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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 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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 1-17 Wednesday Nature Camp T-Shirts 2019
Order your nature camp t-shirt!
Special Events Story Story County Conservation Center
May 4 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
May 5 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
Comes as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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
May 12 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs Story McFarland Park
May 19 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs Story McFarland Park
May 23 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Dr. Thomas Rosburg on monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Jun 1 Saturday 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM Backpacking Basics
Backpacking is a means to challenge yourself to be self-reliant and go where others do not dare. But it can be daunting for first-timers! Join naturalist Heather Hucka for an afternoon of backpacking basics.
Programs Story Robison Wildlife Acres
Jun 2 Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Introduction to Orienteering
Join the members of STAR 1 (Search Team and Rescue) for an introduction to orienteering.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jun 5 Wednesday 9:00 AM FLOAT I (Basic Outdoor Skills)
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 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Get Outdoors Day
Let's GO outside and PLAY! Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by exploring your parks.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Jun 10-13 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Polliwogs: Fur, Feathers, Fliers, and Fins
Children explore what makes each animal special, whether they have fur, feathers, fliers, or fins.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 11-12 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM FLOAT I (Basic Outdoor Skills)
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 13-14 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM FLOAT I (Basic Outdoor Skills)
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 17-20 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Polliwogs: Fur, Feathers, Fliers, and Fins
Children explore what makes each animal special, whether they have fur, feathers, fliers, or fins. On the last day, we'll venture to the lake with nets, so be prepared to get wet and dirty!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 20-21 Thursday 9:00 AM FLOAT II (Outdoor Skills and Overnight)
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) II teaches a variety of outdoor skills. Campers build self-confidence in camping and canoeing and spend the night exploring McFarland Park. This is outdoor play in the best way!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 23 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jun 24-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frogs: Habicamp (morning)
Children discover what makes a habitat through exploration, games, and song. Campers connect to the world around them by investigating the five basic needs of all living things.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 24-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Waterbugs: Nature's Treasures (morning)
Calling all explorers! Search for nature’s treasures as we follow maps, make mini-rafts, investigate wildlife, and step into creeks and marshes. Discover Story County natural areas through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 24-28 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Frogs: Habicamp (afternoon)
Children discover what makes a habitat through exploration, games, and song. Campers connect to the world around them by investigating the five basic needs of all living things.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
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