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Apr 28 Saturday 1:00 PM Trail Enhancement and Management Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. All volunteers are asked to wear long-sleeves, pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring gloves and bring a water bottle.
Programs Story Robison Wildlife Acres
May 1 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Butterflies in Iowa & in Your Backyard
We’ll start with an introduction to the 110 butterflies that call Iowa home then provide tips on creating butterfly habitat in your own backyard
Programs Story McFarland Park
May 5 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Explore Your Outdoors - Insects
Scoop in the pond, dig through logs, and discover that all insects play an important role in helping our habitats.
Programs Story McFarland Park
May 5 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Off-Trail Trek on the Skunk River Greenbelt: Experience the songs and colors of spring in the forest
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 Skunk River Greenbelt
May 6 Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spring Festival
Enjoy a free and family-friendly afternoon at McFarland Park.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
May 18 Friday 4:00 PM 2018 Nature Camp T-Shirts
Order your 2018 Nature Camp T-Shirt here!
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
May 19 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Trail Enhancement and Management (TEAM) Day
Be a part of our TEAM and help make improvements to county trail systems.All volunteers are asked to wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves and a water bottle.
Programs Story Skunk River Greenbelt
May 24 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
Jun 8 Friday 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM Evening Exploration
Discover the mysteries of the dark at the park! Follow us on a journey to understand just what it takes to be a creature of the night. Test your senses and try your hand at talking with the owls.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jun 9 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Trail Enhancement and Management (TEAM) Day
Be a part of our TEAM and help make improvements to county trail systems.All volunteers are asked to wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves and a water bottle.
Programs Story Soper's Mill
Jun 11 Monday 9:00 AM Polliwogs Camp A
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 11 Monday 1:00 PM Waterbugs Camp A
Campers will learn how water connects us all as they discover Story County ponds, wetlands, streams, and rivers through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 15 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Naturalist Lunch Box - Magical Monarchs
Fly on over to McFarland park for a fun picnic program! Monarchs are magical in their movements, and their migration! We will learn more about these mystical creatures, and have a chance to go through a monarch migration obstacle course!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jun 16 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Explore Your Outdoors: Birds
Join Naturalist Jess Lancial as we discover and explore the birds that live at McFarland Park.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jun 18 Monday 9:00 AM Frogs Camp A Morning Camp
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 18 Monday 9:00 AM Waterbugs Camp A Mornings
Campers will learn how water connects us all as they discover Story County ponds, wetlands, streams, and rivers through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
Jun 18 Monday 1:00 PM Frogs Camp A Afternoon Camp
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 18 Monday 1:00 PM Waterbugs Camp A Afternoons
Campers will learn how water connects us all as they discover Story County ponds, wetlands, streams, and rivers through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling.
Youth Camps Story McFarland Park
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
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