Events

Skip Navigation LinksHome > Events > Winter Activities
Login
Start:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
End:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Date / TimeEventCategoryCountyPark
Data pager
Data pager
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
 92 items in 4 pages
Feb 21 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Zoology at 10
Zoology is the branch of biology that studies the members of the animal kingdom and animal life in general. This class will focus on the process of classifying animals by shared characteristics.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 21 Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Snowshoeing & Shinrin Yoku Winter Reflection
Enjoy an active hour of snowshoeing followed by two hours of nature immersion with Shinrin Yoku. Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine Physician.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 21 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Zoology at 1
Zoology is the branch of biology that studies the members of the animal kingdom and animal life in general. This class will focus on the process of classifying animals by shared characteristics.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 22 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Archaeology Day
We are planning something new at Calkins' Nature Area this February! Join us on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm at Calkins' Nature Area for our first annual Hardin County Archaeology Day!
Special Events Hardin Calkins Nature Area
Feb 22 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Antler Shed Hunt
Learn tips on finding shed antlers and then head outside to find sheds that have been hidden around the park just for you!
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Feb 23 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 26 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM FOR SENIORS ONLY – Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Thomas Dean is trained as a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Feb 26 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Volunteer Work Day
Join us for a special project!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Feb 27 Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Volunteer Appreciation Event
We want to personally thank our volunteers for all they do for us.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 27 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Book Worms - American Wolf
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 1 Sunday 2:00 PM Aldo Leopold Reading
Come and listen to members of the community read aloud essays from A Sand County Almanac and take part in the discussions.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 2-20 Monday Annual Photo Contest
Story County Conservation holds an annual photography contest that is open to amateur photographers only. This year, the contest has gone completely digital!
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Mar 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - The Cats of America:Ancient History and Modern Conservation
O.W.L.S. - The Cats of America: Ancient History and Modern Conservation Dr. Bill Clark, Emeritus Professor, NREM Iowa State University
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Okefenokee Swamp
The great Okefenokee Swamp evolved from the depths of the ocean and has existed for thousands of years.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Nocturnal Animals
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. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Thursday 12:00 PM Lunch and Learn: Big Trees
Learn what measurements are used and how a champion tree is determined.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 5 Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Iowa Big Trees!
What is an Iowa Big Tree? See and learn about Iowa's Champion Big Trees!
Programs Jones Central Park
Mar 6 Friday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM National Day of Unplugging Community Coffee
National Day of Unplugging Community Coffee
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 6 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM National Day of Unplugging Lunch and Learn
National Day of Unplugging Lunch and Learn
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 6 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM National Day of Unplugging Community Campfire
National Day of Unplugging Community Campfire
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:29 AM Maple Tree Tapping
Join us March 7 for a short program and demonstration on maple tree tapping at the Prairie Woods Nature Center.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM Bluebird Nestbox Workshop
Bluebird Nestbox Workshop Saturday, March 7th, 9:00 AM Osborne Nature Center Reservations Required No Cost
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Mar 7 Saturday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Watercolor Class
Learn to paint with watercolor! We will cover the basics, discussing paints, brushes, paper, and technique before moving onto painting our first work of art.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Geocaching 101
Looking for a fun new outdoor hobby? Want to participate in our county-wide Geocaching Adventure? Come discover the fun and excitement of geocaching, the high tech outdoor scavenger hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Mar 8 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ames Reads Leopold NOTE: Location Change Ames Public Library
Ames Reads Leopold
Programs Story McFarland Park
176