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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

NEWS RELEASE - JUNE 14, 2018 The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in coordination with FYRA Engineering, will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 5 p.m. at the Blue Grass Public Safety Building (606 Mayne Street in Bluegrass, IA...
Posted: June 15, 2018
REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. Please keep an eye out for our upcoming events next quarter. Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and...
Posted: June 1, 2018
During this workshop, you will learn about The Great Sunflower Project. This citizen science project helps you better understand the cause and effect of the decline in bee populations. You get to participate in a pollinator count and then make an insect hotel that you can take home and install in...
Posted: June 1, 2018