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Feb 23 Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Family Trivia Night
Bring the Family, and put your brains together to test your nature Knowledge!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - The Joys of Hiking Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
Hoodoos, Emerald Pools, and Canyons - The Joys of Hiking Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks presented by Brenda Allen, Nancy Franz, Chris Gleason,and Judy Levings.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 22 Friday Annual Photo Contest
Do you enjoy taking pictures in Story County parks? Story County Conservation sponsors an annual photo contest to encourage the public to visit and photograph the beauty and recreational activities in SCC parks and natural areas.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Mar 30 Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Willow Trellis Make and Take
Join Pam and Ryk from Flock9 Studios in this willow workshop.
Programs Story Hickory Grove Park
Apr 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Public Art and the Tradition of Campus Aesthetics
Public Art and the Tradition of Campus Aesthetics presented by Nancy Gebhart.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 13 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hoots and Howls
Hoot like an owl. Howl like a coyote. Moo like a frog?! Through activities, experiments, and lots of silly sounds explore how and why animals communicate.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 14 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Trailgate Party: Celebrating Water Trails
Celebrate spring trail season at this trailgate party honoring water trails.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geocache Egg Hunt
Your family will love this new-age way of hunting for eggs. Learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find the Conservation Bunny’s nests of hidden treasures of prizes and candy!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 22 Monday Carroll Prairie Dedication
Celebrate Earth Day by attending a park dedication!
Special Events Story Carroll Prairie
Apr 24 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dutch Oven Cooking Basics
Sensational cooking is not just done in the kitchen! Discover the delicious world of Dutch oven cooking in the outdoors.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Smartphone Photography 101
Want to get the most of our your phone’s camera? Join us in the hands on program while Lisa Hovis, owner of PhotoSynthesis in Ames, tells you everything you need to know!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 29 Monday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Spring Wildflower Walk
Take a spring walk in the woods and learn to stop and smell (and identify) the flowers with former SCC Director Steve Lekwa.
Programs Story Hertz Family Woods and Nature Preserve
May 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Off the Map - Stories of Abandoned and Disappearing Towns Around Iowa
Off the Map: Stories of Abandoned and Disappearing Towns Around Iowa presented by Rosa Snyder and Co-sponsored by Humanities Iowa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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