Educational

Nature Hike

Date
Aug. 18 - 10:00 am
Location
Brown's Woods
Event For
Public
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Explore an Iowa woodland with a naturalist and learn what makes this woodland unique. No registration required.

Grounding—Barefoot Walk in Nature

Date
Aug. 23 - 3:00 pm
Location
Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #2
Event For
teens and adults
Cost
$15
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Teens and adults on the autism spectrum along with a support person are invited to join us for a barefoot, mindful walk in nature led by Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. Event co-sponsored with Autism Society of Iowa. Pre-registration required; deadline is Aug. 17.

Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing

Date
Aug. 23 - 6:00 pm
Location
Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #2
Event For
ages 12 and older
Cost
$15
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku, or Japanese forest bathing, with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being. Pre-registration required; deadline is Aug. 17.

Wild Night Life Hike

Date
Aug. 31 - 8:00 pm
Location
Jester Park, Camp Area 5
Event For
all ages
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures. Pre-registration required; deadline is Aug. 24.