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.
||Eggciting Facts at Jester Park, Shelter #3
||Watch Me Grow! at Meadowview Park, 642 Prairieview Dr., WDM
||Camping at Jester Park, Camp Area 5
||Fish Iowa at Raccoon River Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
||Fossil Dig at Jester Park, Shelter #6
||Animal Homes at Southwoods Park, S39th St at Mills Civi Pkway
||Insect Safari at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
||Nutty Squirrels at Legion Park
||Monarchs at Jester Park, Shelter #6
||Falling Leaves at Pearson Park, 1256 19th St., WDM
||Owls at Brown's Woods (Starts at 6 pm)
||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.