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Jun 20 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Buzzing Bees
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Jun 20 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour Busy Bees
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family-friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Jun 20 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival
Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 21 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Animal Camp
A fun filled morning or afternoon at the park! Campers will learn all about animals that live at the park.
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 21 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival
Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 21 Thursday 5:00 PM Wildflower Walk with Katie Byerly
Whether you are new to wildflowers or an expert with knowledge to share, join us for a monthly walk studying the flowers of Lime Creek.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jun 21 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Season Series Hike - Summer
Summer Begins Hike at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Jun 21 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. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 21 Thursday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Nature Yoga - Summer Solistice
Yoga in the park!
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Jun 22 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box - Bees & Pollinators
Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members.
Programs Buena Vista South Cove Park
Jun 23 Saturday 10:00 AM Animal Tracks
Join the Summer Naturalists at the open shelter by the boat ramp to learn about animal tracks and our local mammals. Free!
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Jun 23 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Canning 101: Jams & Jellies
The juicy sweetness of strawberries. The crisp tartness of apples. Learn how to transform summer’s healthy and delicious fruit into homemade jams and jellies at a special class dedicated to easy canning methods.
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Jun 23-24 Saturday 2:00 PM Family Campout
Experience nature through the eyes of a child. Your family will have an opportunity to canoe, fish, hike, and camp with a naturalist.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Jun 23 Saturday 2:30 PM Do You Want To Be An Insect
Join us on the trails at Oak Grove with entomologist and Dordt professor Jeremy Hummel as we explore and look at the insect life at Oak Grove Park.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 23-24 Saturday 3:00 PM Family Camp Out!
Becoming an Outdoors Family
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Jun 23 Saturday 7:00 PM Raptors
Learn about birds of prey and view some live raptors up close to witness their amazing adaptations.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Jun 23 Saturday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Movie in the Park
Movie in the Park Saturday, June 23rd 9-11 p.m.
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Jun 25-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Discovery Camp
This camp is all about animals! Learn about the basic animal groups: insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. There will be plenty of games, live animals, snacks, and more!
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 25-29 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Daycamp - Those Amazing Animals!
Each day will focus on a different animal group.
Youth Camps Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Jun 26-28 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Frogs
Get some skills!!
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Jun 26 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Forest Camp
Naturalist Katie will lead a nature hike on the trail to start the morning. Followed by nature games, a craft, snack, and a chance to meet the live education animals!
Youth Camps Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Jun 26-27 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bug Scouts- Ages 7-9- June 26 & 27, 2018- 9 am- 2 pm
Bug Scout Campers will explore the world of insects by making traps, using nets, experiments and collections that they can take home at the end of their two day camp. Camp is June 26 & 27, 2018, 9 am- 2 pm.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 26 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Playscape Playdate
Join the naturalist for a morning of adventure at John F Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Jun 26 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 26 Tuesday 5:00 PM Coyote Club - Water!
Coyote Club is for kids age 6-10 who are interested in nature, animals, and outdoor fun! Participants engage with the Naturalist at Fontana Park, with programs scattered throughout the year.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
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