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May 23 Monday Early Bird Hike - Dolliver State Park
Early Bird Hike at Dolliver State Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
May 23 Monday 6:00 PM Wool Felting Parts 1&2
Try out two methods of felting to make a felted landscape wall hanging!
Programs Decatur Decatur County Conservation Offices
May 24 Tuesday Nature Camp T-Shirts 2022
Order your nature camp t-shirt!
Special Events Story Story County Conservation Center
May 24 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Tour By Trail - Buchanan County Parks Walk at Fontana
Bring Your "Programs in Parks" Passport book! Wildflowers will be in full bloom in the Fontana Park woodlands - and morels could be popping
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
May 24 Tuesday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sunset Yoga
Take time to unwind as the sun sets on the outdoor plaza or the Great Hall of the Jester Park Nature Center. The class will begin with a short nature hike to give participants a chance distress and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 25 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Kayaking
Join us as we explore Green Castle with kayaks.
Special Events Marshall Green Castle Recreation Area
May 25 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Take a Walk on the WILD Side: Wildflower Hike at Hitaga Sand Ridge Prairie Preserve
View this hidden gem with several leaders who will guide us to the sights and sounds found at Hitaga.
Other Location Linn Hitaga Sand Ridge Prairie Preserve
May 26 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayak Basics
Learn the basics of kayaking. We will discuss gear, technique, and safety before hitting the water to practice our skills.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
May 26 Thursday 7:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine
Spend time discovering nature . . .
Programs Floyd Floyd County Conservation
May 27 Friday ART CONTEST
Put yourself in Grant Wood's shoes and paint your own version of "American Gothic."
Special Events Wapello American Gothic House Center
May 27 - Jun 9 Friday BIRDS OF PREY SELF-GUIDED HIKE At the Park Back to Basics 2022
Hike at your own pace and have some fun along the way!
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
May 27 Friday 7:30 AM OWL’s (Older Wiser Livelier) Aldo Leopold Foundation Day Trip
Join Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Conservation OWL’s (Older Wiser Livelier) group as we take a day trip to the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 27 Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM OWL's (Older Wiser Livelier) Aldo Leopold Foundation Day Trip
Visit Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Leopold Shack
Trips Jones Central Park
May 27 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dutch Oven Cooking ~ Breakfast Dishes
Dutch oven cooking 101 is back for the summer! Each program will feature a different theme; May’s theme is breakfast foods.
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
May 28 - Sep 4 Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central Park Nature Center Summer Weekends Calendar of Events
Summer Weekend Programs at the Nature Center. Open 1pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Come in and visit and do an Activity too! No registration needed.
Programs Jones Central Park
May 28-29 Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Serenity Stones
Summer Program to do While Visiting Central Park
Programs Jones Central Park
May 28 Saturday 2:00 PM Garden Animal Mosaics
Make an animal mosaic for your garden!
Programs Decatur Little River Recreation Area
May 30 Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Memorial Day 3-Couple golf tournament
Memorial Day 3-Couple golf tournament
Special Events Fremont Fremont County Golf Course/Cons. Board Office
May 31 - Jun 3 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Caterpillar Camp I
Experience nature in a hands-on way this summer as your youngster explores our natural world!
Programs Jefferson Jefferson County Park
May 31 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dutch Oven's 101
Learn how to cook with Dutch Ovens!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Jun 1 Wednesday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM Monarch Monitoring
Monitor Monarch Butterflies with us!
Jun 1-30 Wednesday 8:00 Jones County Family Fishing Challenge
Take Some Time and Go Fishing in Jones County!!!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Jun 1 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature Story Hour - Birding Bonanza
Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist from PCC.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 2 Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jones County Youth Conservation Crew
Youth Volunteers Wanted! Are you 12-19 years old? Join the fun this summer!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Jun 2 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Toddler Camp - Wind and Flight
What is wind, and how is it useful?
Youth Camps Butler Heery Woods State Park - South Side