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Feb 20 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sprouts - Hibernation Station
Learn about hibernating animals!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 21 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wandering Woods Club
Join the club! Wickiup’s Wandering Woods Club!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 21 Thursday 6:30 PM Almost Full Moon Owl Hike
Discover why the Owl is nature's perfect Mouse Trap!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 23 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Antler Shed Hunt
Learn tips on finding shed antlers and then head outside to find sheds that have been hidden around the park just for you!
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Feb 24 Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayaking Session at Bender Pool
Practice your roll in the pool!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 26 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
Wildlife rehabilitator, Beth Brown, will provide a program on Owls featuring a live Barred Owl. Following her presentation, there will be a short owl calling hike.
Programs Madison Pammel State Park
Feb 27 Wednesday 7:00 PM 49 State Highpoints
Clayton County Conservation is pleased to host Don Smalley for a special presentation on his amazing journey to the highest point in 49 of 50 states.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Mar 9 Saturday 9:00 AM Bluebird House Building Workshop
Bluebirds have long been a welcome sign of Spring in Iowa.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Mar 12 Tuesday 6:30 PM Hunter Education Class
Get signed up for the Hunters Ed Safety Class today!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Motor Motor 5K Trail Run
Get down and dirty with the 4th annual Motor Motor 5K Trail Run This year’s proceeds will go towards the construction and maintenance of a a five mile multi-use trail connecting Elkader to the Motor Mill Historic Site.
Special Events Clayton Motor Mill Historic Site
Mar 19 Tuesday 6:30 PM Bear Week - Grizzly Attack!
Come listen to a survivor tell his tale of his Grizzly Attack!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 20 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Spring Fling
Children Ages 5-7 are invited to spend the morning discovering the signs of spring and exploring Pammel Park. The 3-hour camp will include outdoor exploration, games, crafts, and more.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Mar 20 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
Mar 21 Thursday 8:45 AM O.W.L.S (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) -- Natural History Museum
Osborne’s Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls will start a new season of great programming on March 21st. O.W.L.S. will kick off this season with a trip to visit the Natural History Museum in Iowa City.
Trips Clayton Osborne Park
Mar 21 Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever
Children ages 8-12 are invited to spend the morning exploring Pammel Park, investigating springtime plants and animals, and discovering the science behind the park's first signs of spring.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Mar 21 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sprouts! Bear Week at Wickiup
It's Bear Week at Wickiup!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 21 Thursday 4:30 PM Bear Week -Care to Compare Bears
Come compare bears at Wickiup - get hands on with furs, feet, and skulls!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 22 Friday 10:00 AM Bear Week - DisneyNature Bears Movie Day!
Follow Skye and her cubs on the most important journey of their lives! 2 showings at 10 and 1.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 24 Sunday 7:00 AM Sandhill Crane, Prairie Chicken Sharp-Tailed Grouse Bus Tour
Each spring up to 500,000 sandhill cranes can found along the Platte River between Kearney and Grand Island, Nebraska. Seeing this large group of cranes and hearing their rattling calls is truly a spectacular experience.
Trips Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8th Annual Nature Egg Hunt
HELP! The Nature Bunny lost his eggs along the trails at Wickiup Hill! Help him find his eggs and he will reward you with an exciting prize!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 13 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Loop the Lake
Join a PCC Naturalist for a leisurely hike around Fort Des Moines Pond. Discover the many unique features of this park as we “Loop the Lake”. All ages and abilities welcome.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Apr 18 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Meditation Around Town
Come and enjoy the experience of sharing a simple meditation in unique settings around our beautiful community. This will be a relaxing and fun filled experience for everyone.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
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
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