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Wapsi River Environmental Education Center : Facilities

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center : Facilities

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center is located two miles northwest of Dixon, Iowa, on the bluffs overlooking the Wapsipinicon River. The Center is a nature lover's paradise, with a great diversity of plant and animal life. The Center's main emphasis is resource protection and environmental education.


New sites: Osprey Aquatic Lab, Outdoor Amphitheater, Shooting Range, Teams Course, Elm Campsite, Vincent Campsite, Canoe/kayak access

Rental Facilities:

Owl\'s Nest Dormitory
Owl's Nest Dormitory
Redtail Lodge
Redtail Lodge
Eagle View Eco Center Assembly Room
Eagle View Eco Center Assembly Room
Kestrel Cabin
Kestrel Cabin

Wapsi Center Sites:
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Pine Ring
Pine Ring
Eagle View Eco Center
Eagle View Eco Center
Menke Observatory
Menke Observatory

News & Notices

Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must...
Posted: May 21, 2018
REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL Come learn about he many wild edible plants in your neck of the woods. We will focus on identifying plants, foraging basics, and preparing wild edibles. At the end of the program you will get to sample some wild flavors! Please call to pre-register - 563-...
Posted: May 1, 2018
Experience the sounds of the season, in search of the frogs and toads which inhabit the Wapsi River Center. Visitors will learn how to identify the various calls associated with each species and then on on a night time frog catching adventure! Please bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear...
Posted: April 23, 2018