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Coming Soon to Okoboji, Golden Oaks Disc Golf Course

Charles V : April 26, 2013 10:55 am : Administrative, General Information, Our Parks and Places
A local group of disc golf enthusiasts are working with the Dickinson County Conservation Board (DCCB) to plan and construct an 18-hole professional disc golf course in Kenue Park near the Dickinson County Nature Center. This 18-hole Disc Golf Course will be free to the public and provide outstanding outdoor ...

Soil and Water Conservation Week

Charles V : April 25, 2013 2:02 pm : Administrative, Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Uncategorized
Soil and Water Conservation Week April 29th thru May 4th The Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District is teaming up with the Dickinson County Conservation Board to bring you programs to inform you about the importance of our water and what you can do to protect it. Schedule of Events Tuesday, April 30th ...

Job Opportunity-Dickinson County Conservation Board Director

Charles V : April 24, 2013 9:43 am : Administrative, General Information
Job Opportunity open in Dickinson County! Dickinson CCB-Director DESCRIPTION: The Dickinson CCB is seeking a visionary, proven leader to serve as the Director to the Board, overseeing the activities of a multi-faceted conservation program that includes management of new Interpretive Center, environmental education, administrative and maintenance duties related to parks and outdoor ...

Proud new parents, Ospreys have laid their first egg!

Charles V : April 24, 2013 8:51 am : Administrative, Environmental Education, General Information
Sometime last night, the female osprey has laid her first egg! They will be staying on the nest 24/7 now that they have eggs to protect. The male and female will share in the duties of incubating the eggs till they hatch. Here are a few pics of the eggs ...

Earthday Events Saturday with live animal displays!

Charles V : April 19, 2013 10:24 am : Administrative, Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
Earth Day Schedule of Events at the Nature Center Saturday, April 20th 10am to 8pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS 11:00 AM “Red-tail Hawk” with Christina Roelefs, Shelby County Naturalist.  Christina will share her knowledge about Redtail Hawks and have a live hawk for an up close and personal ...

Rich Leopold selected as new Polk Co. Conservation Deputy Director

Charles V : April 16, 2013 11:00 am : Administrative, General Information
Richard Leopold Selected as Polk County Conservation Deputy Director             At their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10, the Polk County Conservation Board selected Richard Leopold as the new Deputy Director. Mr. Leopold is currently the Executive Director for Dickinson County Conservation Board in northwest Iowa. “I am honored to be joining the ...

Okoboji Osprey Nest Camera Now Live and Osprey Program Tuesday, April 16th 6pm at the Nature Center

Charles V : April 12, 2013 12:25 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Our Parks and Places
The Okoboji Osprey are back! You can now watch these amazing birds raise their family from the comfort from your computer. Just like the world famous Decorah Eagle Camera you can log on to peek at our osprey nest day or night. Click Here to see the nest! The nest ...

Okoboji Osprey Camera difficulties fixed

Charles V : April 10, 2013 10:03 am : Administrative, Environmental Education, General Information
You might have noticed that with the inclement the Osprey camera went down. We are still working out the problems and apologize for interrupting your viewing of the birds. The camera is now up again for you to enjoy!

Art of Flyfishing Class postponed because of winter weather

Charles V : April 9, 2013 1:44 pm : Administrative, Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
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 ...

Okoboji Ospreys are back!

Charles V : April 8, 2013 2:47 pm : Environmental Education, General Information, Our Parks and Places
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 ...

Nature Center Program Correction on Tuesday, April 16th

Charles V : April 4, 2013 1:45 pm : Administrative, Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
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 ...

April Programs at the Nature Center

Charles V : April 2, 2013 9:11 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information, Uncategorized
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, ...

Spring Hike this Saturday at 1pm

naturecenter : March 26, 2013 1:30 pm : Administrative, Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
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!

New Website Look

naturecenter : March 25, 2013 2:14 pm : Administrative, General Information
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!

Tuesday Night Science Program – Wild Edibles with Barbara

naturecenter : March 15, 2013 9:41 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
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. ...

Sandhill Crane Migration BUS TRIP to Nebraska

Dickinson County : March 1, 2013 1:30 am : General Information

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

Charles V : January 31, 2013 10:07 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
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 ...

Wintergames Soupfest at the Nature Center

Charles V : January 21, 2013 1:06 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
4 different kinds of delicious soup! $7 for Adults and $4 for Children Served with crackers, bread, homemade treats, and cold/warm beverages Other Activities include Bird Feeder Kids Craft ActivityCrown and Tiaras Kids Craft ActivityBombass Kids Craft ActivityFamily Hikes at 11am and 2pmDecorative Pinecones ActivitySnow forts and snow graffiti *snow pending*

Our Changing Climate: Stories from a Natural Resources Professional Program, Tuesday, Jan 15th at 6pm at the Nature Center

Charles V : January 14, 2013 11:59 am : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
Public Science Lecture – Our Changing Climate: Stories from a Natural Resources Professional, Presented by Richard Leopold, Director of the Dickinson County Conservation Board Tuesday, Jan 15th at 6pm at the Nature Center Join us at the Nature Center for presentations on interesting conservation information that will deepen your appreciation of the ...

Henry Doorly Zoo Bus Tour on February 9th, 2013

Charles V : January 11, 2013 3:30 pm : Environmental Education, Events and Activities, General Information
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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