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Feb 23 Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Toy Swap
Bring in your gently used toys and games to find a new home for them.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 24 Saturday 1:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Walk
Beat the winter blues! Time outdoors can improve mood, increase energy level and reduce stress. Join Tama County Conservation for a winter walk to get out of the house during the slow months
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Feb 24 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cocoa Picasso
Join us to have a unique learning experience!. Upper Story Studio artist Molly Nagel will be providing a step-by-step painting instruction while you sip hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 24 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Hike
Join us on a peaceful winter hike as we focus on what animals do to survive winter.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
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 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Diversify Your Landscape and Eat Your Yard
We have been working for our yards for years; now is the time to make our yards work for us! Learn how to put in place a more edible landscape, with an emphasis on plants that are suited to our climate.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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
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 3 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
Would you like to learn more about an amazing nocturnal animal? Then join us at Lake Iowa Park for an Owl Prowl adventure!
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Mar 4 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Trumpeter Swan Observation
Come view Iowa's largest wintering population of Trumpeter Swans! Remember to bring your binoculars and camera.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Mar 4 Sunday 2:00 PM Leopold Bench Workshop
Join Winneshiek County Conservation in building a Leopold Bench for your home or garden.
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Mar 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Iowa River Bones as a Window into Ice Age Animal Communities
Iowa rivers and associated gravel deposits contain the remains of extinct Ice Age animals, for example, musk ox, mammoth and mastodon, caribou, stag moose, and ground sloth.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 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 12 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Winging It Spring Break Camp for 3rd & 4th Graders
Stretch your wings, fly like a falcon, and engage your owl eyes!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Mar 12 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Day
Get out of the house on this no-school day for a morning of critters, snow creations, crafts, and cocoa!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM O.W.L.S. Series - The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles
Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls is a fun way to get out of the house, learn about nature, and enjoy the company of friends. Join Tama County Conservation on the 2nd Wednesday of each month our interesting lineup of O.W.L.S. speakers.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
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 10:00 AM Nature Tales - Animal Olympics
Preschool age children and a guardian are invited to join a naturalist for our monthly nature tales series and learn more about the wildlife and the outdoors through stories, games and activities.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 17 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Maple Sugaring Program
Do you have a maple tree in your yard? Do you want to learn how to collect the sap and turn it into maple syrup? Join neighboring Naturalist, Emily Klein, from Poweshiek County as she demonstrates the process of maple sugaring step by step.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park

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