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 & 2022 program schedule

Special events

Howlin' Halloween
Oct. 29

Bring the kids to the Nature Center for our Howlin' Halloween event! Activities include dissecting owl pellets, a craft, and a treat to enjoy. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume. Join us at 3:30 p.m. for a hootin' good time! Please call 712-336-6352 to pre-register for this event.

2022 Schedule of Special Events

Weed Warriors: June 11th at 11:30 a.m.

Bee and Butterfly Festival: September 2nd from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Seed Collecting Program: October 8th at 11:30 a.m.


Nature Tots
Family Nature Night
Nature Explorers
Birding on the Green
No School Day Camps
Storytime with a Naturalist
Kenue Coffee Hour
Homeschool Ed-Ventures


  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!