Woodbury County Conservation Calendar

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road, Sioux City, Iowa 51109

Exit 151 I-29, Take State Road 12 North for 4 miles to the Nature Center.

To register for events or for more information call 712-258-0838   Or check our website – www.woodburyparks.com

All events are free of charge unless noted.

Hours: Tues. – Sat. 9am-4:30pm; Sun. 1-4:30pm. Closed Mondays.

 

Wednesday, April 6: Summer Day Camp Early Registration begins for Woodbury County Conservation Foundation Members. For moreinformation contact camps@woodburycountyiowa.gov.To become a member go to http://woodburyparks.org/membership

 

Tuesday, April 12: Nature Tales, 10:00 a.m., Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time. We’ll hike too, weather permitting. Please pre-register by calling 712-258-0838 or email tkruid@woodburycountyiowa.gov.

 

Wednesday, April 13: Summer Day Camp General Registration OPENS. For more information contact

camps@woodburycountyiowa.gov.

 

Thursday, April 14: Live Animal Lunchtime, 4:30 p.m., Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Come and watch our live animals eat. Learn about their habitat needs and adaptations. Free!

 

Saturday, April 23: Roadside Cleanup, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, DPNC. Help the Friends of Stone Park pick up litter along Hwy 12. Meet at the parking area inside the entrance to Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Safety vests, trash bags, and gloves provided. Contact Park Ranger, Kevin Pape for more information at 712-255-4698.

 

Friday, April 29: Woodbury County Conservation Board Campgrounds open for the Season. Pressurized water systems, restrooms and park facilities at Snyder Bend Park, Little Sioux Park, Bigelow Park and Southwood Conservation Area will open for the camping season. Camping is first-come, first-served. See more at: http://woodburyparks.org/camping/

 

Saturday, April 30: Volunteer Work Day, 9:00 a.m.– Noon, DPNC. Help us spruce up the trails, gardens, Nature Playscape and grounds this spring. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. Pre-registration is appreciated so we can plan our volunteer tasks.

 

May 6-8: Camping Kickoff Weekend, Woodbury County Conservation Board campgrounds.All registered campers during this time will receive a coupon for one night of free camping to be used at a later date this summer.

 

Thursday, May 12: Live Animal Lunchtime, 4:30 p.m., Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Come and watch our live animals eat. Learn about their habitat needs and adaptations. Free!

 

Saturday, May 21: Take It Outside Expo at Scheel’s, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sioux City Scheel’s. Stop out during the day to learn about camping basics, where to camp and view demonstrations on Dutch oven cooking and camping. Door prizes and drawings will be held throughout the day, including a 2-night Cabin stay at Little Sioux Park and free camping passes at Woodbury County Conservation Board campgrounds.

 

June 3-5: Loess Hills Prairie Seminar. This is the 40th year for this educational outdoor event. View more at: http://www.nwaea.k12.ia.us/en/educators/loess_hills_prairie_seminar/

 

Sunday, June 5: Douglas Wood Concert, 2:00 p.m., Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Douglas Wood is well-known environmental musician, storyteller, and author. He is a native Sioux City boy and now lives in northern Minnesota. Doug will delight the audience with his lyrics and vivid stories. Visit his website at http://www.douglaswood.com/.

 

Thursday, June 9: Live Animal Lunchtime, 4:30 p.m., Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Come and watch our live animals eat. Learn about their habitat needs and adaptations. Free!

 

Saturday, June 25: Beginning Archery, 10 a.m. – Noon. Little Sioux Park, 2 miles SW of Correctionville, Iowa. Learn the basics of archery and how to shoot a compound bow. Meet by the Country School House. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling 712-258-0838.

 

Thursday, July 14: Live Animal Lunchtime, 4:30 p.m., Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Come and watch our live animals eat. Learn about their habitat needs and adaptations. Free!

 

Saturday, July 23: Fishing Basics, 10:00 – Noon, Southwood Conservation Area, 1 mile S of Smithland, Iowa. We’ll bring the rods & reels—you plan on having fun. All persons 16 years of age or older must have a valid Iowa Fishing License. You are welcome to bring your own bait and fishing tackle also. Meet at the parking lot by the boat ramp. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling 712-258-0838.

 


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