15565 118th Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
Brownie Girl Scout Hike Badge
Thursday, March 7, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Annett Nature Center
Come learn about gear you need to bring on a hike, places to hike in the area, and being prepared. Take a hike around the park while learning about the critters that call this area home.
Registration deadline: March 4, 2013.
Thursday, March 7, 6:00–9:00 p.m. &
Hunters born after January 1, 1972 must complete an approved education course before purchasing a hunting license in Iowa. Participants must be 12 years old by March 9, 2013 and attend both sessions to receive certification. Homework is required and homework packets must be picked up by students at least one week prior to class. Lunch is provided on Saturday. Cosponsored by the Warren County Izaak Walton League and the WCCB. There is no fee for this class.
Online registration is required. Go to: https://www.iowadnr.gov/training and type “Warren” into the search field to find the class. Call (515) 961-6169 with any questions.
Turkey Hunting Workshop
Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Annett Nature Center
Hunters of all ages and skill levels are welcome to learn and sharpen techniques and safety skills under the direction of WCCB staff and invited professionals. Learn about turkey biology, calling, and hunting. Explore all aspects of turkey hunting, including equipment, safety, biology and methods. Weather permitting, portions of the workshop will be outside — dress for the weather. Participate in problem solving scenarios which will make your hunt more successful and enjoyable. Registration required. Call 961-6169 today to reserve your seat! This program is free thanks to support from the Ahquabi Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.
Blue Bird Houses
Sunday, March 10, 1:00–3:00 p.m., Annett Nature Center
Bluebirds, the familiar and colorful harbingers of spring, will be returning by the end of the month. Welcome them back with a new home. All lumber is durable cedar and has been pre-cut. Participants will receive materials and a helping hand. All ages are welcome, but children will need the help of an adult. Each birdhouse kit is $10 and you may put together as many as you like or take them home to give as gifts.
Easter Egg Hunt Goes Global
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m.–Noon, Annett Nature Center
Having problems finding those Easter Eggs? Come out to the Annett Nature Center and learn how use a hand held Global Positioning System unit for some fun and egg hunting. Arrive anytime between 10 am and Noon to receive some basic instructions and then put your new knowledge to use. There will be an “easy egg hunt” and one that is more challenging. Free Program!
Earth Day Activities Every Weekend in April!
Digital Scavenger Hunt
Monday, April 1, 8:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.,
Get outside and enjoy spring by coming out to the ANC to participate in our Digital Scavenger Hunt. Participating is easy:
1. Come out to the ANC for a hike.
Get full details and scavenger lists here.
This is a great way to add a little fun to your hike and get active!
Dollar-A-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps
Friday, April 5, 7:00 p.m., Annett Nature Center (time not yet confirmed)
Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps. The hour-long program will include stories, video, reading excerpts from his novel and playing original songs about the CCC with his guitar. Jamerson has presented his program at CCC reunions, and at state and national parks around the country. The presentation is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of wit, charm and strength. This program is free, but reservations are required.
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m., Annett Nature Center
Celebrate Earth Day with a hike at the Annett Nature Center. Learn about some of Nature’s Recyclers and get your shoes muddy. Become a recycler yourself and make a rug to place your muddy shoes on. Anyone can join us for the hike but supplies will limit the number of weaving projects. This program is free, but reservations are required. Donations of Old T-shirts needed.
Webelos Scout Activity Badge #13, Naturalist
Thursday, April 18, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Annett Nature Center
Spend the evening becoming a naturalist. Learn about bird flyways and meet a couple of the birds that use them. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands. Find out what a producer, consumer, and decomposer are and identify them in the wetland. Identify poisonous plants and help clean up the park.
Requirements 13: 4, 6, 7, 9.
Registration deadline: April 15, 2013.
Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m., Annett Nature Center
Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 p.m., Annett Nature Center
Postponed and rescheduled by rain three times, this event has unfortunately been canceled for 2013.
Tiger Cub Scout Achievement #5,