Posts Tagged ‘art’

Fall photography contest announced

Photograph of a downy woodpecker in a tree

A broken ice trail, a downy woodpecker poking its head out of a hole, a macro shot of tree bark — these three photographs were the winners of the spring photography contest at the Dickinson County Nature Center. “There is so much in nature to be in awe of, and photographers are all inspired by…

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It’s all free — summer programming for kids

Photo of kids building shelter out of sticks

There’s a big world outside of our TV, computer and phone screens, and the Dickinson County Nature Center plans to show kids just how much fun it is. Summer programming for Nature Explorers and Young Naturalists is focusing on outdoor recreation this summer. From fishing to disc golf to geocaching, youth will experience ways they…

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Barbara Tagami exhibits nature art, teaches classes


Forager, naturalist, fisherwoman, environmental educator, eclectic nature artist. You can use a lot of words to describe Spirit Lake resident Barbara Tagami, but maybe one of the best words to use is passionate. She is passionate about the outdoors, and she will display some of that passion in her nature art exhibit October-December at the…

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Connecting with Nature Through Sculpture exhibit on display

Photo of a sculpture model

Metal sculptures and nature might not seem to be connected, but to Spirit Lake artist Bill Lieb, they definitely are. Lieb’s new exhibit in the eARTh exhibit area at the Dickinson County Nature Center, Connecting with Nature Through Sculpture, exhibits the relationship between certain site-specific pieces he has created and the environments they reside in.…

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David Thoreson photography on display May-June

Photo of pelicans

Explorer, photographer, sailor — David Thoreson has had adventures all around the world, but he always ends up back home. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Thoreson learned to sail and loved the waters of the Iowa Great Lakes as a boy. Images on display May-June in the eARTh exhibit area at the…

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Explore Nature and Tell Your Story — David Thoreson art class

Photo of pelicans

  • Explore Nature and Tell Your Story
    June 1, 2016
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

David Thoreson will teach people how to create their own visual stories during his class 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The Explore Nature and Tell Your Story class will combine aspects of visualization, photographic composition and storytelling.

Students high-school age or older should have a basic understanding of photography. Participants should bring a camera — anything from a smartphone to a DSLR and lenses — as well as a tablet or laptop with power cords to work on a digital presentation. Some knowledge of Powerpoint or Keynote will also be helpful for registrants.

The class costs $50 and has a minimum of six students to be held and a maximum of 15 students. To register, contact the Dickinson County Nature Center at 712-336-6352 or e-mail Participants also may drop off their class payments, made out to David Thoreson, during nature center open hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (through Memorial Day weekend) or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (starting Memorial Day weekend).

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