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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 aloving@eicc.edu or 563-336-3373 to schedule a visit.

FIELD TRIPS

  • 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 Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • 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

  • 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

Scholarships are available for field trips, outreach, and busing fees. Please contact Amy Loving at aloving@eicc.edu for information on how to qualify. 

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.