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

June 20, 2013
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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 ...

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Retirement Party for Barbara Tagami

June 12, 2013
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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!

June 12, 2013
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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 ...

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

June 10, 2013
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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 ...

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Microscope Studies

June 5, 2013
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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 ...

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Two Osprey chicks are hatched!

June 3, 2013
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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 ...

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Camera back up but low on power and osprey update

May 29, 2013
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We have been having difficulties keeping the camera online. The camera system is powered by solar energy, because of the location,  and is equipped with a battery pack that will keep a charge for some time in-case of cloudy and low light days. Since this camera system is new and ...

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Disc Golf Course in Okoboji moving forward!

May 23, 2013
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The new professional Disc Golf course in Okoboji, Iowa is moving forward! Professional disc golf course designer and nationally known Mr. Chuck Kennedy is here with his team, in Okoboji marking the off the holes to the course. We are excited to have a new professional grade disc golf course ...

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

May 20, 2013
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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.

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Kayaking a Wetland Tour 2013 summer schedule

May 18, 2013
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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, Clean Water Allaince July 19th…

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