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Dec 3 Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Open Nature Center Saturday
Lake Iowa Nature Center (LINC) will be open for visitors every first Saturday afternoon of the month October 2022 until May 2023 from Noon to 4pm.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Dec 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Candy Cane Hike & Hunt
Candy Cane Hunt & Hike is for all ages. I hope to have a special holiday guest show up.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Dec 3 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Natural Ornaments
Join the naturalist and get into the holiday spirit. Spend the afternoon making homemade ornaments and enjoying some refreshments.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Dec 3 Saturday 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM Building Better Birders- Raptors
Join us for an amazing event as we learn all about Iowa's raptors!
Special Events Wapello Pioneer Ridge Nature Area
Dec 3 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY
This is a "house" party like no other!
Special Events Wapello American Gothic House Center
Dec 3 Saturday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Coffee & Canvas: Nature Painting ~ Holiday Painting
The BV County Conservation Board and Witter Gallery are excited to partner up and offer Coffee and Canvas at the Gabrielson Shelter House in Sioux Rapids for a special holiday themed painting.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Dec 3 Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM FULL: Woodland Wonderland: 4-5pm timeslot
Looking for a family friendly holiday activity? Join us at Hartman Reserve for Woodland Wonderland!
Special Events Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Dec 3 Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Woodland Wonderland: 5-6pm timeslot
Looking for a family friendly holiday activity? Join us at Hartman Reserve for Woodland Wonderland!
Special Events Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Dec 3 Saturday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Holiday Lights in the Park
Join us for a festive drive-thru holiday lighted park!
Special Events Ringgold Poe Hollow Park
Dec 3 Saturday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Woodland Wonderland: 6-7pm timeslot
Looking for a family friendly holiday activity? Join us at Hartman Reserve for Woodland Wonderland!
Special Events Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Dec 4 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bird Feeder Workshop
Attract birds to your yard . . .
Special Events Floyd Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
Dec 5 Monday 10:00 AM Physical Science Homeschool Series
Middle & High School students are invited to take part in a new homeschool series we are offering this school year. Learn more about various science topics in a fun and hands-on way.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 6 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM SELF AM- Creature Feature Team Jeopardy
Retired and looking to get out of the house? Join us every third Tuesday of the month, and we promise you will enjoy your-SELF! 
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Dec 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace
In this one-act play based on the award-winning book of the same name by Senator John C. Culver and John Hyde, actor Tom Milligan portrays Henry A. Wallace, the agricultural innovator and founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred seed corn company.
Programs Polk Jester Park
Dec 6 Tuesday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM SELF Mid- Creature Feature Team Jeopardy
Retired and looking to get out of the house? Join us every third Tuesday of the month, and we promise you will enjoy your-SELF! 
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Dec 6 Tuesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM SELF PM- Creature Feature Team Jeopardy
Retired and looking to get out of the house? Join us every third Tuesday of the month, and we promise you will enjoy your-SELF! 
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Dec 6 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wild N’ Woodsy Art Club – Wood Cookie & Stone Ornaments
This program is for those kids that love art and nature. Children ages 8-14, come explore the outdoors with us and create a piece of art inspired by nature.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 7 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Early Out Wednesdays - Whitetails!
Winter Wednesday Fun - Whitetails!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Dec 8 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fresh Holiday Wreath Making
Welcome the holiday season with a fragrant, homemade evergreen wreath. Learn about common Iowa evergreens while assembling a variety of fresh evergreen cuttings into a festive wreath, and then add your own personal touches to make it uniquely yours.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Dec 9 Friday 1:00 PM Cedars for Celebrations
Get the ultimate in local and sustainable Christmas trees!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Fishing Pond
Dec 9 Friday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Holiday Lights in the Park
Join us for a festive drive-thru holiday lighted park!
Special Events Ringgold Poe Hollow Park
Dec 10 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Welcome the holiday season with a fragrant, homemade evergreen wreath. Learn to assemble a variety of fresh evergreen cuttings into a festive wreath, and then add your own personal touches to make it uniquely yours.
Programs Polk Jester Park
Dec 10 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Winter Fun Day and Artist Open House
Join us for this annual event! Outdoor winter activities include sling shots, atlatl, snowshoe hikes, and marshmallows around the campfire. Visit the local vendors inside the Nature Center to shop for holiday gifts.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Dec 10 Saturday 10:00 AM Outdoor Winter Photography Workshop
Join us for an Outdoor Winter Photography Workshop at Slip Bluff Park!
Special Events Decatur Slip Bluff Park
Dec 10 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Indoor Kayaking
Got a case of cabin fever? Let’s go kayaking on a cold winter day! Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a Polk County Conservation naturalist in the comfort of an indoor pool.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
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