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Dec 19 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Snow!
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 19 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night ( Dec. 19 5:30-7)
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 20 Thursday 3:00 PM Winter Solstice Snowshoe or Hike
Take a walk or snowshoe in the woods on one of the shortest days of the year.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 20 Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night (12/20)
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 20 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Light the Night (12/20 from 7:30-9)
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Light the Night
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Light the Night (just added)
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of hot cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 24 Monday Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Closed in observance of Christmas Eve holiday.
Monday, December 24: The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is Closed in observance of Christmas Eve holiday.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 25 Tuesday The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Closed in observance of Christmas holiday.
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is Closed in observance of Christmas holiday.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Air Rifle Target Shooting
Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Christmas Break at Lime Creek
It’s time to get the kids out of the house for some fresh air!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 28 Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Winter Day Camp 1
Winter Break Camp
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Dec 28 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Winter Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter. FREE. No registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 31 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 31 Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 1, 2019 Tuesday The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is Closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Jan 3, 2019 Thursday The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center’s Heating and Cooling (HVAC) system and is being replaced.
January 3 – April 1: The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center’s Heating and Cooling (HVAC) system is being replaced.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Jan 3 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
Jan 5 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jan 5 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Snowshoe Hike
Learn how fun and easy snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm waterproof boots.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jan 8 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Tales
Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time. We’ll hike too, weather permitting.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Jan 8 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Iowa's Hidden Treasures
Everyone know that Iowa is "good soil" for growing agricultural crops and gardening. Over the decades, our state also has proven to be a great incubator for nurturing talented individuals who became famous nationally and sometimes, internationally.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 8 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Tropical Biodiversity
James Pease, PHD, will be present to discuss the importance of Tropical Biodiversity. The tropics are places of amazing beauty and biodiversity, filled with plants and animals exotic and fascinating to us.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Jan 9 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness and Movement Class
Sometimes we forget we are part of nature, sharing water and air with all other beings on the planet. Controlling our breath and moving our bodies in focused ways can bring back a connection with the natural world.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jan 10 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
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