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EICC/WIU-QC Natural Resources Management Track

The EICC/WIU-QC Natural Resources Management Track is an accelerated curriculum plan that prepares students for careers in outdoor recreation and natural resources management.

Students can complete the Associate of Science in Conservation Technology and the Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration (RPTA) with a minor in Environmental Studies in three years of study. This interdisciplinary professional preparation curriculum provides students with in-depth knowledge of the natural and social sciences needed to optimize the management of natural areas for the benefit of both the natural environment and the outdoor recreation visitor. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of learning environments, including classroom instruction, labs, fieldwork, and internship experiences. Careers in natural resources management and RPTA include: MusselTalkDay12sep

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Forester
  • Naturalist/Environmental Educator
  • Park Ranger
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Facility Director
  • Event Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator

The program is administered through EICC and WIU–QC, but the majority of the courses are offered at Nahant Marsh Education Center. Nahant is an excellent place for this program because it is centrally located and there is direct access to the Mississippi River. Our numerous partnerships with various local organizations will give students the opportunity for a wide array of experiences.

Click here for more information on the Natural Resources Management Track.

For current students, consider conducting a research project at Nahant Marsh.

 

 

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.