Polk

Event Calendar

7/27/2021

July Garden Stewardship Series

Do you have an interest in native and pollinator gardens? Get hands-on experience during this upcomi...

native garden volunteer stewardship conservation Jester Park adopt-a-garden

Jester Park Playscape

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July Garden Stewardship Series

7/27/2021

July Garden Stewardship Series

Jester Park Playscape

7/28/2021

Nature Story Hour

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

Nature Story Hour Jester Park Fort Des Moines Park Easter Lake Park

Yellow Banks Park, Prairie View Shelter (#1)

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Nature Story Hour

7/28/2021

Nature Story Hour

Yellow Banks Park, Prairie View Shelter (#1)

8/2/2021

Geology Camp

Come learn all about geology; it rocks! We will explore how geology is all around you, how rocks for...

Summer Camp Jester Park Geology Camp

Jester Park

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Geology Camp

8/2/2021

Geology Camp

Jester Park

8/3/2021

OWLS - Biking Alaska

Tesha and Larry Huffaker, from Newton, and thirty others with the North Iowa Touring club biked 755 ...

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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OWLS - Biking Alaska

8/3/2021

OWLS - Biking Alaska

Jester Park Nature Center

8/3/2021

Water Quality Hike

From lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers, water is all around us! Join us as we discover how our human...

Water Quality Hike Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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Water Quality Hike

8/3/2021

Water Quality Hike

Jester Park Nature Center

8/4/2021

Noisy Nature Camp

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of us exploring nature and its many sounds! Join us as we listen ...

Summer Camp Jester Park

Jester Park, Shelter #5

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Noisy Nature Camp

8/4/2021

Noisy Nature Camp

Jester Park, Shelter #5

8/4/2021

Extreme Weather Linked to Climate Change

Come learn about some of the extreme weather events that Iowa faces, from crazy tornados to freezing...

Extreme Weather Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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Extreme Weather Linked to Climate Change

8/4/2021

Extreme Weather Linked to Climate Change

Jester Park Nature Center

8/4/2021

Nature Playdate

Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interes...

Nature Playdate Jester Park Nature Center Brown's Woods Thomas Mitchell Park Fort Des Moines Park

Jester Park, Shelter #5

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Nature Playdate

8/4/2021

Nature Playdate

Jester Park, Shelter #5

8/5/2021

Toddler Tales

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

Toddler Tales Jester Park Nature Center

Jester Park Nature Center

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Toddler Tales

8/5/2021

Toddler Tales

Jester Park Nature Center

8/6/2021

Shinrin-Yoku & Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Retreat

Enjoy a day of Shinrin Yoku and outdoor adventure nature immersion with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenm...

Shinrin Yoku Rooted in Nature Jester Park

Jester Park, Shelter #5

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8/6/2021

VTO Restoration Days Chichaqua

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff with a variety of projects such as habita...

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

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VTO Restoration Days Chichaqua

8/6/2021

VTO Restoration Days Chichaqua

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

8/6/2021

Wild Night Life & Hike

Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as...

Night Hike Jester Park Nature Center Thomas Mitchell Park

Thomas Mitchell Park, meet at pond parking lot

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Wild Night Life & Hike

8/6/2021

Wild Night Life & Hike

Thomas Mitchell Park, meet at pond parking lot