Fundraising

Dickinson County Endowment Fund grants help fund exhibit fabrication

Graphic of amazing apples exhibit

The Pollinator Paradise addition at the Dickinson County Nature Center is continuing to move forward thanks to a grant from the Dickinson County Endowment Fund. The Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County received a $10,000 grant from the Dickinson County Endowment Fund in September 2018 to help create exhibits inside the new Pollinator Paradise addition to…

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Pollinator Paradise exhibits are being fabricated

Photo of kids crawling in honeycomb

The human-sized honeycomb climber inside the Dickinson County Nature Center has been a hit since it was installed in Pollinator Paradise. “The honeycomb climber helped us increase our visitor numbers to more than 15,200 in 2018, and we’re excited for the many other children’s museum-quality exhibits that will be installed in our new addition in…

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Help fund family fun at Pollinator Paradise

Photo of stonework completed on construction project

We love pollinators at the Dickinson County Nature Center. And we want to share that love with you. That’s why the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County is continuing to raise funds to complete the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the nature center in Okoboji. (See construction updates here.) Construction began on the $1.7 million addition…

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152 species found during Bird-A-Thon

The Dickinson County Conservation Board’s Spring Bird-A-Thon was a success. Local birders Lee Schoenewe and Ed Thelen scoured the area on a partly cloudy Wednesday, May 14, for as many species of birds as they could find. From 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m., in temperatures from 36-65 degrees, the pair spotted 152 avian species, a record for…

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