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Oct 23 Tuesday 9:30 AM Hike the Wild
Find out more on our website.
Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
Oct 23 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Creatures of the Night
Halloween is creeping in. Learn about the creatures that lurk in the night. No need to be scared, we will tell you the truth about these mysterious beings while you relax with a glass of wine.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 24 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Buds: Leaves
A nature program for kids aged 3-5.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Oct 25 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals. Afterwards enjoy eating s’mores around the campfire.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 25 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Metal Jewelry
Learn about metalsmithing!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 26 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Family Fun Day
Join us for some outdoor nature fun on this no-school day! Children of all ages are invited to join a naturalist for a hike, games, activities and crafts.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 26 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Stories and S'mores
Join naturalist Heather Hucka for an evening of nature-inspired stories and songs along with everyone’s favorite fire treat…S’MORES!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 26 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 27 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Land Management October Session
Join us for the October 27th session of our six class Introduction to Land Management program.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Oct 27 Saturday 9:00 AM Trick or Treat for the Animals
Create some creative pumpkins and then watch the animals eat all of their treats that are placed inside!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Oct 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Explore your Outdoors: Camouflage!
Join Naturalist Jess Lancial as we discover and explore the amazing survival strategies of camouflage.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Kids
Nature Kids is for children 3-5 years who want to learn about the natural world around them through stories, crafts, and outdoor exploring at Osborne Park.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Great Atlatl Pumpkin Hunt
Try your hand at using an ancient hunting tool, the spear thrower.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM Native Earth Skills
Join naturalist and experienced Native Earth Skills practitioner Dustin Clayton for a discussion and demonstration of the skills and techniques of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa's native cultures.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seed Harvesting Program
Join us for a program about harvesting prairie and other flower seeds.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Oct 27 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM R.I.P. HIke
Thomas Mitchell Park is the final resting spot of Dewitt Devotie. Who was he and why is he buried in the park? We’ll hike to his gravestone to pay our respects and try to unravel this eerie mystery.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 29 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM After School Special - Blank Park Zoo - Scary Animals!
Lime Creek Nature Center welcomes the Blank Park Zoo for an “After School Special” program!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Oct 29 Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Coyote Club - Bats
Coyote Club is for kids age 6-10 who are interested in nature, animals, and outdoor fun! Participants engage with the Naturalist at Fontana Park, with programs scattered throughout the year.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Oct 31 Wednesday 1:00 PM ACORN CLUB Pumpkin Smiles and Costume Styles
Costume parties are always fun but why do pumpkins smile
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
Oct 31 Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Howlin' Halloween
Find out more on our website.
Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
Nov 1 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Womens Hunter Education Course
Story County Conservation and Iowa DNR are teaming up to offer Iowa Hunter Education certification in a program designed for women ages 16 and up.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Nov 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Get Nutty
Come learn more about nuts and the trees they come from as we enjoy one of the new Yellow Banks Trails. We might also learn a few other interesting facts about nuts from around the world.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Nov 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hike it Baby
Parents and their children from birth to school age are invited to join the Des Moines Hike It Baby chapter for a casual naturalist led hike.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 3 Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Archery Clinic
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a bow and arrow? Join Tama County Conservation to learn the basics of archery.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
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