Check out our 2018 Family Programming

Check out our 2018 Family Programming

By Rene Stroud, PCCB Naturalist & Kate Simmons, Community Relations Coordinator
Pottawattamie County Conservation’s amazing Naturalists Kristen & Rene have been hard at work putting together another season of great programming. 2017 was a year of change for our Environmental Education Department with the creation of the Adult Education Programming, a complete overhaul of our field trip & in school programming, & the addition of a couple brand new program series. 2018 looks like it will continue that trend! We have added a brand new program geared toward our homeschool friends, a new snowshoe hike for children under 12, and new guided hike opportunities.
Here is our current list of what we have planned for 2018, find more information on any of our programs on our website at www.pottcoconservation.com
* Pre-registration Required
Family EE Programs Column 1

February:

Feb. 2nd – Bird Banding Demonstration, Hitchcock Nature Center
Feb. 6th – Homeschool in the Hills: Winter Wonders, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Feb. 10th – Families Love Nature, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Feb. 24th – Family Guided Snowshoe Hike, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Feb. 25th – Natural Connections, Botna Bend Park *

March:

March 3rd – Bird Banding Demonstration, Hitchcock Nature Center
March 3rd – Children’s & All Age’s Maple Tree Tap, Botna Bend Park *

April: 

April 3rd – Homeschool in the Hills: Spring Fling, Hitchcock Nature Center *
April 7th – Bird Banding Demonstration, Hitchcock Nature Center
April 21st – Earth Day Birthday, Hitchcock Nature Center *

May: 

May 12th – Mystery Cache *
May 15th – Hitch Hike
 

June:

June 2nd – Kid’s Fishing Derby, Arrowhead Park
June 3rd – Summer Concert Series, Narrows River Park
June 5th – Homeschool in the Hills: Summer Soiree, Hitchcock Nature Center *
June 19th – Hitch Hike, Hitchcock Nature Center

July:Family EE Programs Column 2

July 1st – Summer Concert Series, Narrows River Park
July 17th – Hitch Hike, Hitchcock Nature Center

August:

Aug. 5th – Summer Concert Series, Narrows River Park
Aug. 11th – Star Lab, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Aug. 11th – Night Sky Event, Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug. 18th – Real Maple Syrup Pancake Feed, Botna Bend Park
Aug. 21st – Hitch Hike, Hitchcock Nature Center

September:

Sept. 2nd – Summer Concert Series, Narrows River Park
Sept. 15th – Children’s & All Ages Monarch Tagging, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Sept. 18th – Hitch Hike, Hitchcock Nature Center
Sept. 25th – Homeschool in the Hills: Fall Field Trip, Hitchcock Nature Center *

October:

Oct. 6th – Chili Fest, Arrowhead Park
Oct. 13th – HawkWatch 5K Trail Run & Walk, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Oct. 20th – Nature’s Harvest, Hitchcock Nature Center *

November:

Nov. 17th – HawkWatch Eagle Migration Event, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Nov. 17th – Family Guided Night Hike, Hitchcock Nature Center *

December:

Dec. 15th – Family Guided Winter Hike, Hitchcock Nature Center *
Dec. 21st, 22nd, 23rd – Holiday Open House, Hitchcock Nature Center

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Programs marked with an * require advance registration.
As you can see our programming just keeps growing! In fact, even more programming opportunities may be added to this calendar throughout the year.

For more information, details, and pre-registration links to any of the above listed programs please visit the calendar at www.pottcoconservation.com!