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Dec 19 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night ( Dec. 19 5:30-7)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 20 Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night (12/20)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 20 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Light the Night (12/20 from 7:30-9)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Winter Solstice Party
Learn about the winter solstice and the movements of the Earth. This is part of our homeschool series geared for Kdg-3rd grade.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 21 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Light the Night (just added)
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 hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Air Rifle Target 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
Dec 27-28 Thursday 2:00 PM - 9:00 AM Winter Nature Adventure Overnight Camp
Youth in grades 4th-6th are welcome to Winter Nature Adventure Overnight Camp! Come participate in fun, hands on winter, and nature activities while making new friends.
Youth Camps Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 28 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Winter Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter. FREE. No registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 31 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 31 Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 3 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales
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
Jan 5 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jan 5 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jan 8 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Iowa's Hidden Treasures
Everyone know that Iowa is "good soil" for growing agricultural crops and gardening. Over the decades, our state also has proven to be a great incubator for nurturing talented individuals who became famous nationally and sometimes, internationally.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 8, 2019 Tuesday 6:30 PM Friends of JCC Quarterly Meeting
Get involved and share ideas for environmental education in Jackson County. Bring a dish to share and dive into the current projects and strategies that the Friends of Jackson County Conservation are working on.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 9 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness and Movement Class
Sometimes we forget we are part of nature, sharing water and air with all other beings on the planet. Controlling our breath and moving our bodies in focused ways can bring back a connection with the natural world.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 10 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee and Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and others who enjoy nature.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 12 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open Archery Range
The archery range will be open to anyone 12 years old and older to experience the sport of archery target shooting. Two trained and certified naturalist instructors will be on the range to give instruction and assist with form and technique.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 12 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Fire Cider: A Kitchen Cabinet Remedy
Fire Cider has deep roots in traditional folk medicine. This potent infusion has powerful immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and decongest properties. the perfect addition to your cabinet for those winter maladies.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 12 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing Basics
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 15 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Winter Hideaway
Head out on a hike through the woods to learn how animals are spending the winter. Wear comfortable boots and warm clothing. If weather permits, we will venture out on snowshoes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 16 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool
Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? We’ll provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 18, 2019 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Earth's Layers
Geared for homeschool families, children in Kdg-3rd grade will have fun learning about the Earth's Layers
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 18 Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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