The Mills County conservation Board offers FREE Environmental Education programs to the citizens of Mills County. If you are looking for a fun, educational program for your class or group please contact us at 712-527-9685 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also manage over 1700 acres of public property for outdoor recreation and education so we can help with your next field trip. We have fishing poles, canoes, and GPS units that are available for hands on learning.

Below is a list of programs we offer, however, we are willing to customize programs to fit any age and environmental topic.

 

  • Seeds and Sprouts - (K-4):
    • Why are seeds important? Why do we need plants? Learn how seeds grow and move. Option to plant seeds is available.
  • Birds of a Feather - (All Ages):
    • Compare features of different birds to see how they survive and their place in the food chain.
  • Creatures of the Night - (All Ages):
    • Find out the special adaptations nocturnal animals have.
  • Iowa's Natural Resources - (All Ages):
    • Learn about some of the great features and resources of Iowa. Why should we work to conserve our state?
  • "Who Polluted the Missouri" - (4th - 6th):
    • Hands on activity where students learn the effect we all have on our watershed.
  • Precious Prairie - (All Ages):
    • Learn about this great ecosystem that is vanishing right before our eyes.
  • Super Senses:
    • Explore the 5 senses in relation to nature with fun activities.
  • Animal Adaptations (All Ages):
    • Learn the components of habitat, identify Iowa habitats, define adaptations, and discover how adaptations allow animals to live in their particular habitat.
  • Animal Tracks - (K-6):
    • Learn how to identify tracks and make a plaster cast for each student to take home.
  • Winter Wildlife - (All Ages):
    • How do insects and wildlife survive the cold Iowa winters?
  • Batty for Bats - (Upper elementary and above):
    • Learn the truth about bats and look into the lives of this fascinating creature.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - (All Ages):
    • Where does trash go? Learn how to help the environment and look at some products of recycling.
  • Awesome Amphibians - (All Ages):
    • Learn the life cycle and natural history of amphibians.
  • Radical Reptiles - (All Ages):
    • Learn to appreciate the services these amazing critters provide and some natural history.
  • Owls - (All Ages):
    • Can an owl turn its head in a complete circle? Find out in this fun program. Students will see some owl mounts and learn their calls.
  • Critterology - (K-4):
    • You can choose one of the live education animals to learn about and observe.
  • Skullology - (Middle School and Up):
    • Students learn to ID critters by their skull and determine if it was an omnivore, herbivore, or carnivore.