Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programs will have limited numbers. We will try to keep this page and social media updated, but please e-mail naturecenter@dickinsoncountyiowa.govcreate new email to check the status of any program you are unsure about.



2021 program schedule

Special events

Spirit Lake Massacre caravan tour
9 a.m. June 3
10 a.m. June 5

Visit sites from the Spirit Lake Massacre. Maximum of five cars per tour, so call 712-336-6352 to pre-register.

Dee's Bee & Butterfly Festival
Sept. 3

Dickinson County Conservation's largest event of the year celebrates pollinators with butterfly tagging, crafts, activities, entertainment and more!

Howlin' Halloween
Oct. 29

Bring the kids to the nature center for holiday fun and trick or treating inside!

Summer camps
Nature Tots
Nature Explorers
Nature Playdate
Family Nature Night
Adult Kayaking
Birding on the Green
No School Day Camps
Stories, Songs & Games at Westport Schoolhouse
Storytime with a Naturalist


  1. Cyndee Dather on May 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Please register my grandson Kellen Proctor, who is 2 1/2 for 10:30 AM. The following dates for Nature Tots:
    – June 14
    – July 12
    – Aug 9
    – Sept 13
    – Oct 11
    – Nov 8
    – Dec 13
    Thanks Cyndee Dather

    • kiley on May 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Please call 712-336-6352 to register. We will put you on the June and July list. The August date is full, so we will need your phone number to put you on the waiting list. As of right now we are only taking reservations through August. Thank you!