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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…

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Summer Volunteer Opportunities – dsm4kids.com

With the whirlwind of summer activities and the kids out of school, we often forget about giving back this time of year. Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa would like to remind you that they have several volunteer opportunities for people of all ages happening this summer and beyond. Continue Reading…

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

Find 2019 MLK Jr Day celebrations and events here.

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…

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…