Polk County Conservation

Nature Friends – Preschoolers Exploring Nature

3-5-year olds with an adult
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. Fee: $7/program

Participate in a Park Passport Program. Attend five different programs, each located at a different park and receive a Nature Friend Explorer Pack. Participants must record program name, location and date with the speaker’s initials on their passport. Turn the passport in at the Jester Park Office or Raccoon River Nature Lodge in West Des Moines to receive your Nature Friend Explorer Pack. One pack per child please.

2014 Schedule:
May 5 EggCiting Facts at Easter Lake Park, Shelter #4
May 20 Watch Me Grow at Racoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave. WDM
June 2 Giants of the Prairie at Jester Park, Shelter #6
June 17 Toadally Awesome at Pearson Park, 1256 19th St., WDM
July 7 Water Wonders at Jester Park, Shelter #5
July 22 Insect Investigations at Southwoods Park, S39th St and Mills Civic Pkway
August 4 Turtle Talk at Easter Lake Park, Shelter #4
August 19 Wiggly Worms at Ashawa Park, 4431 Waterford Dr., WDM
September 8 Tyke Hike at Brown's Woods
September 23 Nutty Squirrels at Legion Park, 4th and Vine St. WDM
October 6 Migration Sensation at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #2 (Starts at 6 pm)
October 28 Going Batty at Quail Cove Park, 1515 S 52nd St., WDM (Starts at 6 pm)

These programs are co-sponsored by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Polk County Conservation, and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. To register for Nature Friends, please call the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation office at (515) 222-3444 or register online.

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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