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8/11/2020

Mystery Cave-Bily Clocks 2-day Bus Tour - CANCELLED

The two-day adventure begins with a tour of the famous Spam Museum in Austin, MN followed by a stop ...

Bus Tour Senior Adults

Depart from Prairie Meadows NW Parking Lot

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Mystery Cave-Bily Clocks 2-day Bus Tour - CANCELLED

8/11/2020

Mystery Cave-Bily Clocks 2-day Bus Tour - CANCELLED

Depart from Prairie Meadows NW Parking Lot

8/11/2020

Summer Skills - Geocaching

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to...

Summer Skills Thomas Mitchell Park

Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #1

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Summer Skills - Geocaching

8/11/2020

Summer Skills - Geocaching

Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #1

8/12/2020

Atl Atl and Artifacts

Learn more about Native American culture as we discuss authentic and rare artifacts found throughout...

Yellow Banks Park Atl Atls Artifacts

Yellow Banks Park, Shelter #1

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Atl Atl and Artifacts

8/12/2020

Atl Atl and Artifacts

Yellow Banks Park, Shelter #1

8/12/2020

Nature's Story Hour

Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities wi...

Jester Park Nature Center Nature's Story Hour Yellow Banks Park Fort Des Moines Park

Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3

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Nature's Story Hour

8/12/2020

Nature's Story Hour

Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3

8/12/2020

Meteor Shower Watch

Come learn all about asteroids, meteors, and meteorites! Plan to spend your time gazing up at the ni...

Thomas Mitchell Park Meteor Shower

Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #1

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Meteor Shower Watch

8/12/2020

Meteor Shower Watch

Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #1

8/13/2020

Summer Skills - Survival Hike

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they take your child on a su...

Summer Skills Thomas Mitchell Park

Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #1

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Summer Skills - Survival Hike

8/13/2020

Summer Skills - Survival Hike

Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #1

8/13/2020

Wild Night Life & Hike

Join us as we discuss the wild nightlife in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for s...

Night Hike Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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Wild Night Life & Hike

8/13/2020

Wild Night Life & Hike

Jester Park Nature Center

8/15/2020

Catch It, Cook It, Clean It

Come learn the basics of fishing, how to clean fish, and then how to cook fish. Fishing license is r...

Jester Park Fishing

Jester Park, Shelter #5

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Catch It, Cook It, Clean It

8/15/2020

Catch It, Cook It, Clean It

Jester Park, Shelter #5

8/17/2020

Hike for Health

Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group o...

Yellow Banks Park Hike Jester Park Thomas Mitchell Park Fort Des Moines Park Rooted in Nature

Thomas Mitchell Park, meet at pond parking lot

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Hike for Health

8/17/2020

Hike for Health

Thomas Mitchell Park, meet at pond parking lot

8/17/2020

Sunset Yoga

Take time to unwind as the sun sets on the outdoor plaza of the Jester Park Nature Center. The class...

Jester Park Nature Center Rooted in Nature Sunset Yoga

Jester Park Nature Center

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Sunset Yoga

8/17/2020

Sunset Yoga

Jester Park Nature Center

8/18/2020

Women in the Woods with Wine - Prairie Pondering

Stroll through the prairie to learn about the unique plants and animals that live there. Women in th...

Jester Park Nature Center Women in the Woods with Wine

Jester Park Nature Center

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8/22/2020

Canoe Chichaqua

Explore Polk County’s biggest county park as we canoe through beautiful winding oxbows while enjoyin...

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt Canoeing

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, meet near park shop

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Canoe Chichaqua

8/22/2020

Canoe Chichaqua

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, meet near park shop

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