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Prescribed Burn Underway

berkbedell : April 22, 2014 1:38 pm : General Information
Fire is an extremely important aspect in the health and diversity of a prairie. Prior to the arrival of Europeans on the American continent prairie fires occurred naturally due to lightning strikes, today though we use prescribed, controlled burns to safely maintain our native prairies. Fire rejuvenates a prairie in many ...
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Move over eagles, the Okoboji osprey are back

kiley : April 8, 2014 1:45 pm : Environmental Education, General Information
The Okoboji osprey landed in their nest outside the Dickinson County Nature Center on Monday, April 7. The osprey usually return in April, although this year was slightly earlier than usual. This will be the fourth nesting for the banded male and wild female, who raised three successful babies last year. The ...
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Earth Day Celebration April 18

kiley : April 2, 2014 4:19 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Uncategorized
The Dickinson County Conservation Board will host its annual Earth Day Celebration 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. All ages will enjoy the variety of events going on 4-6:30 p.m., including outdoor hikes, children’s activities and even a make-and-take spring craft. Jane Shuttleworth, education coordinator ...
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Seasonal Naturalist Internship Position for Dickinson County Conservation Board NOW OPEN!

Charles V : March 25, 2014 4:14 pm : Administrative, Environmental Education, General Information
Naturalist Internship Position for Dickinson County Conservation Board Salary – $10/hour, 40 hour per week   Description Seeking seasonal summer naturalist intern under direct the supervision of the naturalist and general supervision of the director.   The naturalist intern will assist the naturalists in the development and presentation of interpretive programs to schools age children, ...
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New exhibits up and coming

kiley : March 10, 2014 3:31 pm : Administrative, Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Uncategorized
From a bunch of sticks and grass. . . to a 5-by-5 foot osprey nest! This is just one of the many exhibits being created inside the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. If you haven’t been here for a while, make sure to stop by and see all the progress that ...
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Closed Thursday 3-13-14

kiley : March 10, 2014 9:00 am : Events and Activities, General Information, Uncategorized
The Dickinson County Nature Center will be closed Thursday, March 13. The conservation board is hosting the Iowa Association of Naturalists conference March 12-14 and will have in-house seminars and programs Thursday, so it will be closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you will come on another ...
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