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Feb 19 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Day
Get out of the house on this no-school day for a morning of critters, snow creations, crafts, and cocoa!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 23 Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Toy Swap
Bring in your gently used toys and games to find a new home for them.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 24 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Hike
Join us on a peaceful winter hike as we focus on what animals do to survive winter.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Feb 25 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about the bald eagle, then venture outside to view them in their natural habitat. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Fort Des Moines Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Mar 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Indoor Archery
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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bird Migration
From warblers to terns to eagles, birds are some of the world’s greatest travelers. Migration, or the seasonal movement of an animal from one region to another and back, is an amazing life history event critical to the lives of many avian species.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 12 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Day
Get out of the house on this no-school day for a morning of critters, snow creations, crafts, and cocoa!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Surivor Camp
Spend a day having fun and staying active. We will try archery, geocaching, and fire building! Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 15 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales - Animal Olympics
Preschool age children and a guardian are invited to join a naturalist for our monthly nature tales series and learn more about the wildlife and the outdoors through stories, games and activities.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 16 Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live snakes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 17 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Leprechaun Hunt
Learn to use a GPS and go search the woods to find the hidden pots of gold, collecting candy and prizes along the way. Keep an eye out for leprechauns along the way!
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Mar 27 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Mar 31 Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Apr 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Get to Know your Des Moines Art Center
Jill Featherstone, Director of Education, will deliver an illustrated presentation about the free cultural treasure in your community—the Des Moines Art Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Rain Barrel Workshop
Learn how to collect and use runoff water and then make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 20 Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Earth Day Trash Bash
Volunteers are needed for Iowa’s largest Earth Day clean up event! Trash Bash is a multi-organizational litter removal effort spread across 50 locations in the Des Moines Metro.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Apr 20 Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 21 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Earth Day Beautification
Kick off Earth Day in one of our county parks! Help beautify an urban forest preserve and adjacent roadways as we remove litter from Brown’s Woods and along 63rd Street.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Apr 21 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower Hike
Hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Apr 22 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Earth Day Bike and Cache
Join us on a biking and geocaching adventure! Meet at the Chichaqua Valley Trail be ready to bike a few miles as we search for geocaches hidden near the trail.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Valley Trail
Apr 29 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower Hike
Hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
May 1 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Butterfly or Moth, How do you Know?
Have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Is it how they look? Or perhaps how they behave? Are they more alike or more different? How can you tell if a caterpillar will turn into a moth or a butterfly?
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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