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Jun 18-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kestrel Camp (Ages 8-12)
During this 3-day adventure, camp participants will learn about the animals that call the nature center home and discover what different animals need to survive.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lures and Lunch
Bring your lunch and fishing gear as we visit a different Polk County pond each month during the summer to see what is biting. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 19 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature Story Hour - Insect Safari
Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 19 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Sneaky Snakes and Things that Crawl
Explore "creepy crawlies" that live in the woods.
Programs Buchanan Jakway Park
Jun 20 Thursday 10:30 AM O.W.L.S (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) -- The McGregor Wildlife School
Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls will continue the “Conservation Heroes” series on June 20th with a visit to the McGregor Museum to learn about the historic McGregor Wildlife School.
Trips Clayton Osborne Park
Jun 22 Saturday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Family Campout
This brand new event is just what you need to get the kids off their screens and to get started camping. Do you want to go camping, but have small children and are worried about safety, keeping kids occupied, and the logistics of setting up a tent.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Jun 24-26 Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Night Owls Camp Session 1 (Ages 8-12)
We will be exploring Pammel Park at night and discovering all of the wonderful creatures that make the night come alive including owls, bats, and raccoons.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jun 26 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wandering Woods Club!
Join the club! Wickiup’s Wandering Woods Club! New this summer, come experience our FABULOUS PlayScape.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 26 Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Picnic in the Park (“Beautiful Butterflies”)
“Beautiful Butterflies”
Programs Mitchell Cedar Bridge Park
Jun 27 Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fuzzy, Furry, Slimy, Scaly
Explore the group of animals called vertebrates, comparing the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 28 Friday 7:00 AM Bird Watching Hike at Pinicon Ridge Park
Bird Viewing at Pinicon Ridge Park
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 6 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Discovery Hike
Explore an Iowa woodland with a naturalist and learn what makes this woodland unique.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 9-11 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Outdoor Adventures (Ages 10-15)
This camp will focus on developing hands on wilderness skills. During this 3-day adventure we will discuss different fishing methods, learn how to pack backpacks, practice setting up a campsite, and more.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jul 10 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Youth Archery Class
Come sharpen your archery skills with our coaches!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 10 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature Story Hour - Beautiful Butterflies
Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Jul 11 Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Minecraft Camp
Mooshrooms, creepers and Steve!
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 12 Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Nature STEM
Get your child outdoors exploring at Jakway Park through STEM related activities.
Programs Buchanan Jakway Park
Jul 12 Friday 5:00 PM Conservation Board Celebrates 60 Years
We’re celebrating with an open house, inviting the public we’ve served for six decades to come and share their stories and memories as we look ahead to the next half century of providing recreation, stewardship, and scenery for all to enjoy.
Special Events Clayton Osborne Park
Jul 12 Friday 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Fireflies by firelight
Bring the kids out for a night of catching (and releasing) fireflies while enjoying a roasted marshmallow over a fire.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 15 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM A Day in the Park (Ages 7-12)
This 1 day camp will feature hands on activities inside Pammel Park. Campers will begin the day with a lesson on the park’s resident wildlife and leave no trace before heading outside to explore the park.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jul 16-18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Archaeology Day Camp
History is often hidden under your feet. Come and learn what an archaeologist does.
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 17 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdate - Creek Walk
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jul 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Creepy Crawly Critter Camp
Get up close with lots of Creepy Crawlys!
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 23 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sprouts - Wildlife Rainbow
There are so many colors to find in nature. From red flowers to orange butterflies, the natural world is full of color. Join us for a fun hike and scavenger hunt and see if we can find something for every color on the rainbow.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 23 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Habitats
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. S
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
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