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Oct 24 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Night Hike
Take a hike…? Don’t mind if we do!! 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
Oct 25 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sunset Seed Harvest
Join a Tama County Naturalist to learn how to harvest prairie plant seeds.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Oct 25 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ghost Stories Around the Fire
Bring your family and friends and enjoy varieties of your favorite kid-friendly ghost stories around the campfire—complete with s’mores.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 25 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Exploration
Discover the mysteries of the dark at the park!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 25 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 26 Saturday 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Zen in Nature
Fabulous way to start the day with a full dose of Zen in nature!
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 26 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Making Natural Cordage
Being able to manufacture cordage (rope) from natural materials is a skill that every outdoor enthusiast would be wise to understand.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Build a Bird Feeder - Cancelled
Fall is the time of year to get ready for feeding our feathered friends through the cold winter months. A PCC Naturalist will lead a short discussion to help you create a successful birdfeeding station in your yard.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spiders
Spiders are some of the most commonly feared and misunderstood creatures in this world. Discover how spiders are actually fascinating animals, including their unique adaptations and the important role they play in ecosystems.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pumpkin Bird Feeders
Gearing up for the Halloween festivities? Come celebrate with us at the nature center with making your own Pumpkin bird feeders.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 26 Saturday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Trick or Cache
A new exciting way to go Trick or Treating!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Oct 26 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Campground Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat...Campground-Style!
Special Events Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Oct 28 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM After School Special - Science Center of Iowa
Join us for two presentations by the Science Center of Iowa.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Oct 28 Monday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cast Iron Cooking
Join naturalist Emily Herring and volunteer Norm Charlton as they walk you through the basics of using a Dutch oven. Participants will help in the preparation of food, cooking, and the best part… dinner.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 29 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spooky Things with Wings
Celebrate Halloween with the nature center this evening where you can meet some of our spooky animals that fly at night.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Nov 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Useful Lashings
Knowing how to securely fix two or more poles together with just a little rope is a great way to impress family and friends.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Celebrate National Bison Day
Join a naturalist for a discussion about the natural history of bison before getting an up-close introduction of the resident herd.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 2 Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Carroll County Conservation Fall Festival 2019
Free Event Saturday, November 2, 2019
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Nov 2 Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Skillet Creek Indian Mounds Night Hike
Come join us on a night hike to view the Woodland Culture ceremonial and burial mounds located at Skillet Creek.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Nov 3 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Traveling Prairie Exhibit Open House
Come and marvel at the traveling prairie exhibit.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Nov 3 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Beeswax Body Care Make-and-Take Program
Join Hilltop Honey of Marengo at Lake Iowa Nature Center for this beeswax make and take program.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Nov 3 Sunday 2:00 PM Soap Making Workshop
Learn the history, chemistry, process and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 3 Sunday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Wild Tots Family Lantern Walk
Bring a lantern or flashlight and any musical instruments for the walk (homemade lanterns and instruments encouraged). Directions for make-ahead lanterns can be found here: https://tinkergarten.com/activities/let-there-be-light.
Special Events Story Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor
Nov 4 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bats in Iowa
Carly Kalina, an Environmental Scientist with Echo Logical Consulting, will discuss overall bat characteristics and biology, bats found in Iowa, and bat survey methodology. Threats to bats such as White-nose and human impacts will also be discussed.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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