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Crayfish, shells and driftwood become beautiful in Mary Jo Daniels’ hands

kiley : June 23, 2017 12:16 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
It’s not often that you see a crayfish pictured in a work of art, let alone an actual crayfish shell. Yet, Mary Jo Daniels makes it beautiful. The Spirit Lake artist is a master at taking simple objects from nature and turning them into something creative and intriguing. See her mixed media art ...
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Boji Blowout Tournament returns in June

kiley : June 9, 2017 1:29 pm : Administrative, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Colorful discs filled the air last June as amateur and professional disc golfers competed in the annual Boji Blowout tournament. Baskets will clang again as players score when the PDGA B-tier tournament returns Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, at the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course in Kenue Park in Okoboji. “I really enjoy the ...
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Westport Schoolhouse and Pollinator Paradise open June 13

kiley : June 9, 2017 8:50 am : Environmental Education, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Beautiful script shows the names of students enrolled at Westport No. 5, and rows of Xs represent when they attended class. One’s mind wanders at the dates that don’t have an X. What were the kids doing that day? Were they sick? Did they have to stay home and help with ...
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Fishing fun at Family Nature Night

kiley : June 2, 2017 12:57 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Summer is all about family time. The Dickinson County Conservation Board is offering three great opportunities to create outdoor family memories during its monthly Family Nature Nights 6 p.m. June 12, July 10 and Aug. 14. “This is the second year of Family Nature Night programs, and we’re excited to offer some ...
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Stretching out into outdoor yoga programming

kiley : May 26, 2017 9:50 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
A warm breeze, the quiet lapping of the waves, the chirping of shorebirds searching for breakfast — one of the most peaceful ways possible to start a summer day would be on the shore Big Spirit Lake. The Dickinson County Conservation Board is offering the opportunity to gently wake up with ...
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It’s all free — summer programming for kids

kiley : May 19, 2017 10:46 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
There’s a big world outside of our TV, computer and phone screens, and the Dickinson County Nature Center plans to show kids just how much fun it is. Summer programming for Nature Explorers and Young Naturalists is focusing on outdoor recreation this summer. From fishing to disc golf to geocaching, youth ...
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