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Research

Research is an integral part of Nahant Marsh. We are able to expand our knowledge of the ecosystems found here, which allows us to better maintain this amazing natural area. Research projects also allow students to participate in exciting projects and gain hands-on experience in their field of study. We offer research opportunities in the fields of Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Botany, Hydrology, Chemistry, Genetics, Geology, Geography, Toxicology, and many more.

We are currently seeking applications for Research Interns. See the description below

LSAMP IINSPIRE Summer Research at Nahant Marsh Education Center

All graduating high school seniors and current college students are welcome to participate. In order to receive compensation the following criteria must be met:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • College GPA of 2.5 or highs school GPA of 2.7
  • Major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline at a participating college or university
  • Member of an underrepresented group in STEM, including Black or African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders

Past research projects include turtle monitoring, goat grazing studies, mushroom surveys, underwater ROV surveys, and wildlife monitoring using trail cameras. Possible research projects for this season include turtle population monitoring, investigating water quality and hydrology of the Marsh, and drone surveys of habitats.

Qualifying students will be compensated at $10.00 per hour and approximately 15-20 hours will be available weekly. The internship will run end of May to September 2018

Click here for a flyer. An application can be found here

Contact Liz Schramm, eschramm@eicc.edu for more information.

 

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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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.