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Oct 23 Tuesday 9:30 AM Hike the Wild
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Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
Oct 23 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Creatures of the Night
Halloween is creeping in. Learn about the creatures that lurk in the night. No need to be scared, we will tell you the truth about these mysterious beings while you relax with a glass of wine.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 24 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Buds: Leaves
A nature program for kids aged 3-5.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Oct 25 Thursday 9:00 AM Haunted History Tour- OWLS Event
Take a trip through Jackson, Jones and Dubuque counties to visit locations with a haunting history. Poor farms, haunted hotels, abandoned insane asylums, and more!
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 25 Thursday 6:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek Meeting
Join this small fun group that makes a big difference.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 25 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals. Afterwards enjoy eating s’mores around the campfire.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 25 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Metal Jewelry
Learn about metalsmithing!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 26 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Family Fun Day
Join us for some outdoor nature fun on this no-school day! Children of all ages are invited to join a naturalist for a hike, games, activities and crafts.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 26 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Stories and S'mores
Join naturalist Heather Hucka for an evening of nature-inspired stories and songs along with everyone’s favorite fire treat…S’MORES!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 26 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 27 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Land Management October Session
Join us for the October 27th session of our six class Introduction to Land Management program.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Oct 27 Saturday 9:00 AM Trick or Treat for the Animals
Create some creative pumpkins and then watch the animals eat all of their treats that are placed inside!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Oct 27 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open Air Rifle Range
Both air rifle and archery are Olympic sports and gaining in popularity across the country. Join one of PCC’s Naturalists, who are certified instructors, during our open, indoor range times to experience these sports in a safe, supervised setting.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Explore your Outdoors: Camouflage!
Join Naturalist Jess Lancial as we discover and explore the amazing survival strategies of camouflage.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Kids
Nature Kids is for children 3-5 years who want to learn about the natural world around them through stories, crafts, and outdoor exploring at Osborne Park.
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Great Atlatl Pumpkin Hunt
Try your hand at using an ancient hunting tool, the spear thrower.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM Native Earth Skills
Join naturalist and experienced Native Earth Skills practitioner Dustin Clayton for a discussion and demonstration of the skills and techniques of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa's native cultures.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Oct 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seed Harvesting Program
Join us for a program about harvesting prairie and other flower seeds.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Oct 27 Saturday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Little Wall Lake Halloween Event
Camper trick-or-treat and hayrides!! Awards for the best two decorated campsites. Wear your best costume!
Special Events Hamilton Little Wall Lake Park
Oct 27 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM R.I.P. HIke
Thomas Mitchell Park is the final resting spot of Dewitt Devotie. Who was he and why is he buried in the park? We’ll hike to his gravestone to pay our respects and try to unravel this eerie mystery.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 27 Saturday 4:00 PM Fall Fest & Jam
Bring the family out for hot dogs, chips and s’mores at the fire, pumpkin carving and face painting in the Nature Barn, a freaky-fun night hike and hayrack ride around the north end of Eagle Point Park.
Special Events Clinton Soaring Eagle Nature Center
Oct 27 Saturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lighted Halloween Campground
Free Drive through the night!
Special Events Cass Cold Springs Park
Oct 29-30 Monday Eco Center Closed
The Eco Center will be closed for scheduled maintenance.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 29 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM After School Special - Blank Park Zoo - Scary Animals!
Lime Creek Nature Center welcomes the Blank Park Zoo for an “After School Special” program!
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Oct 29 Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Coyote Club - Bats
Coyote Club is for kids age 6-10 who are interested in nature, animals, and outdoor fun! Participants engage with the Naturalist at Fontana Park, with programs scattered throughout the year.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
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