The Kossuth County Conservation Board is working to bring the outdoors inside.
Michelle Hansburger and her crew used molds to craft the woodland plants and trees to make everything come to life. People who visit can see everything from Iowa’s forests and prairies to its wetlands.
There is also a place for kids to get a unique look at forest landscapes.
The display cost $95,000 and is something the community has worked to help support .
“We have an active foundation called the Water’s Edge Nature Center Foundation which actually formed in 2002. Their main goal is to fundraise, to help build the nature center which we did in 2007 and then to provide money for the displays,” says Kendall Stumme with Kossuth County Conservation.
There is an open house on Sunday to let people see the new display. That’s from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Nature Center north of Algona.