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Dec 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Fun Day and Artist Open House
Join us for a fun day of winter activities.
Special Events Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 14 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Decorate a Tree for Wildlife
While you are enjoying the many tasty treats that abound this holiday season, don't forget to share some goodies with the birds. Decorating a tree for our feathered friends and other wildlife is an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 14 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Forest Therapy Walk
Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in the medicine of the forest.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Dec 16 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM OWLS - Winter Tree
OWLS programs are for adults and get people outside exploring the county and surrounding area!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 16 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cabinet Door Creations
Join us at Lime Creek Nature Center as we turn trash into treasure, re-purposing cabinet doors into chalkboards, Christmas signs & decor!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Dec 17 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Who Gives a Hoot
Join us to learn more about Iowa Owls. We will ID by sight and sound and discover how owls are such successful nocturnal predators.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 19 Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Christmas Bird Count
Free Event
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Dec 19 Thursday 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 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Night Hike
Take a hike…? Don’t mind if we do!!
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 21 Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Light the Night 5-6:30
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 cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Light the Night 6:30-8
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 cocoa. P
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 21 Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Light the Night 8-9:30
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 cocoa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 23 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Winter Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House - crafts, prizes and holiday cheer!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 26 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tracks and Scat
Tracks and scat give us lots of clues about the animals that live around us. Even if we don’t see them, we can learn a lot about them by what they leave behind.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Kids-Snowflakes
Snow is so much fun. Don’t you just love having snowball fights, going sledding and building snowmen? All that snow begins as a single flake. Join us at Osborne Friday, December 27th as we learn about these unique snowflakes.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Dec 27 Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Rock Me
Come learn the basics of geology. We will discuss what rocks are made of, how they form and three basic rock categories. A large rock and mineral collection will be on display as well and other interesting geological items.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 27 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Winter Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 28 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Snowflakes
We will be talking about snowflakes, how they are formed, and winter weather.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 29 Sunday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Winter Hike
Join the Naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 30 Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winter Daycamp (Age 9-12)
Get your kids outside this winter break at Fontana Park!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 30 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. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 30 Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Owl Pellet Dissection
Come learn about owls of Iowa and their adaptations as predators and their role in the food web. The presentation will be followed by a pellet dissection and analysis.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 30 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Winter Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 31 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winter Daycamp (Age 5-8)
Get your kids outside this winter break at Fontana Park!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 31 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Kids Ice Fishing Clinic
Bring the kids to the backwater area of Pinicon Ridge Park to send out the old year and learn the fine points of ice fishing.
Special Events Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
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