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EICC Conservation Tech Program

Conservation Technology is a 2-year degree program offered by Muscatine Community College that prepares you for success in a number of conservation-based careers. With growing interest in the environment  a lack of comparable programs locally, and with the potential for job growth in this area, the time is right to start this program.

Students with a background in Conservation can pursue careers as:IMG_1600

  • Conservation Scientists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Conservation Technicians
  • Foresters
  • Naturalists/Environmental Educators                                                                        
  • Outdoor Recreation Technicians
  • Fishery Technicians
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • Botanists
  • Soil Conservationists
  • Watershed Coordinators

The program is administered through MCC, but the majority of the courses are offered at Nahant Marsh Education Center. Nahant is an excellent place for this program because it is centrally located and there is direct access to the Mississippi River. Our partnerships with various local organizations will give students the opportunity for a wide array of experiences.

Click here for more information on the Conservation Technology A.S. Degree.

For current students, consider conducting a research project at Nahant Marsh.

Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Introduction

Beekeeping Introduction

Feb 22, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive,...

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program

Feb 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Nahant Marsh Education Center provides a monthly program specifically geared towards homeschooled children grades K-9th. Each program includes a lesson,...

Invasive Species Workshop

Invasive Species Workshop

Mar 1, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm

Invasive species threaten farms, preserves, parks, and even our backyards. In this workshop, experts share the latest tools and research and showcase how...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Mar 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

Learn the secret life of Iowa's wildlife during this monthly class at Nahant Marsh. Each month we will explore the characteristics and adaptations of a...

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Mar 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

DCIM100MEDIA Join a Naturalist for a guided hike along the trails at the Marsh....

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Hours

The Education Center is open
M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.- Noon
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.