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What We Do

Nahant Marsh Education Center, through the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, offers a wide variety of environmental education programming for people of all ages. Educational programs are conducted both on and off-site and provide programming that focuses on midwest ecosystems, conservation, and stewardship. 

If you are interested in pursuing a career in conservation, there are local degree programs available. For information about the Conservation Technology A.A. degree, click here. For information about the EICC/WIU-QC Natural Resources Management Track, click here.

Research projects are conducted year round and guide our management practices. Ongoing projects include water quality testing, turtle population monitoring, and avian population studies.  

If you are interested in a research internship, click here


Wetlands are a vital part of our ecosystems. They filter pollutants, reduce sedimentation, reduce flow, and provide habitat. Nahant Marsh is protected a natural area and our management practices strive to maintain the health and diversity of the preserve. 

For more information about how we manage Nahant Marsh, click here

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Homeschool Program
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Spring Cleanup
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Spring Wild Greens
Nahant Marsh Education Center, Davenport Iowa
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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.