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Apr 7 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Best Puppet Show Ever - Cancelled
Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 7 Tuesday 6:00 PM Polk County Master Conservationist Program - Reschedule for fall 2020
Discover Iowa’s diverse natural resources - prairies, wetlands, forests, and more - through the Master Conservationist Program.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Apr 7 Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Full Moon Hike - Cancelled
Explore the wonder and beauty of Yellow Banks Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Apr 10 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) - Cancelled
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 10 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Home School Program - Oology (Study of Eggs) Cancelled
Oology (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs and nests. Come learn the different colors of eggs and information about the birds that lay them. We will also look at the intricate art of building a bird’s nest.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Build a Birdhouse - Cancelled
Build your own birdhouse at this hands on woodworking workshop. A simple, one-board plan will give you a quick and versatile house that can be customized to accommodate a variety of feathered friends that live near you.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 20 Monday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hike for Health - Cancelled
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Apr 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night - Cancelled
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a glass of wine before we light up the night - with fire. We will share fire building tips and tricks, so that you can easily master or improve fire building.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 22 Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Cooking in the Kitchen & Wind Energy 101: Eco-Bus Trip- CANCELLED due to COVID-19!
Visit a 2.5 megawatt wind turbine at Kirkwood College Energy production program. And enjoy 5 star hospitality via at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center as a chef prepares lunch in the auditorium-style cooking kitchen.
Trips Polk Polk County Education Programs
Apr 22 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Earth Day Celebration - Cancelled Watch on Facebook Live
Happy 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Come help us celebrate by learning about our fascinating planet and the amazing biodiversity found here, as well as the challenges it faces.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 26 Sunday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Spring Wildflower Hike - Cancelled
Join a Naturalist for a woodland wildflower hike. Discover the beauty of the forest as the colorful wildflowers decorate the forest floor announcing spring has sprung.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Apr 28 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing - Cancelled
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Dinosaurs
Have a favorite dinosaur? This presentation will show enough information to keep you in the discussion with your grandkids and perhaps create an interest you will want to pursue for yourself. Find out why Iowa is a poor place to look for dinosaurs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 5 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Eggciting Facts
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time and exploration. Snacks are provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 6 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Metaphors of Nature: A Journaling Workshop
Come learn how mindful observation of nature’s order can deepen our understanding of the self.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Toddler Tales - Eggciting Eggs
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
May 7 Thursday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
May 15 Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Endangered Species Day
Jester Park Nature Center, classrooms B & C Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and actions they can take to help protect them.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Build a Composter
Help reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills by building a composter. Composting is a great way to turn ordinary food scraps into rich soil for you garden and flowerbeds.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 16 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Love a Tree
Celebrate National Love a Tree Day at Thomas Mitchell Park. We’ll discuss how to identify and measure trees followed by a tree scavenger hunt around the park.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
May 16 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the unique healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Brandy Case Haub, a certified forest guide.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
May 18 Monday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
May 18 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Fuzzy furries
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time and exploration. Snacks are provided. T
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
May 19 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - What's the Buzz
Have you ever heard of Mead and wondered what it is? Mead (wine made from honey) as well as 1/3 of our global food supply depends on pollinators. E
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 21 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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