Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Youth programming is FREE this summer!

Photo of a girl holding a painting

Standing amidst the prairie, pre-teens held up their abstract art. Giant smiles graced their faces as they showed off the creations they made using squirt guns to shoot paint onto hanging canvases during a Young Naturalists program at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. “You don’t have to camp or fish to enjoy the…

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Dig Into Adventure camp (ages 6-7)


  • July 31, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 1, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this two-day camp for ages 6-7, students will dig deeper into the world of rocks, dinosaurs and early Iowa history. Learn through hands-on activities and observations, plus, spend plenty of time outdoors!

Registration fees are $50 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $60 for non-members and include a free T-shirt and snack each day. Please bring a sack lunch.

*Maximum of 15 campers

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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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Microscope Studies

Microscope Studies With Jerry Wiekamp, Retired Science Teacher and Nature Center Naturalists Monday – Thursday 12:30pm to 4:30pm, July 8th thru 11th, 2013 For 4th to 6th Graders If you like to investigate the world in a different way, this is an opportunity for your student to explore mini-worlds through microscopes. Students will make slides,…

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Two Osprey chicks are hatched!

We currently have two little baby ospreys up on the nest. The first chick was reported as hatching on Saturday morning (June 1st) at about 5:15am and the second baby osprey hatched earlier today, Monday June 3rd. We are very excited. Continue to watch the nest to see them feeding and caring for the little…

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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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Coming Soon to Okoboji, Golden Oaks Disc Golf Course

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 recreation in nature for families,…

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