POCAHONTAS COUNTY CONSERVATION

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Environment Education Mission Statement

The goal of the Pocahontas County Conservation Board Environmental Education Program is to create awareness of the natural resources of Pocahontas County, promote the conservation of these resources, and to develop an environmentally responsible citizenry.

Classroom/Public Programs

PCCB offers a wide variety of programs to Pocahontas County residents of all ages. Whether speaking or presenting programs to clubs and organizations, providing seasonal outdoor activities, or sharing in the classroom, PCCB strives to actively involve people and natural resources.

Call, email, or stop in the office to schedule a program.

Listed below are some of our programs. Popular programs include live corn snake, salamander, and traveling bee hive. Download the list here.

  • Adaptations – animals/plants
  • Agriculture – farms to table
  • American Indians/Pioneers
  • Animal habits
  • Animal tracker – plaster
  • Art – nature crafts, nature painting
  • Astronomy – Starlab, constellation view-finders
  • Birds – songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, game birds, new egg and claw displays
  • Camouflage
  • Conservation careers
  • Consumer behavior
  • Decomposers
  • Earth Day
  • Electricity
  • Endangered species – success stories
  • Environmental ethics
  • Famous conservationists – Also Leopold, John Muir, Thoreau, Izaac Walton, Audubon
  • Fish and aquatic life
  • Food chain – predator/prey, web of life
  • Gardening/composting
  • Geology – rocks/fossils
  • Hibernation/migration
  • Human impact – pollution/ecosystem changes
  • Mammals – beaver, bats, deer, bison, large predators, rodents, etc. (fur exhibit)
  • Native Iowa ecosystems – forest, prairie, savannah, wetland
  • Natural resource conservation
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Parks – PCCB managed parks and areas
  • Plants – biology, photosynthesis, pollination
  • Population and resources
  • Prairies/wildflowers
  • Recycling/waste reduction – papermaking, classroom and lunchroom recycling
  • Renewable energy/energy conservation
  • Reptiles/amphibians – snakes, turtles, salamanders, frogs, etc.
  • Spider and insects (monarchs, bees, etc.)
  • Soils/soil erosion
  • Survival in emergencies
  • Traveling bee hive (March-October)
  • Trees – biology, ID, planting
  • Water quality/water cycle
  • Wildlife management – hunting/trapping

Any classroom program can also be adapted to a field trip setting.

  • Archeology/history
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Emergency survival
  • Fishing
  • Geology
  • Monarch tagging
  • Nature games
  • Nature hikes
  • Nature journaling
  • Nature painting/crafts
  • Orienteering/GPS
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Pond study/water quality
  • Prairie visit/seed gathering
  • Rotting log study/decomposers
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Snow shoeing
  • Tree study, ID, planting
  • Water quality

POCAHONTAS COUNTY CONSERVATION

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P: 712-335-4395
F: 712-335-3606
E: conservation@pocahontas-county.com

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702 NW 7th Street (Highway 4)
Pocahontas, IA 50574

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.