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Opening Night – Diatom Exhibit (PLAC)

June 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Celebrating 60 Years of Diatoms at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory:

In 1963, Lakeside Laboratory became a front-runner in diatom research. Microscopic algae made of glass, diatoms tell us the history of aquatic ecosystems while providing up to 30% of the air we breathe. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of this world-renowned course, we invite you to step into the shoes of a diatomist. What story can you find within the glass walls of these microscopic time capsules?

Join us this Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Diatom Exhibit at Pearson Lakes Art Center. Get a close-up on local microscopic, single-celled algae, and learn about their importance for health, food chains, and ecosystems! These intricate glass organisms beautifully reflect one of our favorite artists – Mother Nature!
Can’t make the open house? Don’t worry! The exhibit will be open until July 27th, 2023!


June 15, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Pearson Lakes Art Center
2201 U. S. Hwy 71
Okoboji, IA 51355 United States
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