Calkins Field Trips

Are you looking for a fun, interesting, and educational activity to do with your school or community group? Well, a guided field trip to Calkins Nature Area may be just what you are looking for.

Field trips are a free service that Hardin County Conservation staff provide. We can accommodate groups up to 50 people, but we can do larger groups with teacher/staff participation. There is also an area to eat your sack lunch or snacks for mid-day field trips.
A large school group meeting at the amphitheater before a field trip.

Here are some of the activities during your visit:

Call Calkins Nature Center at 641-648-9878 or email Chris Barber, Interpretive Park Manager, for more information or to arrange a field trip.

The kids love to race the box turtles after learning the differences between reptiles and amphibians below.

Children watching a box turtle on the floor.