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Kids Fish Day

Have some fishing fun with us! Bring the family out to learn the art of fishing. Participants can learn how to tie knots, cast, and fish safely. 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 […]

Free

Wild Outdoor Women 2023

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

Would you like to meet other women with similar interests, attend classes to learn new skills and enhance older ones, or just kick back in the great outdoors? If so, this is the event for you. Grab your hiking boots and your gal pals and get ready for an exciting day in the outdoors! With […]

StandUp Paddleboarding @ Annett Nature Center

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

*This Program has been Canceled* Get out on the water and give stand up paddleboarding a try. A WCCB naturalist will go over the basic equipment, paddle strokes, and get you paddling around at various areas. No experience necessary! An adult must accompany children and children must be at least 10 years old. Space is […]

Free

*Canceled* Standup Paddle Boarding @ Summerset

Summerset State Park 13084 Elk Horn St, Carlisle, IA, United States

Get out on the water and give stand up paddleboarding a try. A WCCB naturalist will go over the basic equipment, paddle strokes, and get you paddling around at various areas. No experience necessary! An adult must accompany children and children must be at least 10 years old. Space is limited to 10 participants and […]

Free

*Canceled* Canoeing Program

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

*This program has been canceled* Get out on the water and have the chance to paddle around our pond in a canoe! A WCCB naturalist will go over the basic equipment, paddle strokes, and get you paddling around at various areas. No experience necessary! An adult must accompany children and children must be at least […]

Free

Monarch Tagging @ Buxton Park

Buxton 705 N Buxton St, Indianola, IA, United States

Come discover more about monarch butterflies, their life cycle and miraculous migration to Mexico. A Warren County Conservation Naturalist will teach you how to catch and handle a monarch, determine gender, and properly tag them in the wild as part of a national research project. All monarchs will be released after they are tagged. Bring […]

Free

Tomahawks & Atlatls

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

Join us for an evening of educational fun to learn about tomahawks and atlatls. There will be a brief history of each tool, and safety instructions, and participants will learn to throw each one. So get your arms ready for tossing a tomahawk and spear at our large cardboard bison & 3D targets. Please register […]

Free

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 […]