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Field Trips & Tours

Your wetland adventure begins here!

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 offered a focus on wetlands, local wildlife and plants, stewardship, and conservation.
  • Fees – $6 per child. No fee for teachers and/or adult chaperones.
  • Field Trips are conducted Tuesday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. and by appointment on Saturdays. 
  • Please carefully review the Field Trip Planning Guide. It contains important information and a list of education programs.
  • Consider scheduling an outreach program. Refer to the guide for a list of programs suitable for the classroom.
  • 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 only for 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 for field trips, outreach, and busing fees. Please complete the Scholarship Application and send to Amy Loving at

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
6:30 am - 9:00 am
Birding Tours
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wildflower Walks
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Conservation and Hunting in the US | Breakfast Nature Club
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nature Hike
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa

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