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Mar 30 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM National Take a Walk in the Park Day - Cancelled
Celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with a naturalist as we take a hike in our Polk County Parks.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 30 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM National Take a Walk in the Park Day - Cancelled
Celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with a naturalist as we take a hike in our Polk County Parks.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Mar 30 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM National Take a Walk in the Park Day - Cancelled
Celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with a naturalist as we take a hike in our Polk County Parks.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Apr 2 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - S is Seeds - Cancelled - Watch on Facebook Live
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
Apr 4 Saturday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Cancelled-Beekeeping: What would you like to know? April 2020
Join us at the Prairie Woods Nature Center with Master Beekeeper Dr. Bajema to learn everything you want to about bees and beekeeping.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Apr 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Critter Club - Cancelled
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
Apr 7 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Best Puppet Show Ever - Watch on Facebook Live
Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 7 Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Full Moon Hike - Cancelled
Explore the wonder and beauty of Yellow Banks Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Apr 10 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) cancelled watch on Facebook Live
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 10 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) cancelled watch on Facebook Live
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 17 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Celebrate Earth Day with Teddy Roosevelt
Celebrate Earth Day 2020 by exploring what Theodore Roosevelt did for the American landscape.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Apr 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse
Build your own birdhouse at this hands on woodworking workshop. A simple, one-board plan will give you a quick and versatile house that can be customized to accommodate a variety of feathered friends that live near you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 20 Monday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Apr 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a glass of wine before we light up the night - with fire. We will share fire building tips and tricks, so that you can easily master or improve fire building.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 22 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Earth Day Celebration
Happy 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Come help us celebrate by learning about our fascinating planet and the amazing biodiversity found here, as well as the challenges it faces.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 26 Sunday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Spring Wildflower Hike
Join a Naturalist for a woodland wildflower hike. Discover the beauty of the forest as the colorful wildflowers decorate the forest floor announcing spring has sprung.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Apr 28 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Writing Nature: Using words to Engage the Natural World
Sioux County Conservation is hosting Professor Anne Lundberg for those interested in improving their writing skills.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
May 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Dinosaurs
Have a favorite dinosaur? This presentation will show enough information to keep you in the discussion with your grandkids and perhaps create an interest you will want to pursue for yourself. Find out why Iowa is a poor place to look for dinosaurs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 6 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Metaphors of Nature: A Journaling Workshop
Come learn how mindful observation of nature’s order can deepen our understanding of the self.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Toddler Tales - Eggciting Eggs
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
May 7 Thursday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
May 13 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Codfish Hollow Prairie Walk
Join Ray & Patti Hamilton for a walk on their native upland hill prairie located NE of Maquoketa to learn more about this remnant prairie, prairie restoration, and native prairie plants.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 15 Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Endangered Species Day
Jester Park Nature Center, classrooms B & C Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and actions they can take to help protect them.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Build a Composter
Help reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills by building a composter. Composting is a great way to turn ordinary food scraps into rich soil for you garden and flowerbeds.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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