2018 Campground Nature Programs

Join Conservation and learn about local wildlife, conservation, and natural resources within Hardin County. Programs will feature LIVE ANIMALS, plants, and conservation activities that are great for ...Read More


Wildflower Walk

| Event: Wildflower WalkDate: Saturday, May 12, 2018Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.Where: Lower Eagle City Park With spring here in full force, many species of wildflowers are starting to bloom. Join Calkins Nature Area staff members at Lower Eagle City Park (27799 160th St. Iowa Falls, IA, 50126) for the annual Wildflower Walk on Saturday, May 12th. The walk will start at 9 am and end at 12 pm. Hardin County Conservation and former Ellsworth conservation technology instructor, Nancy Slife, will be hosting the event. For those that do not know how to get to the park, Calkins Nature Area staff members will be meeting in the parking lot of the Ellsworth Equestrian Center at 8:15 am on the 28th to guide everyone to the woodland ...Read More


2018 Calkins Summer Day Camp

2018 Calkins Summer Day Camps REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 CALKINS SUMMER DAY CAMPS. Cost of camp is $25 per camper and registration is required. Sessions are each limited to 20 participants. REGISTER FOR AFTERNOON SESSION ONLY for Caterpillar Day Camp (2 sessions K-1st): June 4-8 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. AND 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. MORNING SESSION IS FULL. Sunfish Day Camp (2nd-3rd): June 11-15 from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. SESSION IS FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED. Mallard Day Camp (4th-5th): June 18-22 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. SESSION IS FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED. If your child attends summer camp, he or she will be immersed in Iowa’s native prairie, forest, and wetland environments and we will spend as much time in the ...Read More