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Springbrook Education Center


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Call 641-747-8383 or e-mail us at

In case of emergency contact AJay Winter: 515-669-7201

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Springbrook Conservation Education Center

2473 160th Rd. Guthrie Center, IA 50115

   Kayaks and paddles, freshly scrubbed of the sand and mud and algae of the summer, line the beach, while 5th graders struggle into brightly colored life jackets.

Nets, tubs and magnifiers are toted along the trail towards the duckweed covered pond.

A freckled 10 year old prepares to launch a dart from her atlatl, and imagines it hurtling towards a real wooly mammoth 12,000 years ago.

Fawns explode out of the prairie as hikers get too near.  Time stands still for a wide-eyed moment.  Kindergartners breathe a collective sigh of amazement.

Autumn has arrived!  Welcome the early morning dew.

Hurry out of the buses and join us in the circle.

Splash a net into the pond and scoop up an undiscovered world.

Look. Listen. Touch. Experience.

Rediscover a natural way of learning.

Join us, or begin an adventure of your own!  Be sure to check out upcoming camp/workshop opportunities at:

Why Springbrook?

"According to a national study, 100% of schools with environment-based learning had students with improved behavior, attendance and attitudes relative to traditional schools." - SEER

Our Mission:

Promoting participation in the outdoors through education and involvement with the cooperation of individuals, schools, and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and insure a legacy for future generations.

Springbrook Welcome Brochure
Education Outreach Opportunities

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Springbrook Reservation Information

Thank you for your interest in the Springbrook Conservation Education Center!  Below you will find information and downloadable forms that will help you plan your stay. 

Welcome Letter
Visitor Rules
Reservation Information
Fee Schedule
Cafeteria Prices - Menu for K12 School Groups
Cafeteria Prices - Menu for Non School Groups
Meal Reservation Form

Day Use and/or Lodging Reservation Form
Day Use and/or Lodging Reservation Form