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APRIL 14, 2018 |

APRIL 14, 2018 | DISCOVER! 8 | Community At a Glance: WHAT: Earth Day Celebration Trivia Night WHERE: Dickinson County Nature Center, 2273 170th St., Okoboji WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 COST: Free CONTACT: 712-336-6352 ONLINE: dickinsoncountyconservationboard.com/nature-center Prizes Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each round, and for the overall first, second and third place teams. The grand prize is two sets of snowshoes and other goodies worth almost $400 donated by the Okoboji Expedition Company. Second place is a family game night basket with a carpet cleaning gift certificate worth up to $110 from Servpro, and third place is six gift certificates for University of Okoboji T-shirts at The Three Sons in Milford. Other prizes have been donated by: Bird Haven, Boernsen Bees, Dickinson County Conservation, Great Lakes Cinema 7, Papa Murphy’s, Rabab’s, Wal-Mart and West O. KATE HARLOW | STAFF WRITER Take a guess Nature Center hosts Earth Day trivia night April 20 Question: Who loves trivia? If you do, then the Dickinson County Nature Center is offering up a night of entertainment just for you. To celebrate Earth Day, they’ll be hosting a trivia night to test people’s knowledge about this planet we all call home. The Earth Day Celebration Trivia night will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. “Through the years, we’ve celebrated Earth Day week in a lot of different ways, and this year we’re excited to try something new with a family-friendly trivia night competition hosted in our new Pollinator Paradise addition at the nature center,” said Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator for the Dickinson County Conservation Board. Teams of two to six people can either register in advance of the Trivia Night or they can register at the event. The doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia Night will include a number of different rounds that will each feature 10 questions. The rounds will have themes such as outdoor recreation, nature photo identification, earth science, Iowa history, sound clip identification and famous environmentalists. “Our trivia night questions will feature a wide variety of topics about nature, the outdoors, science, animals, plants and so much more,” Roth said. “We think testing people’s knowledge about everything in the environment is a great way to celebrate Earth Day, because even if you don’t know the answers you’ll learn a lot and have fun participating.” But don’t worry if you aren’t an eco buff. “Even those who don’t consider themselves environmental experts or conservationists can participate,” Roth said. “We’ll have questions about camping, kayaking, hunting, fishing, birds, Native Americans, weather and so much more. Anyone can participate.” In between the trivia rounds short breaks will be held and environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman and naturalist Ashley Hansen will lead three kids challenges. The kids will be able to dress the naturalists up as bugs, participate in an animal movement relay and earn some prizes. For those kids who might lose interest in the trivia part of the night, there will be coloring pages and toys available to help keep them entertained. Adults can enjoy beer and wine from West O and Little Swan Lake Winery if they purchase a souvenir glass for $5. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each round throughout the night and to the overall top three teams after all the rounds are finished. Trivia Night will be something different for the Nature Center. “We have never done a trivia night before, and I think all the staff are excited to try something new. We’ve had a lot of fun collecting amazing prizes from generous businesses and putting together all the questions. Some of the questions might stump you, so get ready to test your brain! This will also be the first event that we hold in the new Pollinator Paradise addition to the Dickinson County Nature Center, and we’re looking forward to people getting to see this gorgeous new part of the building and hearing about our plans for the exhibits in the new addition,” Roth said. F Okoboji | Iowa

DISCOVER! | APRIL 14, 2018 | 9 published weekly Your guide to fun at the Iowa Great Lakes Make the most of D! DISCOVER! MAGAZINE SPRING Available at these locations ALTON •Casey’s ARNOLDS PARK •Boondocks Convenience Store •Casey’s •Lakes Center Mall •Smokin Jakes •Central Emporium •Maritime Museum ESTHERVILLE •Hy-Vee •Casey’s GEORGE •Pizza Ranch HARTLEY •Fiesta Foods •Consignment Shop “Pass it On” HULL •Dan’s Food Center •Pizza Ranch JACKSON, MN •Jackson Grocery Store •Jackson Liquor •Sante Crossing LARCHWOOD •Larchwood Mini-Mart LE MARS •Country Stores •Hardee’s •4 Brothers Restaurant •Hy-Vee •Bellissimo Coffe Works •Archie’s Wayside MILFORD •Okoboij Ave Liquor Store •Dairy Queen •Casey’s •Perkins Family Restaurant •Boji Junction •Buyrite •Three Sons OKOBOJI •Befell Family YMCA •Parks Marina •AmericInn •McDonalds •Casey’s •Kum N Go •Okoboji Post Office •O’Farrell Sisters Restaurant •Smith’s RV Center •Okoboji Boat Works ORANGE CITY •Taco Johns •Pizza Ranch •Hatchery Restaurant & Lounge •Subway SANBORN •Dyno’s •Pizza Ranch •Casey’s SIOUX CENTER •Sioux Centre Mall •Pizza Ranch •Taco Johns •Hardee’s •Subway SHELDON •Hy-Vee •Sheldon Holiday Inn Express •Sheldon Plaza •Fareway •Langer’s •Cook’s Cafe •Mi Casa Restaurant •Los Tulipanes •Casey’s •Hardee’s •Subway •Taco John’s •Iowa Information ROCK VALLEY •Conoco Pump ’N Pak •Pizza Ranch •Cedar Rock Grill ROCK RAPIDS •Sunshine Foods •Todds •Popkes Car Care SIBLEY •Pizza Ranch •Cooperative Energy SPENCER •Hy-Vee •Dyno’s •Super 8 Motel •McDonalds •Southpark Mall •Sports Page •Burger King •Econolodge •American Classic Cafe •Art’s on Grand WEST OKOBOJI •Schucks •WestO Beer •Village West •Cutty’s •Northland Inn •Vick’s Corner SPIRIT LAKE •Ramada Inn •Furniture Outlet •Pizza Ranch •Shamrock Inn •Fisherman’s Factory Outlet Kum N Go •Spirit Lake Mall •Remington’s •Casey’s •Jennings Texaco •Dynos •Fareway •Spirit Lake Chamber •Hoien Realty •Sportsman •Hill Avenue Book Store •Gingham Inn •Anglers Bay •Kaebels Trading Post •Sandbar Beach •Pioneer Beach Resort •Hey Good •Cookies •Hy-Vee •Super 8 Motel •Bomgaars •Dowden-Hinn •Lakes Art Center

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