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Jun 21 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival
Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 21 Thursday 5:00 PM Wildflower Walk with Katie Byerly
Whether you are new to wildflowers or an expert with knowledge to share, join us for a monthly walk studying the flowers of Lime Creek.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jun 25-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Discovery Camp
This camp is all about animals! Learn about the basic animal groups: insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. There will be plenty of games, live animals, snacks, and more!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25-29 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Daycamp - Those Amazing Animals!
Each day will focus on a different animal group.
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jun 26 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skill - Air Rifle 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
Jun 28 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Air Rifle 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
Jul 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Exploring the Appalachian Trail
Have you wondered what it would be like to hike the oldest long trail in the United States but think the opportunity has passed you by?
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 9-13 Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Daycamp - Outdoor Adventures - FULL
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
Jul 9 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 10 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 11 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival
Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 11 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour Giants of the Prairie
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family-friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 12 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skill - Air Rifle 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
Jul 13 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Summer Skill - 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
Jul 14 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Playdate
Learn how to play outdoors? Although technology has created numerous bene?ts to society, it has also changed the way children play. Adults will learn how to help engage their child in playing outdoors while kids have fun.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 17 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Pond Study
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure for 3-5 year olds and an adult! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jul 19 Thursday 5:00 PM Wildflower Walk with Katie Byerly
Whether you are new to wildflowers or an expert with knowledge to share, join us for a monthly walk studying the flowers of Lime Creek.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jul 20 Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 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
Jul 23 Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Paddle Boarding Basics
Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Come and learn about different boards and have fun trying your skills out on the water.
Programs Story Peterson Park
Jul 25-26 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Canoeing & Fishing Adventures
This camp is for children entering 7th & 8th grades and will focus on fishing and canoeing skills.
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Jester Park Nature Center Grand Opening
Join us as we celebrate the long awaited grand opening of the Jester Park Nature Center! Explore the new nature center with your friends and family.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 7-9 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Tiny Tot Nature Camp
Children ages 4-6 will get to know the creatures of the pond, woods, and prairie through stories, crafts, and more!
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 7-9 Tuesday 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Insectigations Camp
Children ages 7 & 8 will learn all about the fascinating world of bugs and their amazing behaviors at this hands-on camp.
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Tale of Iowa's Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument
Denise Franck tells the history of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, and the part Captain J.D. Brown played in the controversy surrounding the location. The tale covers the monument’s inception, design, building and controversy.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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