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Free family fun at the Bee & Butterfly Festival

kiley : August 11, 2017 10:42 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
The live monarch tagging is always a hit at the annual Bee & Butterfly Festival at the Dickinson County Nature Center, and this year’s festival will feature live animals as well. The Great Plains Zoomobile from Sioux Falls, SD, will bring four live animals for a featured presentation during the Friday, ...
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Play free disc golf with the family

kiley : August 4, 2017 9:52 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Once a week? Twice? Every day? How often do we wonder what we can do with our family for fun that’s actually free? One answer to the quandary is to play disc golf at the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course in Kenue Park. You can learn to play and try out the ...
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Fall photography contest announced

kiley : July 20, 2017 11:32 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile
Alex Miles – adult winner A broken ice trail, a downy woodpecker poking its head out of a hole, a macro shot of tree bark — these three photographs were the winners of the spring photography contest at the Dickinson County Nature Center. “There is so much in nature to be in ...
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Native Plantings workshop heads to Lakes Area Farmers Market

kiley : July 14, 2017 11:32 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile
  Swamp milkweed Butterfly milkweed, wild bergamot, royal catchfly, wild white indigo, hoary vervain — the number of native plants in the prairie might seem overwhelming. However, the Native Plantings workshop put on by Dickinson County Conservation 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Lakes Area Farmers Market in Spirit Lake will help ...
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Progress on Pollinator Paradise

kiley : July 12, 2017 8:56 am : Events and Activities, Fundraising, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Construction on the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, July 11, at the nature center, and construction will continue through March 2018. Fundraising is ongoing for Phase 2 of the project, which will be completion of ...
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Kids try out different science careers at Science Quest camp

kiley : July 6, 2017 11:25 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, mobile, Our Parks and Places
Elephant toothpaste, soda explosions, homemade slime — Science Quest camp at the Dickinson County Nature Center is going to be explosive fun. “Kids will learn to be different kinds of scientists,” said Bryanna Kuhlman, environmental education coordinator. “They will start as ecologists, and then they’ll be physicists and engineers, and at ...
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