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Taste test acorn cookies during Thanksgiving hike

November 3, 2017
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Acorns, acorns everywhere. Kenue Park is full of acorns that have fallen from the bur oaks in the oak savanna, and squirrels get so happy to store them up for a good snack in the winter. (Read about a fun acorn craft here.) However, acorns are not only good for the squirrels. People ...

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Round, tiny and fluffy — participate in citizen science seed collecting program

October 13, 2017
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Butterfly milkweed, wild bergamot and prairie dropseed seeds Like each prairie plant, each plant seed is also unique — from flat, round seeds attached to fluff in milkweed plants to long, oblong seeds from big bluestem. You can learn all about native prairie seeds and how to collect them and put that ...

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Play free disc golf with the family

August 4, 2017
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Once a week? Twice? Every day? How often do we wonder what we can do with our family for fun that’s actually free? One answer to the quandary is to play disc golf at the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course in Kenue Park. You can learn to play and try out the ...

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Tent races and s’mores — nothing is better than Family Nature Night

June 30, 2017
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Gather your most competitive, outdoorsy family members for the next Family Nature Night. The family-friendly event will take place 6 p.m. Monday, July 10, in Kenue Park in Okoboji and will focus on camping skills, with a little friendly competition thrown in. “We’ll set up an entire tournament of tent races,” said ...

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The legacy of Wilder, Spohn and Holroyd

June 14, 2017
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C. H. Wilder. Clara Holroyd. Eva Spohn. Each day, they woke up, ate a hearty breakfast and walked to the little white schoolhouse in the center of Westport Township in the southwest corner of Dickinson County. With the light of day still young, they started a fire in the potbelly stove to ...

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Take the kids outside for a shape walk

January 18, 2017
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The sun is finally shining, and the ice is melting. It’s a beautiful day to get outside. But what to do, what to do? Why not take the kids on a shape walk? Challenge your tots, or your older children, to use their observational skills and see how many shapes they can find ...

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Turkey Trot goes through Kenue Park

November 10, 2016
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The sounds of Thanksgiving — the laughter of family members, the sizzle of delicious items on the stove, the gobble of turkeys. The gobble of turkeys? Maybe most families aren’t hearing this fall sound, their turkeys sitting a little more silently in the kitchen, but if you come to the Dickinson County ...

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Earth Day Celebration 4-8 p.m. April 15

March 18, 2016
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Photo of woman dressed as conservationist Frances Hamerstrom

“If I could put together all the virgin landscapes which I knew in my youth and show what has happened to them in one generation it would be the best object lesson in conservation that could be printed.” Jay Norwood Darling, better known as Ding, saw the landscape in Iowa change ...

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Kenue Park celebrates 28th birthday this year

March 11, 2016
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Photo of the Westport Schoolhouse with new wood shingles

“The Dickinson County Conservation Board has done it again. “They have taken a major recreation step in the Iowa Great Lakes, not unlike the creation a number of years ago of a winter recreation park called Horseshoe Bend, southwest of Milford. “This time, they have all the bases covered, with the new ...

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Surviving an Iowa winter — Winter Survival Hike Dec. 23

December 11, 2015
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You can find north with just a stick and two rocks. Naturalist Charles Vigdal will teach you how during the Winter Survival Hike the Wild 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Kenue Park in Okoboji. The final Hike the Wild program for 2015 will get people into the park just outside the ...

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