Volunteer Appreciation Day is held 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month. (Cancelled September 2018)

We learned a lot about each other with an opening game focused on peanut M&Ms. Donuts and M&Ms, what can be a better start to the day?

  1. Pollinator Paradise concepts: The exhibit designs for Pollinator Paradise have been released and are available to view on our website. Click here.
  2. Bee & Butterfly Festival: The Bee & Butterfly Festival will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. Volunteers are needed for face painting, crafts, monarch tagging, the Nature Store and more. Call 712-336-6352 to talk with Kiley and volunteer today!
  3. Nature at Night: The final Nature at Night program will feature an inflatable planetarium. Learn more here.
  4. Westport Schoolhouse: The final day the Westport Schoolhouse is open this season is Friday, Aug. 31.

We also took some time to talk about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle, which you can see up close in our monarch enclosure. Read about the majestic monarch’s life cycle here.

There will not be a Volunteer Appreciation Day in September. The next Volunteer Appreciation Day will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1.

Volunteer opportunities
  • Front desk
  • Westport Schoolhouse
  • Events

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, download our volunteer form and please contact Kiley Roth:


Office: 712-336-6352

Cell: 712-339-1153