General Information

Art of Flyfishing Class postponed because of winter weather

We are postponing our “Art of Flyfishing” class tonight Tuesday April 9th, 2013 at 6pm because of the icy conditions. We will have it next Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 6pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center. Sorry for the inconvenience and be safe! For more information contact the Nature Center at 712-336-6352

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Okoboji Ospreys are back!

The ospreys have returned to the Nature Center! So far, we have only spotted two in the area. A male and female. Here is a picture of them fixing up their nest. You can watch them too by clicking on the “LIVE WEB CAM” on the main page in the upper left side of the…

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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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New Website Look

Hey Everybody, Welcome to the new look of the Dickinson County Conservation Board and Nature Center site! We have all the same information and we also added a couple of awesome features. Stay tuned to new updates, new programs, and interesting news stories from us!

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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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Sandhill Crane Migration BUS TRIP to Nebraska

Each spring nearly 500,000 Sandhill Cranes gather along the Platte River in what is one of the planet’s most majestic natural phenomena. This month-long stopover provides the cranes with the opportunity to gorge on corn and other grains left over from the previous year’s harvest, along with the chance to take part in a truly amazing ritual, a dance.

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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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