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St. Patty’s PJ Party features all things green

St. Patrick’s Day is all about the green.

Although environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman might have a different spin on it than most during the St. Patty’s Pajama Party 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

Wear your favorite pajamas — Kuhlman said she is still searching for some green ones to fit the theme — and head out to the nature center with your family for a spirited time.

“We will meet green friends and learn about green things in the environment,” Kuhlman said.

Photo of a child looking at a frog

Participants will get to meet green nature center animal ambassadors including Capone the baby snapping turtle, Leo the northern leopard frog and Annie the painted turtle. Kuhlman will also read the story “Green” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, serve a green treat and then help everyone make their own green slime to take home.

(See a list of books used during our children’s programming.)

“I thought it would be fun to have a spring event, and green reminds me of spring,” Kuhlman said. “I thought it would be good to enjoy the nature center at a different time of day and talk about the coming season.”

The free program will cater to children ages 3-10 and their guardians, but other ages are also welcome to attend.

“I’m most looking forward to making slime with families,” Kuhlman said. “It will be a fun green experiment.”

To pre-register for the program, call 712-336-6352. Pre-registration is helpful but not required.

If you enjoy Friday evening programs, mark your calendars for the Dickinson County Nature Center’s new Nature at Night series coming this summer. Free, family-friendly programs will be held 8:30 p.m. June 15 with the theme Exploring the Night, 7:30 p.m. July 20 about fireflies and 8 p.m. Aug. 17 on stargazing.

For more information on Dickinson County Nature Center’s free year-round programs, visit our environmental education page. You can also keep on the latest happenings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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