Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Raptor ID Presentation

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Join us at the Annett Nature Center for a Building Better Birders and Citizen Scientist workshop! Learn about different raptors (birds of prey) and tips about how to increase your birding knowledge. Bring along your own pair of binoculars or some will be provided! This workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and [...]

Free

Make & Take Spice Blends with Saltlickers

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Master the art (and science) of creating your own unique spice blend. From drying the ingredients, to balancing their notes, Saltlickers’ proprietor Jennifer Knox will lead aspiring spice lovers through the process, hands-on. We’ll discuss considerations for making both salt-based and salt-free blends, then participants will make their own blends with over 50 ingredients to [...]

$10

Prairie Seed Harvest

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Have you ever wished you could learn a little more about some of the prairie practices used by the Warren County Conservation Board? Do you want to help us preserve our beautiful prairies? Come out to help with the prairie seed harvest! You will learn to identify and how to harvest seeds from several prairie [...]

Free

Moonlit Winter Painting Class

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Painting with a Twist will guide you through how to paint a "Moonlit Winter" canvas.  All materials, instructions, and light snack will be provided. This event is geared towards those 10 and older.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required at https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/des-moines-urbandale/event/2816295/ The cost is $39 per person.

$39

Make & Take Family Day

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Bring the family out for a self-guided fall hike, make & take essential oil gifts, door prizes, and hot chocolate & s'mores. This is a come and go as you please event and will be held inside & outside so please dress for the weather. For $25 your family can participate in the activities and [...]

$25

Fall Nature Market

Middleswart Lodge 15875 118th Ave, Indianola

Warren County Conservation Board is hosting our first local nature and craft related vendor fair. We want to support local merchants in our beautiful park setting. Vendors will have all sorts of items to get you ready for the upcoming holiday season. *Vendor Fees will support educational exhibits a the Annett Nature Center. Free To [...]

Free

Winter Plant & Animal Adaptations

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

The weather is cooler, the perfect time of year for snuggly sweaters, coats, and mittens! Do you ever wonder how the animals and plants prepare for the winter? Come out to the Annett Nature Center to learn about Plant and Animal winter adaptations! A WCCB naturalist will lead this family friendly program on a short [...]

Free

Candy Cane Hike

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Bring the whole family out to hike the trails of Annett Nature Center in search of hidden candy canes. Submit your guess for how many candy canes are on the trail and get entered to win a candy cane themed basket of goodies. This is a self-guided hike, so you can come and go between [...]

Free

Candy Cane Hike

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Bring the whole family out to hike the trails of Annett Nature Center in search of hidden candy canes. Submit your guess for how many candy canes are on the trail and get entered to win a candy cane themed basket of goodies. This is a self-guided hike, so you can come and go between [...]

Free

Snowshoe Hike

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Bundle up and explore the trails on snowshoes. Snowshoeing is a great way to stay fit during the winter. We will provide general instructions and snowshoes. Dress for winter weather and wear warm boots. This event will be cancelled if there is less than 6 inches of snow or extreme temperatures. Please register at www.warrenccb.org/events [...]

Free

Forest & Nature Therapy Walk

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Warren County Conservation will be hosting a nature & forest therapy guided walk. We invite you to unplug, slow down, and experience mindfulness in nature. This gentle three-hour walk will focus on using all your senses to explore the Annett Nature Center Trails. A certified guide with the Association of Nature And Forest Therapy Association [...]

$20

Minute to Win It Night

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Get out of the house for an evening of minute to win it challenges. Challenge your friends and family to see if they can complete the nature themed challenge in under a minute. The cost is $5 per family and proceeds benefit educational exhibits at Annett Nature Center. This is a come and go as [...]

$5

Minute to Win It Night

Annett Nature Center 15565 118th Ave, Indianola

Get out of the house for an evening of minute to win it challenges. Challenge your friends and family to see if they can complete the nature themed challenge in under a minute. The cost is $5 per family and proceeds benefit educational exhibits at Annett Nature Center. This is a come and go as [...]

$5

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