Explore Science: Earth & Space is the new exhibit at the Prairie Heritage Center. This exhibit is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. It is an opportunity to connect with current NASA science research and explore Earth and science phenomena. The temporary exhibit is located in the lower level of the Prairie Heritage Center. It includes hands-on activities, interactive displays and informative materials. There
It is hard to believe that summer will soon be here! The behind the scenes work as begun in our office and maintenance shop. Our staff are getting ready to greet campers and welcome them to the O’Brien County Park system. Remember that cabin reservations can be made one calendar year in advance. Weekends tend to fill up quickly. Plan ahead to book your stay with us. Camping coupon books are available from the park rangers and also from the
Youths ages 11 through 15 can experience an outdoor adventure sponsored by the O’Brien County Conservation Board and the O’Brien County Pheasants Forever at the Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center and Dog Creek Park. Monday, July 29 will include learning activities about hunting, trapping, bird identification, and dog training. The events will extend into the evening with lessons on Dutch Oven cooking, water recreation, night tracking and astronomy. Youth will stay overnight in the grain bin cabins at Dog
Spring weather is here! The longer days and warmer temperatures put people in the mood to start an exercise routine. This is a great time to look ahead for fun activities to take part in throughout the year. In August, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a Bison Stampede Trail Run. Mark your calendar for this 5K event on Saturday, August 10. Walk or run through the beautiful prairie! Bison Stampede 5K Trail Run Saturday, August 10, 2019
The “Towering Trees” program scheduled to take place on March 14 at the Sanborn library has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. The Sutherland library “Towering Trees” program has been moved to Thursday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Take a night hike to look at spring time constellations. Hear about some of the heroes of the sky. This event will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on March 26 at 8:00 p.m.
During this installment of the Nature’s Art series, participants will make some easy kites and then set them sailing on the wind! Join the fun at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the International Day of Forests with a hike through the woods at Mill Creek Park. Join us Thursday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m. to explore what’s happening in the spring!
Strap on your snowshoes or boots – depending on the ground cover – and enjoy a stroll through the crisp winter evening air. The O’Brien County Conservation Board is holding a Full Moon Hike on Tuesday, February 19. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center at 6:30 p.m. for a hike along the path. The full moon should be rising, stars should be crisp in the dark sky, and often the sounds of coyotes and owls fill the air. Dress in
The natural world is filled with color, shape, and design. In 2019, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a monthly Nature’s Art series to engage people of all ages in looking at nature through an artistic lens. The next program in the series is “Icy Art” which will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, February 9. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. Participants will create two different types of projects to take home. Capture the