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Oct 20 Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Youth Mentor Hunt- 2018
Those age 12-15 that are Iowa residents and have passed their hunter safety course. Are invited to join us for a morning of pheasant hunting during the youth season. Only a limited number of youths will be allowed, register online and send in forms.
Other Location Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Oct 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7th Annual Wicked Wickiup Fall Fest
Trick or treat down the trail!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 20 Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Briggs Woods Halloween Event & Fundraiser "Night Time Animals & Haunted Woods Hikes"
Discover what roams at Briggs Woods Park at night on the first hike. A Haunted Woods Hike by Troop 17 will follow the Autumn Night Hike. The hikes are a fundraiser for the Naturalist Program and Boy Scouts so a fee of $2.00 per person applies.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Oct 23 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Creatures of the Night
Halloween is creeping in. Learn about the creatures that lurk in the night. No need to be scared, we will tell you the truth about these mysterious beings while you relax with a glass of wine.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 25 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 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. Afterwards enjoy eating s’mores around the campfire.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 27 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open Air Rifle Range
Both air rifle and archery are Olympic sports and gaining in popularity across the country. Join one of PCC’s Naturalists, who are certified instructors, during our open, indoor range times to experience these sports in a safe, supervised setting.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Great Atlatl Pumpkin Hunt
Try your hand at using an ancient hunting tool, the spear thrower.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 27 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM R.I.P. HIke
Thomas Mitchell Park is the final resting spot of Dewitt Devotie. Who was he and why is he buried in the park? We’ll hike to his gravestone to pay our respects and try to unravel this eerie mystery.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 29 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM After School Special - Blank Park Zoo - Scary Animals!
Lime Creek Nature Center welcomes the Blank Park Zoo for an “After School Special” program!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Nov 1 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Get Nutty
Come learn more about nuts and the trees they come from as we enjoy one of the new Yellow Banks Trails. We might also learn a few other interesting facts about nuts from around the world.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Nov 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hike it Baby
Parents and their children from birth to school age are invited to join the Des Moines Hike It Baby chapter for a casual naturalist led hike.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drumming
Join us for a unique afternoon in nature learning the art and significance of drumming. Life in Balance Coach, Gail McCarthy, will share the historical significance of drumming.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Night Eyes / Night Hike
What is different about animal's eyes that allows them to see better at night? Come walk through the leaves as we hike on the trails in search of creatures of the night. We will be looking for owls, raccoons, deer, coyotes, mice, cats, and others..
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Nov 7 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wickiup Wandering Woods Club
Join the Club!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 8 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee and Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and others who enjoy nature.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 9 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Archery Range
Both air rifle and archery are Olympic sports and gaining in popularity across the country. Join one of PCC’s Naturalists, who are certified instructors, during our open, indoor range times to experience these sports in a safe, supervised setting.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 10 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 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
Nov 10 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Animal Winter Surival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 13 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Did you meet Carrie, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s corpse flower? Although recognized for the plant’s unappetizing smell, Carrie is also an important plant for conservation reasons. J
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 13 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Talking Turkey
Learn more about turkeys while relaxing with a glass of wine. This program is for women ages 21+ who are interested in getting outside. Become more comfortable and knowledgeable about the natural world, as you unwind and have fun.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 14 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Outdoors Afterschool
Early out Wednesday and looking for something fun, active, and educational for your teen? Join us as we provide instruction, equipment and hands on activities to keep your teen active and engaged.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 14 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wild Nature North of 60
What is it like to be an adventure guide to “anywhere?”
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Nov 15 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sprouts - Stomp and Crunch!
Join us as we stomp and crunch through leaves!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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