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Aug 25 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SOAR Annual Release Party
SOAR Annual Release Party
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Aug 27 Tuesday 4:30 PM Multi-Cropping Iowa
Multi-Cropping Iowa Tuesday, August 27th, 4:30 PM Osborne Nature Center Auditorium
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Aug 29 Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Explore Your Outdoors
Join a naturalist and discover the amazing survival strategies of camouflage.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Aug 31 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Monarch Watch Public Program
Join us Saturday morning with the family to learn about monarch migration to Mexico. We will have an overview of Monarchs and their anatomy, their migration pattern, how and why we tag them.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 3 Tuesday 8:00 AM Trick or Treat Hike Camper Sign up
This is the camper sign up for the Oct 12 Trick or Treat event at Oak Grove. Register for a campsite starting Sept 3 at 8am.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - History of Yellow Banks and Thomas Mitchell Parks
Yellow Banks Park is a 576+ acre park resting on the bluffs overlooking the Des Moines River. This park has a deep Native American history. Ranger Charlie Finch, will share some of the artifacts found on the property.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Raptors of the Midwest
Raptors of the Midwest
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Fish
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
Sep 5 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Autumn Phenology Journaling
Do you like to draw and write about nature? If so, phenology journaling must be for you! Phenology is the study of seasonal phenomena, and we will be taking a closer look at all of the changes happening in the park this autumn.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Sep 5 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tour of Hickory Grove Park
Sneak a peek of the Hickory Grove Lake restoration project.
Special Events Story Hickory Grove Park
Sep 6 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 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 Yellow Banks Park
Sep 6 Friday 5:30 PM Monarch Release Party
Monarch Release Party Friday, September 6th, 5:30 pm Osborne Center
Special Events Clayton Osborne Park
Sep 7 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Late Summer Wapsi Float
What a great way to immerse yourself in the world of the Wapsipinicon River. We will float and view the flora and fauna along the river. Join us for the fun.
Programs Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Vulture Awareness Day
Join us for a fun filled day to learn all about vultures! We’ll have a scavenger hunt, vulture vomit toss, stomach juice station, try eating like a vulture, wingspan comparisons, and more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drumming to the Rhythms of Nature
Drumming is a unique way to unwind and connect with the rhythms of nature. Sign-up early limited space!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Saturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Catfishing Basics
Come learn about the different kinds of catfish, how big they actually get, and tips on catching them. We will then fish the Des Moines River and try to catch catfish. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own gear.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Sep 11 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monarch Madness
Monarch Madness
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 12 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
Sep 13 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Entomology Home School Program
Join us to learn about Insects at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Bats! Creatures of the Night
Join us for an exciting time learning about some of the night's misunderstood creatures, bats!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Sep 14 Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Women In the Outdoors
Attention all ladies! Join us for a fun outdoor event. Laugh, relax, learn. Women in the Outdoors is for ages 14 and over, Sept 14th 8am-4:30pm
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pelicans in Iowa
Yes! That is correct. Saylorville and Red Rock Reservoirs are major stopover points for the American White Pelican during their annual Fall migration. A PCC Naturalist will lead a discussion about these large, odd, yet graceful birds.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 14 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monarch Tagging
Join the naturalist to get up close and personal with monarch butterflies. Everyone will get an opportunity to tag a monarch.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Sep 16 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
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