Upcoming Events

involving IWC

Make plans now to join us for any or all of these special happenings involving IWC. Public events are green and volunteer events are blue.

  • PUBLIC
  • VOL
  • MAY 6

    Volunteer Work Day


    WHERE: WildWay, 1518 260th St. Madrid, IA 50156
    Volunteer work day to help us get ready for summer. Sunday, May 6 - at WildWay in rural Madrid 1-4 pm WildWay is IWC’s wildlife rehabilitation center just south of the Ledges State Park at 1518 260th St Madrid
  • JUN 23

    Doug Wood in Concert - IWC Fundraiser


    WHERE: Snus Hill Winery, 2183 320th St Madrid, IA 50156
    DOUG WOOD in Concert - an IWC Fundraiser Saturday June 23, Snus Hill Winery, 2183 320th St Madrid 7 pm Advance tickets $25; on sale May 13 www.iowawildifecenter.org. At-the-door $30; doors open 6:30 pm “Minnesota’s renaissance man”, Doug is an author, artist, musician, naturalist, and wilderness guide. He composes and performs music for 12 string guitar, banjo, mandolin, and keyboards. Doug has performed his EarthSongs from coast to coast, and produced six albums. He is the creator of thirty-six books for adults and children. Douglas Wood lives with his family in a log cabin in the pines by the Mississippi River.
  • JUN 24

    Wild Awake - an Outdoor Festival for All Ages


    WHERE: WildWay, 1518 260th St. Madrid, IA 50156
    WILD AWAKE - an Outdoor Festival for All Ages Sunday, June 24 at WildWay, 1518 260th St Madrid, IA 50156 from 1-4 pm Free admission. Come on out, meet us, see where we are, learn about what we do, and celebrate IWC’s progress! Featuring - Live owls presentation by Marlene Ehresman, IWC Director - Nature walk with Katie Healy, Boone County Naturalist - Creative Spirits painting experience ($) - Doug Wood performing children’s songs and stories - Wild fortune telling and souvenirs - Boone Valley Brewing beer tasting - Smokin’ Big Dawgs BBQ food truck ($) Bring along your lawn chair and water bottle. Leave your dog behind.
  • JUL 8

    Learning Live at WildWay - Live Turtles & Snakes


    WHERE: WildWay, 1518 260th St. Madrid, IA 50156
    Learning Live at WildWay - Live Turtles & Snakes with presentations by IWC and DNR wildlife biologists. Co-sponsored by Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources. Second Sundays this summer - at WildWay* 2-4 pm
  • AUG 12

    Learning Live at WildWay - Live Bats


    WHERE: WildWay, 1518 260th St. Madrid, IA 50156
    Learning Live at WildWay - Live bats with presentations by IWC and DNR wildlife biologists. Co-sponsored by Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources. Second Sundays this summer - at WildWay* 2-4 pm
  • SEP 9

    Learning Live at WildWay - Live Raptors


    WHERE: WildWay, 1518 260th St. Madrid, IA 50156
    Learning Live at WildWay - Live Raptors with presentations by IWC and DNR wildlife biologists. Co-sponsored by Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources. Second Sundays this summer - at WildWay* 2-4 pm
  • OCT 7

    High Trestle Trail Hawkwatch


    WHERE: Either end of the bridge over the Des Moines River near Madrid
    On a clear day you might witness the passage of hundreds of birds migrating down the Des Moines River over the High Trestle Trail Bridge. Expert birders will be available to help you identify what you see.
  • NOV 2

    Wildlife Calls - Fall Friend and Fund Raiser


    WHERE: Ankeny DMACC FFA Enrichment Conference Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023
    Wildlife Calls - Fall Friend and Fund Raiser Ankeny DMACC FFA Enrichment Conference Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023 Join us for an extraordinary night of celebrating wild lives, wild land and the human spirit! And learn about Iowa Wildlife Center's (IWC) unique story and where we are going from here...with your good support!! - Visit with IWC executive director, board, volunteers, wildlife experts and enthusiasts - Inspiring stories, photos and videos - Abundant hors d'oeuvres and tasty beverages - Souvenir pint glass - Up-close learning with our Wild Teachers -- turtle, bat, snake or owl - Lovely silent auction items -- just in time for the holidays - Door prizes - Live auction - Help IWC honor friends and volunteers who have been making IWC's mission work for wildlife and caring people in central Iowa every single day - You get to enjoy all of this while expanding our community of caring hearts! Check back for ticket purchase information in September!