Events and Activities

Nature Center Program Correction on Tuesday, April 16th

Tuesday Night Science – Return of the Okoboji Osprey Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm Instead of “Okoboji reads Leopold” program we will have “Return of the Okoboji Osprey” program  Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm in the Nature Center. The Osprey are back at the Nature Center! Come to our Tuesday night science program and learn…

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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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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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Horseshoe Bend Sledding Hill Update (12/28/12)

As of today, Friday Dec. 28th, the sledding is still closed. The “big snow” of last week was accompanied by strong winds, which actually blew all of the snow off the hill. The snow of yesterday and today, while it helps, is still too fluffy and will get pushed out of the way on the…

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Soupfest 2013

Here at the Nature Center, we have been working hard at putting together a calendar of exciting events that are sure to provide a much-needed distraction from the cold winds outside. Our first big event of 2013 will be happening on the 26th of January, the 9th annual Soupfest! This tradition began back in 2004;…

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