Things To Do

Hardin County is full of recreational and educational opportunities!

Use the tools on this page to discover something new that Hardin County Conservation might have planned for you! 

Discover annual events like a kayaking trip down the scenic Iowa River, or even our exploration backpacks provided by Calkins Nature Area to expand your knowledge of your native woodland and prairie surroundings. Is it too cold outside? Never, check out winter activities for you to explore, as well as listings on our events calendar!


  1. Conservation Calendar

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  1. Sat Apr. 17

    Creature Features: All About Amphibians Coming up in April, FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS! Creature Features will be on Saturdays in April. These short, 30 minute programs are free of charge and anyone can attend. Programs will be held at Estes Park in Iowa Falls from 12 pm to 12:30 pm and will be hosted by Calkins/Hardin County Conservation Naturalists. Each week will feature different animals (some live animals) and animal topics you see listed below. April 10 - Mysterious Mammals April 17 - All About Amphibians April 24 - Raptors of Iow...
  2. Sat Apr. 24

    Creature Features: Raptors of Iowa Coming up in April, FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS! Creature Features will be on Saturdays in April. These short, 30 minute programs are free of charge and anyone can attend. Programs will be held at Estes Park in Iowa Falls from 12 pm to 12:30 pm and will be hosted by Calkins/Hardin County Conservation Naturalists. Each week will feature different animals (some live animals) and animal topics you see listed below. April 10 - Mysterious Mammals April 17 - All About Amphibians April 24 - Raptors of Iow...
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If you are interested in scheduling an event, email Calkins Nature Area staff.