Hours: The Education Center is open Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-Noon. There is no fee to visit the Education Center, but donations are appreciated. 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.
Nahant Marsh Education Center through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges offers a wide variety of environmental education programming for:
Nahant Marsh is home to over 150 species of birds; more than 400 species of plants; and a wide variety of mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, including several rare and endangered species The trails, dock, and bird blind at Nahant Marsh allow you to experience different habitats including:
Nahant Marsh is a great place to explore wildlife and learn about the flora that once covered much of the landscape in Iowa. As a preserve, we allow low-impact recreation activities such as:
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