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Feb 19 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3D Pop Up League Night 2 of 4
Join us for a 4 night 3D Pop Up League. $30 fee applied to enter the league payable at the door.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Feb 20 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Maple Syrup
Learn about the process of making maple syrup.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Feb 22 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Range Night February 22
Join us for a night of practicing your archery and BB gun shooting skills. Indoor ranges will be open 6-8 PM. $3 for one range or $5 to shoot in both, must bring own equipment.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Feb 25 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.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 26 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3D Pop Up League Night 3 of 4
Join us for a 4 night 3D Pop Up League. $30 fee applied to enter the league payable at the door.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Feb 27 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kindernature
We invite children ages 3-5 years old, accompanied by an adult, to the nature center for fun and learning.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Feb 28 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Indoor Archery Range Closed for Private Group February 28
Indoor Archery Range closed from 6-9 pm for private group.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 1 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Range Night March 1
Join us for a night of practicing your archery and BB gun shooting skills. Indoor ranges will be open 6-8 PM. $3 for one range or $5 to shoot in both, must bring own equipment.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 1 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Fort Des Moines Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Mar 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Indoor Archery
Class will focus on form and safety, giving participants basics that will get them safely shooting and offer a general feel for archery with a compound bow.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3D Pop Up League Night 4 of 4
Join us for a 4 night 3D Pop Up League. $30 fee applied to enter the league payable at the door.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bird Migration
From warblers to terns to eagles, birds are some of the world’s greatest travelers. Migration, or the seasonal movement of an animal from one region to another and back, is an amazing life history event critical to the lives of many avian species.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 8 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Last Open Range Night March 8
Join us for a night of practicing your archery and BB gun shooting skills. Indoor ranges will be open 6-8 PM. $3 for one range or $5 to shoot in both, must bring own equipment.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 12 Monday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Bus Trip to the National Eagle Center
Join us on Monday, March 12 for our trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.
Trips Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 13 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Surivor Camp
Spend a day having fun and staying active. We will try archery, geocaching, and fire building! Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 13 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spring Break at Lime Creek - The Rad Zoo!
Join us as the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery (RAD) Zoo of Owatonna visits Lime Creek Nature Center.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 14 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Indoor Archery Range Closed for Private Group March 14
Indoor Archery Range closed from 6-9 pm for private group.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 15 Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 16 Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Iowa Reptiles
Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live snakes.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hunter Safety Field Day- March 2018
Join us on March 24, 2018 for a hunter safety field day. This class is required for anyone wishing to obtain a hunting license that was born after January 1, 1972 and is 11 years of age and over.
Programs Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Mar 27 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Mar 31 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Egg Hunt in the Park
Join the conservation staff to learn about animals that lay eggs and meet some of the education animals! After the program the egg hunt will begin!
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Mar 31 Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Apr 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Get to Know your Des Moines Art Center
Jill Featherstone, Director of Education, will deliver an illustrated presentation about the free cultural treasure in your community—the Des Moines Art Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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