Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programs are cancelled for the foreseeable future. We will try to keep this page and social media updated, but please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to check the status of any program you are unsure about.
2020 program schedule
Earth Day Celebration - Join us on Facebook Live
Online question-and-answer with our naturalists!
Warbler Walk - CANCELLED
8 a.m. May 9
Part of the regional Wings & Wetlands Weekend, the annual Warbler Walk meets at the Marble Lake boat ramp and goes through Kettleson Hogsback to see migrating warbler species.
Spirit Lake Massacre caravan tour - CANCELLED
10 a.m. June 9 or 13
Visit sites from the Spirit Lake Massacre. Maximum of five cars per tour, so call 712-336-6352 to pre-register.
10-Year Anniversary Celebration - CANCELLED
10 a.m.-noon June 27
The Dickinson County Nature Center opened in June 2010. Celebrate 10 years of success and growth!
Dee's Bee & Butterfly Festival
4-8 p.m. Sept. 4
Dickinson County Conservation's largest event of the year celebrates pollinators with butterfly tagging, crafts, activities, entertainment and more!
Family Glow Walk
6:30 p.m. Oct. 3
A partnership with the Pearson Lakes Art Center and Bedell Family YMCA, the Family Glow Walk takes you on the paved trails outside the nature center and through a glowing room inside.
Run the Bend 5K
11 a.m. Oct. 17
Go on a cross country run through Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area. Register online prior to the event or the day of.
4 p.m. Oct. 30
Bring the kids to the nature center for holiday fun and trick or treating inside!