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Decorate a Nature Tree Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Decorate a Nature Tree at the Prairie Heritage Center Winter will be here soon.  In this time of giving, it is also a good time to think about the creatures outdoors.  In this family friendly program, participants will create two decorations to place outdoors for wildlife – one to take home and one to decorate a tree near the center.  This event will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.n.  Bring appropriate clothes

Nature Crafts Day at the Prairie Heritage Center

Join us for Nature Crafts Day on Sunday, November 12th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit by creating crafts made from natural items.  “Nature Crafts” provides an enjoyable afternoon for people of all ages.  The recipe for these holiday decorations includes a few nature items, a little creativity, some glue and sparkles.  You bring the enthusiasm and we’ll provide the rest!

Women’s Night Out at the Dog Creek Bin Cabins

Fall has arrived and with it comes crisp evenings and stunning sunrises.  Women looking for a special time with friends are going to enjoy the “Women’s Night Out” sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17th and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18th.  Throughout the time together, ladies will take part in Dutch Oven cooking, a night hike, crafts, astronomy, birding and more. The adventure will be held

Native Games Day

Come out to the Prairie Heritage Center and enjoy Native Games Day on October 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.! Celebrate International Archaeology Day by learning about some games from the past. This will be a hands-on event which engages participants in playing a wide variety of games.  Try your luck with games of chance.  Test your senses with observation tests. Hone your skills with active games.  This event will include activities appropriate for people of all ages.

Creative Spirits – Fall Forest Painting Event

Gather your friends and join us for a fun night of painting presented by Creative Spirits Okoboji on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m.  Creative Spirits provides all of the supplies for each participant to complete an acrylic painting with the guidance of their artist.  Cost is $35.00 per person, and registration must be completed with Creative Spirits via phone at (712) 336-8186 or online at  There will also be a brief presentation about the Prairie Heritage Center’s bison

Tom Milligan Presents “A Visit With Ding Darling”

Learn about the “ART” of conservation! Tom Milligan will present “A Visit with Ding Darling.”  Tom, an Iowa actor, will reenact a visit from Jay “Ding” Darling as he shares Ding’s story beginning with his early years in Sioux City through his career with the Des Moines Register as a cartoonist, to the creation of the Duck Stamp and the National Wildlife Federation.  Ding was known by most to be one of the most important members of the modern conservation

Hi, my name is TATONKA!

Hi, my name is TATONKA! Thank you all for joining us at the Bison Burger Picnic & Lawn Concert last week, and for voting on a name for this little guy!  He is now just over a month old and doing great!!  Be sure you watch for him out in the pasture the next time that you’re out visiting the Prairie Heritage Center.

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