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Pottawattamie Conservation Events

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Public Firewood Pickup | Hitchcock Nature Center

Hitchcock Nature Center

Thursday, January 19, 2023 to Tuesday, January 31, 2023
12:00am
18+

Build your winter firewood stockpile throughout the month of January with Pottawattamie Conservation. All firewood must be cut and collected at your own risk.

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Homeschool in the Hills AM | Rockin' Out with Fossils

Hitchcock Nature Center

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
10:00am to 11:30am
$4 per child
All Ages, Designed for Kindergarten through Early High School

Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils, Oh My!

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Homeschool in the Hills PM | Rockin' Out with Fossils

Hitchcock Nature Center

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$4 per child
All Ages, Designed for Kindergarten through Early High School

Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils, Oh My!

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Mountain Travel & Rescue Training | Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, February 18, 2023
12:00am
18+

Join the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol in February to learn the basics of mountain travel and rescue!

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A Good Oak: Introduction to "A Land Ethic Workshop" (Free!)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, February 25, 2023
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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A Land Ethic Workshop | All Session Signup

Hitchcock Nature Center

Thursday, March 9, 2023
12:00am
$75 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Waterfowl Identification | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, March 11, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Woodland Wildflowers | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Morels, Fungi & Lichen | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Wild Ones Summer Camp | Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 to Thursday, June 8, 2023
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 1st and 2nd Grade

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

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Wild Seekers Summer Camp | Hitchcock Nature Center

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 to Thursday, June 15, 2023
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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Freshwater Ecosystems | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Wild Wanderers Summer Camp | Hitchcock Nature Center

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 to Thursday, June 22, 2023
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 5th and 6th Grade

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

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Into the Wild Outdoor Adventure

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 to Thursday, June 29, 2023
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 Wanderers Summer Camp | Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 to Thursday, July 13, 2023
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 5th and 6th Grade

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

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Wild Seekers Summer Camp | Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 to Thursday, July 20, 2023
8:00am to 1:00pm
$75
Entering 3rd and 4th Grade

Campers will enjoy beginning archery lessons, canoeing, pond exploration, hiking, plant and animal identification, and nature crafts.

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Butterfly Basics | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, July 22, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Wild Ones Summer Camp | Hitchcock Nature Center

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 to Thursday, July 27, 2023
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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Wildlings Camp | Brilliant Birds (Morning)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Monday, July 31, 2023
9:00am to 11:00am
$15
Ages 3 to 5

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

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Wildlings Camp | Morning (All Week Sign Up)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Monday, July 31, 2023 to Friday, August 4, 2023
9:00am to 11:00am
$50
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5, these shortened afternoon camp sessions the week of July 31st will introduce your child to the great outdoors as they get to meet live animal friends all week long.

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Wildlings Camp | Afternoon (All Week Sign Up)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Monday, July 31, 2023 to Friday, August 4, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
$50
Ages 3 to 5

Designed for children ages 3 to 5, these shortened afternoon camp sessions the week of July 31st will introduce your child to the great outdoors as they get to meet live animal friends all week long.

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Wildlings Camp | Brilliant Birds (Afternoon)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Monday, July 31, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
$15
Ages 3 to 5

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

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Wildlings Camp | Impressive Insects (Morning)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
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 Camp | Impressive Insects (Afternoon)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
$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 Camp | Awesome Amphibians (Morning)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
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 Camp | Awesome Amphibians (Afternoon)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
$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 Camp | Magnificent Mammals (Morning)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Thursday, August 3, 2023
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 Camp | Magnificent Mammals (Afternoon)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Thursday, August 3, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
$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 Camp | Rockin' Reptiles (Morning)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Friday, August 4, 2023
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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Wildlings | Rockin' Reptiles (Afternoon)

Hitchcock Nature Center

Friday, August 4, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
$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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A Chorus of Insects | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, August 19, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Ornithology 101 | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Why Leaves Change Color | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, October 21, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Nature's Recyclers | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, November 11, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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Winter Survival Secrets | A Land Ethic Workshop

Hitchcock Nature Center

Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per person
14+

Explore nature and philosophy during this immersive program inspired by the great conservationist Aldo Leopold. Perfect for anyone who is looking to build their appreciation for the natural world.

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