School Programs

Educating and Inspiring Students Naturally!

In-School Programs

Pottawattamie Conservation provides environmental education programs in schools as part of developing environmental learning both indoors and out. Students in grades PreK-12th attending public and private schools within Pottawattamie County receive in-school programs at no cost.  Subject matter supports the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Our focus is on Pottawattamie County schools. We reach these schools through in-school presentations and field trips to our parks. We are happy to reach non-Pottawattamie County schools through field trips to our parks.

For more information on in-school programs, please complete our request form.

Field Trips

Learning opportunities await around every bend in the trail during a Pottawattamie Conservation field trip.

Here, science lessons come to life through hands-on, interactive, inquiry-based experiences. Our grade-specific field trips align with Next Generation Science Standards and build on concepts taught in the classroom. 

Field trips are offered seasonally, Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Other times may be arranged by special request by contacting the Environmental Education department at environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov.

To provide the best learning experience for students and to minimize the impact on our fragile ecosystems, groups are limited to 75 students per field trip. 

School groups are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy at our picnic areas and continue self-guided exploration of the park. 

Program Fees for Schools in Pottawattamie County

  • In-School Programs, Preschool through 12th Grade: No cost
  • Field Trips, Preschool through 12th Grade: $2 per student for up to 2 hours of field trip instruction. Minimum of 10 students or $20.

Program Fees for Schools Outside Pottawattamie County

  • Field Trips, Preschool through 12th Grade: $3 per student for up to 2 hours of field trip instruction. Minimum of 10 students or $30. 

For more information on field trips and how to prepare for your visit, please complete our request form.

Program Request Form Curriculum

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