Conservation

Events (masks required at all indoor programming)

1/21/2022

Owl Prowl

Bundle up and join naturalists for a campfire program to learn about Iowa owls.

Owl Prowl Fort Des Moines Park

Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3

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Owl Prowl

1/21/2022

Owl Prowl

Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3

1/22/2022

Ice Fishing

Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and a limited number of poles...

Ice Fishing Easter Lake Park

Easter Lake Park, Boat Ramp

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Ice Fishing

1/22/2022

Ice Fishing

Easter Lake Park, Boat Ramp

1/22/2022

Women in the Woods with Wine - Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the Iowa winter. Become more comfortable and knowledgeable about...

Snowshoeing Women in the Woods with Wine Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

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Women in the Woods with Wine - Snowshoeing

1/22/2022

Women in the Woods with Wine - Snowshoeing

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

1/23/2022

Cross County Ski Basics

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, eq...

Cross Country Skiing Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

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Cross County Ski Basics

1/23/2022

Cross County Ski Basics

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

1/23/2022

Get Nutty with Squirrels

Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation day with us as we learn about Iowa’s squirrels and their am...

Get Nutty with Squirrels Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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Get Nutty with Squirrels

1/23/2022

Get Nutty with Squirrels

Jester Park Nature Center

1/27/2022

Book Worms

Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson once a month to discuss an environmentally themed ...

Book Worms

Urbandale Public Library

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Book Worms

1/27/2022

Book Worms

Urbandale Public Library

1/29/2022

Nordic Trails Showcase

Come show your appreciation for the volunteer efforts put in each year by the Des Moines Nordic Club...

Volunteer Jester Park Cross Country Skiing Trails

Jester Park

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Nordic Trails Showcase

1/29/2022

Nordic Trails Showcase

Jester Park

2/1/2022

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Climate for Change

Join Ty Smedes as we discuss the challenges faced by many creatures, as we highlight several local a...

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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2/2/2022

Volunteer Stewardship Days at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

Join us as we continue efforts to restore native habitat and improve water quality in Chichaqua thro...

Chichaqua Camp Area #3

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2/2/2022

Groundhog Hike

Can they really forecast an early spring? Do they actually hibernate? Why do we celebrate groundhogs...

Groundhog Hike Brown's Woods

Brown's Woods

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Groundhog Hike

2/2/2022

Groundhog Hike

Brown's Woods

2/3/2022

Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the natur...

Toddler Tales Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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Toddler Tales

2/3/2022

Toddler Tales

Jester Park Nature Center

2/3/2022

Fitness in the Park

Join trainers from Fitness Nomad, a mobile personal training business, at a monthly fitness class on...

Fitness in the Park Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center Rooted in Nature

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center

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Fitness in the Park

2/3/2022

Fitness in the Park

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center