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Jun 20 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour Busy Bees
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 Easter Lake Park
Jun 20 Wednesday 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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 21 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Animal Camp
A fun filled morning or afternoon at the park! Campers will learn all about animals that live at the park.
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
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 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Season Series Hike - Summer
Summer Begins Hike at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Jun 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. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Yoga in the Park
The yoga in the park craze has finally made it to Story County Conservation! Join us at Oriole Ridge Lodge in Hickory Grove Park for an hour long yoga session.
Programs Story Hickory Grove Park
Jun 23 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Canning 101: Jams & Jellies
The juicy sweetness of strawberries. The crisp tartness of apples. Learn how to transform summer’s healthy and delicious fruit into homemade jams and jellies at a special class dedicated to easy canning methods.
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 23-24 Saturday 2:00 PM Family Campout
Experience nature through the eyes of a child. Your family will have an opportunity to canoe, fish, hike, and camp with a naturalist.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Jun 23 Saturday 2:30 PM Do You Want To Be An Insect
Join us on the trails at Oak Grove with entomologist and Dordt professor Jeremy Hummel as we explore and look at the insect life at Oak Grove Park.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
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 26 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Forest Camp
Naturalist Katie will lead a nature hike on the trail to start the morning. Followed by nature games, a craft, snack, and a chance to meet the live education animals!
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 26 Tuesday 9:00 AM FLOAT I
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 26-27 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bug Scouts- Ages 7-9- June 26 & 27, 2018- 9 am- 2 pm
Bug Scout Campers will explore the world of insects by making traps, using nets, experiments and collections that they can take home at the end of their two day camp. Camp is June 26 & 27, 2018, 9 am- 2 pm.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 26 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Playscape Playdate
Join the naturalist for a morning of adventure at John F Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
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 27 - Jul 3 Wednesday FLOAT V
Join Story County Conservation’s F.L.O.A.T. V nature camp on an inspiring seven-day backpacking adventure to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 27 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Fishing
Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 28 Thursday 9:00 AM FLOAT I
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 28-29 Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bug Scouts- Age 7-9- June 28 & 29, 2018- 9 am- 2 pm
Bug Scout Campers will explore the world of insects by making traps, using nets, experiments and collections that they can take home at the end of their two day camp. Camp is June 28 & 29, 2018, 9 am- 2 pm.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 28 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Forest Camp
Naturalist Katie will lead a nature hike on the trail to start the morning. Followed by nature games, a craft, snack, and a chance to meet the live education animals!
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation 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 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Early Group
SUP basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial 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
Jun 28 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons Late Group
SUP basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
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