Conservation, Park Planner Adam Fendrick will discuss the recent efforts taken to restore the Easter Lake watershed to address water-quality issues and a poor fishery.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 1 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Animal Guides Meditation
Each animal in our world offers powerful messages, healing and wisdom simply by being itself. Join Kara Simons for a guided meditation and discussion honoring our energetic and physical connections with animals as teachers and guides.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 3 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Spiders
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. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 4 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ichthyology for Home Schoolers
What makes a fish a fish? Come learn about the science of fish. We will be learning about all different kinds and how they behave in their environments.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 5 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Shinrin Yoku -Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Julie & Joseph Breshears, Certified Forest Guides. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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