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Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Trout Derby
Release and Catch and Release! What will you catch at the cool weather stocking?
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Stories in Recipes: Heirloom Vegetables and Heritage Breeds
Cooking with Local Ingredients
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EcoFest 2019
Good Green Family Fun to Celebrate Earth Day
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 23 Tuesday 11:00 AM The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling
Clayton County Conservation will host a presentation called The Art of Conservation: A Visit With Ding Darling by Tom Milligan.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Apr 24 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Give a Hoot About Owls and Their Habit
Give a hoot about owls and their woodland habitat!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Kids -- Trees
Nature Kids is for children 3-6 years old who want to learn about the natural world around them through stories, crafts, and outdoor exploring at Osborne.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Apr 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mystery and History Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist as they lead you through this beautiful park. Along the hike, we will discuss the history of the park and unravel a few of its mysteries along the way.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Apr 27 Saturday 2:00 PM Pursuing A Greener Earth - One Tree At A Time in Uganda
Former seasonal naturalist and ISU forestry student Jesse Matt will share his story working on agroforestry in Uganda.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
May 4 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mushroom Ramble
Learn about local mushrooms and how to hunt them, then go on a mushroom hunt in the Wickiup Hill Natural Area!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
May 4 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hitchcock House Pioneer Skills Festival
Have you ever wondered how the pioneers made their own rope or dipped their own candles?
Special Events Cass Hitchcock Recreation Area
May 17 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Catch-n-Croakers
Learn to identify frogs by sight and sound before sloshing into the wetlands to catch these amazing creatures.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
May 20 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 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 Fort Des Moines Park
May 22 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Old Time Meal
Check out the Richardson-Jakway historic house and have supper in the house that was build in 1851.
Special Events Buchanan Jakway Park
May 23 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayak Basics
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
May 26 Sunday 3:00 PM Memorial Day Cowboy Church Service
May 26th ~ Memorial Day Cowboy Church Service ~ 3 PM ~ Smithtown Church ~ Hosted by the Smithtown Cemetery Association.
Special Events Clinton Smithtown Church
Jun 5-7 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Salamander Camp Session 1 (5-7)
Camp participants will spend time discovering all the things that can be found in different levels of the natural world including the water, soil, and air. We will learn about the things that swim in Middle River and explore Pammel Park.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jun 7 Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fishing Basics
Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and how to tie a hook. It is Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa so no license is needed. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Insect Hunt
From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collections and an insect hunt. Nets will be provided.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 11-13 Tuesday 1:00 AM - 3:30 PM Chipmunk Camp (Ages 6-9)
Participants will learn about the things animals need to survive and will interact with the animals that live inside the Pammel Park Nature Center.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jun 11 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Youth Archery Class
Sharpen your archery skills with our coaches!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 13 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Jakway Adventure Camp
Get your 9-12 year old out and explore the outdoors, at wonderful Jakway Park!
Youth Camps Buchanan Jakway Park
Jun 13 Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Creek Study and You
Get your hands and feet wet as we dip into a creek study!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 14 Friday 7:00 AM Bird Watching Hike
Join us for a leisurely walk along Wickiup's trails looking for unique birds!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 14 Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM All About Birds
Find the birds that are flocking to Wickiup!
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 14 Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Tadpole Camp (Ages 3-5)
3 camp sessions included - June 14, July 12, Aug 2 During this 3-day camp we will learn all about the animals that surround us, what the animals need to survive, and how we are similar to animals.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
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