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Feb 19 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3D Pop Up League Night 2 of 4
Join us for a 4 night 3D Pop Up League. $30 fee applied to enter the league payable at the door.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Feb 22 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Range Night February 22
Join us for a night of practicing your archery and BB gun shooting skills. Indoor ranges will be open 6-8 PM. $3 for one range or $5 to shoot in both, must bring own equipment.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Feb 24 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cocoa Picasso
Join us to have a unique learning experience!. Upper Story Studio artist Molly Nagel will be providing a step-by-step painting instruction while you sip hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 26 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3D Pop Up League Night 3 of 4
Join us for a 4 night 3D Pop Up League. $30 fee applied to enter the league payable at the door.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Feb 26 Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Diversify Your Landscape and Eat Your Yard
We have been working for our yards for years; now is the time to make our yards work for us! Learn how to put in place a more edible landscape, with an emphasis on plants that are suited to our climate.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 28 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Indoor Archery Range Closed for Private Group February 28
Indoor Archery Range closed from 6-9 pm for private group.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 1 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Range Night March 1
Join us for a night of practicing your archery and BB gun shooting skills. Indoor ranges will be open 6-8 PM. $3 for one range or $5 to shoot in both, must bring own equipment.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 1 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Fort Des Moines Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
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 4 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Trumpeter Swan Observation
Come view Iowa's largest wintering population of Trumpeter Swans! Remember to bring your binoculars and camera.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Mar 5 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3D Pop Up League Night 4 of 4
Join us for a 4 night 3D Pop Up League. $30 fee applied to enter the league payable at the door.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Iowa River Bones as a Window into Ice Age Animal Communities
Iowa rivers and associated gravel deposits contain the remains of extinct Ice Age animals, for example, musk ox, mammoth and mastodon, caribou, stag moose, and ground sloth.
Programs Story McFarland 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 8 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Last Open Range Night March 8
Join us for a night of practicing your archery and BB gun shooting skills. Indoor ranges will be open 6-8 PM. $3 for one range or $5 to shoot in both, must bring own equipment.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 12 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Winging It Spring Break Camp for 3rd & 4th Graders
Stretch your wings, fly like a falcon, and engage your owl eyes!
Youth Camps Story McFarland 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 14 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Indoor Archery Range Closed for Private Group March 14
Indoor Archery Range closed from 6-9 pm for private group.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation 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
Mar 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hunter Safety Field Day- March 2018
Join us on March 24, 2018 for a hunter safety field day. This class is required for anyone wishing to obtain a hunting license that was born after January 1, 1972 and is 11 years of age and over.
Programs Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 27 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Mar 31 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geocache Egg Hunt
Your family will love this new-age way of hunting eggs. Learn how to use a GPS then go search the woods to find the Conservation Bunny's nests of hidden treasures, collecting prizes and candy along the way!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 31 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Egg Hunt in the Park
Join the conservation staff to learn about animals that lay eggs and meet some of the education animals! After the program the egg hunt will begin!
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park

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