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.

2019 Schedule:
May 6
Wiggly Squiggly at Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
May 21
Silly Salamander at Jester Park Nature Center**
June 3
Fishing at Raccoon River Park, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
June 11
Birds of a Feather at Brown's Woods**
July 8
Super Snakes at Fairmeadows Park, WDM
July 23
Animal Homes at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3**
August 5
Tricky Tracks at Quail Cove Park, WDM
August 20
Busy Bees at Easter Lake Park, Shelter #4**
September 9
Possum Pockets at Raccoon River Park,2500 Grand Ave,m WDM
September 17 Fossil Dig at Jester Park, Shelter #6**
October 7
Terrific Trees at Legion Park, WDM (Starts at 6 pm)
October 22
Owl Calling at Jester Park Nature Center(Starts at 6 pm)**

These programs are co-sponsored by Polk County Conservation and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Registration required. Programs with ** register at www.leadingyououtdoors.org, programs marked with WDM, register at www.wdm-ia.com.

Contact Us

Administration Office
12130 NW 128th St
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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