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Get your children outside this summer

kiley : June 24, 2016 2:29 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
If you’re looking for something educational to occupy your children’s time this summer, look no further than the Dickinson County Nature Center. Free youth programming is held each week at the nature center in Okoboji — Nature Tots for ages 2-5, Nature Explorers for ages 6-9 and Young Naturalists for ages ...
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Find out how you can eat for free

kiley : June 24, 2016 1:58 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
The great Okoboji outdoors is a wealth of beautiful wildlife, glistening bodies of water, and wild … food? Iowa Lakes Community College’s GROW program comes to the Dickinson County Nature Center for a Wild Edibles class 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. Naturalist Charles Vigdal will take adults through the rules and tips ...
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Nature Kids camp to be held July 18-20

kiley : June 17, 2016 1:59 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Wonder for the world around them — that’s what children will learn during the Nature Kids camp July 18-20 at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. “Nature is an amazing place to spark the imaginations and all the senses of our kids,” said naturalist Mary Petersen. “A great reminder to ...
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Boji Blowout disc golf tournament coming in June

kiley : June 9, 2016 2:05 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Four days of disc golf delight will come to the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course June 23-26. All ages and experience levels are invited to a free disc golf clinic 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Dickinson County Conservation’s course in Kenue Park. Derek Sahr, a professional player from Sioux Falls, ...
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Kick Start Your Kayaking adventure

kiley : June 3, 2016 9:57 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Forward stroke, reverse stroke, sweep stroke — kick start your kayaking adventure with these basic paddling maneuvers. Dickinson County naturalists and American Canoe Association instructor Mark Foss will teach experienced and new kayakers alike safety basics and paddling techniques during the Kick Start Your Kayak classes Monday, June 20. Dickinson County naturalists ...
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Family Nature Night has Gone Fishin’

kiley : June 3, 2016 9:00 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
The Dickinson County Nature Center is planning three summer evenings of family and fun with its new Family Nature Night program. The first in the series will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the nature center in Okoboji. The Gone Fishin’ program will begin in the outdoor amphitheater ...
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