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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.

Iowa Mammals

Indianola Activity Center 2204 W 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA, United States

Brrr! What do Iowa mammals do when it gets so cold outside? Lets learn about some of Iowa's special mammals, the adaptations they have that help them survive the coldest Iowa nights, and which mammals don't particularly love the chilly evenings! Get a chance to feel some of the furs and bring your mammal questions! […]

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*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.  

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Snakes of Iowa

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

Slither out of the house and shed off those winter blues for a chance to learn about the Snakes of Iowa! Have you met Boo, our fox snake Animal Ambassador? Join us for a brief informational program right at 10:30am, followed by some serpentine demonstrations and fun. Get up close and personal with a slithery […]

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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 […]

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Wolf Ecology

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

Join us for a virtual program with the International Wolf Center for a program all about wolves! Bring your questions and your curiosity for this 45 to 60 minute program. The nature center will be open from 9:30am to 11:30am for you to explore the wolf display. The program will begin at 10am. "Using the […]

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Rain Barrel Make and Take (Morning – 10am)

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

Come out to learn the benefits of rain barrels, how to collect water, and make a rain barrel of your own to take home. You will be provided with all the tools and instructions to make your own rain barrel for your yard. Bonus that you get to work with power tools! Please make sure […]

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Rain Barrel Make and Take (Afternoon – 1pm)

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

You will be provided with all the tools and instructions to make your own rain barrel for your yard.

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April Homeschool Wednesdays: Marsupials

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

Come learn all about what it means to be a marsupial! Marsupial Madness is an interactive and educational program designed to introduce participants to the fascinating world of marsupials, with a special focus on opossums, North America's only marsupial! The program will begin with a brief lesson that covers essential marsupial facts, including how marsupials […]

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May Homeschool Wednesdays: Wild Canines

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

Come learn all about the world of wild canines! We will offer 2 classes for 4th grade and under and 1 class for 5th grade and up. Wild Canines: Preschool-4th grade | 10-11am Explore the different types of wild canines and what it means to be a canine! We will have examples of furs, tracks, […]

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Raptors of Iowa

Indianola Activity Center 2204 W 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA, United States

Join a WCCB naturalist for an educational presentation that will leave you with an appreciation for these powerful predators. From our smallest raptor to our largest and everyone in between, prepare to be captivated by Iowa’s raptors. Whether you are a birdwatcher or curious about raptors there is something to learn for everyone.

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