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. We are also open to doing other programs as well. Feel free to call and ask!

  • Adaptations – animals/plants
  • American Indians/Pioneers
  • Animal habits
  • Animal tracker – plaster
  • Astronomy – Starlab, constellation view-finders
  • Birds – songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, game birds, new egg and claw displays
  • Camouflage
  • Conservation careers
  • Decomposers
  • Earth Day
  • Endangered species – success stories
  • Fish and aquatic life
  • Food chain – predator/prey, web of life
  • 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
  • Parks – PCCB managed parks and areas
  • Plants – biology, photosynthesis, pollination
  • Prairies/wildflowers
  • Renewable energy/energy conservation
  • Reptiles/amphibians – snakes, turtles, salamanders, frogs, etc.
  • Spider and insects (monarchs, bees, etc.)
  • Soils/soil erosion
  • Survival in emergencies
  • 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
  • Nature games
  • Nature hikes
  • Orienteering/GPS
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Pond study/water quality
  • Prairie visit/seed gathering
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Snow shoeing
  • Tree study, ID, planting
  • Water quality


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P: 712-335-4395
E: conservation@pocahontascounty.iowa.gov

Pocahontas County Conservation Facebook

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

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

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