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Jan 18 Saturday Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch
Exhibitors, vendors, children's activities all day.Come stop at our booth!
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 18 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Cool Craniums
Explore the differences between animal skulls and learn how their features relate to physical characteristics or behaviors of each animal. You’ll have a chance to examine and attempt to identify multiple mystery skulls.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 18 Saturday 7:00 PM Karaoke Night
Can you carry a tune for trails? This fundraising event will showcase a variety of talents, taking to the stage, and tipping the scale for the Motor Mill Trail! All karaoke equipment provided for your performance and viewing entertainment.
Special Events Clayton Motor Mill Historic Site
Jan 20 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cabin Fever Day: Twining
Get out of the house on this no-school day and learn to twine.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 20 Monday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Get Nutty with Squirrels
Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day a day early with some fun squirrely activities at the nature center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 20 Monday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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
Jan 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Winter Hideaway
Learn the different strategies animals use to survive the long, cold, and dark winter. Wear comfortable boots and warm clothing for taking a short hike. If weather permits, we will venture out on snowshoes. T
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 24 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
Jan 25 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cross Country Ski Basics
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. We will review proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques before going outside to ski.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 25 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 30 Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pine Needle Basket Class
Explore the lovely art form of basket weaving using longleaf pine needles.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 30 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Book Worms
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Climate Change
Climate change is headline news! Join presenter Denise Frank for a presentation on the impacts and solutions of the global crisis that is affecting us here in Iowa. Colorful slides and clear explanations will make a tough topic easier to understand.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 6 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Little Cloud
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
Feb 7 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Skeletons
Homeschool students and their families are invited to join a naturalist in learning more about Skeletons!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 7 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- Skeletons
Geared for homeschool families, young children will have fun learning about nature.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 7 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Teen Nature: Animal Skulls
Kids in grades 4th-8th are invited to participate in this months Teen Nature. This month we are investigating animal skulls. This program is geared to home school students.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 7 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl 2020
Crazy about owls? This program is for you!
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Feb 7 Friday 6:00 PM Owl Prowl
Learn more about Iowa's owl species.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 8 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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Feb 9 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 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
Feb 11 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Best Puppet Show Ever
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
Feb 11 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness & Movement Class
This class will offer ways to connect with breath, body and the earth, regardless of experience with yoga. Sign-up early limited registration.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 15 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Owl You Need is Love
Join us to celebrate Iowa’s true winter romantics…the owls! By Valentine’s Day owls are often sitting on a nest of eggs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 17 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cabin Fever Day: Toad Houses
Welcome toads to your garden or yard with a toad house!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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