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Dec 18 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Luminary Hike - Tuesday, December 18 - 6:00 -7:30 PM
Let luminaries light your way on a self-guided hike around McFarland Lake at a special wintry hike.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 18 Tuesday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Luminary Hike - Tuesday, December 18 - 7:30-9:00 pm
Let luminaries light your way on a self-guided hike around McFarland Lake at a special wintry hike.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 19 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Luminary Hike - Wednesday, December 19 - 6:00 -7:30 PM
Let luminaries light your way on a self-guided hike around McFarland Lake at a special wintry hike. End the experience with hot cocoa by a campfire.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 19 Wednesday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Luminary Hike - Wednesday, December 19 - 7:30-9:00 pm
Let luminaries light your way on a self-guided hike around McFarland Lake at a special wintry hike. End the experience with hot cocoa by a campfire.
Programs Story McFarland 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 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Luminary Hike - Thursday, December 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Let luminaries light your way on a self-guided hike around McFarland Lake at a special wintry hike.
Programs Story McFarland 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 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike - December
Come and experience the snowy trials of McFarland Park on snowshoes!
Programs Story McFarland 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 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 5 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jan 5 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jan 8, 2019 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Climate for Change
Join Ty Smedes for a slide presentation and lecture, as we discover many spectacular species of wildlife and explore some of our planet’s most wild places.
Programs Story McFarland 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 11-14 Friday Minnesota Avian Adventure with Naturalist, Matt Wetrich
Join us for our 6th annual coach bus trip to the gorgeous North Woods of Minnesota.
Trips Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Jan 11 Friday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Snowshoe Hike - January
Come and experience the snowy trials of McFarland Park on snowshoes!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jan 12 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mike Sawyer Memorial Youth Ice Fishing Derby
The Boone County Conservation Board invites youth under the age of 16 to participate in a fun-filled, free, morning of ice fishing on Don Williams Lake!
Programs Boone Don Williams Recreation Area
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