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Feb 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Kids Ice Fishing Clinic
Bring the kids to the backwater area of Pinicon Ridge Park near the boat rental building to learn the fine points of ice fishing.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 25 Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayak Session Bender Pool
It's time to get your paddles in the pool!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 1 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Conservation Overview Program
The Linn County Conservation Department is again offering an eight-week class designed for individuals who are interested in conservation, but have had no formal training.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 12 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM eARTh!
Make some art with earth's materials!
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 13 Tuesday 6:30 PM Hunters Education
Join us for Hunters Education at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 14 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Family Edition
A special spring break edition to bring the whole family to!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 16 Friday 1:30 PM Bombs Away!!
We have a great way for you to ooze your way through spring break!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 21 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Playscape Adventures
Come play in our new Wandering Woods!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 27 Tuesday 7:00 PM Iowa Great Lakes Archaeology (rescheduled from February 6 postponement)
Current Iowa State Archaeologist John Doershuk will present his recent research from the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Mar 29 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools Playgroup
Join other toddlers for a great social time!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tri State Rod Builders Workshop
The Tri-State gathering of Rod Builders will return to Wickiup Hill, please save the date for Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7th 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 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 21 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Smithtown Church Open House
Smithtown Church Open House ~ 10:30 AM - Noon ~
Special Events Clinton Smithtown Church
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 15 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Silly Salamander
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure for 3-5 year olds and an adult! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park

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