McFarland Park

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Mar 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Souls)- Iowa's Lost Lichens
Come learn about the small, but amazing, world of lichens.
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Mar 9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Tots (Wacky Weather)
Bring your toddler out to McFarland Park to help them learn about Iowa’s interesting and sometimes crazy weather.
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Mar 14 Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Super Spiders
Fascinated or Fearful? Discover spiders and other eight-legged critters you may encounter in Iowa.
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Mar 14 Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Campfire Pi Making
Happy Pi Day! Bring your hungry belly and come make some delicious pie iron creations over a campfire.
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Mar 14 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Animal Encounters
Meet and greet our education animals. Possible encounters include a turtle, salamander, and/or snake.
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Mar 26 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lichen Hikin' with Jim Colbert (Emeritus Associate Professor, ISU)
Come along for a leisurely lichen hikin’ field trip and see a small, but beautiful, part of Iowa’s biodiversity that you’ve probably been missing.
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Mar 29 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dutch Oven Dinner & Dessert
Join us for a fireside evening dinner learning about Dutch oven cooking!
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Mar 30 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
Create your own rain barrel! This fun workshop can be done independently or you can bring your spouse or roommates to create a barrel together!
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Apr 4 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Souls)- It's More Than Just Land
We’ll explore some of those personal stories and how those connections live on – fostering new personal stories.
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Apr 8 Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Join us for an exciting mid-day viewing party for the solar eclipse!
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Apr 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Terrarium Workshop
Curious how plants can live inside closed jars? Find out with this quart jar terrarium workshop.
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Apr 25 Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Spring Wildflower Walks
Enjoy a series of spring walk as we explore our local public parks and the ephemeral blooms of spring wildflowers in the woods.
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May 2 Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Spring Wildflower Walks
Enjoy a series of spring walk as we explore our local public parks and the ephemeral blooms of spring wildflowers in the woods.
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May 7 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Walk the Trails!
Join Environmental Education Coordinator Jerry Keys as we walk the trails in your county parks.
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