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Microscope Studies

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 slides,…

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Two Osprey chicks are hatched!

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 and caring for the little…

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Retirement Announcement from Barbara Tagami

To the People of Dickinson County: It has been my privilege to serve as your county naturalist for the last fourteen years. I will be retiring from this position by the end of June 2013. My time as your naturalist has been wonderful and amazing. It is a time I will always cherish and for…

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Camera back up but low on power and osprey update

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 mostly untested, we did not…

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Disc Golf Course in Okoboji moving forward!

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 right here in the lakes…

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Kayaking a Wetland Tour 2013 summer schedule

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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Osprey camera operational again – Update!

We have restored the osprey camera’s video feed again. Sorry for the interruption. We still don’t full understand why it quit working. The birds are up on the nest and liking the beautiful weather. Enjoy! Update: 5/7/13 3:43pm central- The camera is back up again(again)! We had a software problem with the camera but we got…

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Community Drumming program to celebrate Spring!

Wednesday May 8th, 7pm to 9pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center   Practiced by many diverse cultures of the world, drumming is a vehicle for healing, expanding consciousness and community building. Join us with special guest Avis Davis leading this community drumming. Free to the public and all ages welcome! Bring your drum or…

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Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule May 9th and 11th

Wings and Wetlands Weekend 2013 Schedule of Events in Dickinson County THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 “TRUMPETER SWAN RESTORATION PROJECT” – Presented by the Naturalists 6 PM at the Nature Center Join us at the Nature Center to see a live Trumpeter Swan and hear the Naturalists talk about the swans successful reintroduction to Iowa! SATURDAY,…

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