Environmental Education

April Programs at the Nature Center

Some of the Events happening at the Nature Center in April! Nature Playtime for Toddlers Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:30 am This series of programs at the Nature Center is geared for children ages 1-3, promoting sensorial activities using natural materials. Please call ahead to register: 712.336.6352 Earth Day at the Nature Center Saturday, April…

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Spring Hike this Saturday at 1pm

Don’t forget this Saturday! Spring Easter Egg Hike led by Naturalist Charles Vigdal We will be talking about the changes that happen in Spring and we will find some Easter Eggs along the trail! For all ages! Saturday, March 30th starting at 1pm at the Nature Center Remember to dress for the weather!

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Wildlife Camera

Enjoy our live wildlife cameras streaming in Kenue Park, located near the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, Iowa. We will have two of our locate wildlife families showcased on this live feed, our famous Okoboji osprey family on the nest in the summer months (April to Sept) and our new trumpeter swan (October to…

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Tuesday Night Science Program – Wild Edibles with Barbara

On March 19th, 6pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center will be our next Tuesday Night Science Program, we will feature Barbara Tagami and her wonderful Wild Edible program. She will go over some recipes that feature native and wild foodstuffs that can be gathered or found in the spring. Be prepared to try some delicious…

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LAST CALL! Henry Doorly Zoo Bus Tour on February 9th, 2013

Seat still available. Call today! Nationally renowned for its leadership in conservation and research, the Henry Doorly Zoo is much more than simply a “zoo” it is an experience that could only be matched by years of travel into some of the world’s most wild places. The 130-acre zoo houses more than 17,000 animals –…

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Wintergames Soupfest at the Nature Center

4 different kinds of delicious soup! $7 for Adults and $4 for Children Served with crackers, bread, homemade treats, and cold/warm beverages Other Activities include Bird Feeder Kids Craft ActivityCrown and Tiaras Kids Craft ActivityBombass Kids Craft ActivityFamily Hikes at 11am and 2pmDecorative Pinecones ActivitySnow forts and snow graffiti *snow pending*

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Our Changing Climate: Stories from a Natural Resources Professional Program, Tuesday, Jan 15th at 6pm at the Nature Center

Public Science Lecture – Our Changing Climate: Stories from a Natural Resources Professional, Presented by Richard Leopold, Director of the Dickinson County Conservation Board Tuesday, Jan 15th at 6pm at the Nature Center Join us at the Nature Center for presentations on interesting conservation information that will deepen your appreciation of the natural world and…

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Henry Doorly Zoo Bus Tour on February 9th, 2013

Nationally renowned for its leadership in conservation and research, the Henry Doorly Zoo is much more than simply a “zoo” it is an experience that could only be matched by years of travel into some of the world’s most wild places. The 130-acre zoo houses more than 17,000 animals – representing 962 species – in…

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Public Science Lecture – Constellations

When: Thursday, Dec. 13th from 6pm to 7:30pm Where: Dickinson County Nature Center Come join us at the Nature Center and learn about the constellations that we see in the winter sky. We will learn what they look like and some of the history behind these beautiful jewels in the sky. Also we will take…

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Nature Playtime for Toddlers

    We are having our “Nature Playtime for Toddlers” program on Tuesday, Dec 4th at 10:30 am here at the Nature Center. This program is for your little one 1 to 3 year olds. We will do fun sensorial activities to get your little one excited about nature! This program will be about REPTILES!…

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