Environmental Education

The Clinton County Conservation environmental education staff are here to help you and your students, group, business, or organization learn more about Iowa's natural resources. Whether it be a program about a specific topic or a trip to a park, we are here to help you experience the outdoors and learn more about our natural world!

Contact our Environmental Education Staff!

Clinton County Conservation Board (563) 847-7202

Jill Schmidt, Environmental Education Coordinator Email
Jessica Steines, Naturalist Email
Kari Jeffrey, 
Naturalist Email

Hannah Pannell, Naturalist Email

Field Trips

Our staff can provide your students or group with a field trip that will allow them to explore woodlands, prairies, wetlands, the history of our uses of natural resources, and our place in the natural world today. We welcome groups to the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center at Rock Creek, Eden Valley Nature Center, Lake Malone and Lake Killdeer, or any other park/site in Clinton County.

Outreach Programs

November through March we focus on our outreach programs that allow people of all ages to make the connection between the natural world in the comfort of their classroom, center or other facility. We have programs about raptors, bats, reptiles and amphibians, groundwater, plants, seasons, animal adaptations and more. Outreach programs are provided for school, civic organizations, libraries, senior homes and youth organizations in Clinton County. If you are looking for something specific, please ask!

Public Programs
Public programs at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center and other county sites offer residents and visitors of all ages the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills, marvel at and gain a better understanding of the natural world, and hear speakers with special knowledge in their field. Visit our Calendar of Events page to see what we have scheduled.

Our Environmental Education Staff are here to assist Clinton County residents and visitors in learning more about our environment. To schedule a program, special event, project or field trip, contact us at (563) 847-7202 or email