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2017 Monarch Tagging Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Families can help catch and tag Monarch Butterflies preparing for their 2,000-mile journey to Mexico at educational events in the Des Moines area. The peak season for migration in Iowa is September 6th through September 20th. Tagging the Monarch is so important, because unfortunately, butterfly numbers are declining due to overuse of pesticides, habitat loss and climate change. So, tracking them is not just a fun activity but also contributes to a healthy environment. Continue Reading…

Community Service Opportunities for Families & Teens in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

In addition to fun and educational programs, a great way for kids to spend their spare time is to volunteer to help others. Not only is it important in developing gratitude and growing awareness about the needs of others, but volunteering can help older kids develop leadership skills and make them stand out as candidates for scholarships and college opportunities. Here are some terrific community service opportunities for families to do together and teens to do on their own. Continue Reading…

Your 2017 Guide to MLK Day Events & Activities in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. gave us many reasons to celebrate. There are several events in Des Moines that honor the inspirational civil rights champion. Below, find a list of special celebrations hosted in his honor on MLK Day.  We’ve also listed other special events and activities for families to do on the school holiday.  Continue Reading…

Give Back and Adopt a Family in Des Moines This Holiday Season - dsm4kids.com

With the holidays adding to already-full schedules, it’s all too easy for the true meaning of the season to get lost in the hustle and bustle of holiday commitments and gift giving. But how does a busy family shift the focus from getting to giving? How can we ensure that our kids experience the true meaning of the holidays?  Continue Reading…

Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Looking for a way to give back to the community and help others? We’ve compiled a list of volunteer and community service opportunities for Des Moines families, teens and older youth. Some have opportunities specifically tied to a holiday while others are year-round opportunities. For those with young children, volunteering as a family is a fun and easy way to start. Older children can often volunteer on their own. Find one that fits your family’s interests and availability! Continue Reading…

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens and Tweens in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Summer Vacation is the ideal time for middle and high school kids to volunteer.  Volunteering is beneficial to teens in a number of ways.  It helps them form positive friendships, build self-esteem, and develop creative problem-solving skills. Plus, whether they’re walking rescue dogs or growing a community garden, volunteer projects are fun and look great to college admissions. Short on ideas? Here are six Des Moines-area organizations that offer up volunteer fun in the sun this summer. Continue Reading…