Introducing Homeschool in the Hills

Posted on 1/23/2018
by Rene Stroud, Naturalist
During the past year your Pottawattamie County Conservation Naturalists have been busy brainstorming new and exciting family-oriented programming for 2018. 

One of our newest series is called Homeschool in the Hills. These programs are delivered in a flexible format and are designed for elementary school students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each program will begin with a set of hands-on learning activities to introduce learners to our topic for the day and then an outdoor experience to view nature first-hand.

We are offering four programs in this series, participants may choose between the morning session from 10:00-11:30 a.m. or the afternoon from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

February 6th - Winter Wonders: Take an adventure into a winter wonderland and dwell in the unique experiences that only this season can offer.                                     

April 3rd - Spring Fling: Explore how nature wakes up from winter's slumber during this exciting season of change.

June 5th - Summer Soiree: Discover the plants and animals that are so active during this season of growth!

September 25th - Fall Field Day: Witness autumnal changes occurring throughout the different habitats at the park as nature prepares for winter's sleep.

Families are invited to attend all four session or just pick and choose what works best with their schedules. Because our Naturalists have to prepare in advance for these events we are requiring that all families pre-register for the event or events of their choosing. Please email Rene Stroud, Naturalist at to register your family. Please call 712-545-3283 for more information.


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