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.

2018 Schedule:
May 7
Busy Beavers at Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
May 15
Silly Salamander at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
June 4
Frog Hop at Meadow View Park, 642 Prairieview Dr., WDM
June 12
Geo the Geode at Jester Park, Shelter by Lodge
July 9
Let's Go Fishing at Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave., WDM
July 17
Pond Study at Jester Park, Shelter #5
August 7
Tyke Hike at Southwoods Park, S39th St. at Mills Civic Pkway, WDM
August 14
Turtle Talk at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
September 10
Migration Madness at Jester Park, Shelter #6
September 25 Tricky Tracks at Pearson Park, 1256 19th St., WDM
October 9
Going Batty at Jester Park Nature Center (Starts at 6 pm)
October 15
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.

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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