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Jun 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Yoga in the Park
The yoga in the park craze has finally made it to Story County Conservation! Join us at Oriole Ridge Lodge in Hickory Grove Park for an hour long yoga session.
Programs Story Hickory Grove Park
Jun 26 Tuesday 9:00 AM FLOAT I
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 27 - Jul 3 Wednesday FLOAT V
Join Story County Conservation’s F.L.O.A.T. V nature camp on an inspiring seven-day backpacking adventure to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 28 Thursday 9:00 AM FLOAT I
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 28 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Dr. Thomas Rosburg on monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare and common prairie flora that changes each month and learn about the history and ecology of central Iowa prairies.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Jul 8 Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Off-Trail Trek Jennett Heritage Area: Hike the prairie and trek at the edge of wetland and creek
Hike off trail with a naturalist and get a new perspective on your parks. Bring your curiosity as we explore and adventure. Prepare to hike over rough—possibly hilly or muddy—terrain and through vegetation.
Programs Story Jennett Heritage Area
Jul 10-11 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Zombie Camp
Campers research, monitor, and develop a cure for the zombie outbreak at McFarland Park!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jul 13 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box - Tree-rific!
Bring your lunch, spread a blanket, and join a naturalist for a Friday picnic in the park. We will learn more about the fabulous trees around us! You might even be turned into a tree!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jul 16 Monday 9:00 AM Polliwogs Camp B
Children experience nature using dirt, rocks, plants, and water and get wet and dirty in the process.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jul 16 Monday 1:00 PM Frogs Camp B Afternoon Camp
Every day at Frogs camp is an adventure as children examine the natural world around them.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jul 16 Monday 1:00 PM Waterbugs Camp B Afternoons
Children will go on expeditions to find nature's wonders right here in Story County .
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jul 23 Monday 9:00 AM Frogs Camp B Morning Camp
Every day at Frogs camp is an adventure as children examine the natural world around them.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jul 23 Monday 9:00 AM Waterbugs Camp B Mornings
Children will go on expeditions to find nature's wonders right here in Story County.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jul 23 Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Paddle Boarding Basics
Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Come and learn about different boards and have fun trying your skills out on the water.
Programs Story Peterson Park
Jul 26 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Dr. Thomas Rosburg on monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare and common prairie flora that changes each month and learn about the history and ecology of central Iowa prairies.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Jul 27 Friday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Water Rocks Camp
Campers will learn about biodiversity, watersheds, wetlands, soil, and so much more through scientific investigation, music, art, and other interactive activities!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jul 28 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Yoga in the Park
The yoga in the park craze has finally made it to Story County Conservation! Join us at the shelter house at Dakins Lake for an hour long yoga session.
Programs Story Dakins Lake
Jul 30 Monday 9:00 AM FLOAT II
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) II teaches a variety of outdoor skills. Campers build self-confidence in camping and canoeing, and will spend the night exploring McFarland Park. This is outdoor play in the best way!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Aug 2-3 Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM FLOAT III
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) III allows campers to explore an Iowa river by taking an overnight canoe trip.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Aug 7-9 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM FLOAT IV
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) IV explores Iowa underground! Go caving, climbing, and hiking on a three-day, two-night experience in eastern Iowa.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Aug 8 Wednesday 9:00 AM FLOAT I
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Aug 23 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Dr. Thomas Rosburg on monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare and common prairie flora that changes each month and learn about the history and ecology of central Iowa prairies.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Sep 14-15 Friday Wild Women of the Woods
The sixth annual Wild Women of the Woods event will take place September 14 - 15 at McFarland Park.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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