Posts Tagged ‘exhibit’

Fen, kame, esker — what do these glacial landmark words mean?

Photo of kids bouncing on a fen

Walking along the glacial landmark tour inside the entrance of the Dickinson County Nature Center, visitors can to experience replicas of many of the places created by the Des Moines Lobe of the Wisconsin Glacier when it was in the county about 12,000 years ago. From bouncing on a fen to climbing a miniature kame…

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Share your nature collection with nature center visitors

Photo of pink rock

Insects from around the world, antique steel traps, items found on the bottom of West Lake Okoboji — local residents have been able to show off some of their amazing nature-related collections at the Dickinson County Nature Center. (Read about a high schooler’s insect collection.) For the past four years, the Henry & Norma Meyer…

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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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Knudtson creates encaustic magic

Photo of Karess Knudtson's encaustic photography

An old cupboard door, beeswax and a beautiful photograph. It doesn’t seem like these items have much in common, but Karess Knudtson puts them together like magic. The environmental education coordinator at the Dickinson County Nature Center spends some of her spare time creating unique works of art that she will display in the eARTh…

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Junior Duck Stamp exhibit up during Bee & Butterfly Festival

Photo of the winning duck stamp drawing of two mallard ducks

The Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji will feature an exhibition of the Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners in September. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade submitted extraordinary pieces of artwork to the Iowa competition, and the 36 students selected for first, second and third place in four age categories have works displayed in…

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Anita “Katie” Plucker exhibits opens

  Kayaking helps artist Anita “Katie” Plucker get close to nature. “It gives me a chance to get really close up,” she said. “I can see things in my kayak a lot better than I can from a regular boat or from the shoreline.” You can see how inspired Plucker is by nature in her…

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