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

A Valentine’s Day cake and a heart-shaped chocolates guessing game — we started off the month of love with plenty of sweet treats.

Abbie Gardner exhibit: Check out Native American and pioneer items from the Abbie Gardner Cabin & Museum on display in the Dickinson County Nature Center library through April, a part of Iowa History month in March! Read part of Abbie’s story here.

Registration opens: No School Day camp registration is now open, and summer camp registration opens March 1.

Wingspan exhibit: A new wingspan exhibit is under construction on the main level of the nature center.

Volunteer opportunities: Don’t forget to attend nature center annual training and Pollinator Paradise training 9 a.m. March 26, 27, 30 or 31. We will be adding additional volunteers in the coming months, so please bring a friend who is interested in helping us out!

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be hosting a coffee during the next Volunteer Appreciation Day 10 a.m. Monday, March 2. We hope to recruit new volunteers for the nature center during this time, and we’d love to have all our current volunteers come join us as well!

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