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Aug 21 Tuesday 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Nocturnal Scavenger Hunt
Grab your flashlight, family and friends and head out to the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center for a nocturnal scavenger hunt.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Aug 23 Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Grounding – Barefoot Walk in Nature
Research is finding that "grounding/earthing in nature," allowing skin to come in direct contact with the ground, has health benefits and can balance the body's central nervous system.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Aug 23 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku, or Japanese forest bathing, with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Aug 24 Friday 2:00 PM OWLS - Hike and Food
Join the OWLS group for a naturalist guided tour of Maquoketa Caves.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 25 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Nomad Overlanding - What's Your Adventure?
Be prepared for your next adventure!
Programs Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
Aug 25 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Women in the Outdoors Workshop
Women ages 16 and older are invited to explore the outdoors, learn new skills and network with like-minded women.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 25 Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
Owl Prowl Saturday, August 25th 7-8 p.m. Willow Lake Recreation Area, Woodbine
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Aug 26 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR) Annual Release Party
Join Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR) for an afternoon all about our feathered friends! Rehabilitated birds will be returned to the wild.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Aug 27 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GAIN (Get Active in Nature) - Monarch Tagging
Join us on the Lime Creek prairie as we attempt to tag monarch butterflies.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 27 Monday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Early Group
SUP basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 27 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Late Group
SUP basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 27 Monday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Evening Paddle
Explore Badger Lake at dusk
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 28 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Playscape Playdate
Join the naturalist for a morning of adventure at John F Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
Aug 30 Thursday 5:27 PM - 7:00 PM Live and Local - The Lincoln HIghway Band
Enjoy live bluegrass music at the amphitheater at Grimes Farm.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Aug 31 Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 1 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Monarch Watch Family Program
We are seeing monarchs again! Join us for a morning of netting and tagging Monarchs on their migration south to Mexico.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sep 2 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kayaking on Marsh
On September 2nd come to the Hurstville Interpretive Center anytime between 1pm and 3pm to give our kayaks a try.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Early Depression Dilemmas of Rural Iowa
The early depression years, during President Herbert Hoover’s administration, marked the depths of the Great Depression for the United States.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. - A Superior Time on the Superior Hiking Trail-Wandering, Wondering, and Wine
Join Chris Gleason, Judy Levings, and Nancy Franz as they relive a superlative hiking experience that is only one state away!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 4 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pelicans in Iowa
The American white pelicans are here! Come and learn about these amazing birds and their migration patterns.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales
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
Sep 6 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Woodworking for Bats
Come learn how bats are important and what we can do to help with bat conservation. After a short presentation, each participant will construct a basic bat house to either take home or donate back to Polk County Conservation to be used in the parks.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Friday Evening Voyager Canoe Paddle
Enjoy a half hour long ride on the Wapsipinicon River in a 29 foot reproduction voyager canoe!
Special Events Linn Pinicon Ridge Park
Sep 7 Friday 5:30 PM Monarch Release Party
Monarch Release Party! The Monarch butterflies are beginning their long migration to Mexico join the celebration at Clayton County Conservation.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Sep 8-9 Saturday 7:00 AM Broken Kettle Grasslands Trip
Join Jackson County Conservation in going to the Broken Kettle Grasslands on September 8th -9th. Participant cost is $60 for travel, camping, and food expenses.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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