Calendar module icon

Calendar

View all calendars is the default. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar.

Conservation Events

  1. Trail Word Scramble

    July 1, 2020 - August 5, 2020

    Revisit or discover new Story County Conservation trails to unscramble a word! Sign up to receive a weekly email with the map to a new word adventure. Each jumbled word will be mounted on a post along a trail, includes a picture as a clue, and will stay out for three weeks. Have fun exploring!

    More Details
  2. What's Blooming Now?

    July 1, 2020 - August 25, 2020

    Missing out on this year's Evening Prairie walks? Sign up to receive some information for self-led exploration! A flyer of what's blooming in Story County prairies will be sent out every 2-3 weeks based on the amount of new blooms to be found. We'll also include the park or trail where the blooms were seen so you have a place to get started, but there are MANY prairie areas across the county where you might be able to find these plants!

    More Details
  3. Captain BushTale's Treasure Hunt

    July 20, 2020, 5:00 AM - August 31, 2020, 10:30 PM @ Multiple Parks!

    Ahoy, Matey! Captain BushTale here, and I have a quest for you! Can you find my hiding crew? They are hiding at three different parks: McFarland Park (56461 180th Street, Ames) Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor (1815 Plaza Loop, Ames) Christiansen Forest Preserve (55973 310th Street, Huxley) To find them you will need to download or print the maps I have made for you! I have left a trail of clues and riddles for you to find and follow to help lead you to my hiding crewmate. Can you guess what kind of animal they are before finding them? Let us know you found the hiding crewmate by posing for a photo, then post on Instagram or Facebook. Use #CaptainBushtale, and be sure you tag Story County Conservation! ~Captain BushTale Long pants and closed-toed shoes are recommended to participate in this activity as some of my clues might be off trail. The quest begins July 20 and will stay out through the end of August.

    More Details
  4. Frogs: Habicamp (morning) CANCELED

    July 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - July 31, 2020, 11:30 AM @ McFarland Park

    CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Discover what makes a habitat through exploration, games, and song. Campers connect to the world around them by investigating the five basic needs of all living things. This camp is only for children that are completing kindergarten in the spring of 2020. Children may only be registered for one Frogs: Adventure in order to avoid duplicate programming. This camp runs Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31. Camp will begin at 9:00 am and end at 11:30 am daily.

    More Details
  5. Waterbugs: Wild Water (morning) CANCELED

    July 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - July 31, 2020, 11:30 AM @ McFarland Park

    CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Campers will learn how water connects us all as they discover Story County ponds, wetlands, streams, and rivers through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling. This camp is only for children that are completing 1st or 2nd grade in the spring of 2020. Children may only be registered for one Waterbugs: Expedition in order to avoid duplicate programming. This camp runs Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31, 2020. Camp will begin at 9:00 am - 11:30 am daily.

    More Details