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The Dickinson County Nature Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. “This is such a huge milestone,” said community relations coordinator Kiley Roth. “We are so excited to celebrate a decade of environmental education and fostering an appreciation of our natural world at the Dickinson County Nature Center.” The nature center was a dream long…

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Enjoy time outside and give back to the community with a new Adopt-a-Roadside program beginning through Dickinson County Conservation. “I basically saw litter being an issue in the roadsides during work the last few years, and I think this is a good way to get groups of people involved in the environment,” said Douglas Todey,…

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The Dickinson County Endowment Fund awarded the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County a grant for $9,000 in September 2019. The grant was utilized to purchase the Build a Pollinator exhibit in the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. “We’re so thankful for the grants the endowment fund gave to…

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  Dickinson County Conservation Board won an award for outstanding website during the Iowa Tourism Conference Tuesday, March 3. “It is an honor to have our website selected as the winner for rural areas in the state, because we put a lot of effort into the design, content and functionality of our website,” said Kiley…

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As the lakes begin to melt, visions of warm days on the water begin to float around the heads of Iowa Great Lakes area locals and tourists. For some, those visions are of motorized boating. For some, it might be paddle boarding. For some, it’s kayaking. The Dickinson County Conservation Board wants to help those…

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Are you ready for summer? Because the Dickinson County Nature Center is. Summer camp registration opens Sunday, March 1, here for camps for preschool- through eighth-grade students. “It’s a really good way to get kids outdoors, to explore, to get them away from their screens for a little while,” said naturalist Ashley Hansen. “We have…

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Spend Friday evenings as a family at the Dickinson County Nature Center’s monthly Family Nature Night. Environmental educators have plenty of fun planned for the next two Family Nature Nights 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and March 27. The February program’s theme is Leap Into Nature — in honor of Leap Day the following day…

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Nature Center Assistant Hourly wage negotiable, 40 hours/week Qualifications Be able to start in early April. Must possess valid driver’s license at the time of hire and maintain it throughout the course of employment. To apply E-mail cover letter, resume and county application to Lee Sorenson at lsorenson@co.dickinson.ia.us Essential functions: -Increase advancement and awareness of…

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Learning doesn’t have to stop just because there is no school. No School Day Camp will be held two days in March at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, for Okoboji Elementary School and Monday, March 16, for Spirit Lake Elementary. Elementary-aged students from outside of these…

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