Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programs are cancelled for the foreseeable future. We will try to keep this page and social media updated, but please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to check the status of any program you are unsure about.
2020 program schedule
Earth Day Celebration – Join us on Facebook Live
Online question-and-answer with our naturalists!
8 a.m. May 9
Part of the regional Wings & Wetlands Weekend, the annual Warbler Walk meets at the Marble Lake boat ramp and goes through Kettleson Hogsback to see migrating warbler species.
Spirit Lake Massacre caravan tour
10 a.m. June 9 or 13
Visit sites from the Spirit Lake Massacre. Maximum of five cars per tour, so call 712-336-6352 to pre-register.
10-Year Anniversary Celebration
10 a.m.-noon June 27
The Dickinson County Nature Center opened in June 2010. Celebrate 10 years of success and growth!
Dee’s Bee & Butterfly Festival
4-8 p.m. Sept. 4
Dickinson County Conservation’s largest event of the year celebrates pollinators with butterfly tagging, crafts, activities, entertainment and more!
Family Glow Walk
6:30 p.m. Oct. 3
A partnership with the Pearson Lakes Art Center and Bedell Family YMCA, the Family Glow Walk takes you on the paved trails outside the nature center and through a glowing room inside.
Run the Bend 5K
11 a.m. Oct. 17
Go on a cross country run through Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area. Register online prior to the event or the day of.
4 p.m. Oct. 30
Bring the kids to the nature center for holiday fun and trick or treating inside!