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Experience the sounds of the season, in search of the frogs and toads which inhabit the Wapsi River Center. Visitors will learn how to identify the various calls associated with each species and then on on a night time frog catching adventure! Please bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear...
Posted: April 23, 2018
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Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must...
Posted: April 21, 2018
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Join Naturalist Michael Granger for a tour of the Wapsi woods in search of spring wildflowers. Bloodroot, Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily, and Jacob's Ladder are just some of the flowers to be found! Please call to Register for this program - 563-328-3286
Posted: April 21, 2018
Glynns Creek Golf course welcome sign.
Glynns Creek Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season (weather permitting) Friday, March 16th at 10:00am. For more information, please call.
Posted: March 14, 2018
Two instructors in the pool demonstrating a skill to a group of children sitting along the edge of the pool.
Scott County Park Pool is proud to be an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Provider. The Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years old and up. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in...
Posted: March 1, 2018
Picture of a grown man and child on a boat dock with trout in a fishing net.
Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 12:00pm to watch the release of 2,000 rainbow trout! Be sure to have your license, trout permit and appropriate gear. Iowa rules and regulations can be found on the Iowa DNR website .
Posted: March 1, 2018
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Just SOLD OUT of Norway Spruce , all other trees still avilable. MidAmerican Energy Company customers in Iowa are eligible to purchase trees for $30 each, with the remaining cost funded through a grant from MidAmerican Energy. Advanced purchase is required and is limited to two trees per household...
Posted: February 27, 2018
Campers playing with hula-hoops during an indian presentation.
We have openings for children 6 - 12 yrs old who love to explore, learn about nature, and make lots of new friends! Day camps are available starting in June at Pioneer Village. Register now for one or all of the eight, 1 week adventures! Camp Information Online Registration - New this year!...
Posted: February 19, 2018
photo of chili cook off winners with smokey the bear
And.. Here are the winners: 3 Students from Walcott Intermediate, Nasaih Kolwey, Nasir Kolwey, Eli Benson
Posted: February 5, 2018
Join naturalist Michael J. Granger for a chance to hunt with an atlatl, a primitive hunting weapon originally used to hunt mastodon and bison. Large target pumpkins and real pumpkins will be set out as targets. Fun for the whole family and outdoor enthusiasts alike!!! Please call to pre-register.
Posted: October 8, 2017

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