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Upcoming Conservation Programs


January 23, 2020

The O'Brien County Conservation Board is offering people of all ages the opportunity to "Emerse in Nature – Spend Time Outdoors." This 2020 outdoor series will offer a monthly experience for people to connect with natural spaces around them. The programs will involve only as much physical activity as each person wishes to expend. The events will provide a block of time for participants to connect with the natural world around them.

The first in the series is called "Take a Closer Look." It will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center at 4931 Yellow Ave, Peterson. The presentation will begin indoors with an overview of what to expect as one slows down to really observe nature. Dress or bring appropriate clothing for heading outdoors. Snowshoes will be provided, if you wish. Bring a camera or sketch materials.

In 2020, the O'Brien County Conservation Board is holding a series of programs each month to get you thinking about what is going on above your head! "What's Up" kicks off on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. with a "Focus on Planets ... and Stars."

The STAR LAB portable planetarium will be set up in the conference room of the Prairie Heritage Center. Bring your family to the center to enjoy a spin through our solar system, learning about Earth and its neighboring planets. There will also be a chance to learn about some of the constellation star patterns observed in our winter sky.

After the planetarium experience, participants are invited to head outdoors to observe the night sky. What's up in January? The planets and stars are!

For more information, contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200.


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