Conservation

Summer Skills at Jester Park

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Sign-up for one or the entire series. Instruction, equipment and snack provided.

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: Two days before

COST: $10

AGES: 10-16

June Series:

June 11 Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.

June 13 Geocaching – Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.

June 18 Air Rifle – Learn the basic of air rifle target shooting. We’ll discuss safety, equipment and form, before hitting the range to practice what we’ve learned. All materials and instruction provide. PCC Naturalists are air rifle certified instructors.

June 21 Kayaking – Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water

June 25 Survival Hike - Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.

 

July Series:

July 9 Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.

July 11 Kayaking – Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.

July 16 Air Rifle - Learn the basic of air rifle target shooting. We’ll discuss safety, equipment and form, before hitting the range to practice what we’ve learned. All materials and instruction provide. PCC Naturalists are air rifle certified instructors.

July18 Survival Hike - Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.

July 23 Geocaching – Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.

Polk County Conservation strives to host inclusive, accessible events and meetings that enables all individuals to participate. If you anticipate needing a modification due to a disability or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at 515-323-5300 or pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov.

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center, Ages 10-16, Outdoor Recreation

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