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Feb 22 Thursday 9:00 AM Kids in Nature: What's Wild?
Non-school age kiddos are invited for a morning of fun in nature!
Programs Dubuque Swiss Valley Nature Preserve and Nature Center
Feb 22 Thursday 5:30 PM Pollinator Education Series
Find out more on our website.
Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
Feb 22 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Range Night February 22
Join us for a night of practicing your archery and BB gun shooting skills. Indoor ranges will be open 6-8 PM. $3 for one range or $5 to shoot in both, must bring own equipment.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Feb 22 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Book Worms - Silent Spring
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
Feb 22 Thursday 7:00 PM Nature Trivia Bee
Swiss Valley Nature Center challenges you to a Nature Trivia Challenge!
Special Events Dubuque Swiss Valley Nature Preserve and Nature Center
Feb 23 Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Toy Swap
Bring in your gently used toys and games to find a new home for them.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 24 Saturday 1:00 AM - 3:00 PM Winter Walk
Beat the winter blues! Time outdoors can improve mood, increase energy level and reduce stress. Join Tama County Conservation for a winter walk to get out of the house during the slow months
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Feb 24 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hitchcock Oak Inventory Project - February Training Session
Participate in the region's most unique citizen science project and help preserve one of the Midwest's most iconic tree species.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Kids Ice Fishing Clinic
Bring the kids to the backwater area of Pinicon Ridge Park near the boat rental building to learn the fine points of ice fishing.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Winter Tree ID
Learn expert tree ID skills for Iowa forests! You'll learn about bark, buds, silhouettes, growth patterns and more.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Feb 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Snowshoe Day
Stop in the camp store and rent ($2.50) one set of snowshoes and get the 2nd rental free.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Feb 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AT THE PARK Creative Nature Series Maple Syruping
Learn how to make syrup from a maple tree
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
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 - 2:00 PM Winter Hike
Join us on a peaceful winter hike as we focus on what animals do to survive winter.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Feb 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Family Guided Snowshoe Hike
Strap on some snowshoes & discover your own winter wonderland during the Family Snowshoe Hike at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb 24 Saturday 1:00 PM DIY Fire Starters
Get all ready for camping season by creating some do-it-yourself fire starters
Special Events Dubuque Swiss Valley Nature Preserve and Nature Center
Feb 24 Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hiking the Appalachian Trail
In these chilly winter days, join us in fantasizing (and learning) about backpacking the Appalachian Trail.
Programs Johnson JOHNSON COUNTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Feb 24 Saturday 3:00 PM Guided Snowshoe Hike
Join Pottawattamie County Conservation staff on a snowshoeing adventure through the beautiful Loess Hills.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb 25 Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bald Eagle Watch
Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about the bald eagle, then venture outside to view them in their natural habitat. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 25 Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Natural Connections
Join us at Botna Bend park as we kick off a new program aimed at connecting families with nature
Special Events Pottawattamie Botna Bend Park
Feb 25 Sunday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayak Session Bender Pool
It's time to get your paddles in the pool!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Feb 26 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3D Pop Up League Night 3 of 4
Join us for a 4 night 3D Pop Up League. $30 fee applied to enter the league payable at the door.
Special Events Sioux Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
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
Feb 27 Tuesday 9:30 AM Hike the Wild
Find out more on our website.
Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
Feb 27 Tuesday 10:00 AM A Nature Story
A Nature Story ~ 10 AM ~ Rock Creek - Join us every Tuesday this winter for a presentation geared for children ages 3-5 with their guardians and siblings. All presentations feature a book and hands on activities.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground

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