It's our Go Outdoors Event and this weekend is our Free Kid's Weekend Activities May 16 & 17, including the Catch and Release pond!
May 16 & 17 - Free Kids' Activities Weekend!
Free fun for kids on this special weekend! All events BOTH days!
11 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The free indoor Catch and Release Pond returns! We supply everything the kids need to try to catch a fish in our indoor pond!
11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Free photo download! Kids can choose to capture the moment with the fish they catch in our pond or be photobombed by a raccoon!
11 a.m.- 5 p.m. - Free kids' crafts!
1:30 - Boy Scout demonstrations
4 p.m. - Adventure Scavenger Hunt.
Free giveaway for the first 150 kids to complete a punch card each day - Kids' Outdoors Collection Bucket with magnifying glass - while supplies last!
Also on May 16:
10:00 a.m. - Community Conservation Series - Landscaping for Wildlife!
Stephanie Shepherd, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, Iowa DNR! Ever wish your yard could be the setting for an episode of Wild Kingdom? Or perhaps you'd just like more butterflies and other pollinators? This presentation will give you some tips on how you can transform your yard into a sanctuary for wildlife of all kinds. Not only will you be conserving and being a steward of Iowa's wildlife, you'll be creating an oasis for yourself that you can feel good about!
- VFW post 738 Distributing Poppies for Memorial Day - come support our veterans!
- Maui Jim Rep Ben Goforth is here - come learn more about Maui Jim sunglasses!
May 16 & 17
- Catfish Seminars - May 16, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. and May 17, 2 and 4 p.m.!
May 23-24 - Free Family Activities and How-To's for Family Outdoor Fun!
Saturday, May 23 - FREE seminars
11 a.m. - Capable Kayaking - The basics of family kayaking fun
2 p.m. - Local Trails & Treasures - Where to go for Family Outings - Parks, water trails, hiking trails, and more! With Melissa Schmeling, Polk County Conservation!
Sunday, May 24 - FREE seminars
11 a.m. - Conquering Campfire Cooking - Best practices, procedures, and cookware
2 p.m. - Kids and Camping - Make camping fun, comfortable, and exciting for kids.
Free cooking demos and sampling:
Saturday: Flossie's Funnel Cake Samples - 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fish samples with Uncle Buck's Fish Batter, 2-5 p.m.
Sunday: Dutch Oven Cooking, 1-4 p.m.