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What We Do

EDUCATION
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
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

 

CONSERVATION 
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

What's on My Milkweed?

What's on My Milkweed?

Jun 19, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Monarch butterflies and milkweeds are one of the most well know relationships between an animal and a plant species. But, there are a lot of other minibeasts...

BioBlitz

BioBlitz

Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 2:00pm

In partnership with the Guardians of the Prairie and Forest, we invite you to join us for the 2018 Nahant Marsh BioBlitz, to be held from 2 p.m. on June...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Jul 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...

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Jul 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

DCIM100MEDIA Join a Naturalist for a guided hike along the trails at the Marsh....

Toddler Tales AM

Toddler Tales AM

Jul 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Toddler Tales is a great way to introduce young children, ages 3-5 years old, to the wonders of the outdoors! Each second Tuesday of each month, beginning...

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Hours

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.