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.

2017 Schedule:
May 8
Eggciting Facts at Jester Park, Shelter #3
May 23
Watch Me Grow! at Meadowview Park, 642 Prairieview Dr., WDM
June 12
Camping at Jester Park, Camp Area 5
June 27
Fish Iowa at Raccoon River Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
July 10
Fossil Dig at Jester Park, Shelter #6
July 25 Animal Homes at Southwoods Park, S39th St at Mills Civi Pkway
August 7
Insect Safari at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
August 22
Nutty Squirrels at Legion Park
September 11
Monarchs at Jester Park, Shelter #6
September 26 Falling Leaves at Pearson Park, 1256 19th St., WDM
October 9
Owls at Brown's Woods (Starts at 6 pm)
October 24
Spunky Spiders at Raccoon River Nature Lodge (Starts at 6 pm)

These programs are co-sponsored by 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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