Environmental Education

First Osprey Chick has fledged!

Today we have seen one of the osprey chicks take off, circle the nest and land again. Keep watching, the other chicks will not be far behind. Below is a video of one of the chicks taking off and returning to the nest!      

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Osprey chicks about ready to fledge

The osprey babies are almost ready to fly. They are about at that age (currently about 53 days old) where they will start practicing flapping and start testing out their wings. Stay tuned to the nest, you can see them jumping and eventually learning to fly! Below is a video of the chick testing out…

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

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 the headliner for the night…

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

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 roots for displays and environmental…

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Retirement Party for Barbara Tagami

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 51360

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

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 throughout the ride. The bike…

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

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.   Live Music: Michael Hoover…

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Microscope Studies

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 microscopes. Students will make slides,…

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