Posts Tagged ‘environmental education’

Welcome naturalist Ashley Hansen

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When Ashley Hansen was an environmental conservation volunteer with the Peace Corps in Santo Domingo, Paraguay, she came across a little kitten with big ears. She adopted the cat and named her Nambi, which in the local native language of Guaraní in her village in Paraguay means “ear.” Even utilizing that bit of the tribal…

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Welcome environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman

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“We were messy little critters.” Environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman’s memories of her childhood spent outdoors in Menomonie, WI, have shaped her into who she is today. “We had forts in trees; we would catch frogs in retention ponds,” Kuhlman said. “I had my red bucket full of worms.” She and her sister would race…

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Welcome naturalist Mary Petersen to Dickinson County Conservation

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Mary Petersen loves seeing children light up as they explore the outdoors, and as the new naturalist for the Dickinson County Conservation Board she will have plenty of chances to experience just that. “Working as a naturalist means I get to bring together my passion for the field of science with my passion for working…

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2015 program schedule announced!

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From expanded summer day camps to Art & Nature classes to Hike the Wild, 2015 is going to be a fun and educational year for the Dickinson County Conservation Board and Nature Center. Check out all the programs and special events we have to offer!

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New Displays are on the Way!

Exciting changes are underway at the Nature Center! Our naturalists have been hard at work designing and producing an entirely new and exciting array of interior displays to inspire and educate our visitors as we wait for spring to arrive. On Monday these designs began the transition into reality as the walls of the Nature…

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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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Earthday Events Saturday with live animal displays!

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 view of…

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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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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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