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Apr 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Critter Club - Cancelled
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 7 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Best Puppet Show Ever - Cancelled
Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 10 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) - Cancelled
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 10 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) Cancelled
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 13 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wild Times at Lime Creek
Get your kids outside for a fun hour in nature with a Lime Creek naturalist!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse - Cancelled
Build your own birdhouse at this hands on woodworking workshop. A simple, one-board plan will give you a quick and versatile house that can be customized to accommodate a variety of feathered friends that live near you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night - Cancelled
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a glass of wine before we light up the night - with fire. We will share fire building tips and tricks, so that you can easily master or improve fire building.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 22 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Earth Day Celebration - Cancelled Watch on Facebook Live
Happy 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Come help us celebrate by learning about our fascinating planet and the amazing biodiversity found here, as well as the challenges it faces.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 25 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Earth Day Festival
Roll up your sleeves and help us clean up Mason City streets, parks, and trails.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 28 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing - Cancelled
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Dinosaurs
Have a favorite dinosaur? This presentation will show enough information to keep you in the discussion with your grandkids and perhaps create an interest you will want to pursue for yourself. Find out why Iowa is a poor place to look for dinosaurs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 5 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Eggciting Facts
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time and exploration. Snacks are provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 6 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Metaphors of Nature: A Journaling Workshop
Come learn how mindful observation of nature’s order can deepen our understanding of the self.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Toddler Tales - Eggciting Eggs
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
May 9 Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Warbler Walk
Join MCCB Director Mike Stegmann for a walk through Grammer Grove. Bring a sack lunch to eat at the upper shelter then take a short walk to discover neotropical migrating birds as they find their way back from wintering grounds in South America.
Programs Marshall Grammer Grove Wildlife Area
May 13 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pollinators and Iowa Butterflies
Join us as guest speaker Anita Westphal, butterfly wing assistant with Reiman Gardens, discusses pollinators and butterflies in Iowa.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 15 Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Endangered Species Day
Jester Park Nature Center, classrooms B & C Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and actions they can take to help protect them.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Build a Composter
Help reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills by building a composter. Composting is a great way to turn ordinary food scraps into rich soil for you garden and flowerbeds.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - What's the Buzz
Have you ever heard of Mead and wondered what it is? Mead (wine made from honey) as well as 1/3 of our global food supply depends on pollinators. E
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 21 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
May 21 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayak Basics
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
May 26 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Lime Creek Littles - The Salamander Room
“Can we keep him?” is often a question posed by children when they encounter an animal in the wild.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jun 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Biking Alaska
Tesha and Larry Huffaker, from Newton, and thirty others with the North Iowa Touring club biked 755 miles in Alaska. They started biking in Anchorage on June 11 2004. T
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 3 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Birding Bonanza
Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist from PCC. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 4 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Frogs
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
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