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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 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 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 aloving@eicc.edu

Upcoming Events

Marsh Madness Trivia Night

Marsh Madness Trivia Night

Mar 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 6:00pm

Reserve your table for our Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, March 10 at CASI – Center for Active Seniors, Inc. in Davenport. Doors will open at 6 p.m....

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program

Mar 30, 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,...

Spring Celebration and Eco Egg Hunt

Spring Celebration and Eco Egg Hunt

Mar 31, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

UPDATE: Originally scheduled for March 24, this event has been moved to Saturday, March 31. Celebrate spring at Nahant Marsh! Children ages 3-12 can...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Apr 6, 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...

Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training

Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training

Apr 7, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm

Do you like butterflies? If so, this workshop is for you. The Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN) is a citizen science project coordinated by Reiman...

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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.