Toddler Tales Program

book iconBring your little one to learn about nature through stories, crafts, and outdoor adventures.

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Homeschool Program

boot iconNature-based lessons for grades K-9 are offered monthly onsite or as scheduled.

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Adult Education

earth iconNahant Marsh offers a variety of classes and workshops for the adult learner.

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Nahant Honored with 2017 Eddy Award

2017 EDDY AwardNahant Marsh is honored to receive a 2017 Eddy Award for Stewardship for our building addition made with sustainable and salvaged materials. Come visit our expanded Education Center Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Give Through Birdies for Charity

Birdies for Charity LogoMaximize your gift to Nahant Marsh by donating through Birdies for Charity. To participate, pick up a pledge form at the Education Center or email to have one mailed to you.

The Birdies for Charity website now allows you to donate online! Click here to search for Nahant Marsh. Our ID number is 1940. If you are wanting to make a per-birdie pledge, you must do that with a form- the Birdies for Charity online donation system only takes flat donations.

Please return pledges and forms to Nahant Marsh by July 3.

Welcome to Nahant Marsh

Nahant Marsh is a 265-acre preserve nestled in southwest Davenport. It is part of a 513-acre wetland complex that is bordered by the Mississippi River, Interstate 280, and Highway 22.

Hours: The Education Center is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.

Get discounted program fees! Show your support for Nahant Marsh by becoming a member. Click for details

Nahant Marsh

LogoThe mission of Nahant Marsh Education Center is to protect, enhance, and restore the Marsh through education, research, and conservation. Our vision is to foster wonder, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world.


Alcoa • ATEEC • City of Davenport • Davenport Community Schools • Eastern Iowa Community Colleges • Figge Art Museum • General Asphalt • KJWW • Linwood Mining & Minerals • Scott County • St. Ambrose University • TransCanada • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service • Wapsi Environmental Education Center • Western Illinois University Quad Cities • WVIK

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Nahant Marsh

4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport, IA 52802