Pottawattamie Conservation Events

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Go WILD For Conservation

Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Thursday, October 1, 2020
12:00am
18 & Over

Get a little wild & support the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation during this online fundraising event.

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Botna Bend Pancake Feed

Botna Bend Park

Saturday, September 19, 2020
8:00am to 10:30am
Free with Park Admission, Free Will Donation at Pickup
All Ages

Grab a tasty breakfast at Botna Bend with this year's social distance style pancake feed!

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Monarch Tagging

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, September 26, 2020
9:00am or 11:00am to 12:00pm
Age 3 & Over - $3.00 Each
All Ages

How in the world do you tag a butterfly? And why would you even try? Get all the answers & learn more about the amazing monarch butterfly during this all ages event.

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Little Tike Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Monday, October 12, 2020
6:00am
Ages 3 to 5

Young learners will experience nature first-hand during this self-guided hike full of fun.

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The Science of Fall

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, October 10, 2020
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15.00 Per Person
14 and up

Celebrate the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold during our programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop".

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Arrowhead Park Chili Fest

Arrowhead Park

Saturday, October 10, 2020
5:00pm
Free with Park Admission, Free Will Donation at Pickup
All Ages

Grab a tasty chili dinner at beautiful Arrowhead Park.

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Hitchcock Haunted Hollow

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, October 17, 2020
1:00pm
$5.00 Per Person Age 4 & Over
All Ages

Explore the Loess Hills on this fun for all ages scavenger hunt.

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HawkWatch 5K Virtual Run

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, October 17, 2020
5:00pm
$20.00 Per Person
All Ages

Run a 5K anywhere & support the Hitchcock HawkWatch!

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Halloween Witchy Woods Walk

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, October 24, 2020
4:30pm
$8.00 Per Person Age 16 & Over
Age 16 & Over

Enjoy an evening hike through the Loess Hills & discover the importance of our native landscape in the seasonal folklore and folk magic associated with Halloween.

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Halloween Witchy Woods Walk

Hitchcock Nature Center

Sunday, October 25, 2020
4:30pm
$8.00 Per Person
Age 16 & Over

Enjoy an evening hike through the Loess Hills & discover the importance of our native landscape in the seasonal folklore and folk magic associated with Halloween.

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Homeschool in the Hills: Nocturnal Animals

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
5:00pm
Children Age 3 & Over - $3.00 per Child
Ages 3 & Up

Area homeschool students are invited to join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for a fun filled field trip.

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Natures Recyclers

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, November 14, 2020
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15.00 Per Person
14 and up

Celebrate the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold during our programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop".

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Botna Bend Night Hike

Botna Bend Park

Saturday, November 14, 2020
5:00pm
$5.00 Per Person
All Ages

Explore Botna Bend after dark on this naturalist led hike.

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Hitchcock Nature Center Trails Closure

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Wednesday, December 9, 2020
6:00am to 10:00pm
All Ages

All trails at Hitchcock Nature Center will be closed to guest access due to shotgun season.

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Winter Bird Feeding & the Science of Snow

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, December 5, 2020
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15.00 Per Person
14 and up

Celebrate the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold during our programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop".

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Full Moon Night Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center

Friday, December 18, 2020
6:00pm
Age 4 & Over - $5.00 Each
All Ages

Hit the trails after dark & explore Hitchcock Nature Center by the light of the full moon.

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New Years Eve Midnight Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center

Thursday, December 31, 2020
11:30pm
$5.00 Per Person
Age 5 & Up

Ring in the new year on this special, after hours guided hike.

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Little Tike Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, January 2, 2021 to Monday, January 11, 2021
6:00am
Free With Park Admission
Ages 3 to 5

Young learners will experience nature first-hand during this self-guided hike full of fun.

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Learn to: Snowshoe

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, January 23, 2021
11:00am or 1:00pm to 2:30pm
$5.00 Per Person
Age 5 & Up

Learn the basics of snowshoeing during this hands-on program.

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Little Tike Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, February 6, 2021 to Monday, February 15, 2021
12:00am
Free With Park Admission

Young learners will experience nature first-hand during this self-guided hike full of fun.

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Learn to: Snowshoe

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, February 13, 2021
2:00pm
$5.00 Per Person
Age 5 & Up

Learn the basics of snowshoeing during this hands-on program.

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Lovebirds in Nature

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, February 13, 2021
5:00pm
$10.00 Per Person Age 18 & Up
Age 18 & Over

Enjoy the beauty & romance of nature in Iowa's Loess Hills.

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Homeschool in the Hills: Maple Tree Tap

Botna Bend Park

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
10:00am or 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Children Age 3 & Over - $3.00 per Child
Ages 3 & Up

Maple syrup is tasty on your pancakes, learn how it's made at beautiful Botna Bend Park during this field trip program.

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Little Tike Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, March 6, 2021 to Monday, March 15, 2021
6:00am
Free With Park Admission
Ages 3 to 5

Young learners will experience nature first-hand during this self-guided hike full of fun.

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Maple Tree Tap

Botna Bend Park

Saturday, March 6, 2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm
$3.00 Per Person Age 4 & Up
All Ages

Learn about the process of tapping & processing maple syrup at beautiful Botna Bend Park.

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Little Tike Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, April 3, 2021 to Monday, April 12, 2021
6:00am
Free With Park Admission
Ages 3 to 5

Young learners will experience nature first-hand during this self-guided hike full of fun.

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