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Nahant Marsh Education Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education agency. As such, many services provided by Nahant Marsh rely heavily on donations from generous folks like you! Your donations are tax deductible. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send a check to:

Nahant Marsh Education Center
4220 Wapello Ave
Davenport, IA 52802

You may also donate securely online with your credit card via PayPal by clicking on the green links below.

General Donation

Donate to help with what we see as our greatest need at Nahant Marsh.

Education and Research

Donate to help fund educational programming, research, and internships at Nahant Marsh.

Natural Resource

Donate to help restore, enhance, and protect the ecosystems at Nahant Marsh, and the plants and animals that make the Marsh their home.

Animal Care

Donate to assist with costs for veterinary visits and general care for the captive educational animals at Nahant Marsh. You may also consider purchasing items off of our Amazon Wishlist.

Donate to help restore, enhance, and protect the ecosystems at Nahant Marsh, and the plants and animals that make the Marsh their home.

Personalized Education Center Patio Paver

$100 donation to personalize a patio paver at the Nahant Marsh Education Center.

Supplies & Tools

Donations are also needed in the form of supplies and tools (craft supplies, garden tools, tractor, etc.). Please email nahantmarsh@eicc.edu to arrange to drop off donation items.

Below is a general list of supplies and tools needed, if you have something not on the list you think we could use please let us know what you have! 🙂

Education Needs

  • Animal furs (needed – badger, bison, mountain lion, opossum, elk)
  • Animal Mounts (native to the Midwest)
  • Fossil collection (native to the Midwest)
  • Butterfly Collection (native to the Midwest)
  • Insect Collection (native to the Midwest)

Natural Resources/Research Needs

  • Hand shears and lopping shears
  • 2 Gas-powered Hedge Trimmers
  • Batteries AA and C (for GPS devices & Trail Cameras)
  • SD memory cards (for Trail Cameras)
  • Trail Cameras
  • 4WD Gator
  • Trailer
  • Land/Property
  • Snow blower
  • Water backpack sprayers (for prescribed burns)
  • Stihl Weed Eater
  • Gordon’s Brush Killer Herbicide
  • Garlon 4 Herbicide
  • Fuel cards (for gas/diesel to run equipment)

Animal Care Needs

  • Husbandry/other needs
    • Zoo Med aspen snake bedding
    • Zoo Med repti sand scooper
  • General Maintenance Needs
    • Light Bulbs
      • Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Lamp 75W
      • Zoo Med Reptituff splash proof halogen lamp 50W UVA/UVB
      • Exo Terra Repti-Glo 5.0 Compact Fluorescent Tropical Terrarium Lamp, 26-Watt UVA/UVB
    • Filters
      • Zoo Med Carbon Bag for 501 Turtle filter

Office Needs

  • 8.5″ x 11″ Card Stock (white and colored)
  • Tape (scotch, duct, masking and packing tape)
  • Manila envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Staples

Miscellaneous Needs

  • Cleaning supplies (bathroom cleaner, Windex, etc.)
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins

Thank you for your continued support of Nahant Marsh Education Center!

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.