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Let your tot explore ‘Hurray for Dirt’ on Aug. 23

Join Story County Conservation Naturalist Jess Lancial as you explore dirt through a series of activities, crafts and a snack.

WildTots “Hooray for Dirt!” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10–11:30 a.m. at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th St.) northeast of Ames. Appropriate clothing will be essential for an outdoor activity. This program is for children ages 2-4, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

WildTots is a program for children ages 2-4 years old and an adult to explore nature’s wonders as a team. Each program includes a story, craft, snack and activities based on a theme. The fee for the program is $5; preregistration with payment is required by 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about this program, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) or email us at