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Oct 25 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Build a Bird Feeder - Cancelled
Fall is the time of year to get ready for feeding our feathered friends through the cold winter months. A PCC Naturalist will lead a short discussion to help you create a successful birdfeeding station in your yard.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spiders
Spiders are some of the most commonly feared and misunderstood creatures in this world. Discover how spiders are actually fascinating animals, including their unique adaptations and the important role they play in ecosystems.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 28 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM After School Special - Science Center of Iowa
Join us for two presentations by the Science Center of Iowa.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Oct 29 - Jul 1, 2020 Tuesday Black Hawk County Conservation Junior Naturalist
This amazing opportunity allows children ages 6-18 to share outdoor learning experiences with adults and get a stamp from each Black Hawk County Park visited on the map on the back of the sheet.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Nov 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Harry Potter Day Camp: Adults Only!
Due to popular demand, Hartman School of Magic has opened continuing education classes for witches and wizards over 18. Enrollment is limited to 24 students! Socks not accepted as payment.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Celebrate National Bison Day
Join a naturalist for a discussion about the natural history of bison before getting an up-close introduction of the resident herd.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Holiday Woodcarving Ornament
Make your own holiday ornament, perfect for gift giving or for starting your own collection.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 2 Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Skillet Creek Indian Mounds Night Hike
Come join us on a night hike to view the Woodland Culture ceremonial and burial mounds located at Skillet Creek.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Nov 4 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 5 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wickiup's Wandering Woods Club!
FREE Playgroup
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bats in Iowa
Carly Kalina, an Environmental Scientist with Echo Logical Consulting, will discuss overall bat characteristics and biology, bats found in Iowa, and bat survey methodology. Threats to bats such as White-nose and human impacts will also be discussed.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Turkeys
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 8 Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Under the Harvest Moon
Guests enjoy a catered meal, complimentary beverages, live music, and good company, all gathered for a good cause.
Special Events Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Nov 8 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mysteries of the Moon
Learn what makes Earth’s natural satellite so unique, including the history of our moon and how it influences our lives. We will have a stargazing session outdoors to view this beautiful celestial object in all its splendor.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Gratitude Rocks! Family Activity
TIme to get creative!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Soap Making
Let Mitchell County Naturalist, Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe, help you discover the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 9 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Autumn Phenology Journaling
Phenology is the study of seasonal phenomena, and we will be taking a closer look at all of the changes happening in the park this autumn.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 12 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wild Times at Lime Creek
Join us as we take a hike to learn about and find signs of the deer mating season (rut).
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Nov 12 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Jester Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 13 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Little Sprouts: Leaf Globes
Let's celebrate Fall!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Nov 14 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nestling Naturalists
Nestling Naturalists is a program designed for ages 0 - 4 with a story and activity that's different each time.?
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Nov 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Herpetology Home School Program
Join us to learn about Reptiles and Amphibians at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 15 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Home School grades 6-12
Join us for a season on discovery at the Jester Park Nature Center as we explore the woodlands, prairie, and wetlands in the park. This hike for home school students in grades 6-12.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 15 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Herpetology Home School Program 1-2:30
What on Earth are herps? Reptiles and amphibians are some of the most fascinating creatures, and many are found in Iowa. Learn about their distinguishing adaptations for survival and meet some of our resident education animals!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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