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      Halloween Hike   Belgian Waffle Breakfast    Basket Workshop 

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board provides recreational and educational experiences that are accessible to the public and initiates programs designed to protect and enhance the natural and cultural resources of Palo Alto County.  We believe that the conservation of our natural resources tomorrow depends upon the education of our citizens today.  Naturalist, Miriam Patton conducts programs to teach and encourage children and adults to explore the natural world and experience nature first-hand.  Take advantage of the free summer weekend programs at the nature center. Programs are also provided for civic and youth groups and the general public.  Be a part of the excitement during May with our spectacular Wings and Wetlands event.  Our prairies, marshes, lakes and river will keep you coming back for more.

Weekend Programs: 

Date: Time Program PDF Flyer
Saturday, July 24, 2004 4:00 pm Nature Crafts NA
Sunday, July 25, 2004 1:30 pm Water Fun NA

Nature Crafts
We will be making nature crafts at the Palo Alto County Fair.  Stop at the Palo Alto Conservation fair booth (in the north exhibit building). 

Water Fun
We will be using the stream table and doing other water quality fun at the Lost Island Nature Center. 

Calendar of Events: 

Date: Time Program PDF Flyer
August 1-3, 2004 Varies Basket Workshop Flyer
October 26, 2004 6:30 pm Halloween Hike NA
October 31, 2004 8 am to 11 am Belgian Waffle Breakfast NA

Basket Workshop - Flyer
Join us for a basket weaving good time.  Your choice of making a Farmers Basket, Magazine Basket, an Egg Basket or a small Willow Chair.  Check out the flyer and sign up today as classes are limited. 

Halloween Hike
Do not miss our 17th Annual Halloween Hike.  We will be hiking the trail with 12 different characters to enlighten your walk with a short story.  Hike takes about 40 minutes.  Hot chocolate and cookies available after your hike at the nature center basement.  Registration is required.  Call 712-837-4866.  See flyer for more details.

Belgian Waffle Breakfast:
Join us for our Belgian waffle fundraiser at the VFW in Emmetsburg.  This is an annual fundraising event to raise money for our educational programs and events.  

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