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Feb 18 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cancelled: Snow Sports Program
Join Winneshiek County Conservation in a free program featuring cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Feb 19 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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 10 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Deer & Turkey Show!
Bagged a big buck or turkey? Found an awesome set of sheds? Scored a sweet trail-cam photo? We want to see them at the Mitchell County Deer & Turkey Show!
Special Events Mitchell Milton R. Owen Nature Center
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

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