Springbrook Education Center


Contact us to reserve your dates!

Call 641-747-8383 or e-mail us at consed@netins.net

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


Autumn awakens!
Kids step into the crisp morning. Warm breath meets frosty air.
Take a sunrise hike along a leaf-covered trail, crunch, crunch...CRUNCH!
Hands in pockets, marvel at the myriad of shapes and colors.
A wooly-bear scurries along the trail, thick black stripe down the middle with a dab of cinnamon on either end. "It's gonna be a loooong winter!" someone predicts.
Maybe so, but the sun on our faces energizes us. The chilly breeze makes survival fire building and shelter building more real. Compasses become more important when trails disappear beneath fallen leaves. Gathering around the campfire and savoring a s'more feels like more of a treat.
Embrace the transformation!
Pull on a jacket and slip into your hiking boots.
Join us on a trail here at Springbrook, or choose your own path! 

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