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Naturalist Intern $10-$13 per hour, based on experience — 40 hours/week Qualifications Either be enrolled in or have a degree in parks & recreation, wildlife biology, ecology, natural resource management or a related field of study. Have an interest in educating youth and adults about our natural world. Relevant experience may be considered. Knowledge, Skills,…

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Pollinator Paradise exhibit concepts released

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The human-sized honeycomb crawler has been a hit inside Pollinator Paradise at the Dickinson County Nature Center. But this new interactive exhibit is only the beginning in the brand new addition to the Okoboji center. As fundraising continues, plans are moving forward for more children’s museum-quality exhibits that kids of all ages are sure to…

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Pollinator Paradise features crawl-through honeycomb

The Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County received a $10,000 grant from the Dickinson County Endowment Fund in September 2017 to help create exhibits inside the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. This grant was paired with other private donations to the project to complete the first of many children’s…

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Welcome environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman

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“We were messy little critters.” Environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman’s memories of her childhood spent outdoors in Menomonie, WI, have shaped her into who she is today. “We had forts in trees; we would catch frogs in retention ponds,” Kuhlman said. “I had my red bucket full of worms.” She and her sister would race…

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January is National Radon Action Month

Banner that says January is National Radon Action Month

  Locks can’t protect you. Doors won’t keep it out. A killer may be sneaking into your home without you even knowing it. It’s radon. And it silently kills about 21,000 Americans every year. January is National Radon Action Month, and the Dickinson County Conservation Board encourages you to protect yourself and your family from…

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DCCB welcomes IRVM vegetation specialist Aric Ping

Aric Ping has joined the Dickinson County Conservation Board as the new Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management vegetation specialist. The IRVM program will establish native, tallgrass prairie stands in the county right-of-ways in order to reduce runoff, reduce erosion and provide wildlife habitat as well as visually-appealing aesthetic in the ditches. After working in Douglas County,…

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Community relations coordinator begins work

The Dickinson County Conservation Board welcomes community relations coordinator Kiley Roth. Roth will act as volunteer coordinator, office manager and will assist in environmental education. “I’m joining the conservation board at an exciting time as exhibits, programming and offerings are expanding at the nature center,” Roth said. “I am looking forward to working with volunteers,…

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Dickinson Co. Conservation gets award for Technology Outreach!

Over the past weekend Dickinson County received a special recognition for its outstanding Technology Outreach in 2013, awarded by the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards (I.A.C.C.B.) . This include the wildly popular new Dickinson County Conservation Board website, Okoboji Osprey Live Web Camera, new emailing system through Mailchimp and outstanding Facebook/Twitter outreach. Thanks to…

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