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

The emergency repairs to the well have been completed and the pool has reopened. We’d like to give special thanks to our staff and the service department from Johnson H2O for working through the night and all morning to complete the repairs. We appreciate your patience while we were closed. For...
Posted: June 10, 2017
Registration is full for this event. Please look forward to future events. Thank you for your interest! In this kid friendly class that blends nature and art, discover what creatures live in a pond and see if you can catch them with a dip net! Then, enjoy some lemonade while you learn to paint a...
Posted: June 9, 2017
Do you like to recreate on or near rivers? Learn about the hydrologic cycle, how the National Weather Service forecast river levels, where to look for information on river levels, as well as information on flooding and drought. There will be an interactive flood model available for attendees.
Posted: June 2, 2017