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Jan 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodland Restoration
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. No experience required and all supplies are provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Meet the Critters
Want to meet the Lime Creek Critters?
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jan 27 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
Feb 1 Thursday 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Jester Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Lessons Learned from Prairie Restoration
Keith Summerville, professor of Environmental Science & Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Drake University will share lessons learned during his 15 years of prairie restoration research at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 12 Monday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Soar
Don't miss this presentation provided by SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources).
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Feb 25 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 27 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kindernature
We invite children ages 3-5 years old, accompanied by an adult, to the nature center for fun and learning.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Indoor Archery
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bird Migration
From warblers to terns to eagles, birds are some of the world’s greatest travelers. Migration, or the seasonal movement of an animal from one region to another and back, is an amazing life history event critical to the lives of many avian species.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Surivor Camp
Spend a day having fun and staying active. We will try archery, geocaching, and fire building! Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 13 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spring Break at Lime Creek - The Rad Zoo!
Join us as the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery (RAD) Zoo of Owatonna visits Lime Creek Nature Center.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 15 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16 Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live snakes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Get to Know your Des Moines Art Center
Jill Featherstone, Director of Education, will deliver an illustrated presentation about the free cultural treasure in your community—the Des Moines Art Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Rain Barrel Workshop
Learn how to collect and use runoff water and then make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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