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Feb 20 Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM School's Out Day Camp!
Join Hartman Reserve for a day of adventures, games, crafts, and more!
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Feb 20 Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM Common Ground Day
Common Ground allows participants to conduct and record short interviews with people they love, care about, and respect, interviews focused on concrete experiences and memories.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Feb 20 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Animal Guides Meditation
Each animal in our world offers powerful messages, healing and wisdom simply by being itself. Join Kara Simons for a guided meditation and discussion honoring our energetic and physical connections with animals as teachers and guides.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 20 Thursday 6:00 PM Literary Heroes: Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn
Public Program: February 20 @ 6pm Literary Heroes: Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn Elkader Public Library Elkader, Iowa 52043
Special Events Clayton Osborne Park
Feb 20 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sea Salt Soap
Learn how to make sea salt soup~
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Feb 20 Thursday 6:30 PM Loess Hills of China
Graham McGaffin is the Associate Director of Conservation & Loess Hills Program Director for The Nature Conservancy in Iowa. In June 2019 he traveled to the Chinese Loess Plateau as part of special Loess Hills research & exchange group.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 21-25 Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Northwoods Dog Sledding Adventure
Have the adventure of a lifetime on this five-day trip to northern Minnesota. One full day will be spent dog sledding with extensively trained dogs and staff.
Trips Polk Polk County Education Programs
Feb 21 Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM School's Out Day Camp!
Join Hartman Reserve for a day of adventures, games, crafts, and more!
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
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 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wake-up Animals!
Soon animals will be waking up from their long winters nap to forage once again. There will be live animals and animal artifacts for your young scientist to examine. There will also be a story, craft and snack! Admission is free!
Programs Clinton Other Location
Feb 21 Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Color Contest
February 21st ~ Color Contest ~ 11 AM ~ Rock Creek Store ~ Youngsters demonstrate their artistic flair for fantastic prizes.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
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 10:00 AM The True Story of Eddie the Duck
Hear the story of a duckling won the hearts of school children in Moville, Iowa, and beyond, and became an inspiration for a children’s book.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Feb 22 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Hike
Join a naturalist for peaceful hike on a winter’s day. We will learn what animals do to survive the harsh Iowa winters and look for early signs of spring’s arrival.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
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 22 Saturday 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Public Open House, Jens-Wendt Observatory
February 22nd ~ Open House, Jens-Wendt Observatory ~ 6 PM ~ Sherman Park, north entrance ~ Amature astronomers will use large telescopes to provide you a glimpse of the heavens. Check for event confirmation before going at www.qcastro.org.
Special Events Clinton Sherman Park
Feb 23 Sunday 9:00 AM Breakfast with the Birds
Enjoy breakfast & birdwatching in Iowa's beautiful Loess Hills.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
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 23 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Youth Hunter Education Challenge Tryouts
Y.H.E.C. is a weekend-long event for kids 11-18 that takes place on June 8th at Rock Creek! Youth compete in 8 events, learn about the outdoors and have fun with other young people.
Special Events Clinton Other Location
Feb 23-29 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Youth Hunter Education Challenge Tryouts
YHEC is a weekend-long event for kids age 11-18! Youth compete in 8 events, learn about the outdoors and have fun with others. The event allows both kids and parents to come and experience a YHEC practice.
Special Events Clinton Other Location
Feb 23 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing
Bremer County Conservation will provide fishing poles and auger holes around the pond. Anyone over 16 years old needs to have a valid fishing license.
Programs Bremer Bremer County Conservation Offices
Feb 23 Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayak Safety Practice - Pool Time!
Join us at Bender Pool to work on your kayak skills and safety in the off-season. Work on your strokes, entering and exiting your kayak, or work on your roll if you wish. Helmets are required by those attempting rolls.
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 25 Tuesday 9:30 AM Knee High Naturalist - Fish
Knee High Naturalists is a great way to get your youngster exploring nature and the great outdoors!
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
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