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Jan 25 Thursday 1:30 PM Winter Hike - Ronald "Dick" Jordan Wildlife Area
Get out of the house with other outdoor enthusiasts and explore local public areas this winter.
Programs Story Story County Conservation Center
Jan 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Introduction to Snowshoeing
We will be learning some basic snowshoeing skills and use these skills on a fun hike! The hike will involve activities to help participants practice their newly acquired skills.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 1 Thursday 1:30 PM Winter Hike - Heart of Iowa Nature Trail
Get out of the house with other outdoor enthusiasts and explore local public areas this winter.
Programs Story Story County Conservation Center
Feb 3 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Tots - Winter Wonders
Get that tot out of the house and explore the “Wonders of Winter” through a series of activities, crafts and a snack. This program is for children ages (2-4) plus their adult.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Portraits of Nature in Iowa
The 28 images of flora and fauna for this program were captured within a 28-mile radius of and a 42 mile maximum driving distance from Grinnell.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 8 Thursday 1:30 PM Winter Hike - Sleepy Hollow Access
Get out of the house with other outdoor enthusiasts and explore local public areas this winter.
Programs Story Story County Conservation Center
Feb 15 Thursday 7:00 PM Environmental Literature Club
Explore nature cozied up with a good book at Environmental Literature Club.
Special Events Story Story County Conservation Center
Feb 18 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lotion Bars and Lip Balm
Make and take home your own herbal lotion bars and lip balm in this hands-on workshop with Ann Staudt of Siberian Soap Co.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 24 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cocoa Picasso
Join us to have a unique learning experience!. Upper Story Studio artist Molly Nagel will be providing a step-by-step painting instruction while you sip hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 24 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Fermenting Foods
Fermenting foods is a great way to preserve your harvest while providing health benefits to your family. It is easy to do, increases nutrition, and increases the digestibility of foods.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 26 Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Diversify Your Landscape and Eat Your Yard
We have been working for our yards for years; now is the time to make our yards work for us! Learn how to put in place a more edible landscape, with an emphasis on plants that are suited to our climate.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Iowa River Bones as a Window into Ice Age Animal Communities
Iowa rivers and associated gravel deposits contain the remains of extinct Ice Age animals, for example, musk ox, mammoth and mastodon, caribou, stag moose, and ground sloth.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 12 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Winging It Spring Break Camp for 3rd & 4th Graders
Stretch your wings, fly like a falcon, and engage your owl eyes!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Mar 31 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geocache Egg Hunt
Your family will love this new-age way of hunting eggs. Learn how to use a GPS then go search the woods to find the Conservation Bunny's nests of hidden treasures, collecting prizes and candy along the way!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Aldo Leopold and the Roots of the Land Ethic
This program uses photos and quotes from Aldo's childhood and early career to study the influences of his youthful discoveries.
Programs Story McFarland Park

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