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Dec 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (Cancelled)
Come learn about chestnut trees and have the opportunity to roast your own chestnut on an open fire.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Dec 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse
Attract some of our beautiful feathered friends to your yard by building a birdhouse. We will also take some time to artistically decorate them, turning them into a great gift to give during the holiday season.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 7 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Ornament Craft Day
Visit the Nature Center for a Nature Ornament Craft Day on December 7.
Special Events Madison Pammel State Park
Dec 8 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Christmas Critter Meet and Greet (Cancelled)
Come meet a few of the Tama County Conservation animals and get a chance to take a picture with Santa himself.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Dec 8 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Elf Hunt
Geocache Elf Hunt
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Dec 11 Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM O.W.L.S.
Enjoy making holiday crafts with a nature theme.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Dec 13 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- How to Hibernate
Homeschool students and their families are invited to join a naturalist in learning more about hibernation!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 13 Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hike and Hot Cocoa (National Hot Cocoa Day)
A cold December day is the perfect time to make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy National Cocoa Day. We’ll start the program with a brisk walk around Discovery Pond and end by enjoying a mug of hot cocoa around a fire.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 14 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Decorate a Tree for Wildlife
While you are enjoying the many tasty treats that abound this holiday season, don't forget to share some goodies with the birds. Decorating a tree for our feathered friends and other wildlife is an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 14 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Forest Therapy Walk
Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in the medicine of the forest.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 16 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM OWLS - Winter Tree
OWLS programs are for adults and get people outside exploring the county and surrounding area!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 16 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cabinet Door Creations
Join us at Lime Creek Nature Center as we turn trash into treasure, re-purposing cabinet doors into chalkboards, Christmas signs & decor!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 17 Tuesday Knee High Naturalists
Join a Tama County Naturalist and learn about the deer of Iowa.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Dec 17 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Who Gives a Hoot
Join us to learn more about Iowa Owls. We will ID by sight and sound and discover how owls are such successful nocturnal predators.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 18 Wednesday 6:00 PM Open Range Air Rifles
December 18th ~ Open Range ~ Air Rifles ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Dec 21 Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Light the Night 5-6:30
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 cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Light the Night 6:30-8
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 cocoa. P
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Light the Night 8-9:30
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 cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 23 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Winter Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House - crafts, prizes and holiday cheer!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 26 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tracks and Scat
Tracks and scat give us lots of clues about the animals that live around us. Even if we don’t see them, we can learn a lot about them by what they leave behind.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Rock Me
Come learn the basics of geology. We will discuss what rocks are made of, how they form and three basic rock categories. A large rock and mineral collection will be on display as well and other interesting geological items.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Winter Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 29 Sunday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Winter Hike
Join the Naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 30 Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winter Daycamp (Age 9-12)
Get your kids outside this winter break at Fontana Park!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 30 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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