“Return of the Iowa Osprey” Program Tonight, Tuesday July 16th 6pm at the Nature Center

July 16, 2013

“Return of the Iowa Osprey” Program tonight at 6pm in the Dickinson County Nature Center with Naturalist Charles Vigdal. Come learn about these amazing birds and their return to Iowa. We will go over their life cycle, reintroduction program here in the Iowa Great Lakes and the implementation of the…

Landscaping Progress at the Nature Center July 2013

July 7, 2013

Here are some views of our construction progress at the Nature Center. We are adding on a large deck, outdoor classroom space, amphitheater, and bird sanctuary with water feature. Stop by and see our progress!

Keep Okoboji Blue Event “One in a Million” Saturday, July 20th starting 7:30pm at the Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park

July 6, 2013

Be One in a Million! Keep Okoboji Blue and their sponsors; Okoboji Protective Association and Iowa Great Lakes Association will be hosting a Clean Water Concert on Saturday, July 20th at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park.  The Okoboji native band, Enemy Planes, formally known as Pictures of Then, will be…

Meet the New Director, Lee Sorenson on July 11th from 5pm to 8pm

July 2, 2013

Meet & Greet The New Director of the Dickinson County Conservation Board Lee Sorenson Where: Dickinson County Nature Center When: July 11th, 2013 Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Beverages, Appetizers, & Desserts provided! Public Welcomed

Cancellation of American Indian Day, July 19th and Bus Tour, July 20th 2013

June 24, 2013

Due to personal changes at the DCCB, the Dickinson County Nature Center is cancelling the American Indian, Life on the Plains Day Event on Friday, July 19th and the American Indian Bus Tour on July, 20th 2013. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Added Science Program on Monday, July 1st “The Prairie Root Project”

June 20, 2013

The Prairie Root Project by Carmen Pellish, University of Northern Iowa When: Monday, July 1st at 6PM Where: Dickinson County Nature Center Come and listen to Carmen Pellish, from the University of Northern Iowa, talk about her amazing prairie root project. She will be explaining her project growing prairie plant…

Retirement Party for Barbara Tagami

June 12, 2013

Retirement Party for Barbara Tagami Please join us as we honor Barbara Tagami’s 14 years of service as an environmental educator with the Dickinson County Conservation Board. Cake and refreshments provided.   When: Friday, June 28th, 2013 3PM til 6PM Where: Dickinson County Nature Center 2279 170th St. Okoboji, Iowa…

Lakes Area Conservation Bike Ride this Saturday (June15) at 9am!

June 12, 2013

Lakes Area Bike Ride The Iowa Great Lakes Watershed Project would like to announce a Lakes Area Bike Ride on June 15, 2013 from 9:00AM-12:00PM starting and ending at the Dickinson County Nature Center.  The bike ride is open to the public with no registration fee required, and refreshments provided…

Saturday in the Park at Lost Island Nature Center this Saturday!

June 10, 2013

The Lost Island Nature Center is having their annual event ‘Saturday In The Park’ on June 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and celebrating 20 years of Conservation, Education and Recreation.  Live Music, games, dutch oven cooking, crafts, fly tying, a live raptor and more.  Lunch will be available.…

Microscope Studies

June 5, 2013

Microscope Studies With Jerry Wiekamp, Retired Science Teacher and Nature Center Naturalists Monday – Thursday 12:30pm to 4:30pm, July 8th thru 11th, 2013 For 4th to 6th Graders If you like to investigate the world in a different way, this is an opportunity for your student to explore mini-worlds through…

Two Osprey chicks are hatched!

June 3, 2013

We currently have two little baby ospreys up on the nest. The first chick was reported as hatching on Saturday morning (June 1st) at about 5:15am and the second baby osprey hatched earlier today, Monday June 3rd. We are very excited. Continue to watch the nest to see them feeding…

Retirement Announcement from Barbara Tagami

May 30, 2013

To the People of Dickinson County: It has been my privilege to serve as your county naturalist for the last fourteen years. I will be retiring from this position by the end of June 2013. My time as your naturalist has been wonderful and amazing. It is a time I…

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