Environmental Education


Preschool Program
Preschool Program
Ice Fishing at Plainfield Lake

Bremer County Conservation began its Environmental Education (EE) Program in 1988 to provide the citizens of Bremer County with EE and Outdoor Recreation. The EE program strives to educate citizens of Bremer County so that they will become better stewards of the land and in their own homes.

The naturalists do this by interpreting the natural resources of the county, as well as promoting the conservation and wise use of those areas.  Bremer County has two naturalists who develop programs for school groups, youth groups, nursing homes, clubs/organizations and the general public. 


Numerous topics are discussed on the natural world and environmental issues.  Programs include lessons that involve hands-on activities, Power Point presentations, and real world experiences.  Over 810 programs were presented and 14,000 participants were involved in programming during 2022.   Many of these programs are provided free to groups and schools within Bremer County.  Call 319-882-4742 to schedule your group.


During the summer months, youth can participate in Outdoor Explorer groups or Fieldtrips where a variety of outdoor topics are covered.  Participants can be involved in canoeing, kayaking, archery, outdoor cooking, fishing, pond studies, water testing, geocaching, learning about animals, soils and rocks. There is a fee for these groups/trips to cover costs of materials.