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Aug 19 Monday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Nature Yoga - Family Yoga
These 30-minute class will be geared for ages 4 and up and will help youth connect with nature and expend energy as they practice poses.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Aug 19 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Aug 19 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Yoga - Adult Yoga
These hour long adult class will offer beginner-friendly to intermediate level yoga. Participants must be 12 years of age or older.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Aug 20 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Insects
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Aug 20 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Prairie Pondering
Tall grass prairie once covered 85% of Iowa's landscape. Most of this unique habitat has long since vanished; however, life on the prairie still lives today.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 21 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Renewal by Nature
Explore the evidence based information on the mind, body, spirit nature connection with Dr. Paul Peters.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 21 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sunset Yoga
Relax and unwind with a short nature hike leading to Sunset Yoga on patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 24 Saturday 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Zen in Nature
Fabulous way to start the day with a full dose of Zen in nature! No experience required. For more information, contact Dan Pecaut
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Aug 24 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Iowa's Amazing Salamanders
Amazing Salamanders!
Programs Jones Central Park
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 Tuesday 4:30 PM Multi-Cropping Iowa
Multi-Cropping Iowa Tuesday, August 27th, 4:30 PM Osborne Nature Center Auditorium
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Aug 30 Friday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Movie in the Park- Wonder Park
Come out for a great family movie under the stars!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
Aug 31 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration
Come try your hand at Standup Paddleboarding!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
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
Aug 31 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of Monarch Watch's Citizen Science tagging efforts - Hands-on nature program.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Aug 31 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mysterious Monarchs
Come learn about the Monarch Migration!
Programs Cass Cold Springs 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 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Old Time Meal
Check out the Richardson-Jakway historic house and have supper in the house that was build in 1851.
Programs Buchanan Jakway Park
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 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Park Lake Grand Opening Celebration
Join the fun in celebrating the new Central Park Lake!
Special Events Jones Central 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 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 6 Friday 5:30 PM Monarch Release Party
Monarch Release Party Friday, September 6th, 5:30 pm Osborne Center
Special Events Clayton Osborne 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