Falconry with Dr. Ross Dirks Tuesday night (May 21st) at 6PM

May 20, 2013

Tuesday Evening Science Lecture; “Falconry”   Tuesday, May 21st at 6pm Join us at the Nature Center for an informative presentation by our very own, local falconer Dr. Ross Dirks. Come see his bird and learn about this fascinating sport. All ages welcome and it is free to the public.

Kayaking a Wetland Tour 2013 summer schedule

May 18, 2013

Kayaking a Wetland Tour June 7th – Jemerson Slough with Tim Waltz, IDNR June 14th – Center Lake with Derek Namamy, Urban Conservationist June 21st – Pearl Lake, Minnesota June 28th – Anglers Bay, Big Spirit Lake with Mike Hawkins, IDNR July 12th – East/West Hottes Lake with John Wills,…

Osprey camera operational again – Update!

May 7, 2013

We have restored the osprey camera’s video feed again. Sorry for the interruption. We still don’t full understand why it quit working. The birds are up on the nest and liking the beautiful weather. Enjoy! Update: 5/7/13 3:43pm central- The camera is back up again(again)! We had a software problem with…

Community Drumming program to celebrate Spring!

May 3, 2013

Wednesday May 8th, 7pm to 9pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center   Practiced by many diverse cultures of the world, drumming is a vehicle for healing, expanding consciousness and community building. Join us with special guest Avis Davis leading this community drumming. Free to the public and all ages…

Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule May 9th and 11th

May 2, 2013

Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule of Events in Dickinson County THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 “TRUMPETER SWAN RESTORATION PROJECT” – Presented by the Naturalists 6 PM at the Nature Center Join us at the Nature Center to see a live Trumpeter Swan and hear the Naturalists talk about the swans…

Coming Soon to Okoboji, Golden Oaks Disc Golf Course

April 26, 2013

A local group of disc golf enthusiasts are working with the Dickinson County Conservation Board (DCCB) to plan and construct an 18-hole professional disc golf course in Kenue Park near the Dickinson County Nature Center. This 18-hole Disc Golf Course will be free to the public and provide outstanding outdoor…

Soil and Water Conservation Week

April 25, 2013

Soil and Water Conservation Week April 29th thru May 4th The Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District is teaming up with the Dickinson County Conservation Board to bring you programs to inform you about the importance of our water and what you can do to protect it. Schedule of…

Job Opportunity-Dickinson County Conservation Board Director

April 24, 2013

Job Opportunity open in Dickinson County! Dickinson CCB-Director DESCRIPTION: The Dickinson CCB is seeking a visionary, proven leader to serve as the Director to the Board, overseeing the activities of a multi-faceted conservation program that includes management of new Interpretive Center, environmental education, administrative and maintenance duties related to parks…

Proud new parents, Ospreys have laid their first egg!

April 24, 2013

Sometime last night, the female osprey has laid her first egg! They will be staying on the nest 24/7 now that they have eggs to protect. The male and female will share in the duties of incubating the eggs till they hatch. Here are a few pics of the eggs…

Earthday Events Saturday with live animal displays!

April 19, 2013

Earth Day Schedule of Events at the Nature Center Saturday, April 20th 10am to 8pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS 11:00 AM “Red-tail Hawk” with Christina Roelefs, Shelby County Naturalist.  Christina will share her knowledge about Redtail Hawks and have a live hawk for an up…

Rich Leopold selected as new Polk Co. Conservation Deputy Director

April 16, 2013

Richard Leopold Selected as Polk County Conservation Deputy Director             At their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10, the Polk County Conservation Board selected Richard Leopold as the new Deputy Director. Mr. Leopold is currently the Executive Director for Dickinson County Conservation Board in northwest Iowa. “I am honored to be…

Okoboji Osprey Nest Camera Now Live and Osprey Program Tuesday, April 16th 6pm at the Nature Center

April 12, 2013

The Okoboji Osprey are back! You can now watch these amazing birds raise their family from the comfort from your computer. Just like the world famous Decorah Eagle Camera you can log on to peek at our osprey nest day or night. Click Here to see the nest! The nest…

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