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Nahant Marsh Education Center, through the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, offers a wide variety of environmental education programming for people of all ages, including these signature programs:

Breakfast Nature Club
Field Trips and Tours

Master Conservationist
Summer Kids Camps
Toddler Tales

Did you know Nahant Members receive up to a 50% off discount on most programs and events? Click here to learn more and join the flock today!

Fields trips or private tours can be tailored for K-12, homeschool groups, camps, church groups, garden clubs, families, and more! Click here to schedule a visit with your class or group!

Check out our calendar of events for public programs, special events, and summer camps.

Please contact our Education Coordinator, Amy Loving, at aloving@eicc.edu or 563-336-3373 to begin your adventure today!



Upcoming Events

Beginning Birding

Beginning Birding

Sep 23, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am

Learn how to identify birds and their habitats with expert ornithologist Kelly McKay. Kelly lead birding tours to various areas of Nahant Marsh. Participants...

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program

Sep 28, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00am

Nahant Marsh Education Center provides a monthly education program specifically geared towards homeschool children in grades K-8th. Students are split...

Mindfulness Marsh Tour

Mindfulness Marsh Tour

Sep 29, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

REBUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS - BRINGING SPIRIT, BODY, AND NATURE TOGETHER Discover all that nature has to offer with a mindfulness tour of the marsh! Come...

Fall Sunset Hike

Fall Sunset Hike

Oct 2, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Explore the marsh at dusk when the wildlife is abundant. Sunsets at Nahant are truly a masterpiece painted by Mother Earth. The hike will include the history...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Oct 5, 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...

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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.