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Chamber Golf Outing
8/14/2020
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Events in the next 30 days...
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6/10/2020
 -7/24/2020
Summer Library Program (digital & pick-up activities)

Osage Public Summer Library Program for kids age 4 to 12 years old has
started!

ReadSquared (digital program)
http://osagelibraryia.readsquared.com/

Sign-up and enjoy the fun activities ... there are digital activities and
also weekly kits that can be picked up at the library drive-up window!

Earn points by reading and completing fun missions.

ALSO, with each level you reach through earning points, your name will go
into a drawing for weekly prizes and the grand prizes at end of program!

For more information contact Tracy at the library, 641-732-3323 (Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
or visit our Facebook page: Osage Library  (Iowa)
*Like and share our information on Facebook and enter a chance to win a
gift certificate to a local business!

more info...
7/15/2020
Discovery Day Camps - To Go! [Entering 1st & 2nd Grade]

To ensure the safety of camp participants and MCCB staff, while still providing environmental education opportunities, we have decided to modify this year's Discovery Day Camps.

Camps will still require pre-registration, but we will not be hosting a regular in-person "camp" at the Nature Center.

Each week, your registered student will receive a themed activity packet filled with various items to help them discover more about nature. These items can include activity sheets, outdoor gear, and nature-discovery tools that will be yours to keep.

At the start time of "camp", there may be a pre-recorded instructional video available online and/or a hands-off outdoor group activity introducing the week's theme or demonstrating some of the packet activities. This group activity will take place outside of the Milton R. Owen Nature Center for those registered and available to attend. All current social distancing recommendations will still be maintained during the demonstration.

Packets will be available for pickup all day during office hours on your child's camp day, but in-person demonstration will only take place at the start of "camp" time.

Age/Grade ranges are based on the 2020-2021 school year.

All of the following camps require pre-registration. Registration fees cover cost of activity materials.

Packets will be available for pick-up at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center in a labeled tote located by the door.

Registration due by Wednesday, June 24th!

Please call, email, visit our Facebook Page, or www.mycountyparks.com to register.

Wednesdays in July
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Students going into 1st and 2nd Grade
Limit of 25
$10 per student

July 1st – “Pond Play”

July 8th — "For the Birds"

July 15th - "Insect-igations"

July 22nd - "Because of a Seed"

Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe & Jessica Malecek
Naturalist & Naturalist Intern
Mitchell County Conservation Board
1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, IA 50461
Office: (641) 732-5204
Chelsea's Cell: (641) 330-0765
Jessica's Cell: (641 832-0391
Email: chelsea@osage.net

more info...
7/15/2020
Discovery Day Camps - To Go! [Entering 3rd & 4th Grade]

To ensure the safety of camp participants and MCCB staff, while still providing environmental education opportunities, we have decided to modify this year's Discovery Day Camps.

Camps will still require pre-registration, but we will not be hosting a regular in-person "camp" at the Nature Center.

Each week, your registered student will receive a themed activity packet filled with various items to help them discover more about nature. These items can include activity sheets, outdoor gear, and nature-discovery tools that will be yours to keep.

At the start time of "camp", there may be a pre-recorded instructional video available online and/or a hands-off outdoor group activity introducing the week's theme or demonstrating some of the packet activities. This group activity will take place outside of the Milton R. Owen Nature Center for those registered and available to attend. All current social distancing recommendations will still be maintained during the demonstration.

Packets will be available for pickup all day during office hours on your child's camp day, but in-person demonstration will only take place at the start of "camp" time.

Age/Grade ranges are based on the 2020-2021 school year.

All of the following camps require pre-registration. Registration fees cover cost of activity materials.

Packets will be available for pick-up at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center in a labeled tote located by the door.

Registration due by Wednesday, June 24th!

Please call, email, or visit our Facebook Page to register.

Wednesdays in July
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Students going into 3rd & 4th Grade
Limit of 25
$10 per student

July 1st – “Track That Scat!”

July 8th — "Soil Safari"

July 15th - "Fire-making"

July 22nd - "Sky's the Limit!"

Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe & Jessica Malecek
Naturalist & Naturalist Intern
Mitchell County Conservation Board
1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, IA 50461
Office: (641) 732-5204
Chelsea's Cell: (641) 330-0765
Jessica's Cell: (641 832-0391
Email: chelsea@osage.net

more info...
7/16/2020
Discovery Day Camps - To Go! [Entering 5th & 6th Grade]

To ensure the safety of camp participants and MCCB staff, while still providing environmental education opportunities, we have decided to modify this year's Discovery Day Camps.

Camps will still require pre-registration, but we will not be hosting a regular in-person "camp" at the Nature Center.

Each week, your registered student will receive a themed activity packet filled with various items to help them discover more about nature. These items can include activity sheets, outdoor gear, and nature-discovery tools that will be yours to keep.

At the start time of "camp", there may be a pre-recorded instructional video available online and/or a hands-off outdoor group activity introducing the week's theme or demonstrating some of the packet activities. This group activity will take place outside of the Milton R. Owen Nature Center for those registered and available to attend. All current social distancing recommendations will still be maintained during the demonstration.

Packets will be available for pickup all day during office hours on your child's camp day, but in-person demonstration will only take place at the start of "camp" time.

Age/Grade ranges are based on the 2020-2021 school year.

All of the following camps require pre-registration. Registration fees cover cost of activity materials.

Packets will be available for pick-up at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center in a labeled tote located by the door.

Registration due by Wednesday, June 24th!

Please call, email, visit our Facebook Page, or www.mycountyparks.com to register.

Thursdays in July
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Students going into 5th & 6th Grade
Limit of 25
$20 per student

July 2nd – “Woodland Wonders”

July 9th — "Fishing Fun"

July 16th - "Flex your Mussels"
Mussels and Shells

July 23rd - "Snares & Trapping 101"

Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe & Jessica Malecek
Naturalist & Naturalist Intern
Mitchell County Conservation Board
1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, IA 50461
Office: (641) 732-5204
Chelsea's Cell: (641) 330-0765
Jessica's Cell: (641 832-0391
Email: chelsea@osage.net

more info...
7/16/2020
Downtown Osage Farmers Market


more info...
7/17/2020
Photo Scavenger Hunt

Even though the Nature Center is closed, and Naturalist Chelsea is unable to visit students at school and at the county care facilities (she's working on some online program access ideas!), we want to encourage you to get outside and explore! Our wildlife areas, river and trout stream accesses, and trails are OPEN, and a great way to get some healthful fresh air and sunshine while still practicing safe "social distancing".
We are thinking of doing a "Photo Checklist" of these outdoor activities, entering you for a prize from MCCB at the end of the year! Make a copy of the list, and send us selfies/photos of you and your family enjoying these outdoor experiences - bonus points if they are with or from MCCB activities and areas! We'll keep track of them in and award mini-prizes to participants Monthly!

Photo Checklist:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A_QB6zdI0HEMfdCd0y8ytojRdjQ2FBiP

To brighten the current mood, and maybe get a head start on your checklist, send us your best outdoor photos to share on Facebook and Instagram that you have taken since Jan 1, 2020.
Photos may be sent via Facebook Messenger or emailed to chelsea@osage.net.

7/22/2020
Discovery Day Camps - To Go! [Entering 1st & 2nd Grade]

To ensure the safety of camp participants and MCCB staff, while still providing environmental education opportunities, we have decided to modify this year's Discovery Day Camps.

Camps will still require pre-registration, but we will not be hosting a regular in-person "camp" at the Nature Center.

Each week, your registered student will receive a themed activity packet filled with various items to help them discover more about nature. These items can include activity sheets, outdoor gear, and nature-discovery tools that will be yours to keep.

At the start time of "camp", there may be a pre-recorded instructional video available online and/or a hands-off outdoor group activity introducing the week's theme or demonstrating some of the packet activities. This group activity will take place outside of the Milton R. Owen Nature Center for those registered and available to attend. All current social distancing recommendations will still be maintained during the demonstration.

Packets will be available for pickup all day during office hours on your child's camp day, but in-person demonstration will only take place at the start of "camp" time.

Age/Grade ranges are based on the 2020-2021 school year.

All of the following camps require pre-registration. Registration fees cover cost of activity materials.

Packets will be available for pick-up at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center in a labeled tote located by the door.

Registration due by Wednesday, June 24th!

Please call, email, visit our Facebook Page, or www.mycountyparks.com to register.

Wednesdays in July
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Students going into 1st and 2nd Grade
Limit of 25
$10 per student

July 1st – “Pond Play”

July 8th — "For the Birds"

July 15th - "Insect-igations"

July 22nd - "Because of a Seed"

Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe & Jessica Malecek
Naturalist & Naturalist Intern
Mitchell County Conservation Board
1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, IA 50461
Office: (641) 732-5204
Chelsea's Cell: (641) 330-0765
Jessica's Cell: (641 832-0391
Email: chelsea@osage.net

more info...
7/22/2020
Discovery Day Camps - To Go! [Entering 3rd & 4th Grade]

To ensure the safety of camp participants and MCCB staff, while still providing environmental education opportunities, we have decided to modify this year's Discovery Day Camps.

Camps will still require pre-registration, but we will not be hosting a regular in-person "camp" at the Nature Center.

Each week, your registered student will receive a themed activity packet filled with various items to help them discover more about nature. These items can include activity sheets, outdoor gear, and nature-discovery tools that will be yours to keep.

At the start time of "camp", there may be a pre-recorded instructional video available online and/or a hands-off outdoor group activity introducing the week's theme or demonstrating some of the packet activities. This group activity will take place outside of the Milton R. Owen Nature Center for those registered and available to attend. All current social distancing recommendations will still be maintained during the demonstration.

Packets will be available for pickup all day during office hours on your child's camp day, but in-person demonstration will only take place at the start of "camp" time.

Age/Grade ranges are based on the 2020-2021 school year.

All of the following camps require pre-registration. Registration fees cover cost of activity materials.

Packets will be available for pick-up at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center in a labeled tote located by the door.

Registration due by Wednesday, June 24th!

Please call, email, or visit our Facebook Page to register.

Wednesdays in July
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Students going into 3rd & 4th Grade
Limit of 25
$10 per student

July 1st – “Track That Scat!”

July 8th — "Soil Safari"

July 15th - "Fire-making"

July 22nd - "Sky's the Limit!"

Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe & Jessica Malecek
Naturalist & Naturalist Intern
Mitchell County Conservation Board
1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, IA 50461
Office: (641) 732-5204
Chelsea's Cell: (641) 330-0765
Jessica's Cell: (641 832-0391
Email: chelsea@osage.net

more info...
7/23/2020
Discovery Day Camps - To Go! [Entering 5th & 6th Grade]

To ensure the safety of camp participants and MCCB staff, while still providing environmental education opportunities, we have decided to modify this year's Discovery Day Camps.

Camps will still require pre-registration, but we will not be hosting a regular in-person "camp" at the Nature Center.

Each week, your registered student will receive a themed activity packet filled with various items to help them discover more about nature. These items can include activity sheets, outdoor gear, and nature-discovery tools that will be yours to keep.

At the start time of "camp", there may be a pre-recorded instructional video available online and/or a hands-off outdoor group activity introducing the week's theme or demonstrating some of the packet activities. This group activity will take place outside of the Milton R. Owen Nature Center for those registered and available to attend. All current social distancing recommendations will still be maintained during the demonstration.

Packets will be available for pickup all day during office hours on your child's camp day, but in-person demonstration will only take place at the start of "camp" time.

Age/Grade ranges are based on the 2020-2021 school year.

All of the following camps require pre-registration. Registration fees cover cost of activity materials.

Packets will be available for pick-up at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center in a labeled tote located by the door.

Registration due by Wednesday, June 24th!

Please call, email, visit our Facebook Page, or www.mycountyparks.com to register.

Thursdays in July
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Students going into 5th & 6th Grade
Limit of 25
$20 per student

July 2nd – “Woodland Wonders”

July 9th — "Fishing Fun"

July 16th - "Flex your Mussels"
Mussels and Shells

July 23rd - "Snares & Trapping 101"

Chelsea Ewen Rowcliffe & Jessica Malecek
Naturalist & Naturalist Intern
Mitchell County Conservation Board
1879-3 Highway 9
Osage, IA 50461
Office: (641) 732-5204
Chelsea's Cell: (641) 330-0765
Jessica's Cell: (641 832-0391
Email: chelsea@osage.net

more info...
7/23/2020
Downtown Osage Farmers Market


more info...
7/24/2020
Photo Scavenger Hunt

Even though the Nature Center is closed, and Naturalist Chelsea is unable to visit students at school and at the county care facilities (she's working on some online program access ideas!), we want to encourage you to get outside and explore! Our wildlife areas, river and trout stream accesses, and trails are OPEN, and a great way to get some healthful fresh air and sunshine while still practicing safe "social distancing".
We are thinking of doing a "Photo Checklist" of these outdoor activities, entering you for a prize from MCCB at the end of the year! Make a copy of the list, and send us selfies/photos of you and your family enjoying these outdoor experiences - bonus points if they are with or from MCCB activities and areas! We'll keep track of them in and award mini-prizes to participants Monthly!

Photo Checklist:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A_QB6zdI0HEMfdCd0y8ytojRdjQ2FBiP

To brighten the current mood, and maybe get a head start on your checklist, send us your best outdoor photos to share on Facebook and Instagram that you have taken since Jan 1, 2020.
Photos may be sent via Facebook Messenger or emailed to chelsea@osage.net.

7/30/2020
Downtown Osage Farmers Market


more info...
7/31/2020
Photo Scavenger Hunt

Even though the Nature Center is closed, and Naturalist Chelsea is unable to visit students at school and at the county care facilities (she's working on some online program access ideas!), we want to encourage you to get outside and explore! Our wildlife areas, river and trout stream accesses, and trails are OPEN, and a great way to get some healthful fresh air and sunshine while still practicing safe "social distancing".
We are thinking of doing a "Photo Checklist" of these outdoor activities, entering you for a prize from MCCB at the end of the year! Make a copy of the list, and send us selfies/photos of you and your family enjoying these outdoor experiences - bonus points if they are with or from MCCB activities and areas! We'll keep track of them in and award mini-prizes to participants Monthly!

Photo Checklist:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A_QB6zdI0HEMfdCd0y8ytojRdjQ2FBiP

To brighten the current mood, and maybe get a head start on your checklist, send us your best outdoor photos to share on Facebook and Instagram that you have taken since Jan 1, 2020.
Photos may be sent via Facebook Messenger or emailed to chelsea@osage.net.

8/5/2020
Picnics in the Park

Families with children going into Kindergarten and younger are invited to enjoy nature through Picnics in the Park! Picnickers are asked to bring a picnic lunch, blanket, and have an adult present throughout the program. Please meet us at the specified park where we will eat lunch and have a short program and activity based on a nature-themed book. This program is FREE and there is no registration required. Please call Chelsea’s cell or visit our Facebook page for any weather updates.

August 5th — Subject TBD @ Pioneer Park, Shadow Ave. East of Osage
August 12th — Subject TBD @ New Haven Potholes, Shadow Ave. East of Osage
August 19th — Subject TBD @ Halvorson Park, St. Ansgar
August 26th — Subject TBD—Otranto Park, Otranto

Contact Chelsea or Jessica with any questions or direction needs at:
Office: (641) 732-5204
Chelsea’s Cell: (641) 330-0765
Jessica’s Cell: (641) 832-0391
Email: chelsea@osage.net

8/6/2020
Downtown Osage Farmers Market


more info...
8/7/2020
Sunshine & Sanity Virtual 5k

So you’re wanting to follow the current safety protocols, yet you are itching to compete and keep your athletic edge or you are hoping to improve your health. In either case, you need a race to train for . . . a race to give you Sunshine & Sanity.
Each month, on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of April-August, the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail is hosting a Virtual 5K Race window. This is not a group race/run, but instead an individual 5K that is tracked online! Racers will be required to download the RaceJoy App and run with their phone. The course route has been developed and mapped by the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail. Upon completion, you may submit the recorded time or simply submit “Finished It!”. Racers' times and completions will then be compiled and posted online. All competitors (timed submissions and finishers) will be entered in a monthly give-away. Prizes will be purchased at local businesses to support Iowa’s small business community. Winners will be notified by contact information provided during online race registration. Prizes will be available for pick-up during the following month’s race window. With each passing month, we hope racers become stronger, enjoy the sunshine and keep their sanity. See all rules for the Sunshine & Sanity Run in the following link, including how COVID-19 Public Health requirements are to be observed. https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Riceville/SunshineSanity

8/7/2020
Photo Scavenger Hunt

Even though the Nature Center is closed, and Naturalist Chelsea is unable to visit students at school and at the county care facilities (she's working on some online program access ideas!), we want to encourage you to get outside and explore! Our wildlife areas, river and trout stream accesses, and trails are OPEN, and a great way to get some healthful fresh air and sunshine while still practicing safe "social distancing".
We are thinking of doing a "Photo Checklist" of these outdoor activities, entering you for a prize from MCCB at the end of the year! Make a copy of the list, and send us selfies/photos of you and your family enjoying these outdoor experiences - bonus points if they are with or from MCCB activities and areas! We'll keep track of them in and award mini-prizes to participants Monthly!

Photo Checklist:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A_QB6zdI0HEMfdCd0y8ytojRdjQ2FBiP

To brighten the current mood, and maybe get a head start on your checklist, send us your best outdoor photos to share on Facebook and Instagram that you have taken since Jan 1, 2020.
Photos may be sent via Facebook Messenger or emailed to chelsea@osage.net.

8/7/2020
Friday Night Out featuring Island Fever



Join the Osage Chamber for this free event featuring live music, food vendors - and more! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy music from Island Fever! Sponsored by Mitchell County Regional Health Center & Faith Lutheran Home Assisted Living

Due to COVID-19, we will make some modifications to our event series...
Social distancing of 6 ft between families / individuals 
Masks are recommended 
Anyone 65 or older, has underlying health conditions or has been sick in the last 14 days should STAY HOME. 
Those who wish to sit during the event will need to bring their own bag chair / lawn chair, we are not able to provide seating. 
We will not be offering the bounce house this year, but we will still have some free handouts for kids (stickers, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, etc)

more info...
8/8/2020
Sunshine & Sanity Virtual 5k

So you’re wanting to follow the current safety protocols, yet you are itching to compete and keep your athletic edge or you are hoping to improve your health. In either case, you need a race to train for . . . a race to give you Sunshine & Sanity.
Each month, on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of April-August, the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail is hosting a Virtual 5K Race window. This is not a group race/run, but instead an individual 5K that is tracked online! Racers will be required to download the RaceJoy App and run with their phone. The course route has been developed and mapped by the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail. Upon completion, you may submit the recorded time or simply submit “Finished It!”. Racers' times and completions will then be compiled and posted online. All competitors (timed submissions and finishers) will be entered in a monthly give-away. Prizes will be purchased at local businesses to support Iowa’s small business community. Winners will be notified by contact information provided during online race registration. Prizes will be available for pick-up during the following month’s race window. With each passing month, we hope racers become stronger, enjoy the sunshine and keep their sanity. See all rules for the Sunshine & Sanity Run in the following link, including how COVID-19 Public Health requirements are to be observed. https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Riceville/SunshineSanity

8/9/2020
Sunshine & Sanity Virtual 5k

So you’re wanting to follow the current safety protocols, yet you are itching to compete and keep your athletic edge or you are hoping to improve your health. In either case, you need a race to train for . . . a race to give you Sunshine & Sanity.
Each month, on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of April-August, the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail is hosting a Virtual 5K Race window. This is not a group race/run, but instead an individual 5K that is tracked online! Racers will be required to download the RaceJoy App and run with their phone. The course route has been developed and mapped by the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail. Upon completion, you may submit the recorded time or simply submit “Finished It!”. Racers' times and completions will then be compiled and posted online. All competitors (timed submissions and finishers) will be entered in a monthly give-away. Prizes will be purchased at local businesses to support Iowa’s small business community. Winners will be notified by contact information provided during online race registration. Prizes will be available for pick-up during the following month’s race window. With each passing month, we hope racers become stronger, enjoy the sunshine and keep their sanity. See all rules for the Sunshine & Sanity Run in the following link, including how COVID-19 Public Health requirements are to be observed. https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Riceville/SunshineSanity