Field Trips & Tours

Your nature adventure begins here!

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Nahant Marsh Education Center, through the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, offers a wide variety of environmental education programming for people of all ages.

Fields trips or private tours can be tailored for K-12, homeschool groups, camps, church groups, garden clubs, families, and more!

Please contact Amy Loving, Education Coordinator at or 563-336-3373 to schedule a visit.

Field Trips are designed to engage youth in hands-on learning about the natural world. The programs focus on wetlands, local wildlife and plants, stewardship, and conservation.

  • Fees – $6 per child. No fee for teachers and/or adult chaperones. Scholarships are available.
  • Field Trips are conducted Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • School field trips are typically scheduled in April/May and in September/October. Dates fill quickly and are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Please carefully review the Field Trip Planning Guide. It contains important information and a list of education programs.
  • Classroom Programs are a great option for extended learning in the classroom, preschool facilities and after-school programs and are identified with an asterisk in the Field Trip Planning Guide.
  • Click here to schedule a visit with your class or group!

Tours are designed to engage visitors with a brief, but engaging and informative visit. The tours are an excellent choice for adult groups and clubs.

  • Tours of Nahant Marsh are conducted Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00am-4:00 pm and Saturday between the hours of 9:00 am-Noon. After hour tours are by appointment with an additional fee.
  • Tours are typically 60 – 90 minutes and can include a presentation on the history of Nahant Marsh, nature hike, and a viewing of “Resurrecting the Wetlands: The Story of Nahant Marsh“.

Scholarships are available to schools for field trips, outreach, and bus fees. Send completed applications to Amy,

Field Trip Scholarship Application
Bus Scholarship Application

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Additional Resources: Online Games and Activities

ISU Wildlife Publications

Project Learning Tree

Cornell’s Citizen Science Central

Center for Environmental Education

Environmental Protection Agency

Iowa DNR

Kid Wings (virtual owl pellet dissection)



EPA Environmental Kids Club

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.


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Nahant Marsh

4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport, IA 52802