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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

Check back for the 2018 internship application. 

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

 

Upcoming Events

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program

Jan 26, 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,...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Feb 2, 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

Feb 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

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

Family Program: Owls

Family Program: Owls

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

In this family-friendly program, we will learn about owls. As nocturnal raptors, owls have many amazing adaptations to hunt prey at night. Learn about...

Winter Tree ID

Winter Tree ID

Feb 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Trees are fairly easy to identify when their foliage is full force, but identifying them in winter, well, that can be a bit tricky! In this class, participants...

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Hours

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.