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Jun 17-19 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Water Wonders Camp - Cancelled
Come get your feet wet as we discover all we can about water. We’ll compare ponds, rivers, lakes, and wetlands plus the animals that live in them. Daily field trips will take us to various county parks.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 17-20 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Polliwogs: Fur, Feathers, Fliers, and Fins
Children explore what makes each animal special, whether they have fur, feathers, fliers, or fins. On the last day, we'll venture to the lake with nets, so be prepared to get wet and dirty!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Animal Detectives- Ages 5-6, June 18 and 19 2019, 9am-noon
Kids will investigate animal clues in the wild, from tracks to scat. This camp includes hands-on activities, games and fun! This two day camp offered morning or afternoon.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Frog Camp
We will start the morning off with live amphibians! Then we will head down to the lake for more amphibian fun.
Youth Camps Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 18-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventurers
For students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. (May choose to attend either the June OR July camp)
Youth Camps Boone Don Williams Recreation Area
Jun 18 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lures and Lunch
Bring your lunch and fishing gear as we visit a different Polk County pond each month during the summer to see what is biting. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Animal Detectives- Ages 5-6, June 18 and 19 2019, 1-4pm
Kids will investigate animal clues in the wild, from tracks to scat. This camp includes hands-on activities, games and fun! This two day camp offered morning or afternoon.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Air Rifle Target Shooting - Cancelled
Air Rifle Target Shooting - Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program. Equipment provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Bumble Bee Hunt
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with a naturalist to search for and document the number of bumble bees found at Jester Park. Our observations will be shared with the Xerces Society Bumble Bee Watch citizen science project.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Edible Outdoors
Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 19 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature Story Hour - Insect Safari
Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 19 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Frog Camp
We will start the morning off with live amphibians!
Youth Camps Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 20-21 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Shooting Camp
This camp will introduce participants to the lifelong sport of target shooting. We'll learn the basics of archery, air rifle and even throw Atlatls.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 20-21 Thursday 9:00 AM FLOAT II (Outdoor Skills and Overnight)
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) II teaches a variety of outdoor skills. Campers build self-confidence in camping and canoeing and spend the night exploring McFarland Park. This is outdoor play in the best way!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 20 Thursday 10:30 AM O.W.L.S (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) -- The McGregor Wildlife School
Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls will continue the “Conservation Heroes” series on June 20th with a visit to the McGregor Museum to learn about the historic McGregor Wildlife School.
Trips Clayton Osborne Park
Jun 20 Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Giants of the Prairie
Bison and elk were two of the largest animals to ever roam across Iowa. What happened to them and where did they go? A naturalist will walk you through the exhibit and share the history of these giants of the prairie.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 20 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi / Canoe, Kayak, & Backpacking Basics 101
If you are thinking about getting introduced to canoeing, kayaking, or backpacking this program is for you. We will not be on the water with canoes or kayaks for this program.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Jun 21-23 Friday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM 100th Anniversary of Briggs Woods Park
Come Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Briggs Woods Park at this three day event.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Jun 22 Saturday 2:30 PM - 4:00 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 22 Saturday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Family Campout
This brand new event is just what you need to get the kids off their screens and to get started camping. Do you want to go camping, but have small children and are worried about safety, keeping kids occupied, and the logistics of setting up a tent.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Jun 23 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jun 24-27 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp (June 24-27)
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching, building campfires and more while exploring the outdoors. On the last day of camp, campers will receive a badge and certificate.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 24-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frogs: Habicamp (morning)
Children discover what makes a habitat through exploration, games, and song. Campers connect to the world around them by investigating the five basic needs of all living things.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 24-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Waterbugs: Nature's Treasures (morning)
Calling all explorers! Search for nature’s treasures as we follow maps, make mini-rafts, investigate wildlife, and step into creeks and marshes. Discover Story County natural areas through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 24-28 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Frogs: Habicamp (afternoon)
Children discover what makes a habitat through exploration, games, and song. Campers connect to the world around them by investigating the five basic needs of all living things.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
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