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Jun 16 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kayaking on Marsh
Come and try out our kayaks on our marsh!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 17 - Jul 29 Monday Wee Nature Tales - Mondays
Nature for Pre-school youth ages 3-5
Youth Camps Buchanan Fontana Park
Jun 17-19 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Water Wonders Camp - Cancelled
Come get your feet wet as we discover all we can about water. We’ll compare ponds, rivers, lakes, and wetlands plus the animals that live in them. Daily field trips will take us to various county parks.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 17-20 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Polliwogs: Fur, Feathers, Fliers, and Fins
Children explore what makes each animal special, whether they have fur, feathers, fliers, or fins. On the last day, we'll venture to the lake with nets, so be prepared to get wet and dirty!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 17 Monday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Nature Yoga - Family Yoga
These 30-minute class will be geared for ages 4 and up and will help youth connect with nature and expend energy as they practice poses.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Jun 17 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun. FREE.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Jun 17 Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM OWLS - Birding with an Expert
Join a naturalist and other adults from in and around Buchanan County to discover how amazing this county is!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Jun 17 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Yoga - Adult Yoga
These hour long adult class will offer beginner-friendly to intermediate level yoga. Participants must be 12 years of age or older.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Jun 17 Monday 8:30 PM Full Moon Night Hike
June 17th ~ Full Moon Night Hike ~ 8:30 PM ~ Eden Valley ~ Meet at the Nature Center for a walk up to the tower. We will look at the moon and try to identify some features using binoculars and telescopes. We will also listen for owls.
Programs Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
Jun 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Animal Detectives- Ages 5-6, June 18 and 19 2019, 9am-noon
Kids will investigate animal clues in the wild, from tracks to scat. This camp includes hands-on activities, games and fun! This two day camp offered morning or afternoon.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 18-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tadpoles
Calling all Nature Lovers!
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Jun 18-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventurers
For students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. (May choose to attend either the June OR July camp)
Youth Camps Boone Don Williams Recreation Area
Jun 18-20 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kestrel Camp (Ages 8-12)
During this 3-day adventure, camp participants will learn about the animals that call the nature center home and discover what different animals need to survive.
Youth Camps Madison Pammel State Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Herps Storytime (3-4 yrs old with adult)
Campers and an adult will learn about Herps (reptiles and amphibians) through a story, craft, and a fun game or activity.
Youth Camps Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Summer Camps
Summer camp fun!
Youth Camps Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Jun 18 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lures and Lunch
Bring your lunch and fishing gear as we visit a different Polk County pond each month during the summer to see what is biting. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Animal Detectives- Ages 5-6, June 18 and 19 2019, 1-4pm
Kids will investigate animal clues in the wild, from tracks to scat. This camp includes hands-on activities, games and fun! This two day camp offered morning or afternoon.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Air Rifle Target Shooting - Cancelled
Air Rifle Target Shooting - Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program. Equipment provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Bumble Bee Hunt
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with a naturalist to search for and document the number of bumble bees found at Jester Park. Our observations will be shared with the Xerces Society Bumble Bee Watch citizen science project.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 18 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Edible Outdoors
Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 19-21 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Critter Camp (Grades K-3)
Engage in a summer camp that allows kids to explore different habitats and critters each day.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Jun 19 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature Story Hour - Insect Safari
Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 19 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Sneaky Snakes and Things that Crawl
Explore "creepy crawlies" that live in the woods.
Programs Buchanan Jakway Park
Jun 20-21 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Shooting Camp
This camp will introduce participants to the lifelong sport of target shooting. We'll learn the basics of archery, air rifle and even throw Atlatls.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 20-21 Thursday 9:00 AM FLOAT II (Outdoor Skills and Overnight)
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) II teaches a variety of outdoor skills. Campers build self-confidence in camping and canoeing and spend the night exploring McFarland Park. This is outdoor play in the best way!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
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