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 Trip Beginning

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.

Here are some of the activities during your visit:

  • Live Animal Exhibit
  • Prairie Hike
  • Forest Hike
  • Bird Watching at the Bird Observatory
  • Museum Visit
  • Nature Games
  • Plus Personalize Programming

Call Calkins Nature Center at 641-648-9878 or email Calkins staff 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.

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