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Nov 21 Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM O.W.L.S. - “Iowa’s Conservation Heroes”
O.W.L.S. “Iowa’s Conservation Heroes” Thursday, November 21st Reservations Required Osborne Nature Center
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Nov 21 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Artifact Road Show
During the Road Show, we will attempt to answer, to the extent possible, the ages and cultural associations of artifacts that are brought in for examination.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Nov 22 Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Retirement Party for Daryl Parker
Come celebrate Daryl Parker's career and retirement with Jackson County Conservation.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bird House Workshop
Come build a bird house for the spring!
Programs Cass Outdoor Educational Classroom
Nov 23 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Animal Winter Survival
How do animals survive the winter? Learn the different strategies animals use to survive a long cold Iowa winter.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 26 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dutch Ovens and Winter Decor
Make a Wreath!
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Nov 29 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM #OptOutside Hike
Choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday with your friends and family. We’ll reconnect you with nature on a hike through Jester Park.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 2 Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM REAP Assembly
Those with a vision for their area’s outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources, land management, and more are encouraged to attend one of 18 assemblies happening across the state
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Cats of America: Ancient History and Modern Conservation
William R. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology at Iowa State University, will briefly discuss the evolution of cats including paleological history of sabertooth cats and cheetahs that once roamed North America. T
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Tales of Iowa History NOTE:Location change
Tales of Iowa History Darrin Crow, Storyteller
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 3 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Dog Sledding
On December 3, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., two local mushers Janet Jensen and Shelley Barron will share their knowledge on dogsledding including information about the dog breeds, the historical importance, sled types and dog configurations
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Stars
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. registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Hibernation
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 5 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Holiday Walk - Mammoth Hunt
Holiday Walk “Mammoth Hunt” December 5th 6-8pm Osborne Nature Center
Special Events Clayton Osborne Park
Dec 5 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Wreath Making
Kick off the holiday season by creating an evergreen wreath for your front door with Marshall County Conservation Naturalist Emily Herring.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Dec 6 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Ornithology - 10am
Join us to learn about birds at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 6 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Homeschool Grades 6-12
Join us for a season on discovery at the Jester Park Nature Center as we explore the woodlands, prairie, and wetlands in the park. This hike for home school students in grades 6-12.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 6 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Ornithology - 1pm
Join us to learn about birds at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse
Attract some of our beautiful feathered friends to your yard by building a birdhouse. We will also take some time to artistically decorate them, turning them into a great gift to give during the holiday season.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 8 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Elf Hunt
Geocache Elf Hunt
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Dec 13 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature- How to Hibernate
Homeschool students and their families are invited to join a naturalist in learning more about hibernation!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 13 Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hike and Hot Cocoa (National Hot Cocoa Day)
A cold December day is the perfect time to make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy National Cocoa Day. We’ll start the program with a brisk walk around Discovery Pond and end by enjoying a mug of hot cocoa around a fire.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 14 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Decorate a Tree for Wildlife
While you are enjoying the many tasty treats that abound this holiday season, don't forget to share some goodies with the birds. Decorating a tree for our feathered friends and other wildlife is an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Dec 16 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM OWLS - Winter Tree
OWLS programs are for adults and get people outside exploring the county and surrounding area!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 16 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cabinet Door Creations
Join us at Lime Creek Nature Center as we turn trash into treasure, re-purposing cabinet doors into chalkboards, Christmas signs & decor!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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