Volunteer Appreciation Day is held 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month.

There are lots of things happening at the Dickinson County Nature Center this month, and we shared about all the excitement during the May Volunteer Appreciation Day.

Library exhibit: Four Feathers has beautiful bird houses and feeders on display through September in the Dickinson County Nature Center library. All items are for sale.

Topography exhibit: Check out this video about our newest exhibit at the nature center.

Interactive donor board: We will have a new interactive donor board set up at the nature center this summer. Learn about our wonderful donors and also about all the great things happening with the conservation board on our touchscreen kiosk.

Summer schedule: Our areas are gearing up for summer. The Abbie Gardner Museum & Cabin opens Saturday, May 25, and will be open through Labor Day noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The Dickinson County Nature Center also opens May 25 for its summer hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Labor Day weekend.

The Westport Schoolhouse will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday June 11-Aug. 31.

Nature Tots: An additional Nature Tots session will be added through the summer, 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month June-August, in addition to the regular 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. sessions.

If you’re planning on volunteering at the nature center this summer, please plan to attend a volunteer training session: Nature center volunteers — 9 a.m. May 22 or 10:30 a.m. May 23 or Westport Schoolhouse volunteers 10:30 a.m. May 22 or 9 a.m. May 23.

The next Volunteer Appreciation Day will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 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:

kroth@co.dickinson.ia.us

Office: 712-336-6352

Cell: 712-339-1153