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Aug 23 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle in the Park is an annual program series that is held at the South Boat Ramp at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Aug 26 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM G.A.I.N. (Get Active in Nature!) - Monarch Tagging
Join us on the Lime Creek prairie as we attempt to tag monarch butterflies.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 27 - 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
Aug 27 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Student Air Rifle (SAR) Exploratory Meeting
School aged students in grades 4 through 12 will learn to fire air rifles in this hands on program. This meeting provides the first 3 lessons that lead up to students taking their first shot - which will be accomplished in the next meeting.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 30 Friday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Friday Night Hikes
Check out the original Friday Night Lights at Hartman Reserve with a guided evening hike!
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Aug 31 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Monarch Watch Public Program
Join us Saturday morning with the family to learn about monarch migration to Mexico. We will have an overview of Monarchs and their anatomy, their migration pattern, how and why we tag them.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 3 Tuesday 8:00 AM Trick or Treat Hike Camper Sign up
This is the camper sign up for the Oct 12 Trick or Treat event at Oak Grove. Register for a campsite starting Sept 3 at 8am.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - History of Yellow Banks and Thomas Mitchell Parks
Yellow Banks Park is a 576+ acre park resting on the bluffs overlooking the Des Moines River. This park has a deep Native American history. Ranger Charlie Finch, will share some of the artifacts found on the property.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 4 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wickiup Wandering Woods Club
Join the Club!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Fish
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
Sep 5 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Autumn Phenology Journaling
Do you like to draw and write about nature? If so, phenology journaling must be for you! 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 Thomas Mitchell Park
Sep 6 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Paddle in the Park
Paddle in the Park is an annual program series that is held at the South Boat Ramp at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Sep 6 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Kayak Basics
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Sep 7 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Late Summer Wapsi Float
What a great way to immerse yourself in the world of the Wapsipinicon River. We will float and view the flora and fauna along the river. Join us for the fun.
Programs Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Vulture Awareness Day
Join us for a fun filled day to learn all about vultures! We’ll have a scavenger hunt, vulture vomit toss, stomach juice station, try eating like a vulture, wingspan comparisons, and more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drumming to the Rhythms of Nature
Drumming is a unique way to unwind and connect with the rhythms of nature. Sign-up early limited space!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Saturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Catfishing Basics
Come learn about the different kinds of catfish, how big they actually get, and tips on catching them. We will then fish the Des Moines River and try to catch catfish. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own gear.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Sep 8 Sunday 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Fall Festival
The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board invite you to our ninth annual Fall Festival!
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Sep 10 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Bats in the Belfry
Bats are amazing creatures - come join in the fun as we take a closer look at what they are all about!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 12 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Little Sprouts: Peanut the Turtle
Find out why he is named Peanut and what makes him so unique!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 12 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Entomology Home School Program
Join us to learn about Insects 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
Sep 13 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Bats! Creatures of the Night
Join us for an exciting time learning about some of the night's misunderstood creatures, bats!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Friday 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
Sep 14 Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Women In the Outdoors
Attention all ladies! Join us for a fun outdoor event. Laugh, relax, learn. Women in the Outdoors is for ages 14 and over, Sept 14th 8am-4:30pm
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
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