Polk County Conservation Board offers nature programming for preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools, church groups, scout groups, civic groups, etc. Naturalists will come to your site to provide programming or meet your group at a Polk County park. Most programs are hands-on and interactive.
Scheduling a Program
To schedule a program, please open and download the Program Request Form, complete and email it to Patrice.Petersen-Keys@polkcountyiowa.gov or you call Patrice Petersen-Keys at (515)323-5359.
Our schedule fills up quickly in the fall and spring, so schedule early. We ask that you call at least one week in advance prior to your preferred program time.
Programs offered to for-profit organizations will have a fee of $1/person or $25 minimum charge. All other programs are offered free of charge, however donations are welcome.
Additional Environmental Education and Recreation Resources
There are several organizations in the Greater Des Moines area that also provide environmental education and recreation programming. Click here to see the organizations and the resources they provide.