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Iowa Association of Naturalists

Iowa Association of Naturalists

 

Guide to Environmental Education and Interpretive Services In Iowa

 

 

Guide in Acrobat (.pdf) Format (not as up-to-date as the listings below)

To make changes to your agencies information, simply copy your information from this list, paste it into an email, make your changes to the information and Email it to Kelly Sonnichsen

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COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARDS

ADAIR COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jonathan Ehler, Park Officer/Naturalist 
Address:
705 NE 6th Street Suite A Email:adairccb@mddc.com
Greenfield, IA 50849-9549
Phone: 641/743-6450
Fax: 641/743-6450
Website:
Intern: No
Newsletter: No, weekly newspaper column
Facilities: County parks, hiking trails at Ken Sidey Nature Area
E.E. Center: No 

ADAMS COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Travis Paul, Park Ranger/Naturalist
Address:
1688 Lake Icaria Rd. Email:accb@frontiernet.net
Corning, IA 50841
Phone: 641/322-4793
Fax: 641/322-5431
Website: www.corningia.com
Intern: Yes
Facilities: Interpretive trails, native prairie and woodlands, 700-acre lake
E.E. Center: Yes (room in office) 

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
James Janett, Director
Address:
PO box 278, 427 N. 1st Str. Email:accb@acegroup.cc
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
Phone: 563/586-2996
Website: none
Intern: No
Facilities: Rossville Park: sink hole exhibit; self-guided trail with brochure providing interpretive information; located at the intersection of Highway 76 & X32, 1.5 miles east of Rossville, Iowa
Clear Creek Preserve: self-guided interpretive trail along wet area and cold water stream; able to view in-stream trout habitat improvements; located south of Highway 9 on west edge of Lansing, Iowa

APPANOOSE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Martin Muir, Park Technician/Naturalist
Address: Email: mmuir@appanoosecounty.net
25100 520th St 
Centerville, IA 52544
Phone: 641/856-8528
Fax:
Website: www.appanooseconservation.org
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly public, "Fox Fire"
Facilities: 5,600 sq ft EE center with indoor classroom, conference room, animal display and exhibit area. The facility is handicapped accessible. Office/nature center with extensive mammal and mounted animal display, on a 144-acre area with 3.5 miles of hiking trails; wildlife display with extirpated and native animals (i.e. elk, deer, hawks, and owls)
E.E. Center: Yes 

AUDUBON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Christina Groen, Naturalist (PT shared with Shelby CCB)
Address:
516 Maple Rd Email:cgroen@fmctc.com
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: 712/744-3403
Fax: 712/268-2762
Website:
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly public newsletter
Facilities: Interpretive woodland trail at Littlefield Recreation Area and year-round meeting area at Nathaniel Hamil Park
E.E. Center: No


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BENTON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Karen Phelps, Naturalist
Address:
2113 57th Street Trail Email:bccbnaturalist@fmtcswb.com
Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: 319/472-4942
Fax: 319/454-0089
Website: none
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly public 
Facilities: County parks with labeled nature trails and wildlife areas
E.E. Center: Not yet 

BLACK HAWK COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Vern Fish, Nature Center Director Email: vernfish@aol.com
Sandy Fulcher, Program Coordinator Email: sandy_hrnc@yahoo.com
Jeff Gard, Naturalist II Email: jeff_hrnc@yahoo.com
Jim Weimer, Naturalist II Email: jim_hrnc@yahoo.com
Anne Duncan, Fund Development Coordinator
Lyndsey Mitchell, Program Assistance
Address:
Hartman Reserve Nature Center Email: hartmanreserve@co.black-hawk.ia.us
657 Reserve Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319/277-2187
Fax: 319/277-4420
Website:www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/depts/conservation
Intern: Yes, graduate and undergraduate
Newsletter: Quarterly, "The Oak"
Facilities: Hartman Reserve Nature Center and Buckles Program Center. Interpretive center on a 300-acre area with exhibits, a meeting room, and a gift shop; two self-guided trails; a butterfly garden/prairie for display
E.E. Center: Yes 

BOONE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Emily Herring, Naturalist Email: enherring@yahoo.com
Address: 
1601 322 Ln.
Madrid, IA 50156
Phone: 515/795-2809
Fax: 515/353-4237
Website: www.wccta.net\gallery\bccb\
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly public newsletter and bi-annual teacher newsletter
Facilities: County parks and shelters
E.E. Center: No 

BREMER COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Heather Freidhof Email: naturalist@bremer.co.ia.us
Tamara Turner, Recycling Coordinator/Naturalist Email: bremerwr@butler-bremer.com
Address:
PO Box 412, 1104 South Main Str.
Tripoli, IA 50676
Phone: 319/882-4742
Fax: 319/882-4742
Website: www.co.bremer.ia.us/new/conservation.htm
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Bremer Bulletin" to county residents, and "Bremer Bulletin-Environmental Education Edition" to all teachers in the county
Facilities: County uses all 2,052 acres of public lands for E.E. programs. Office with interpretive displays, but not a “nature center”.
E.E. Center: No

BUCHANAN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Sondra Cabell, Naturalist Email: fontanapark@iowatelecom.net
Address:
Fontana Interpretive Nature Center
1883 125th Street
Hazleton, IA 50641
Phone: 319/636-2617
Fax: 319/636-2624
Website: www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/BCCB/home.htm
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Otter Creek Quarterly"
Facilities: Interpretive nature center with exhibits, meeting rooms, and library; county parks with two self-guided trails, other labeled nature trails, wildlife display (with native animals, i.e. black bear, bison, foxes, hawks, and waterfowl)
E.E. Center: Yes

BUENA VISTA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Lisa Meusburger, Naturalist
Address:
Buena Vista County Courthouse Email: lmeusberger@co.buena-vista.ia.us
1709 East Richland Street
P.O. Box 220
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: 712/749-2563
Fax: 712/749-2549 put attention Lisa
Website: www.co.buena-vista.ia.us
Intern: No
Newsletter: No
Facilities: County uses all public and accessible private lands for E.E. programs. 
E.E. Center: No, but have large display at courthouse showing the plants and animals of the prairie, wetland and upland forest.

BUTLER COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Steve Martin, Naturalist Email: srmartin@butler-bremer.com
Address:
Heery Woods Nature Center 
27887 195th St. 
Clarksville, IA 50670
Phone: 319/278-1130
Fax: 319/278-4639
Website: www.butlercoiowa.org
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Three times per year, "Conservation Conversation"
Facilities: Nature center including display room located in 380-acre park; 21 county parks including a 12-mile rail trail for hiking and cross-country skiing
E.E. Center: Yes, 2400 Sq foot building with office space, exhibit area and small conference room

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CALHOUN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Shelley Schossow, Naturalist/Environ. Specialist Email: cccb@iowatelecom.net
Address:
1228 High St.
Rockwell City, 50579
Phone: 712/297-7131
Fax: 712/297-7296
Website: www.calhoundev.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Monthly newspaper column; quarterly public newsletter
Facilities: Display area in office building; county areas
E.E. Center: Yes 

CARROLL COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Aaron Hershberger, Naturalist Email:aaron@carrollcountyconservation.com
Address:
Swan Lake Conservation Education Center
22676 Swan Lake Drive
Carroll, IA 51401
Phone: 712/792-4614
Fax: 712/792-8078
Website: www.carrollcountyconservation.com
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, “In a Nutshell”
Facilities: Swan Lake Conservation Education Center has permanent and seasonal displays, live and mounted animals, meeting rooms, local art, concession stand and gift shop. 510-acre Swan Lake State Park with hiking trails, outdoor theater, cabin, campground, live wildlife exhibits, arboretum, and museum; one quarter-mile self-guided trail; 22 county parks; 3.8-mile hard surface hiking/biking trail
E.E. Center: Yes

CASS COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Andria Cossolotto, Naturalist Email:acossolotto@cocassia.org
Address:
5 West 7th Street, Box 371
Atlantic, IA 50022
Phone: 712/243-3542
Fax:712/243-6660
Website: www.atlantic.k12.ia.us:16080/~cccb/
Intern: No
Newsletter: Monthly newsletter to schools; newspaper article periodically; quarterly conservation newsletter for general public
Facilities: Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Outdoor Classroom; Hitchcock Recreation Area featuring the restored Hitchcock House and 1.5-mile trail; various wildlife areas and parks
E.E. Center: No 

CEDAR COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Reba Reddick, Naturalist Email: cedarccb@iowatelecom.net 
Address:
400 Cedar Street, Courthouse
Tipton, IA 52772-1752
Phone: 563/886-6930
Fax: 563/886-3339
Website: www.showcase.netins.net/web/cedarconservationweb
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Cedar Valley Visions" for the general public
E.E. Center: No 

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Todd Von Ehwegen, Natural Resource Manager, EE Email: tvonehw@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us
Address:
Lime Creek Nature Center 
3501 Lime Creek Road
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641/423-5309
Fax: 641/423-1566
Website: www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, "In Nature's Care" and teacher newsletter 3x per year
Facilities: Lime Creek Nature Center with permanent and seasonal displays, children's displays, live and mounted animals, bee hive, library, outside observation decks, amphitheater, and auditorium; located on a 440-acre woodland/wetland/prairie area with eight miles of multi-use trails and a handicapped-accessible trail
E.E. Center: Yes 

CHEROKEE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Ginger Vietor, Naturalist
Address:
629 River Road Email:gvietor@evertek.net
Cherokee, IA 51012
Phone: 712/225-6709
Fax: 712/225-6707
Website: www.cherokeecountyparks.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Cherokee Smoke Signals" for general public
Facilities: County parks and natural areas including native prairies, woodlands, canoe trail, lakes, rivers; public programs held in the conservation office
E.E. Center: No

CHICKASAW COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Dana Dettmer, Naturalist Email:danadettmer@hotmail.com
Address:
Twin Ponds Nature Center
1811 240th St Email: cccb_19@hotmail.com
Ionia, IA 50645
Phone: 641/394-4714
Fax: 641/394-5541
Website: www.chickasawcoia.org/conservation
Intern: No
Newsletter: Bi-weekly newspaper column, "Natural News"; "Environmental Flash", a list of suggested programs for each teacher in the county, is released each semester.
Facilities: County parks, wildlife areas, historical park, campgrounds and Twin Pond Nature Center
E.E. Center: Yes 

CLARKE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Beth Brown, Conservation Awareness/Project Coordinator (PT)
Address:
P.O. Box 217 Email:blbrown1@mchsi.com
Osceola, IA 50213
Phone: 641/342-2783
Fax:
Website:
Intern: No
Newsletter: Yes
Facilities: 2 self-guided trails, county parks

CLAY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Vacant 
Address:
420 10th Ave SE Email: 
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: 712/262-2187
Fax:712/262-2856
Website: www.co.clay.ia.us/consboard/consbrd
Intern: No
Facilities: County parks, cabin, outdoor shelter and natural areas including native prairie, woodland, river, and wetlands; 30.3 miles of the Inkpaduta Canoe Trail on the Little Sioux River; log lodge located at the Oneota Little Sioux Access Area
Newsletter: Quarterly newsletter, "Field Notes” 
E.E. Center: No 

CLAYTON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Julie Brazell, Naturalist Email: phalarope@excite.com
Angi Reid, Naturalist Email: cccb@alpinecon.net
Address: 
Clayton County Conservation Board 
Osborne Nature Center
29862 Osborne Road
Elkader, IA 52043-8247
Phone: 563/245-1516
Fax: 563/245-2222
Website: www.claytoncountyconservation.org
Intern: Yes, summer
Newsletter: Bi-monthly, "Osborne Oracle"
Facilities: Iowa Welcome Center and gift shop and nature center on 350-acre area; lower level nature center with display area and classroom; main level tourist information and services, and historical/cultural displays; three self-guided nature trails; exercise/fitness trail; archery course; live animal exhibit; facilities for skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing; pioneer village used for historical interpretation. 
E.E. Center: Yes

CLINTON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Mark Roberts, Environmental Education Coordinator Email: mroberts@clintoncountyiowa.com 
Chuck Jacobsen, Naturalist Email: cjacobsen57@yahoo.com
Jessica Steines, Naturalist Email: jsteines@clintoncountyiowa.com
Address:
P.O. Box 68 
Grand Mound, IA 52751-0068
Phone: 563/847-7202
Fax: 563/847-7204
Website: http://www.clintoncountyiowa.com/conservation
Intern: Yes 
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Prairie Whispers"
Facilities: Eden Valley Refuge Nature Center near Lost Nation is a 200-acre area with a nature center, one mile long self-guided nature trail, observation tower, suspended bridge, and spelunking at a nearby cave. Wapsi River Environmental Education Center (run cooperatively by Scott and Clinton County; See Scott CCB for full listing) near Dixon is a 225-acre area with six miles of trails, Eagle View Eco-Center, rental cabin, two lodges, observatory, dormitory (52 cap), overnight facilities, cross country skis, and bald eagle night roost. Rock Creek Park 100 acre park on back-waters of the Mississippi, boats, canoes, and fishing and Soaring Eagle Nature Center.
E.E. Center: Yes 

CRAWFORD COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Kelly Sonnichsen, EE Coordinator Email:kmac@frontiernet.net or crawfco@frontiernet.net
Address:
Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center
2237 Yellow Smoke Road
Denison, IA 51442
Phone: 712/263-3409
Fax: 712/263-3409
Website: www.geocities.com/crawfordconservation/
Intern: yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, “Wildlife Echo”
Facilities: Neal Moeller Environmental Education Center has permanent and seasonal displays, children's displays, live and mounted animals, bee hive, indoor turtle pond located on a 440-acres with 40 acre lake, woodland/wetland/prairie areas with 4 miles of multi-use trails and a handicapped-accessible trail
at Yellow Smoke Park, other county parks, cabins, campgrounds, several native prairie remnants and the historical Dow House in Dow City.
E.E. Center: Yes 

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DALLAS COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Chris Adkins, Naturalist Email:koyannisgastii@aol.com
Laura Zaugg, Naturalist Email: prairiesun@hotmail.com
Address:
1477 K Avenue 
Perry, IA 50220 
Phone: 515/465-3577
Fax: 515/465-3579
Website: www.co.dallas.ia.us
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Raccoon River Greenbelt Newsletter, with a circulation of 11,000
Facilities: Forest Park Museum features 19th and 20th century Euro-American artifacts, Native American artifacts, restored log cabin, restored one-room school house and arboretum containing 125 species of shrubs and trees
Hanging Rock: a 438-acre park focusing on the geologic, natural, and cultural heritage of the middle Raccoon River and terminal moraine
Kuehn Nature Center includes a classroom and exhibit area with displays about geology, wetlands, plants, and animals
Redfield Depot includes exhibits with memorabilia about the history of Redfield and the Raccoon River Valley Trail
Sportsmans Park: 40-acre park, woodland camping and picnicking along bluffs of Northern Raccoon River
Voas Nature Area and Museum includes a large collection of minerals, rocks, fossils, and gemstones
E.E. Center: Yes , Bear Creek Nature Center at Kuehn Conservation Area

DAVIS COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Rick A. Krenz, Director Email:dccboard@netins.net
Address:
McGowen Recreation and Wildlife Area
22893 215th St.
Bloomfield, IA 52537
Phone: 641/664-2572
Fax:
Website: www.daviscountyconservation.org
Intern: No 
Newsletter: None 

DECATUR COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Richard Erke, Director Email: erke@grm.net
Address:
RR 1, Box 97A
Leon, IA 50144
Phone: 641/446-7307
Fax: 641/446-7159
Website:
Intern: No

DELAWARE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Garlyn Glanz, Director Email: delccb@iowatelecom.net
Shirley Lyons, Office Manager/Naturalist 
Address:
Bailey's Ford Park
2379 Jefferson Road
Manchester, IA 52057
Phone: 563/927-3410
Fax: 563/927-3410
Website: www.delawarecountyia.com/parks.htm
Intern: No
Facilities: Conservation center in 80-acre area with interpretive displays in Nature Discovery Room; outdoor wildlife display; monthly display at courthouse; hiking trails; historical school museum; 27 county parks
E.E. Center: Yes 

DES MOINES COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Kim Perlstein, E.E. Coordinator Email: starcave@co.des-moines.ia.us 
Erica Hartman, Naturalist 
Address:
Starr's Cave Nature Center 
11627 Starr's Cave Road
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319/753-5808
Fax: 319/754-6910
Website: www.dmcconservation.com
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Wild River Ramblings" and "E.E. Edition" for county teachers
Facilities: Nature center on 200-acre area that includes an interactive display area, library, and meeting room; two self-guided nature trails; trails for cross-country skiing, hiking, and nature study; several caves; observatory at Big Hollow Creek Recreation Area; self-guided trails on timber and wildlife management at other county parks
E.E. Center: Yes

DICKINSON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Barbara Tagami, Naturalist Email:btagami@co.dickinson.ia.us
Lynn Cargin, Naturalist Intern Email: lcargin@co.dickinson.ia.us
Address: 
1924 240th Street
Milford, IA 51351
Phone: 712/338-4238
Fax: 712/338-4238
Website: 
Intern: No
Newsletter: In-school Elementary Newsletter; "Nature News For Kids"
Facilities: County parks and wildlife areas, paved hiking/biking trail (11 miles)
E.E. Center: Yes, work in progress

DUBUQUE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Brian Preston, Director Email: dccblawler@mwci.net
Jenny Lawler, Naturalist
Address:
Swiss Valley Nature Center 
13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068
Phone: 563/556-6745
Fax: 563/589-7885
Website: dubuquecounty.com
Intern: Yes
Facilities: Interpretive center on 500-acre area includes displays and historical information; contains over 10 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails, half of which are self-guided; demonstration arboretum
E.E. Center: Yes 

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EMMET COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Anita Fisher, Naturalist 
Address:
P.O. Box 155 Email: emmetccb@yourstarnet.net
Estherville, IA 51334
Phone: 712/362-2510 
Fax: 712/362-7243
Website: www.emmetcountyconservation.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Bi-annual teacher newsletter
Facilities: County parks and wildlife areas; a lakeside use area; wildlife habitat arboretum; self-guided trail at Wolden Park
E.E. Center: No

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FAYETTE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Dawn L. Amundson, Env. Education Coordinator
Address-1:
Gilbertson Nature Center Email: gncfccb@alpinecom.net
22580 A Avenue
Elgin, IA 52141
Phone: 563/426-5740
Fax: 563/426-5741 
Website: www.elginiowa.org\GILBERTSON.html
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Three times per year
Facilities: Nature Center features mounted and live animals, interactive and informative displays; located on 345-acre area with campground, primitive campground, fishing pond, five miles of multi-purpose trails; petting zoo, 2 historical buildings, tillage demonstration area and part of National Park Stamp program.
E.E. Center: Yes 

Sue Lueder, Naturalist/Office Manager
Address-2: 
Wildwood Nature Center
1867 Lane Road
Fayette, IA 52142
Phone: 563/422-5146 
Email: fayetteccb@trxinc.com
Website: http://fayettecountyiowa.org/CONSERVATION.html
Facilities: Located on a 10-acre area and offers a display area with many mounted animal and interpretive displays, and outdoor native animal display.
E.E. Center: Yes 

FLOYD COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Laura Elfers, Naturalist Email: fpcenter@omnitelcom.com
Heidi Reams, Naturalist
Address:
Fossil and Prairie Center
1227 215th St., PO Box 495 
Rockford, IA 50468-0495
Phone: 641/756-3490
Fax: 641/756-3492
Website: www.fossilcenter.com
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Annual Teacher's newsletter for K-12 "Nature Trails" and quarterly public newsletter "Conservation Quarterly"
Facilities: Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve. A 7,000 sq ft. facility – upper level has museum quality exhibits on native prairie and Devonian fossils, resource library, offices and restrooms. The lower level has a large classroom/meeting room with kitchenette, laboratory with 15 stereo-microscopes and restrooms.
E.E. Center: Yes 

FRANKLIN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Joel Vinson, Naturalist Email: jvinson35@qwest.net
Address:
Box 164, 1002 Central Ave. West 
Hampton, IA 50441
Phone: 641/456-4375
Fax:
Website:
Intern: No
Newsletter: Newsletter “Franklin County Falcon”
Facilities: Mobile displays; self-guided trail

FREMONT COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff: 
Vacant
Address:
2281 US Hwy 275
P.O. Box 628
Sidney, Iowa 51652
Phone: 712/374-2347
Fax: 
Website:

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GREENE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Dan Towers, Director
Address:
Courthouse, 114 N. Chestnut Email:
Jefferson, IA 50129
Phone: 515/386-5674
Fax: 515/386-5274
Website: www.co.greene.ia.us
Facilities: County parks

GRUNDY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Cole Anderson, Naturalist Conservation Technician Email:gccb@staroute.com
Address:
P.O. Box 36
Morrison, IA 50657-0036
Phone: 319/345-2688
Fax: 319/345-2688
Website: www.grundycenter.com/grundycountyconservation
Intern: Occasionally
Newsletter: No
Facilities: Grundy County Museum contains meeting room, human and natural history exhibits, animal displays, 1200 gallon aquarium with native fish and reptiles; Black Hawk Creek Wildlife Area contains two self-guided nature trails, labeled plant species, and a prairie forb and grass demonstration area
E.E. Center: Yes 

GUTHRIE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Brad Halterman, Ranger/Naturalist
Address: Email:gccb@netins.net
206 West South Street
Panora, IA 50216-1015
Phone: 641/755-3061
Fax: 641/755-4066
Website: www.panora.org/gccb/
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Prairie Woodland Journal"
Facilities: Raccoon River Valley Multi-purpose Trail; Guthrie County Historical Village, county parks and wildlife areas 

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HAMILTON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
John Laird, Naturalist
Address:
2490 Briggs Woods Trail Email: hccblaird@wmtel.net
Webster City, IA 50595-7479
Phone: 515/832-9570
Fax: 515/832-9578
Website: www.conservation.hamiltoncountyiowa.com
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: No
Facilities: County parks & Briggs Woods

HANCOCK COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jason Lackore, Naturalist
Address:
875 State Street Email: cons41@trvnet.net
Garner, IA 50438
Phone: 641/923-2720
Fax: 641/923-4007
Website: www.hancockcountyia.org
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly newsletter, “Prairie Pothole Journal”; monthly newspaper columns, “Nature Link” and a annual teacher newsletter
Facilities: Interpretive trails; county parks and 2 open shelters
E.E. Center: No 

HARDIN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Wesley Wiese, Naturalist 
Sarah Droste, Naturalist
Address: Email: naturecenter@countyconservation.com
Calkins Nature Center
18335 135th Street
Iowa Falls, IA 50126-8511
Phone: 641/648-9878 
Fax: 641/648-9878 
Website: www.hardincountyconservation.com
Intern: High school intern during school year
Newsletter: Quarterly newsletter, “Calkins Nature Notes” and Bi-annual teacher newsletter
Facilities: The Calkins Nature contains a multi purpose room, seasonal and permanent displays, classroom, kitchen, conference room, library and gift shop on 76 acres, which consists of woodland, wetland and a reconstructed prairie, with over 2 miles of trails bordered by the Iowa River. A live animal exhibit area includes: pheasants, waterfowl, mammals, raptors, and expanding to reptiles; 42 recreational areas: two with electrical hook-ups for camping, some primitive, others with picnic and fishing, and the majority with wildlife areas
E.E. Center: Yes

HARRISON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Connie Betts, Naturalist
Address: Email: cbetts@HarrisonCountyParks.org
2725 Easton Trail
Woodbine, IA 51579-9739
Phone: 712/647-2785
Fax: 712/647-3225
Website: www.HarrisonCountyParks.org
Intern: High school intern during school year
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Prairie Hills Journal"; weekly newspaper column, "Conservation Concerns" is published in all county papers.
Facilities: County parks and wildlife areas include Loess Hills, native prairies, wetlands, lakes and timbered areas; park trail-systems including one self-guided trail; Harrison County Village/Welcome Center (a facility of the HCCB) is used for historical interpretation and tourism information; Nature Encounter Center at the headquarters/office features interactive and interpretive displays and classroom area; Teacher Resources include: teacher tubs, reference library, and teacher training workshops
E.E. Center: Yes 

HENRY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff: Cari Burnstedt Email: cburnstedt@henrycountyconservation.com
Address:
2593 Nature Center Drive
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Phone: 319/986-5067 
Fax: 319/986-5469
Website: www.henrycountyconservation.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, “Under the Oak Tree”
Facilities: Oakland Mills Nature Center offers a display area with many mounted animal and interpretive displays, and outdoor native animal display
Hours: Sun. afternoons
E.E. Center: Yes 

HOWARD COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Angela Bries, Naturalist
Address: Email:howardccb@yahoo.com
11562 Valley Ave Box 157
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: 563/547-3634 
Fax: 319/547-5309
Website: www. howcocon.home.rconnect.com/hccb/Recreation.html#ncenter
Newsletter: No
Intern: No
Facilities: Prairie’s Edge Nature Center functions as a learning center for area residents to become more familiar with their natural surroundings. The Nature Center has an aquarium, native fish in 180 gallon tank, library, displays on prairie, wetland and woodland habitats and a live honey bee display.
EE Center: Yes

HUMBOLDT COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jeanne Baugous, Director/Naturalist
Address:
208 5th St. N Email: hccb@trvnet.net
Dakota City, IA 50529
Phone: 515/332-4087 
Fax: 515/332-7115
Website:
Intern: No

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IDA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Steve Hummel, Naturalist Email: mshummel@netins.net
Rhett Leonard, Director Email: naturalist_iaccb@frontiernet.net
Address202 Jasper Ave.
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Phone: 712/364-3300 
Fax: 712/364-2764
Website: www.frontiernet.net/~idaccb
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly newsletter and park notes once a month for the general public
Facilities: County parks, cabins and wildlife areas; self-guided trail.

IOWA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Maria Koschmeder, Naturalist
Address:
Lake Iowa Park Email: iccbee@netins.net
2550 G Avenue
Ladora, IA 52251
Phone: 319/655-8466 
Fax: 319/655-8400 
Website: http://showcase.netins.net/web.iccb
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, Iowa County Conservation Board "Conservation News"
Facilities: County parks and natural areas, including wetlands, native prairies and woodlands; hiking trails; campground nature center
E.E. Center: Yes 

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JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Ann Burns, E.E. Coordinator Email: amburns29@jacksonccb.com
Hilary Johnson, Naturalist Email: hilaryjohnson@jacksonccb.com
Address:
Hurtsville Interpretive center
18670 63rd Street 
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone: 563/652-3783
Fax: 563/652-2191
Website: www.jacksonccb.com/
Email: jacksonccb@jacksonccb.com
Intern: Seasonal Americorp volunteer
Newsletter: Quarterly , “Up and Down the River”; teachers' newsletter throughout the school year
Facilities: Hurtsville Interpretive Center, state and county parks and wildlife areas include: restored one room school, historic lime kilns, and recreation trail
E.E. Center: Yes

JASPER COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Katie Cantu, Naturalist
Address:
115 North 2nd Avenue East Email: kcantu@co.jasper.ia.us
Newton, IA 50208-3241
Phone: 641/792-9780
Fax: 641/792-9976
Website: www.co.jasper.ia.us/conservation.htm
Intern: Occasionally
Newsletter: Quarterly public and three times per year, "Environmental Education Bulletin" for teachers and administrators
Facilities: County parks with native prairies, woodlands, lakes, and marshes; two labeled nature trails; museum; historic operating water-powered mill; 10 km groomed cross-county ski trail; astronomical observatory with two attached rooms and large classroom; 20-mile hiking/biking/recreational trail.
E.E. Center: No 

JEFFERSON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Therese Cummiskey, Naturalist
Address: Email:therese@jeffersoncountyconservation.com
2003 Libertyville Rd.
Fairfield, IA 52556-8801
Phone: 641/472-4421
Fax: 641/472-7911
Website: www.jeffersoncountyconservation.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Naturally Speaking" for the general public
Facilities: Nature Center with displays and small classroom area located in Jefferson County Park, 175 acres; 7 miles of trails; butterfly garden; bird blind; 3.5-acre pond
E.E. Center: Yes 

JOHNSON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Bradley Freidhof, Naturalist
Address: Email: bfreidhof@co.johnson.ia.us
F.W. Kent Park
2048 Hwy. 6 NW
Oxford, IA 52322-9211
Phone: 319/645-1011
Fax: 319/645-2204
Website: www.johnson-county.com/conservation/ 
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: “Conservation Connection”
Facilities: Interpretive center on 1,082 area includes displays and historical information; contains over 10 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails, 3- fishing ponds stocked with Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Channel Catfish, 27-acre lake stocked with Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Channel Catfish. Numerous historical bridges throughout F.W. Kent Park. Wetlands, woodlands and prairie areas. Campground and Youth Group Campground.

JONES COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff: 
Michele Olson, Naturalist 
Address: Email: naturalist@co.jones.ia.us
12515 Central Park Road
Center Junction, IA 52212
Phone: 563/487-3541 
Fax: 563/487-5034
Website: www.co.jones.ia.us/conservation
Newsletter: bi-annual public and bi-monthly teacher newsletter
Facilities: Jones County Nature Den/Nature Center, Natural history and live animal displays, resource area, small meeting room holds 50 people, includes kitchen area and restrooms at Central Park.
E.E. Center: Yes 

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KEOKUK COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Curtis Reighard, Ranger/Naturalist Email:
Address:
104 North Main Box 323
Sigourney, IA 52591
Phone: 641/622-3757 
Fax: 641/622-2286
Website: www.keokukcountyia.com/Conservation/conservation.htm
Intern: No
Newsletter: No
Facilities: Outdoor classroom, small nature center, and country school at Belva Deer Recreation Area; self-guided trails; portable, changing displays
E.E. Center: Yes 

KOSSUTH COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Scott Moeller, Naturalist Email: kccb@awcmail.com
Billie Willie, Naturalist Email: billiewillie@hotmail.com
Address: 
2407 Hwy. 169
Algona, IA 50511
Phone: 515/295-2138 
Fax: 515/295-5479
Website: www.co.kossuth.ia.us/conservation/conservation.htm
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Northern Prairie Star" for general public; "Prairie Winds", three times per year for teachers; K-3rd student newsletter "Tracks", three times per year
Facilities: Burt Lake Nature Trail; Stinson Prairie State Preserve; boating or canoeing access to Devine Wildlife Area, Plum Creek Dam, Patterson Recreation and Wildlife Area, Plum Creek Wildlife Area, Siems Park, and Smith Lake: maple syruping at Smith Wildlife Area; county parks with woodlands, wetlands, and prairies; tree garden and wildflower plot at Smith Lake
E.E. Center: No 

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LEE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Karen Johlas-Szalkowski, Naturalist
Address: Email: heronben@interl.net
PO Box 218
Montrose, IA 52639
Phone: 319/463-7673 
Fax: 319/463-5013
Website: www.leecounty.org
Intern: Seasonal assistant for the fall, spring, and summer
Newsletter: Quarterly, "River Country Conversations"
Facilities: County parks, portable displays; in school winter programming
E.E. Center: No 

LINN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Gail Barels, Conservation Education Specialist Email: gail.barrels@linncounty.org
Chuck Ungs, Conservation Education Specialist Email: chuck.ungs@linncounty.org
Jenny Corbett, Conservation Education Specialist Email: jenny.Corbett@linncounty.org
Address:
Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center 
10260 Morris Hills Rd
Toddville, IA 52341
Phone: 319/892-6485 
(Alt.): 319/892-6450
Fax:319/892-6419
Website: www.linncountyparks.com
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, "The Oak-Hickory News"
Facilities: Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center is a 9,300 square feet with classroom and exhibit space. Exhibit themes include, archaeology, American Indians and Iowa habitats. Arboretum at Morgan Creek Park; Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Area is 270 acres with wetland, prairie, woodland and archaeological interpretive trails and accompanying curriculum guides
E.E. Center: Yes 

LOUISA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Julie Ohde, Executive Director Email: lccb@lccb.org
Katie Hammond, Naturalist Email: khammond@lccb.org
Kathy Dice, Naturalist Email: kdice@lccb.org
Address: 
12635 County Road G-56
Wapello, IA 52653 
Phone: 319/523-8381 
Fax: 319/729-2131
Website: http://www.lccb.org/
Intern: Yes, summer
Newsletter: Four times per year, "LCCB Newsletter"
Facilities: County parks with an interpretive nature trail and a camp owned by the county conservation board; Langwood Education Center includes: lodge with kitchen and seating for up to 90,woodburning stove and air conditioner, a frame lodge with 24 cots available, restroom with showers, (by reservation only).

LUCAS COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Skylar Hobbs, Director Email: lucasccb@iowatelecom.net
Address:
Box 78
Chariton, IA 50049
Phone: 641/774-2438 
Fax: 641/774-4128
Website: 
Intern: No
Newsletter: No
Facilities: Cinder bike-trail on abandoned railroad track from Chariton to Derby-first Rails to Trails in Iowa (14 miles) -as well as several wetlands and wildlife areas. 4,500 sq ft facility with display room including a variety of taxidermy mounts, multi-purpose room, restrooms and handicapped accessibility.
E.E. Center: Yes

LYON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Rochelle Ebel, Naturalist
Address: Email: lyonccb@rconnect.com
311 1st Avenue East
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: 712/472-2217
Fax: 712/472-2214
Website: www.lyoncountyiowa.com
Newsletter: Quarterly; Lyon County Conservation Newsletter
Facilities: Main office with E.E. meeting room and outdoor nature classroom at Rock Rapids; Lake Pahoja Recreation Area includes: 81 site campground, 2 enclosed shelters, 6 cabins, trails, beach area, restrooms and showers, 6 open shelters, day-use area, 72-acre lake; eight other wildlife/park areas; state-owned, county-managed Blood Run National Landmark Site
E.E. Center: No 

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MADISON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Emily Vant Hul, Naturalist
Address: Email: naturalist@madisoncountyparks.org
Box 129
Winterset, IA 50273
Phone: 515/462-3536
Fax: 515/250-8274
Website: www.madisoncountyparks.org

MAHASKA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Pete Eyheralde, Naturalist
Address: Email: pete@mahaskacounty.org
2254 200th Street
New Sharon, IA 50207
Phone: 641/673-9327 
Fax: 641/673-8169
Website: www.mahaskaconservation.com
Intern: Occasionally
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Prairie Star"; monthly newspaper column
Facilities: Conservation Center built in 220-acre Russell Wildlife Area includes: fossil and mineral displays, 125 gal. native fish aquarium, terrariums with snakes and turtles; hiking trails and fishing ponds, backyard wildlife demonstration area with pond, butterfly garden, prairie restoration area, tree planting and bird viewing blind.
E.E. Center: Yes

MARION COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Marla Mertz, Naturalist
Address: Email: cordova@iowatelecom.net
Cordova Park
1378 Hwy. G28
Otley, IA 50214
Phone: 641/627-5935 
Fax: 641/627-5148
Website: no
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly
Facilities: County parks and wildlife areas
E.E. Center: No 

MARSHALL COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Diane Pixler, Naturalist Email: dpixler@co.marshall.ia.us
Address: Email: mccb@co.marshall.ia.us
Grimes Farm and Conservation Center
2359 233rd Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158 
Phone: 641/752-5490
Fax: 641/752-5496
Website: www.co.marshall.ia.us/departments/conservation
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Seasons"; bi-monthly, "Nature Notes" for teachers
Facilities: Conservation Center is a 6,481 sq ft interpretive nature center with exhibits, meeting room, library and MCCB offices. County parks and wildlife areas with native and restored prairies,woolands, lakes, wetlands, restored log cabin, interpretive trails; hike/bike/equastrian recreational trail; seasonal intrepretive display at courthouse; live bison and swan display, swinging bridge and remnant of old stone cutting mill; astronomical observatory and Rails to Trails bike path
E.E. Center: Yes

MILLS COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jerad Getter, Naturalist 
Address: Email:
Pony Creek Park
56235 Deacon Road
Pacific Junction, IA 51561
Phone: 712/527-9685 
Fax: 712/527-5124
Website: www.milscoia/consboard/consmap.html
Facilities: County Parks and wildlife areas; self-guided trail; restored prairie

MITCHELL COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jim Doidge, Naturalist Email: jdoidge@osage.net
Address: Email: mccb@osage.net
18793 Hwy 9
Osage, IA 50461
Phone: 641/732-5204 
Fax: 641/732-1138
Website: www.osage.net/~mccb
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly
Facilities: EE center with displays, seating for 30, and live trumper swans. Four county parks with modern camping, Four self-guided theme trails; New Haven Potholes Outdoor Classroom; also 4-mile and 10-mile limestone surfaced hiking and biking trails
E.E. Center: Yes 

MONONA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Georgine Wessell, Naturalist
Address: Email: mccb@longlines.com
318 East Iowa Avenue
Onawa, IA 51040-9802
Phone: 712/433-2400 
Fax: 712/423-3034
Website: mononacountyconservation.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Published five times during the school year, "Nature News"
Facilities: Display/program room at the office with changing displays; live animal exhibits and nature-oriented collections; arboretum; county parks with native prairie, woodlands, ponds and rivers; Loess Hills Wildlife Area
E.E. Center: No 

MONROE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Mark Graham, Director
Address: Email: graham57@iowatelecom.net
Courthouse
10 Benton Avenue E
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641/946-8112
Fax: 641/932-5351
Website:
Facilities: County park and wildlife areas including self-guided trail, lake, and live animal exhibit, enclosed shelter and 3 rental cabins.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Richard Price II, Director
Deb Karwal, Naturalist   
Address: Email: mccnaturalist@heartland.net
2059 190th St
Red Oak , IA 51566

Phone: 712/623-4753 
Fax: 712/623-6547
Website:
Intern: No
Newsletter: No
Facilities:  Anderson Conservation Area with 229 areas of prairie restoration, woodland area, trails and fishing.  Andersen Wildlife Area with 200 acres for public hunting.  Wolfe Nature Center with live animal displays, stream table, and classroom/meeting area.  County parks with lakes, trails, picnic shelters and camping.
E.E. Center : Yes

MUSCATINE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
David Bakke, Naturalist Email: dbakke@co.muscatine.ia.us
Michelle Berns, Naturalist Email: mberns@co.muscatine.ia.us
Jill Ziegenhorn, Officer Mgr/Naturalist
Address: 
Muscatine County Environmental Learning Center
P.O. Box 109, 3300 Cedar Street
Muscatine , IA 52761
Phone: 563/264-5922 
Fax: 563/264-6097
Website: www.co.muscatine.ia.us\conservation
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, " County Conservation News"
Facilities: Learning Center has seasonal and permanent displays, 2 large aquariums, live animal displays, a classroom, gift shop and concession stand. It has 2 fishing ponds, extensive paved trails and is considered an urban retreat. Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area has an amphitheater, walking bridge over the Cedar River ; and wildflower and butterfly demonstration gardens and a discovery center with shelters and arboretum.
E.E. Center : Yes 

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O'BRIEN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Charlene Elyea, Naturalist
Address: 
Prairie Heritage Center Email: occb@iowatelecom.net
4931 Yellow Avenue
Peterson, IA 51047
Phone: 712-295-7200 
Fax: 712-295-7222
Website: www.obriencounty.com/community/parks or www.prairieheritagecenter.org
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly newsletter, "Little Sioux Wanderings", for county residents; teacher newsletter "You, Me, and E.E." distributed to all county teachers
Facilities: County parks and natural areas including native prairie, woodland, river, and wetlands; 6.2 miles of the Inkpaduta Canoe Trail on the Little Sioux River; enclosed lodge at Mill Creek State Park; camping facilities
E.E. Center: Yes

OSCEOLA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Ronald Spengler, Director/Naturalist
Address: Email: ronrs@iowatelecom.net
Willow Creek County Park
5945 Hwy. 9, Box 118
Ocheyedan, IA 51354-0118
Phone: 712/758-3709 
Fax: 712/758-3669
Website: no
Intern: Advanced biology students
Newsletter: No
Facilities: Willow Creek Nature Center houses interpretive displays and office; self-guided and guided nature hikes at several prairie preserves and Ocheyedan Mound State Preserve; enclosed lodge (with heat) available and a classroom building under construction
E.E. Center: Yes 

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PAGE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Charly Stevens, Co-Director./Naturalist Email: cstevens@co.page.ia.us
Rick Wallace, Co-Director Email: rwallace@co.page.ia.us
Address: 
112 East Main
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: 712/542-3864 
Fax: 712/542-3864
Website: No
Newsletter: Quarterly “Conservation Connections”
Facilities: County parks, self-guided trails and other wildlife areas
E.E. Center: Yes, Conservation Center under construction

PALO ALTO COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Miriam Patton, Naturalist Email: paccb@ruthventel.com
Address:
3529 355th Avenue
Ruthven, IA 51358
Phone: 712/837-4866
Fax: 712/873-4831
Website: www.paccb.org
Intern: Yes, summer
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Cattails" to all K-6 students; Quarterly, "Palo Alto Conservation News" to the general public
Facilities: Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center with exhibit room with displays focusing on "Prairie Potholes" and wetland wildlife, meeting/classroom, info/sales area, reference library, Conservation Board offices; park with wildlife observation blind, boardwalk, and self-guided trail for hiking and skiing; Sod House at West Bend sponsored by both Palo Alto and Kossuth counties
E.E. Center: Yes

PLYMOUTH COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Victoria Shamblen, Naturalist 
Address: Email: victoria_shamblen@plymouthcountyparks.com
Hillview Recreation Area 
PO Box 1033 
Hinton, IA 51024-1033
Phone: 712/947-4270 
Fax: 712/947-4371
Website: www.plymouthcountyparks.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Bluestem Quarterly", subscription free to public upon request
Facilities: County parks and natural areas including: Hillview Recreation Area (230 acres with self-guided trail, cross-country ski trail, and butterfly garden) at Hinton, Five Ridge Prairie Preserve (790 acres), O'Brien Prairie (40 acres), South East Wildwood (36 acres) near Kinsley, Millsite Access (16 acres and boat ramp), Silver Maple Primitive Area (60 acres and boat ramp) near Akron, Big Sioux Park (33 acres and boat ramp) near Akron, and Meadow Wildlife Area (5 acres) near Remsen
E.E. Center: No 

POCAHONTAS COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Clayton Steele, Interpretive Naturalist
Address: Email: pokyccbnat@evertek.net
702 NW 7th Street
Pocahontas, IA 50574-2206
Phone: 712/335-4395
Fax: 712/335-3606
Website: www.evertek.net/pokyccb
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: No
Facilities: County parks, natural areas, and recreational facilities; Wiegert Prairie Farmstead,
portraying the late 1800's; one-room schoolhouse, portraying the early 1900's; Three
Rivers Trail, converted from an abandoned railroad line; Whitetail Ridge Interpretive Trail
E.E. Center: No 

POLK COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Patrice Petersen-Keys, Environmental Education Coordinator Email: ppeters@co.polk.ia.us
Phone: 515/323-5359 
Heidi Anderson, Naturalist Email: handers@co.polk.ia.us
Phone: 515/323-5360 
Lewis Major, Naturalist Email: lmajor@co.polk.ia.us
Phone: 515/323-5361 
Joe Boyles, Naturalist Email: jboyles@co.polk.ia.us
Phone: 515/323-5362 
Kami Rankin, Community Outreach Support Email: krankin@co.polk.ia.us 
Phone: 515/323-5363 
Lori Foresman-Kirpes,Naturalist Email: lforesm@co.polk.ia.us
Phone: 515/323-5380 
Ginny Malcomson, Naturalsit Email:gmalcom@co.polk.ia.us
Phone: 515/323-5300 
Address:
Jester Park
11407 Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109 
Office Phone: 515/323-5300
Fax: 515/323-5354
Website: www.leadingyououtdoors.org
Intern: Seasonal naturalists
Newsletter: Semi-annually, "Nature News”; semi-annually teacher newsletter 
Facilities: Jester Park Lodge is a 7,000 sq ft modern facility with a 250 person capacity, full kitchen, restrooms, fireplace, dance floor, and large deck; 17 park and wildlife areas (over 10,000 acres) including native and restored prairies, wetlands, woodlands, lakes, forest preserve, hiking and biking trails; 5 informational/educational kiosks; bison/elk wildlife exhibit

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD 
Staff: 
Tina Popson, Program Manager Email:tina.popson@pottcounty.com 
Kelly Herek, Environmental Educator Email: kelly.herek@pottcounty.com 
Address: 
Hitchcock Nature Center 
27792 Ski Hill Loop 
Honey Creek, 1A 51542 
Phone: 712/545-3283 
Fax: 712/545-4246 
Website: www.pottcoconservation.com 
Interns: Volunteers-Graduate and Undergraduate Students 
Newsletter: 3x annually "The Conservator" 
Facilities: Loess Hills Lodge opens summer 2007, now open observation deck and 45’ observation tower. Five county parks and three wildlife areas. 
E.E. Center: Yes, the Loess Hills Lodge 

POWESHIEK COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Vacant, Naturalist
Address:
Box 666 Email: powcocon@netins.net
Montezuma, IA 50171
Phone: 641/623-3191
Fax: 641/623-3630
Website: www.poweshiekcountyia.org
Intern: No
Newsletter: No
Facilities: County parks and wildlife areas; mobile displays; self-guided trails, Conservation Education Center at Diamond Lake
E.E. Center: Yes

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RINGGOLD COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Rick Hawkins, Director Email: rangerrick@heartland.net
Address:
R.R. 1, Box 83A
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Phone: 641/464-2787
Fax:
Website:

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SAC COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Renee Stroud, Naturalist Email: ricren98@yahoo.com
Address:
2970 280th Street Email: saccocon@longlines.com
Sac City, IA 50583-7474
Phone: 712/662-4530 
Fax: 712/662-4536
Website: www.saccounty.org
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Looking Out the Back Door"
Facilities: Three County parks, cabin, including hiking trails, wildlife areas, pine tree plantation and Sauk Rail Trail
E.E. Center: No 

SCOTT COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD/WAPSI RIVER ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER 
Staff: 
Dave Murcia, Naturalist/Director Wapsi River EE Ctr. Email: jmurcia@scottcountyiowa.com 
Lisa Gerwulf, Assistant Naturalist Email: lgerwulf@scottcountyiowa.com 
Mike Granger, Assistant Naturalist Email: mgranger@scottcountyiowa.com 
Renae Hanson, Americorps Naturalist Paula Mullin, Americorps Naturalist Address: 
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Email: conservation@scottcountyiowa.com 
31555 52nd Avenue 
Dixon,IA 52745 
Phone: 563/328-3286 
Fax: 563/843-2845 Website: http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/wapsi.php 
Newsletter: "The W.R.E.N." is the quarterly newsletter of theWapsi River E.E. Center. 
Facilities:Wapsi River Environmental Education Center(a joint project between the Scott and Clinton County Conservation Boards) is a 225-acre preserve located on an oak-hickory bluff overlooking theWapsipinicon Riverthat offers theEagle View Eco Centerbuilding with interpretive displays, live animals, laboratory, meeting room, and kitchen overlooking a bald eagle night roost. Other on-site facilities include a lodge, dormitory, rental cabin, astronomical observatory, hiking and cross-country ski trails, an aquatic lab, a twelve-station rifle range, a twelve-station teams course, and an outdoor amphitheater. 
E.E. Center: Yes

SHELBY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Christina Groen, Naturalist (Shared with Audubon CCB)
Address:
516 Maple Rd. Email: cgroen@fmctc.com
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: 712/744-3403
Fax: 712/744-4204
Website: www.conservation.shco.org
Intern: No
Facilities: Nishna Bend Recreation Area
EE Center: Small nature center with wildlife displays, live animal exhibits and a meeting room with seating for 35.

SIOUX COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Sunday Ford, EE Coord/Office Assistant Email: sfnaturalist@acsnet.com
Address:
Oak Grove Park
4051 Cherry Avenue
Hawarden, IA 51023-8907
Phone: 712/552-3057
Fax: 712/552-3047
Website: www.siouxcounty.org/conservation.htm
Newsletter: Quarterly public and teacher newsletter
Facilities: County parks, including hiking trails
E.E. Center: No


STORY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jerry Keys, E.E. Coordinator Email: jkeys@storycounty.com
Linda Zaletel, Naturalist Email: lzaletel@storycounty.com
Amy Yoakum, Naturalist Email: ayoakum@storycounty.com
Heather Hucka, Naturalist Email: hhucka@storycounty.com
Address:
McFarland Park Email: conservation@storycounty.com
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010-9651
Phone: 515/232-2516 
Fax: 515/232-6989
Website: www.storycountyconservation.org
Intern: Practicum program with Iowa State University; summer naturalist (paid)
Newsletter: Quarterly public, “Prairie Horizon”, and program guide. Teacher newsletter, “Gnat News”, 3 times per year and a yearly teacher’s EE program guide
Facilities: Story County Conservation Center consists of administrative/naturalist office space, a multi-purpose room with seating for 100 people with an amphitheatre and limited displays. County parks and natural areas including: native prairies, marshes, woodlands, lakes, and river; hiking trails; handicapped trail; astronomy observatory.
E.E. Center: Yes 

TAMA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Ron Dolash, Conservation Technician
Address: Email: tccb@tamacounty.org
2283 Park Road
Toledo, IA 52342
Phone: 641/484-2231
Fax: 641/484-2231
Website: www.tamacounty.org
Newsletter: No
Facilities: Nature Center, county parks and wildlife areas
EE Center: Yes

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TAYLOR COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jim Winemiller, Director Email: taylorccb@frontiernet.net
Address:
2118 Post Ave.
Bedford, IA 50833
Phone: 712/523-2762
Fax: 712/523-2274
Website: No

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UNION COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Mike Wiedemann, Park Ranger/Naturalist
Doug Jones, Park Ranger/Naturalist
Address: Email: unionccb@iowatelecom.net
318 North Pine Box 291
Creston, IA 50801-0291
Phone: 641/782-1755 
Fax:641/782-1757
Website: No
Intern: No
Facilities: County parks including: wildlife areas, a bluebird trail, a butterfly garden, several ponds, a marsh, and a spring-fed lake with nature trail; beach and campsites; cabins with heat, and all-season comfort station; contact for handicap accessibility info

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VAN BUREN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Jim Settles, Director
Address: Email:
816 Franklin
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone: 319/293-3589
Fax:
Website: showcase.netins.net/web/cfirst/vbcc/vb.htm

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WAPELLO COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Mishele Keifenheim, Naturalist Email: co90conserv@lisco.net
Address:
Pioneer Ridge Nature Center
1339 US Hwy. 63
Bloomfield, IA 52537
Phone: 641/682-3091 
Fax: 641/683-4621
Website: 
Intern: Occasionally
Newsletter: Bi-yearly, "Nature News" for the general public; E.E. Connection times/year for teachers
Facilities: Nature center on 737-acre area includes: displays and historical information, 15 miles of hiking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding trails, two self-guided trails and 1/2-mile handicapped accessible paved trail; Woodland Indian Village used for historical interpretation.
E.E. Center: Yes 

WARREN COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Joel Van Roekel, Naturalist Email: joelvanroekel@warrenccb.org
Beth Waage, Naturalist Email: bethwaage@warrenccb.org
Address:
Annett Nature Center
15565 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125-9005
Phone: 515/961-6169 
Fax: 515/961-7100
Website: www.warrenccb.org
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly for general public, “Three Rivers Journal”, and quarterly for elementary teachers; regular newspaper column
Facilities: Annett Nature Center, display, classroom, office, kitchen; hiking and skiing trails; 11 county areas; conservation management; native prairies; fishing ponds; and 2 paved multi-purpose trails.
E.E. Center: Yes

WASHINGTON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Pamela L. Holz, Naturalist Email: wccbnaturalist@iowatelecom.net
Address:
Conservation Education Center
2943 Hwy 92
Ainsworth, IA 52201
Phone: 319/657-2400
Fax: 319/657-2500
Website: http://co.washington.ia.us/departments/conservation
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Earthtones" for the general public; "E.E. News" for teachers, 3 times per year; 
Facilities: Conservation Education center is a 5,300 sq. ft. facility with an exhibit hall, conference room, library and a lab. Eighteen county parks, totaling roughly 2,100 acres ; 14-mile Kewash Nature Trail; 6-mile hiking/horseback riding trail.
E.E. Center: Yes

WAYNE COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Scott Ingram, Director Email: wccb@grm.net
Address:
Box 171
Corydon, IA 50060
Phone: 641/873-4670
Fax: 641/872-2843
Website: 
E.E. Center: No 

WEBSTER COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Karen Roosa Hansen, Naturalist Email:khansen@webstercountyia.org
Erin Meehan, DNR shared Naturalist Email: emeehan@webstercountyia.org
Address:
Kennedy Park Reception Center
1415 Nelson Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515/576-4258 
Fax: 515/574-3763
Website: www.webstercountyia.org
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Pathways to Nature"
Facilities: Kennedy Park Reception Center with wildlife displays, Children's Forest (tree species labeled); cross-country ski trails; amphitheater; county parks with lake, restored prairie
E.E. Center: Yes 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Lisa Ralls, Naturalist Email: lralls@winnebagoccb.com
Address: Email: lralls@wctatel.net
Lake Catherine Learning Center
34496 110th Avenue
Forest City, IA 50436
Phone: 641/565-3390 
Fax: 641/582-3390
Website: www.winnebagoccb.com
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Our Wild Heritage" for K-6 teachers during school year; "Prairie Country Quarterly" for the general public; monthly newspaper columns
Facilities: Interpretive trails; county parks and environmental learning center
E.E. Center: Yes 

WINNESHIEK COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Larry Reis, Naturalist Email: d4os@acegroup.cc
Address:
Lake Meyer Nature Center
2546 Lake Meyer Road
Fort Atkinson, IA 52144-9775
Phone: 563/534-7145 
Fax: 563/534-7144
Website: www.hosting.acegroup.cc/~d4os/
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Weekly, “Lake Meyer Nature Center Newsletter” sent to 6 area newspapers
Facilities: County park, nature center, and hiking/skiing trails through 160 acres of woods, wetlands and grasslands
E.E. Center: Yes 

WOODBURY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Dawn Chapman, Education Program Director Email:dchapman@sioux-city.org
Theresa Kruid, Naturalist Email:tkruid@sioux-city.org 
Address: Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
4500 Sioux River Road
Sioux City, IA 51109-1657
Phone: 712/258-0838
Fax: 712/258-1261
Website: www.woodburyparks.com
Intern: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Woodbury Wanderings"; annual teacher's program giude for K-12.
Facilities: Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 14,000 sq ft., includes interpretive displays of the loess hills and natural history of the region.; classroom space; resource library; and staff offices, located in Stone State Park. County parks and natural areas including: Loess Hills prairies, woodlands, canoe trail, lakes, rivers. 
E.E. Center: Yes 

WORTH COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Dan Block, Naturalist Email: dan.block@worthcounty.org
Address:
503 First Avenue North
Northwood, IA 50459
Phone: 641/324-1524 
Fax: 641/324-1953
Website: www.worthcounty.org
Intern: No
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Naturalist Notebook" in local shopper
Facilities: County parks with trails
E.E. Center: No 

WRIGHT COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
Staff:
Charlie bray, Naturalist
Address: Email:cbray@co.wright.ia.us
Conservation Park Building
1768 O'Brien Avenue
Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: 515/532-3185 
Fax: 515/532-6068
Website: www.clarioniowa.com
Intern: No
Facilities: Two self-guided interpretive trails; county parks

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STATE OF IOWA

STATE PARKS

Name of Area County   Nearby City   Phone Number

Ambrose A. Call Kossuth Algona 515/295-3669

Backbone Delaware Strawberry Pt. 563/924-2527

Badger Creek Madison Van Meter 515/285-4502

Banner Lakes at Summerset Warren Indianola 515/961-7101

Beed's Lake Franklin Hampton 641/456-2047

Bellevue Jackson Bellevue 563/872-4019

Big Creek Polk Polk City 515/984-6473

Black Hawk Sac Lake View 712/657-8712

Brushy Creek Webster Lehigh 515/543-8298

Cedar Rock Buchanan Quasqueton 319/934-3572

Claire Wilson Park Dickinson Okoboji 712/337-3211

Clear Lake Cerro Gordo Clear Lake 641/357-4212

Dolliver Memorial Webster Lehigh 515/359-2539

Elk Rock Marion Knoxville 641/842-6008

Elinor Bedell Dickinson Spirit Lake 712/337-3211

Emerson Bay Dickinson Milford 712/337-3211

Fairport Station Muscatine Muscatine 563/263-4337

Fort Atkinson Winneshiek Fort Atkinson 563/425-4161

Fort Defiance Emmet Estherville 712/362-2078

Geode Henry Danville 319/392-4601

George Wyth Memorial Black Hawk Waterloo 319/232-5505

Green Valley Union Creston 641/782-5131

Gull Point Dickinson Milford 712/337-3211

Honey Creek Appanoose Moravia 641/724-3739

Lacey-Keosauqua Van Buren Keosauqua 319/293-3502

Lake Ahquabi Warren Indianola 515/961-7101

Lake Anita Cass Anita 712/762-3564

Lake Darling Washington Brighton 319/694-2323

Lake Keomah Mahaska Oskaloosa 641/673-6975

Lake Macbride Johnson Solon 319/624-2200

Lake Manawa Pottawattamie Council Bluffs 712/366-0220

Lake of Three Fires Taylor Bedford 712/523-2700

Lake Wapello Davis Drakesville 641/722-3371

Ledges Boone Boone 515/432-1852

Lewis and Clark Monona Onawa 712/423-2829

Lower Gar Access Dickinson Arnolds Park 712/337-3211

Maquoketa Caves Jackson Maquoketa 563/652-5833

Marble Beach Dickinson Orleans 712/337-3211

McIntosh Woods Cerro Gordo Ventura 641/829-3847

Mines of Spain & E.B. Lyons Dubuque Dubuque 563/556-0620

Mini-Wakan Dickinson Spirit Lake 712/337-3211

Nine Eagles Decatur Davis City 641/442-2855

Okamanpedan Emmet Dolliver 712/337-3211

Palisades-Kepler Linn Mt. Vernon 319/895-6039

Pikes Peak Clayton McGregor 563/873-2341

Pikes Point Dickinson Spirit Lake 712/337-3211

Pilot Knob Hancock Forest City 641/581-4835

Pine Lake Hardin Eldora 641/858-5832

Pleasant Creek Linn Palo 319/436-7716

Prairie Rose Shelby Harlan 712/773-2701

Preparation Canyon Monona Moorhead 712/423-2829

Red Haw Lucas Chariton 641/774-5632

Rice Lake Winnebago Lake Mills 641/581-4835

Rock Creek Jasper Kellogg 641/236-3722

Shimek Forest-campground Van Buren/Lee County Farmington 319/878-3811

Springbrook Guthrie Guthrie Center 641/747-3591

Stephens Forest-campground Lucas County Chariton 641/774-5632

Stone Plymouth Sioux City 712/255-4698

Templar Park Dickinson Spirit Lake 712/337-3211

Trappers Bay Dickinson Spirit Lake 712/337-3211

Twin Lakes Calhoun Rockwell City 712/297-7131

Union Grove Tama Gladbrook 641/473-2556

Viking Lake Montgomery Stanton 712/829-2235

Volga River Fayette Fayette 563/425-4161

Walnut Woods Polk Des Moines 515/285-4502

Wanata Buena Vista Peterson 712/337-3211

Wapsipinicon Jones Anamosa 319/462-2761

Waubonsie Fremont Sidney 712/382-2786

Wildcat Den Muscatine Muscatine 563/263-4337

Wilson Island Pottawattamie Loveland 712/642-2069

Yellow River-campground Allamakee Waukon Junction 563/873-2341


AQUATIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
Staff:
Barb Gigar, Program Coordinator Email: barb.gigar@dnr.state.ia.us
Beverly Stringer Email: Beverly.Stringer@dnr.state.ia.us 
Address:
IDNR
2473 160th Road
Guthrie Center, IA 50115-8518 
Phone: 641/747-2200
Fax: 641/747-2200
Position: Statewide coordination of Fish Iowa! teaching module and Project WILD Aquatic, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree through training programs and workshops for K-12 educators (formal and non formal); development of supplemental teaching aids, informational materials and displays dealing with aquatic topics; coordination of National Fishing Week and other special events 

CONSERVATION EDUCATION CENTER, SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK
Staff:
A. Jay Winter, Training Officer Email: ajay.winter@dnr.state.ia.us 
Address:
2473 160th Road
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Phone: 641/747-8383 
Fax: 641/747-3951
Program: Provide EE curriculum, programming, materials, and develop individualized schedules for schools (K-12) and youth groups; plan and coordinate workshops for teachers, naturalists, and youth group leaders on EE and natural resource topics (contact office for a fee schedule); offer outdoor skill opportunities for nontraditional audiences
Facilities: Residential E.E. facility in 876-acre Springbrook Recreation Area: buildings include 3 dormitories (for 104 people overnight), classroom/office building with library, dining hall (seats 150) and exhibit area; habitats include forest, prairie, lake, marsh, and stream
E.E. Center: Yes 

Iowa DNR Fish Hatchery List
Website: www.iowadnr.com/fish/programs/hatchery/hatchery.html

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT FACILITY
Staff:
Scott Gritters, Management Biologist
Karen Aulwes, Management Technician
Address: Email:
331 South River Park Drive, Box 250
Guttenberg, IA 52052-0250
Phone: 563/252-1156 
Fax: 563/252-2469 
Program: Admission to the public aquarium is free with tours by appointment; visitors can learn about the fish of the Mississippi, the trout of northeast Iowa, reptiles (especially turtles) of the area, freshwater mussels, and fisheries in general; the Guttenberg facility is responsible for the operation and management of Mississippi pools No. 9, 10, 11 and coordination between the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army Corps of Engineers in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin; Northern pike are raised (April) and the fry are distributed through Iowa as required by fisheries managers 
Facilities: Public aquarium with displays detailing the fish of the Mississippi, the trout of northeast Iowa, reptiles (especially turtles) of the area, freshwater mussels, and fisheries in general 
E.E. Center: Yes 

Iowa Nature Mapping
Staff:
Jason O’Brien, Coordinator
Address: Email: jpobrien@iastate.edu
124 Science II
Department of Animal Ecology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515/294-6440
Fax: 515/294-7874
Website: www.extenstion.ia.state.edu/naturemapping

IOWATER –Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Staff: 
Brian Soenen, IOWATER Program Coordinator Email: brian.soenen@dnr.state.ia.us
Jacklyn Gautsch, Natural Resources Biologist Email: jackie.gautsch@dnr.iowa.gov
Brandon Harland, Natural Resources Biologist Email: brandon.harland@dnr.state.ia.us
Lynette Seigley, Research Geologist Email: lynette.seigley@dnr.iowa.gov
Address:
Iowa Geological Survey
109 Trowbridge Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 515-205-8587 (Brian)
319-335-1761 (Jacklyn)
515-281-3150 (Brandon)
319-335-1598 (Lynette)
Website: www.iowater.net
Program: IOWATER, Iowa’s volunteer water quality monitoring program, empowers citizens to take a proactive approach to water quality. By monitoring the water resources in our backyards, we can ensure the protection, longevity and productivity of high quality water resources, as well as evaluate, assess, and improve those of lower quality. By becoming an IOWATER volunteer, you are not only provided with monitoring equipment, but you are also given the freedom to monitor wherever and whenever you choose. The program brings people closer to the landscapes that surround them and encourages them to develop a sense of place within the watersheds in which they live. This tie between ourselves and the water resources that give us life will lead to the understanding, respect, and protection of Iowa’s water bodies long into the future.

Western Historic Trails Center
KC Collins Hummel, Site Director
3434 Richard Downing AV
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: 712-366-4900
Fax: 712-366-5080
Email: kc.hummel@iowa.gov
Website: www.iowahistory.org/sites
Interprets four historic trails: Lewis & Clark, Mormon Pioneer, California and Oregon. EE programs available based on Project Wild/Wild Aquatic/Learning Tree. History programs and activities also available. Facility built by the National Park Service and now owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa. Lied Historic Building contains theater, exhibit area, meeting room and gift shop. The Center is located on approx 430 acres with native prairie, woods, lake and borders the Missouri River. Call for programming options and monthly events. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. May through September and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October through April. Admission to the Center and the area is free. Individualized programs available by appointment for a small fee.

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AEA ~ Area Education Agency Consultants

AEA 1
Bev Brink 
Librarian-Nonprint
Keystone AEA
Instructional Services Division
1400 2nd St NW
Elkader, IA 52043
(563) 245-1480, Ext. 222
Fax: (563) 245-1484

AEA 267
Deb Culp 
Administrative Assistant
Area Education Agency 267
Information & Technology Services
212 West Ingledue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-1578
Fax (641) 752-0039

AEA 4
Odell Overgaard 
Technology Consultant
Lakeland AEA
1382 4th Ave. NE
Souix Center, IA 51250
(800) 572-5073
712-722-4378
Fax (712) 722-1643

AEA 8
Harriet Adams 
Library Media Specialist
Prairie Lakes AEA 8
PO Box 1399
330 Ave M, VoTech Bldg-Lower Level
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
515-574-5565,
800-669-2325 ext. 5565
Fax 515-574-5567

AEA 9
Becky Mather 
Quality Learning Consultant-Media
Mississippi Bend AEA
729 21st St
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 344-6526
Fax (563) 359-5967

AEA 10
Jerry Cochrane 
Technology Facilitator
Grant Wood AEA
4401 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 399-6741
Fax (319) 399-6457

AEA 11
Arletta Dawson 
Coordinator of Requisition & Utilization
Heartland AEA
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 270-9030, Ext. 4324
Fax (515) 270-5383

AEA 12
Jeff Sypersma 
Technology Support Supervisor
Western Hills AEA
1520 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 274-6000, Ext. 6091
(800) 352-9040, Ext. 6091
Fax (712) 274-6069

AEA 13
Deanna Etherington 
Learning Resources Supervisor
Loess Hills AEA
24997 Highway 92
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
(712) 366-0503, Ext. 236
Fax (712) 366-3431

AEA 14
Patty Haley 
Cooperative Purchasing Program 
Green Valley AEA
1405 N Lincoln
Creston, IA 50801
(641)-782-8443, Ext. 221
Fax (641) 782-4298

AEA 15
Kristin Steingreaber 
Media Services Coordinator
Southern Prarie AEA
2814 North Court Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 682-8591 Ext. 265
Fax (641) 682-9083

AEA 16
Ron Roby 
School Media Consultant
Great River AEA
PO Box 1065
3601 West Avenue Road
Burlington,IA 52601
(319) 753-6561, Ext. 143
Fax (319) 753-1527

State Library of Iowa
Judy Jones 
LSTA Consultant
State Library of Iowa
1112 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4499
Fax: (515) 281-6191

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FEDERAL

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS


CORALVILLE LAKE
Address:
2850 Prairie Du Chien Road N.E.
Iowa City, IA 52240-7820
Phone: 319/338-3543
Website: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Coralville/
Intern: Yes
Program: Primarily devoted to summer campers including movies, slides, artsand crafts, interpretive hikes, safety lectures, water safety on hands program; tours of Visitor Center, Fossil Gorge, hiking trails and dam; variety of public recreation events; serves as resource for schools, youth, and adult organizations; takes program to schools and natural areas
Facilities: Visitor Center; 3-screen theater and exhibits; dam site with electronic monitoring devices; self-guided nature trail; cross-country ski trail; prairie restoration and wildlife management
area/camping/boating/fishing(open all year)
E.E. Center: Yes

Thomson Ranger Field Station
Address: Email: mvrodmn13@mvr02.usace.army.mil 
Thomson Ranger Field Station 
P.O. Box 398
Thomson, IL 61285
Phone: 815/259-3628 
Fax: 815/259-3629
Website: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/missriver/
Intern: No 
Program: Although the office is on the Illinois side of the river, interpretive services are also offered in Iowa including: winter eagle watches and interpretive programs such as Miss. River history, water safety,forestry, etc. for schools and other groups; campground programs; Junior Ranger program for 3rd graders; Annual photo contest, Eco-meet, Earth Day Programs, Civil War Encampment, Annual Eagle Watch Event (held first Sat. of
January at Clinton Community College); and local viewing areas.
Facilities: Outdoor observation building at Lock & Dam 13, Fulton, IL; nature trail and on-site programs at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
E.E. Center: No 

Dubuque Ranger Field Station
Address: Email: mvrodmn11@mvr02.usace.army.mil
Dubuque Ranger Field Station
Lock & Dam 11
2530 Kerper Blvd.
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 563/582-0881 
Website: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/missriver/
Intern: Yes
Program: Interpretive services to include tours of lock and dam, programs for schools and other groups, campground programs and winter eagle watch, spring ECO-meet
Newsletter: Quarterly, "The Mississippi River Review"
Facilities: Outdoor observation building
E.E. Center: No

LOCK & DAM 14
Address: Email: danet.1.dexter@mvr02.usace.army.mil
Mississippi River Project
P.O. Box 534
Pleasant Valley, IA 52767
Phone: 309/794-4524 
Website:
Intern: Yes
Program: Interpretive programs relating to the Mississippi River and the Corps of Engineers' role are presented on- and off-site to school groups and other organized groups. Summer programs are offered to the general public at Corps campgrounds along the river. Field trips are available to the lock and dam and Smith's Island.
Newsletter: Quarterly, "Mississippi River Review"
Facilities: Outdoor observation area; 1-mile interpretive trail on Smith's Island


LOCK & DAM 15/MISSISSIPPI RIVER VISITOR CENTER
Address: Email: mvrodmn15@mvr02.usace.army.mil
Mississippi River Visitor Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District
P.O. Box 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004
Phone: 309/794-5338 or 1-800-645-0248 
Fax: 309/794-5741
Website: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/missriver/
Intern: Yes
Program: Although the office is on the Illinois side of the river, interpretive services are also offered in Iowa including: tours and interpretive programs for schools and other groups; and in-school programs.
Facilities: Visitor center with exhibits, theater and outdoor observation area
E.E. Center: Yes 

Muscatine Ranger Field Station
Address: Email: mvrodmn10@mvr02.usace.army.mil
1611 2nd Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761 Phone: 563/263-7913 
Website:
Intern: Yes
Program: Although the office is on the Iowa side of the river, interpretive services are also offered in Illinois, including tours and interpretive programs for schools and other groups
Facilities: Overlook with outdoor displays
E.E. Center: No

RATHBUN LAKE 
Address:
Rathbun Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Phone: 641/647-2464 
20112 Hwy J5T Fax: 641/647-2888
Centerville, IA 52544-9461
Website: www.nwk.usace.army.mil/rathbun/rathbun_home.htm
Intern: No
Program: Interpretive programs upon request; most programs relate to water safety, hunter safety, natural resource management, and the Corps of Engineers' role in water management; tower tours; water safety kits on loan to area fourth grades
Facilities: Visitor center with displays

RED ROCK LAKE
Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Phone: 641/828-7522 or 641/628-8690
1105 Highway T-15 Fax: 641/828-7952
Knoxville, IA 50138
Website: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/redrock/
Intern: Yes
Program: Major programming is for users of the campgrounds including: slide shows, movies, interpretive walks, etc.; programs for schools both on-site and in schools; youth and adult groups upon request
Facilities: Visitor Center with theater
E.E. Center: Yes 

SAYLORVILLE LAKE
Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Phone: 515/276-4656
5600 N.W. 78th Avenue Fax: 515/276-2088
Johnston, IA 50131
Website: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Saylorville/ 
Intern: Yes
Program: Scheduled programs are offered on prairies, forestry, geology, water quality, wildflower walks and tours of the dam structure; weekend public programs cover a variety of natural science topics and recreational skills
Facilities: Visitor center with theater, exhibits, and gift shop; 6,000 acre reservoir; 20,000 contiguous acres of wildlife habitat; 24 mile paved bike trail; 2 hiking trails; 157-acre re-established prairie; butterfly garden; handicapped fishing access; campground, picnic, and watchable wildlife areas
E.E. Center: Yes 


DE SOTO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
1434 316th Lane
Missouri Valley, IA 51555
Phone: 712/642-2772 Fax:712/642-2877
Website: www.midwest.fws.gov

EFFIGY MOUNDS NATIONAL MONUMENT
151 Highway 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
Phone: 563/873-3491 Fax: 563/873-3743
Website: www.nps.gov/efmo

HERBERT HOOVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, IA 52358
Phone: 319/643-2541 Fax: 319/643-5367
Website: www.nps.gov/heho


NEAL SMITH WILDLIFE REFUGE\PRAIRIE LEARNING CENTER
PO Box 399
9981 Pacific Street
Prairie City, IA 50228
Phone: 515/994-3400 Fax: 515/994-3459
Website: www.tallgrass.org

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CAMPS

The camps listed provide staff to help plan and lead EE/interpretive programming year-round to people outside their own membership. Information about other camp programs may be obtained from the American Camping Association (ACA) Great Rivers Section, James Cherry, 2335 300th Str, Ventura, IA 50482, 641/927-4429, www.acacamps.org.


CAMP COURAGEOUS
Address: Email: info@campcourageous.org
P.O. Box 418 
12007 190th Street 
Monticello, IA 52310-0418
Phone: 319/465-5916
Fax: 319/465-5919
Website: www.campcourageous.org 
Intern: Yes
Program: Provides year-round recreation and respite care for people with special needs; among the many activities offered are nature activities and E.E.; caving, acclimatization activities and small farm animals are included; programs planned to meet any needs, both regular and special education
Facilities: New nature center with display area and classroom; animal barn; self-guided trails; three cabins with a capacity of 25-40 each; a main lodge that seats 500
E.E. Center: Yes 

CAMP HANTESA
Address:
Camp Hantesa Email: hantesa@hantesa.com 
1450 Oriole Road 
Boone, IA 50036 
Phone: 515/432-1417 or 1-866-254-3660
Fax: 515/432-1294
Website: www.hantesa.com
Intern: Yes
Program: Nature programs for schools, youth, and adult groups visiting the camp; cross-county skiing, rappelling, canoeing, target sports, other outdoor recreation activities and crafts (fee schedule available)
Facilities: 144-acre camp and conference center includes: nature building with some displays, 10 heated cabins and lodges, and 14 unheated cabins (summer capacity 350, spring/fall capacity 225, winter capacity 175, meal seating capacity 400)
E.E. Center: Yes 

CAMP WYOMING
Address: Email: campwyo@netins.net
9106 42nd Avenue 
Wyoming, IA 52362-7647 
Phone: 563/488-3893
Fax: 563/488-3895
Website: www.campwyoming.net
Program: Special rates for schools using facilities for overnight experiences; many outdoor education activities; programming available 
Facilities: 380-acre camp with meal service for up to 225, meeting space for 300, and overnight capacity for 150-180 in heated cabins plus 30 adults. Interpretive features include: Bear Creek, a pond, an inner-tubing hill, archery range, canoes, cross-country skiing, four caves and recreational areas

DES MOINES YMCA CAMP
Staff: 
Mike Havlik, Head Naturalist Email: mike.havlik@dmymca.org
Address:
1192 166th Drive 
Boone, IA 50036)
Phone: 515/432-7558 
Alt. Phone: 515/243-0100 (in Des Moines area)
Fax: 515/432-5414
Website: www.Y-camp.org
Employment: Seasonal Naturalists hired on per semester basis.
Program: Residential environmental education including 5 and 3 day programs. Onsite overnight and day programs as well as in-school programs. Programs include birds, forest ecology, geology, senses, Native Americans, habitats, music, live birds of prey including hawks and owls, ropes and challenge courses, rapelling, and climbing wall.
Facilities: 336-acre camp and conference center includes: Environmental center with displays and collections, three miles of wooded trails, 22heated cabins, 10 unheated cabins (year-round capacity 300)

IOWA 4-H EDUCATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES CENTER
Staff:
Traci Haselhuhn, Program Specialist Email: 4hcentermail@iastate.edu
Address: 
1991 Peach Avenue 
Madrid, IA 50156 
Phone: 515/795-3338
Fax: 515/795-2107
Website: www.iowa4hcamp.org
Program: Summer youth camp program emphasizing E.E.; archaeology, science enrichment camps and self esteem and challenge course programs for schools, youth and adult groups year-round
Facilities: 1,100-acre year-round camping center near Luther, Iowa, along the Des Moines River; housing for 300-400 people, 9 miles of trails; rifle, archery and trap ranges; self-guided sustainable agriculture and wildlife trails and demonstration areas; prairie, woodlands, wetlands and pond; teams course, rappelling tower, high ropes, pool, canoes, etc.
E.E. Center: Yes 

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COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 
NATURAL RESOURCE ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT
Staff:
Jim Pease, Extension Wildlife Specialist Email: jlpease@iastate.edu
Address:
339 Science II, ISU
Ames, IA 50011-3221
Phone: 515/294-7429
Fax: 515/294-7874
Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/wildlife
As a professor: undergraduate courses and internships leading to a concentration in interpretation of natural resources through the Department of Animal Ecology; consult on techniques for interpretation, nature center displays, building design, and programs; research on interpretation, EE, and other human dimensions of wildlife management; international courses and seminars
As an Extension Specialist: workshops, presentations, publications, videos, radio, etc. in wildlife education, natural resources management; also lead statewide programs in wilderness leadership and shooting sports education

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Staff:
Thomas Tanner Email: rtanner.iastate.edu
Address:
133 Bessey, ISU
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515/294-7253
Fax: 515/294-1337
The Program offers second major and minor to undergraduate students in all colleges of the university. It cosponsors visiting speakers with the Student Environmental Council. Classes and Council do some outreach activities with local schools and nature centers. Occasional field seminars offered, such as 1990 & 1994 expeditions to Costa Rica and Utah. Internships offered.

4H EXTENSION
Staff:
Judith Levings Email: jlevings@iastate.edu
Address:
Extension 4H Youth Building
33 Curtiss Hall, ISU
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515/294-4764 
Fax: 515/294-4443
Lead, design and develop 4-H Extension & Youth Program for camping & E.E.; consultation on Wilderness Adventure programming, Youth at Risk programming and self esteem training; workshops for professionals and volunteers; written materials available in many areas.

OUTDOOR RECREATION PROGRAM
Staff:
Jerry Rupert Email: jrupert@iastate.edu
Address:
Outdoor Recreation Center and Programs
Recreation Services, 2220 State Gym 
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515/294-4774/4980 
Fax: 515/294-1412 

About 45 outdoor living skills workshops per year; many weekend and extended trips including backpacking, canoeing, rafting, bike touring, rock climbing, skiing, rappelling, kayaking, caving, winter camping, etc.; outdoor recreation equipment rental; resource center with information files on natural resource sites.


IOWA LAKESIDE LABORATORY
Staff:
Bonnie Bowen, Director....................................... 515/294-6391 
Mark Wehrspann, Resident Manager............................. 712/337-3669
Judy Wehrspann, Business Manager................................712/337-3669
Address:
Mark and Judy Email: judyw@iastate.edu
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
1838 Highway 86 Iowa State University
Milford, IA 51351-7267
Bonnie Bowen
Botany Department
103 Bessey Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1020
Fax: 515/294-9777
Website: http://www.lakesidelab.org
Facilities: Lakeside Laboratory's campus consists of about 140 acres on Little Millers Bay, on the shore of West Lake Okoboji. The entire shoreline of Little Millers Bay is Lakeside Laboratory property, and the bay and adjacent uplands and wetlands are used as a natural classroom in most Lakeside courses. Many of Lakeside's buildings are listed on the National List of Historic Places and collectively they constitute the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Historic District. The Caylor Prairie Preserve, Freda Hafner Preserve and the Excelsior Fen Complex are major natural areas close to the Laboratory.
Program: Through research facilities and natural areas, undergraduate and graduate students are given the opportunity to get hands-on experience working with a variety of natural and human environments through field-oriented summer courses. Credit and non-credit short courses are offered to the general public and public programs are held every Sunday and Wednesday evening. Students or researchers who wish to conduct independent study are also welcome for long or short-term studies.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 
RECREATIONAL SERVICES
Address: Email: rec-services@uiowa.edu
Division of Recreational Services 
E216 Field House, UI 
Iowa City, IA 52242-1111
Phone: 319/335-9289
Fax: 319/335-6655
Website:http://recserv.uiowa.edu
Intern: Yes
Program: E.E. Field Trips for 1-6 grades, Raptor Center tours and off-site programs; summer wildlife camps for grades 2-8 
Facilities: Located 4 miles northeast of North Liberty, County Road F-28, Macbride Nature Recreation Area (450 acres): The University of Iowa Raptor Center (over 20 nonreleasable raptors on display), bird blind, self-guided nature trails, bluebird trail, cross country ski trails, low element teams course, high ropes course, primitive camping, archery range, sailing club, picnic shelters.


UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Staff:
Dr. Barb Hetrick Email: barbara.hetrick@uni.edu
Dr. Jeff Weld Email: jeff.weld@uni.edu
Address:
Biology Department, UNI 
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Phone: 319/273-2456 
Fax: 319/273-7125
Curriculum development and course offerings in E.E.; B.A. program for interpretive naturalists through the Biology Department; programs for schools and adult/family groups; consulting in conservation and E.E.


SIMPSON COLLEGE
Staff:
William Gilbert Email: gilbert@storm.simpson.edu
Address:
Department of Biology and Environmental Science
Indianola, IA 50125-1297
Phone: 515/961-1823 
Fax: 515/961-1498
Our department offers a major in environmental studies with options in biology, chemistry, or earth science. The biology option includes internships and is designed for students with career interests in education and research, interpreting the environment, and resource management. A newsletter is available on request.

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PRIVATE/LOCAL 

BLANK PARK ZOO
Staff:
Cindy Anderson, Education Coordinatoor Email: caanderson@blankparkzoo.org
Address:
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: 515/323-8330
Fax: 515/256-2593
Website: www.blankparkzoo.com
Intern: Yes
Program: Self-guided tours for schools, special programs offered on weekdays and weekends for school and youth groups (i.e. Campfire, Scouts) to assist in achieving badges or awards; outreach programs to schools, outreach programs on ICN; summer classes and camps
Facilities: 21-acre zoo with indoor exploratorium; 20 major exhibits, more than 400 animals; train and camel rides

CITY OF DAVENPORT PARKS & RECREATION
Staff: 
Greg Wolf, Environmental Education Supervisor
Address: 
214 West Central Park
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: 563-320-0384
Fax: 563-326-7815
Website: www.cityofdavenport.com
Intern: Yes
Facilities: many city parks, Sunderbrunch Park (132 acre nature park), Vander Veer Botanical park with conservatory, Fejervary Children’s Zoo, Credit Island (next to the Mississippi River), many shelters throughout the City of Davenport.
Newsletter: Davenport Parks and Recreation- Recreation Guide
E.E. Center: No

CRAWDADDY OUTDOORS 
Darrin Siefken, Owner 
Address: 
107 East Bremer Ave. 
Waverly, IA 50677 
Phone: 319/352-9129 
Fax: 319/352/9129 
Email:info@crawdaddyoutdoors.com 
Website: www.crawdaddyoutdoors.com 
Program: Outdoor recreation and education retailer. Provide classes, clinics, and trips related to outdoor recreation. Rental equipment is available as well. 

E-RESOURCES GROUP/ADVENTURE QUEST
Staff: 
Wendy Zohrer Email: WZICEC@aol.com
Address:
E-Resources Group
416 32nd Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: 515/221-9893
Fax: 515/225-9061

INDIAN CREEK NATURE CENTER
Staff:
Rich Patterson, Director Email: naturecenter@aol.com
Jan Aiels, Education Facilitator /Naturalist
Margaret Wolter, Program Specialist
Address:
6665 Otis Road SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7134
Phone: 319/362-0664
Fax: 319/362-2876
web: www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org 
Intern: Yes
Program: Science curriculum based programming for elementary and middle schools; others by request; preschool programs; cross-country ski instruction; maple syruping; naturalist-led walks on variety of topics; natural landscaping workshops; nature camps; Boy Scout and Girl Scout badge workshops; adult/family EE programming, including 80+ programs per year to the general public; programs for active adults (senior citizens); ecological restoration of prairie and oak savanna; Prairie Burning Workshop; Woodland Burning Workshop; Beekeeping classes; Wildflower Plant Sale; Nature’s Noel Greenery and hand-made local craft sale; Maple Syrup Festival; Honey Fest; energy efficient building and exhibits.
Program List Available: Yes
Newsletter: Quarterly
Facilities: Privately funded nature center on 210-acres includes: four miles of trail through reconstructed prairie, restored oak savanna, creek and pond habitats, oak- hickory and riparian woodlands; Headquarters is a remodeled 1930’s dairy barn which houses natural history exhibits, meeting rooms, gift shop and photo-voltaic and energy efficient exhibits. Grounds include a hard-surfaced trail to a butterfly garden, sugar house, sugar bush; constructed wetland septic system. The Center includes the Cedar Greenbelt National Recreation Trail, the Sac and Fox National Recreation Trail and is a National Environmental Study Area. 
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sat.: 11:00-4:00 p.m.

IOWA ARBORETUM
Staff:
Raedell Von Holdt, Executive Director Email: arbiowa@iowatelecom.net
Heather Bass, Horticulturist
Address:
1875 Peach Avenue
Madrid, IA 50156
Phone: 515/795-3216
Fax: 515/795-2619
Website: www.iowaarboretum.org
Intern: Yes
Facilities: Meeting area/office building; 340-acre area includes 3 self-guided woodland trails with free printed guides available at the trailhead and 40-acre "Library of Living Plants" with hundreds of cultivated species

LIVING HISTORY FARMS

Address:
2600 111th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: 515/278-5286
Fax: 515/278-9808
Website: www.lhf.org
Intern: Yes (25 per summer)
Program: Recreates the daily routines of Iowa farm life of four eras: 1700 Ioway Indian village; 1850 pioneer farm; 1875 frontier town; 1900 farm includes a Crop Center on 20th century agriculture; interpreters in period clothing demonstrate and explain the historical crafts and equipment of rural Iowa; scheduled tours for schools, as well as general self-paced tours; sites are connected by a transportation system of tractor-drawn carts 
Facilities: 600 acres with 4 historical eras of Iowa agriculture

MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM
Staff: Mark Wagner, Director of Education Email: mdwagner@rivermuseum.com
Amber Majerus, Historical Education Supervisor Email: amajerus@rivermuseum.com 
Address:
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
350 East 3rd Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Phone: (563) 557-9545 Mark ext. 206
Fax: (563)583-1241
Website: www.mississippirivermuseum.com
Intern: Yes
Facilities: National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Mathias Ham House, Ryan House, Old Jail, William M. Black, paddle wheel boat.
E.E. Center: Yes

RACCOON RIVER PARK NATURE LODGE
Staff:
Melanie Perry, Naturalist Email:Melanie.perry@wdm-ia.com
Address:
City of West Des Moines Park and Recreation
Raccoon River Nature Lodge
P.O. Box 65320
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: 515/222-3435
Fax: 515/222-3658
Facilities:. The Raccoon River Nature Lodge is a facility that currently focuses on rental space for the general public. The lodge does have a classroom that is used for environmental education programs and a small display area with stuffed mounts for public viewing.
E.E.Center: Yes

SOAR ( Saving Our Avian Resources)
Staff: 
Kay Neumann, Executive Director Email:dfarms@pionet.net
Address: 
25494 320th Street
Dedham, IA 51440
Phone: 712/683-5555
Fax: 712/683-5535
Website: www.soarraptors.org
Internships: yes, qualifying for college credits
Program: Educational programming with live birds of prey for all ages, groups, and events
Facilities: Wildlife rehabilitation facility available for guided educational tours by appointment

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FREELANCE NATURALISTS

Name: Amy Schwartz Letsche Email: amyjean@ncn.net
Address:
208 South 10th Street
Cherokee, IA 51012
Phone: 712/225-2902
Fax: 
Program: Offers classroom nature programs and field trips to natural areas. 
Program List Available: Yes

Name: Laura DeCook
Address:1145 540th Avenue
Lovilla, IA 50150
Phone:641/946-7226

South Dakota Game Fish and Parks
Staff:
Jody Moats, Naturalist Email: jody.moats@state.sd.us
Address:
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
272 West Shore Drive
North Sioux City, SD 57049
Phone: 605-232-0873
Fax: 605-232-0873
Website: www.sdgfp.info
Internships: yes
E.E. Center: Yes

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REAP ALLIANCE

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