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2023 Annual Halloween Hike

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

Head on out to the Annett Nature Center for our Iowa Invaders Halloween Hike. This non-scary hike is educational and fun for the whole family.

Candy Cane Hike

Middleswart Lodge 15875 118th Ave, Indianola, IA, United States

Tis the season to bust out your favorite ugly sweater and candy cane stripes! 

Come hike the trails at the Middleswart Lodge to find the candy canes hidden along the trail.

Free

Event Series Homeschool Wednesdays

CANCELED – January Homeschool Wednesday: Winter Survival

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

This Month: January's Homeschool Wednesday (HW) theme is: Winter Survival. This session will be for grades 4th and up. Participants will work together to learn shelter building, fire starting, and what to do in a winter emergency! There is a maximum capacity of 20 participants for this class. Please register below! This class will hike out […]

Free

*Canceled – Animal Tracks & Sign Hike

Woodland Mounds State Reserve 19587, Kirkwood St, Milo, IA, United States

Come along with a naturalist on a hike and explore the fascinating realm of tracks and signs. Unravel the secrets of who passed by, their destination, and whether they were sprinting or strolling. This program will equip you with the knowledge to answer all these curious questions.  

Free

February Homeschool Wednesdays: Snow

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

This Month: February's HW theme is: Snow. There will be 3 classes for this lesson. Registrations will open 1 month prior to the date at 10am. ***Due to an all staff training, we had to adjust some of the times of these classes.** 9-10am: Snow Lesson - Registration closed. FULL 1st Grade and under, with […]

Free

Owl Prowl- Annett Nature Center

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

Come meet a WCCB naturalist and enhance your knowledge about the Owls of Iowa. Gain the skill to recognize different owl vocalizations and take a stroll along the trail to catch a glimpse of the owls living in the park. February offers an excellent opportunity to engage with owls! Remember to dress warmly for the […]

Free

**CANCELED* Evening Prairie Burn

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

*Update 4/15/24: The 2024 evening prairie burn has been canceled due to rain and wind speeds forecasted. * Join the WCCB as we light up the night sky! Learn about the valuable role fire plays in the prairie ecosystem, and why prescribed burns are used. Enjoy the beauty of watching the prairie burn against the […]

*Date Change* Geocaching 101

McCord Park 900 South P St, Indianola, IA, United States

Looking for a fun new outdoor hobby? Want to participate in a county-wide Geocaching Adventure? Come discover the fun and excitement of geocaching, the high tech outdoor scavenger hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit! Join a Warren County Conservation Board Naturalist for a beginner course to learn about geocaching and how to […]

Free

Dutch Oven Cooking

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

Are you in need of an easy, filling, and delicious recipe for your next camping trip or outdoor adventure? Learn to prepare scrumptious recipes that will feed a crowd. Participants will prepare recipes, cook them in the Dutch oven, and learn how to care for Dutch oven cookware. The cost is $5 per person. Payment […]

Free

June Homeschool Wednesdays: Canoeing

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

This class is for ages 10-18. Join us out on the water for a canoe program on Lester Pond. Our naturalist will provide instruction on how to handle a canoe to avoid damaging it, how to get in and out of a canoe safely, how to paddle effectively, and how to navigate in the canoe […]

Free

Kids Fish Day

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Avenue, Indianola, IA, United States

Have some fishing fun with us! Bring the family out to participate in the art of fishing. The fishing competition will take place at Lester Pond. There will be awards, door prizes, and a free fish-cleaning demonstration. Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours. Bait will be provided. You will also be able […]

Free

Canceled – Fire Starting

Moats Park 900 N 1st St, Indianola, IA, United States

This program has been canceled due to lack of participants. Fire? Yes! Let's talk Fire! Join a WCCB naturalist to learn about the history of fire starting, and some of the different techniques and practices. Learn how to set yourself up for success to get a fire going whether that is with lighter, a match, […]

Free