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Field Trip Locations

Fish Hatcheries & Visitor Centers
The Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau operates several fish hatcheries. All facilities are open for tours.

Nature Centers & Museums
The E.B. Lyons Nature Center, South Bluff Nature Center, Loess Ridge Nature Center, and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) museum offer excellent field trip opportunities.

Springbrook Conservation Education Center
This hands-on center, operated by the Iowa DNR, offers outdoor as well as indoor classrooms and support staff in a fascination setting. With its heated and air-conditioned facilities, it is a popular year round destination for school groups, teachers, organizations, youth groups, and many more.

State Parks & Recreation Areas
Recreation opportunities abound in Iowa State Parks and Recreation Areas. From hiking and camping to bird-watching and bicycling, each park offers outdoor enthusiasts a multitude of diverse and exciting adventures.