Wapsi River Center Education

Wapsi River Center Education

The primary purpose of the Wapsi River Center is to provide environmental education. Programs for the public, schools and other groups are being held regularly at the Center. Various natural history and live animal displays are used for a variety of programming needs. Some of the exhibits in the Eco Center include displays on prairies, woodlands, fish and wildlife, reptiles and amphibians, and a touch table.

Environmental/outdoor education can be fun and exciting for students, groups, leaders and teachers. Planning ahead can help ensure a rewarding experience.

Education programs and facilities include:

  • Both day and overnight field trips for schools
  • Educator workshops
  • Numerous public and scout programs
  • Internship opportunities
  • Technical assistance programs
  • Guest speaker service
  • Eco Center (nature displays, meeting room and lab).

The Wapsi Center is also the site of an observatory for St. Ambrose University.

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News & Notices

Join Naturalist Michael Granger for a tour of the Wapsi woods in search of spring wildflowers. Wild Ginger, Geranium, Bloodroot and Mayapple are just some of the flowers to be found!
Posted: April 26, 2017
Registration For this class is now full. Please check back for future opportunites at the Wapsi River Center. In this kid-friendly class that blends nature and art, learn from Naturalist what foods in the forest are safe for people to eat! Then, enjoy some lemonade while you learn to paint a themed...
Posted: April 21, 2017
Learn how to use a bow and arrow in this fun and informative hands-on class! Children must be in the 4th grade or above to participate and accompanied by an adult. This is a weather permitting event, please call to pre-register.
Posted: April 20, 2017