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School Programs
Environmental Education staff can either visit your classroom or students are invited to come for a field trip to Starr's Cave Park & Preserve or any of our other parks. We are frequently in Des Moines County public schools, Christian Schools, Head Start, and many preschools. Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. For the first part of the school year August - December, we will take program reservations beginning early August. For school programs January – June, we will take program reservations beginning December 1. To schedule a program or field trip contact Starr's Cave Nature Center at (319) 753-5808. 

Download our Fall 2017 Environmental Education Newsletter (PDF) for updates on our Environmental Education Program!

Check out our 2017/2018 Program Guide for a list of programs and descriptions we offer!

The majority of programs are free of charge for schools within Des Moines County unless otherwise noted. For out of county schools, the fee for a fieldtrip to Starr's Cave Nature Center is $1/kid. For EE staff to come to out of county classrooms, the fees are $1/kid in addition to mileage to the location. If additional fees apply, they will be noted.

Environmental Education Staff Contact Information

Owen, Naturalist

Kent Rector, EE Coordinator
Des Moines County Conservation
Starr's Cave Nature Center
11627 Starr's Cave Rd
Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 753-5808