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Pottawattamie Conservation Events

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Gardening for Diversity: Native Garden Basics

Council Bluffs Public Library - Meeting Room B

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
6:30pm
$15 per person
Ages 14+

Invite nature into your own backyard, grow beautiful pollinator and bird habitat and support native plants and ecosystems by joining us for our Gardening for Diversity series!

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Homeschool in the Hills | Seasonal Survival: Winter

Hitchcock Nature Center

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
10:00am to 11:30am
$4 per child
All Ages, Designed for K-5

Come learn some of the tips and tricks that plants and animals, including humans, use to survive winter during Homeschool in the Hills!

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Introduction to "A Land Ethic Workshop" (Free)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, February 26, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am
Free introductory course
14 and up

Explore nature & philosophy during this immersive program perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

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Gardening for Diversity: Planning & Mapping Your Garden

Council Bluffs Public Library - Meeting Room B

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
6:30pm
$15 per person
Ages 14+

Invite nature into your own backyard, grow beautiful pollinator and bird habitat and support native plants and ecosystems by joining us for our Gardening for Diversity series!

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A Land Ethic Workshop: Waterfowl Identification

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, March 19, 2022
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14 and up

Explore nature & philosophy during this immersive program perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

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Intro to Backpacking

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 to Sunday, May 15, 2022
6:30pm to 9:30pm
$40 per person
Ages 18+

Interested in backpacking but not sure where to start? Explore backcountry travel in this part-lecture, part-hands-on course sponsored by the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol.

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Wild Ones Summer Camp

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 to Thursday, June 9, 2022
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 1st and 2nd Grade

Join us for some classic nature camp fun. We’ll be building forts, taking hikes, playing games, and making crafts while we learn about the wonders of the wild.

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Wild Seekers Summer Camp

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 to Thursday, June 16, 2022
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 3rd and 4th Grade

Campers will enjoy beginning archery lessons, shelter building challenges, hiking, plant and animal identification, and nature crafts.

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Wild Wanderers Summer Camp

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to Thursday, June 23, 2022
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 5th and 6th Grade

Campers will continue growing their outdoor survival skills through archery lessons, advanced shelter building, and fire building during this hands-on camp.

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Into the Wild Outdoor Adventure

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022
8:00am
$100
Entering 7th, 8th and 9th Grade

Youth entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades get a chance to put all their outdoor skills to use during a paddling adventure and an overnight camping stay at Botna Bend Park.

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Wild Ones Summer Camp | Arrowhead

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 to Thursday, July 14, 2022
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 1st and 2nd Grade

Join us for some classic nature camp fun. We’ll be building forts, taking hikes, canoeing, playing games, and making crafts while we learn about the wonders of the wild.

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Wild Seekers Summer Camp | Arrowhead

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 to Thursday, July 21, 2022
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 3rd and 4th Grade

Campers will enjoy beginning archery lessons, canoeing, shelter building challenges, hiking, plant and animal identification, and nature crafts.

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Wild Wanderers Summer Camp | Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 to Thursday, July 28, 2022
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 5th and 6th Grade

Campers will continue growing their outdoor survival skills through continued archery lessons, canoeing, advanced shelter building, and more of the most iconic summer camp games during this hands-on camp. 

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Wildlings: All Week Sign Up

Hitchcock Nature Center

Monday, August 1, 2022 to Friday, August 5, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am
$50
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5 where they will learn about and experience the outdoors.

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Wildlings: Brilliant Birds

Hitchcock Nature Center

Monday, August 1, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am
$15
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5 where they will learn about the fascinating world of birds and experience the outdoors.

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Wildlings: Impressive Insects

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am
$15
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5 where they will learn about the impressive world of insects and experience the outdoors.

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Wildlings: Awesome Amphibians

Hitchcock Nature Center

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am
$15
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5 where they will learn about the awesome world of amphibians and experience the outdoors.

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Wildlings: Magnificent Mammals

Hitchcock Nature Center

Thursday, August 4, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am
$15
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5 where they will learn about the magnificent world of mammals and experience the outdoors.

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Wildlings: Rockin' Reptiles

Hitchcock Nature Center

Friday, August 5, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am
$15
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5 where they will learn about the rockin' world of reptiles and experience the outdoors.

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