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Feb 21 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Zoology at 10
Zoology is the branch of biology that studies the members of the animal kingdom and animal life in general. This class will focus on the process of classifying animals by shared characteristics.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 21 Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Snowshoeing & Shinrin Yoku Winter Reflection
Enjoy an active hour of snowshoeing followed by two hours of nature immersion with Shinrin Yoku. Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine Physician.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 21 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Zoology at 1
Zoology is the branch of biology that studies the members of the animal kingdom and animal life in general. This class will focus on the process of classifying animals by shared characteristics.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 22 Saturday 10:00 AM The True Story of Eddie the Duck
Hear the story of a duckling won the hearts of school children in Moville, Iowa, and beyond, and became an inspiration for a children’s book.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 22 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Antler Shed Hunt
Learn tips on finding shed antlers and then head outside to find sheds that have been hidden around the park just for you!
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Feb 23 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about the bald eagle, then venture outside to view them in their natural habitat. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 26 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM FOR SENIORS ONLY – Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Thomas Dean is trained as a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Feb 26 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Volunteer Work Day
Join us for a special project!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Feb 27 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Book Worms - American Wolf
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Sunday Stub Gray Shooting Range reopens March 1.
Stub Gray Shooting Range reopens March 1.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Okefenokee Swamp
The great Okefenokee Swamp evolved from the depths of the ocean and has existed for thousands of years.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Nocturnal Animals
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. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Iowa Big Trees!
What is an Iowa Big Tree? See and learn about Iowa's Champion Big Trees!
Programs Jones Central Park
Mar 7 Saturday 7:00 AM Waterfowl Migration Watch
Join us as we look for and identify migrating waterfowl.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:29 AM Maple Tree Tapping
Join us March 7 for a short program and demonstration on maple tree tapping at the Prairie Woods Nature Center.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Navigation Series – Basic Map Reading
Become equipped to understand all types of map formats and features from street to topographical and more during this simple and informative program.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM Bluebird Nestbox Workshop
Bluebird Nestbox Workshop Saturday, March 7th, 9:00 AM Osborne Nature Center Reservations Required No Cost
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Mar 7 Saturday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Watercolor Class
Learn to paint with watercolor! We will cover the basics, discussing paints, brushes, paper, and technique before moving onto painting our first work of art.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Geocaching 101
Looking for a fun new outdoor hobby? Want to participate in our county-wide Geocaching Adventure? Come discover the fun and excitement of geocaching, the high tech outdoor scavenger hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Mar 9 Monday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Mar 9 Monday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Full Moon Owl Prowl
Come check out a great night hike and hopefully some owls!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
Mar 10 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Tales
Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time about snakes. We’ll hike too, weather permitting.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 10 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness & 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
Mar 12 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday Night Hike
We’ll be hiking to several overlooks around the center to take in the evening air, the sounds of the forest, and hopefully spot a critter or two.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 14 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Volunteer Workshop
Start volunteering today with Buchanan County Conservation Board!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
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