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Junior Duck Stamp exhibit up during Bee & Butterfly Festival

kiley : August 27, 2015 1:17 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
The Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji will feature an exhibition of the Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners in September. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade submitted extraordinary pieces of artwork to the Iowa competition, and the 36 students selected for first, second and third place in four age categories ...
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PDGA tournament Sept. 12 at Okoboji Gold course

kiley : August 21, 2015 3:00 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
The first Professional Disc Golf Association tournament at the Okoboji Disc Golf Course will be held Saturday, Sept. 12. The Battle at the Border event will be a full-day of competition, education and fun for disc golf players of all skill levels. “Our whole thing is getting people interested in disc golf ...
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South 71 Trio to headline Bee & Butterfly Festival Sept. 4

kiley : August 14, 2015 9:02 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
Just like the monarch butterflies that will be fluttering outside during the Bee & Butterfly Festival at the Dickinson County Nature Center, Maury Muhm’s fingers will be fluttering on the guitar strings. Muhm’s band, the South 71 Trio, will perform 6:15-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, headlining during the 10th annual Bee ...
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Photography contest entries due Sept. 1

kiley : July 31, 2015 8:25 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
Eleven-year-old Gavin Miller stumbled across an interesting shot last winter at Elinor Bedell State Park in Spirit Lake. In the fresh white snow was the imprint of a deer. Almost like a person creating a snow angel, it appeared the animal had carefully risen from its resting place and left behind ...
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Let’s Build a Watercolor Painting Aug. 12-14

kiley : July 23, 2015 4:08 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
When Anita “Katie” Plucker’s 2014 watercolor workshop ended, she immediately booked the Dickinson County Nature Center for a second class. Let’s Build a Watercolor Painting will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14 at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, and the class is filling up fast. Plucker said the ...
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Backpacking Adventure camp registration closes July 27

kiley : July 20, 2015 9:52 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
Hiking, cooking over an open fire, camping — children who learn these backpacking skills will be able to use them for the rest of their lives. Dickinson County Conservation invites children ages 10-12 to take part in a three-day Backpacking Adventure camp Aug. 10-12. The first day of camp, kids will spend ...
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