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.
||Busy Beavers at Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
||Silly Salamander at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
||Frog Hop at Meadow View Park, 642 Prairieview Dr., WDM
||Geo the Geode at Jester Park, Shelter by Lodge
||Let's Go Fishing at Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
||Pond Study at Jester Park, Shelter #5
||Tyke Hike at Southwoods Park, S39th St. at Mills Civic Pkway, WDM
||Turtle Talk at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
||Migration Madness at Jester Park, Shelter #6
||Tricky Tracks at Pearson Park, 1256 19th St., WDM
||Going Batty at Jester Park Nature Center (Starts at 6 pm)
||Nutty Squirrels at Legion Park, 4th and Vine St., WDM (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, click on the corresponding links above.