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Jun 18-21 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp (June 18-21) - FULL
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching and more while exploring the outdoors. Campers will also learn how to shoot a bow, build a fire, and cook a snack over a fire.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 18 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 19-21 Tuesday Adventure Camp
Adventure Camp is for youth entering 5th-8th grade next fall and interested in learning more about outdoor recreation activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, archery, geocaching and more!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 19-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frogs, Snails, Salamander Tails- Ages 5-6- June 19 & 20, 2018- 9 am- noon
Come explore the wonderful world of natural slime. Ages 5-6, June 19 & 20, 2018 from 9 am- noon.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 19 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Princess Adventures - All About Birds
Girls ages 4-6 are invited to the park in “princess attire” (whatever that means to them). We will learn about a courageous woman from the past, participate in a nature activity, followed by a tea party with a snack.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 19 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 19 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayaking 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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
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 20 Wednesday 6:00 PM Hamilton Prairie/Pollinator Walk
Enjoy a walk on a native prairie remnant!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 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 21 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pollinator Seminar
Iowa State University Honey Bee and Native Bee Extension Entomologist Randall Cass will present information relevant to honey bee and native bee health in soybean systems and prairie landscapes.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 23 Saturday 10:00 AM Butterfly Roundup
Join a naturalist in catching and identifying the butterflies on the Hurstville Prairie.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 23 Saturday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Movie in the Park
Movie in the Park Saturday, June 23rd 9-11 p.m.
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Jun 24 Sunday 2:00 PM Geocaching 101
Join Geocacher Bob Koranda in learning more about geocaching.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 26-27 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 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 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature's Playdate Tyke Hike
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
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 28-29 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 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
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