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Family Saturday Programs

Grab the family and explore the wonders of the outdoors at Nahant Marsh. There are so many fun, engaging and amazing things to discover at the Marsh. Together, families will learn about our local plant and animal communities through hands-on activities. This program are typically on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. To register for sessions, click on the event on our Events Calendar or call 563.336.3370.
 
 
Jan. 14- Winter Survival
Feb. 11- Owls
March 11- Ducks
April 8- Nests, Eggs, and Babies
May 13- Reptiles and Amphibians
June 10- Macro-invertebrates
July 8- Wildflowers
Aug. 12- Dragonflies and Grasshoppers
Sept. 9- Butterflies
Oct. 14- Trees and Leaves
Nov. 11- Skull Study

 

To register for sessions, click on the event on our Events Calendar or call 563.336.3370

**Activities may change due to weather, flooding, and other unforeseen events.

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Upcoming Events

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program

Jan 26, 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,...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Feb 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

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

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

Family Program: Owls

Family Program: Owls

Feb 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

In this family-friendly program, we will learn about owls. As nocturnal raptors, owls have many amazing adaptations to hunt prey at night. Learn about...

Winter Tree ID

Winter Tree ID

Feb 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Trees are fairly easy to identify when their foliage is full force, but identifying them in winter, well, that can be a bit tricky! In this class, participants...

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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.