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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 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 Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fishing Fun Camp
Join HCCB and ISU Extension for a fishing day camp!
Special Events Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
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 22 Saturday 1:00 PM Wildflower Walk
Enjoy a walk through the reconstructed prairie while learning about native wildflowers.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 - Cancelled
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 22 Saturday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Family Movie in the Park
Join the park ranger for family-friendly movie!
Special Events Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
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 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival Hike
Survival Hike - Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 24-26 Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Night Owls Camp Session 1 (Ages 8-12)
We will be exploring Pammel Park at night and discovering all of the wonderful creatures that make the night come alive including owls, bats, and raccoons.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jun 25-26 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frogs, Toads and Snakes
We will explore the world of reptiles and amphibians while hiking the trails, playing games, making crafts and meeting special guests. Campers are sure to discover everything that makes these creatures ‘toad’ally cool!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25-26 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Paddle Camp
Learn the basics of both canoeing and kayaking, including self and assisted rescues. Then try out your new skills on an adventurous river trip. Bring a sack lunch, filled water bottle, towel, sturdy water shoes and dress to get wet each day.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM How Nature Works- Ages 7-9, June 25 and 26 2019
We will transform the Oak Grove Lodge into our own nature laboratory, as we do a variety of nature experiments. We’ll spend times on the trails, playing games, and exploring…Hands on! This is a two day camp.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 25-27 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventure Camp
Learn outdoor skills such as paddling, archery and more!
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 25 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Renewal by Nature
Learn how the energy systems running through nature and our bodies correlate. Explore ways to better align our bodies for health and wellness with a nature connection.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25 Tuesday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sunset Yoga
Take time to unwind as the sunsets on the outdoor plaza of the Jester Park Nature Center with a short nature hike and yoga on patio.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 26 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdate - Life in the Pond
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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 27 Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM How Nature Works- Ages 7-9, June 27 and 28 2019
We will transform the Oak Grove Lodge into our own nature laboratory, as we do a variety of nature experiments. We’ll spend times on the trails, playing games, and exploring…Hands on! This is a two day camp.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Archery
Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 28 Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Shinrin Yoku & Outdoor Adventure Retreat Day
Enjoy a full day immersed in nature and outdoor wellness. Activities include, hiking, kayaking and Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest Bathing (mindfulness). Limited space sign-up early!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 28 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dragons in Polk County
We have dragons living in Polk County; dragonflies and damselflies that is. Come learn about these amazing aerialists! We’ll even try to catch some!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 29 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jun 29 Saturday 1:00 PM Pond Exploration
Join a naturalist in exploring life in the pond! We’ll provide the nets and buckets.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 30 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Archery Basics
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.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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