Public Programs

Sioux County Conservation Board offers several public programs throughout the year, many times partnering with other local organizations. Most public programs are free of charge though some do require a small fee. Our public programs are designed to encourage people to get outside and provide opportunities to try new skills. Pre-registration is sometimes required so please pay close attention to the event you wish to attend. Pre-registration for events is found on mycountyparks.org.

Interested in helping out with a public program? Please see our Volunteer page for information on how you can get involved.

2020 Event List (Specific Details for Upcoming Programs can be found below)

Owl Prowl February 7
Backyard Bird Banana February 15
Hunter Education Field Day- Sandy Hollow March 28-cancelled
Sandy Hollow Fishing Clinic June 6-cancelled
Outdoor Skills Day June 11-cancelled
Do You Want to Be an Insect? cancelled
Rock Valley Fishing Clinic July 11
Boyden Fishing Clinic July 10
Ringneck Rendezvous August 1-cancelled
2 Hunter Education Field Days- Oak Grove August 11-am, pm
Ladies' Nature Escape September 12
Dutch Oven Gathering September 19
Trick or Treat Hike October 10
Youth Pheasant Hunt October 24-cancelled
We are adding new events all the time, please scroll down to view others that may not be listed in this list. TBA!

 

Upcoming Events:

CANCELLED-SELF AM-Sioux County History
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

With the holiday season increasing interactions among families, we has made the tough decision to cancel December’s SELF program. We will start up SELF again on January 19, 4 weeks past the holiday season, with our new theme of By Design! Check out January’s event summary for more information!

 

CANCELLED-SELF PM-Sioux County History
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

With the holiday season increasing interactions among families, we has made the tough decision to cancel December’s SELF program. We will start up SELF again on January 19, 4 weeks past the holiday season, with our new theme of By Design! Check out January’s event summary for more information!

SELF AM-By Design Kickoff
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

The Prairie Woods Nature Center will host Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship (SELF) ever third Tuesday of the month! Whether you are new to SELF or a committed participant, we encourage you to give it a try. We promise you will enjoy your-SELF! The theme for 2021 will be all “By Design”. Each month we will take the time to explore how the specific design of our chosen topic is essential to its owner.

This month we will be our kickoff, as we discuss design in the world around us.

Due to COVID-19, the next couple of SELF programs may look a little different than our normal gatherings. We understand the concern in the world today, we also know some of you are longing for interaction. We are working hard to come up with safe ways to interact and still fellowship together and learn about our environment! Please bring a mask with you, we will be social distancing in the large classroom space.

Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Register by clicking here.

SELF PM-By Design Kickoff
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

The Prairie Woods Nature Center will host Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship (SELF) ever third Tuesday of the month! Whether you are new to SELF or a committed participant, we encourage you to give it a try. We promise you will enjoy your-SELF! The theme for 2021 will be all “By Design”. Each month we will take the time to explore how the specific design of our chosen topic is essential to its owner.

This month we will be our kickoff, as we discuss design in the world around us.

Due to COVID-19, the next couple of SELF programs may look a little different than our normal gatherings. We understand the concern in the world today, we also know some of you are longing for interaction. We are working hard to come up with safe ways to interact and still fellowship together and learn about our environment! Please bring a mask with you, we will be social distancing in the large classroom space.

Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Register by clicking here.

SELF AM-By Design- FEET
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

The Prairie Woods Nature Center will host Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship (SELF) ever third Tuesday of the month! Whether you are new to SELF or a committed participant, we encourage you to give it a try. We promise you will enjoy your-SELF! The theme for 2021 will be all “By Design”. Each month we will take the time to explore how the specific design of our chosen topic is essential to its owner.

This month we will focus on FEET!

Due to COVID-19, our SELF programs may look a little different than our normal gatherings. We understand the concern in the world today, we also know some of you are longing for interaction. We are working hard to come up with safe ways to interact and still fellowship together and learn about our environment! Please bring a mask with you, we will be social distancing in the large classroom space.

Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Register by clicking here.

SELF PM-By Design- FEET
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Prairie Woods Nature Center, Hawarden IA

The Prairie Woods Nature Center will host Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship (SELF) ever third Tuesday of the month! Whether you are new to SELF or a committed participant, we encourage you to give it a try. We promise you will enjoy your-SELF! The theme for 2021 will be all “By Design”. Each month we will take the time to explore how the specific design of our chosen topic is essential to its owner.

This month we will focus on FEET!

Due to COVID-19, our SELF programs may look a little different than our normal gatherings. We understand the concern in the world today, we also know some of you are longing for interaction. We are working hard to come up with safe ways to interact and still fellowship together and learn about our environment! Please bring a mask with you, we will be social distancing in the large classroom space.

Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Register by clicking here.