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Nahant Marsh’s First Day Hike January 1

December 30th, 2023
Nahant Marsh’s First Day Hike January 1

Join a Naturalist for an interpretive trail walk through the Nahant Marsh to get your year started off on the right foot! Coffee and Hot Chocolate will be available in the Education Center afterwards to warm you up. Details & Sign-up: First Day Hike  Read More

Nahant Marsh Fall Festival Slated for October 7

October 6th, 2023
Nahant Marsh Fall Festival Slated for October 7

Visit Nahant Marsh for a day filled with fun, friends, family, and fundraising as they celebrate the fall season on October 7! Games, educational activities, and presentations throughout the day are sure to keep you and your loved ones occupied until the fish fry accompanied by LIVE music from The Tailfins to finish up the evening! Presentations include: -Joe Wiegand as the world’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. -The RARE Group with a LIVE raptor presentation. -Denny Weiss with a presentation on the unique aquatic life he encounters as a commercial fisherman on the Mississippi River.... Read More

Enjoy a Mycology Class at Nahant Marsh Today

April 11th, 2023
Enjoy a Mycology Class at Nahant Marsh Today

Due to popular demand, Nahant Marsh has added a SECOND SESSION of our Intro to Mycology series! This second session will take place during the same weeks as the first session, but on Thursday as opposed to Tuesday! A four-part, hands-on introduction to mycology for beginners, foragers, or anyone interested in collecting or studying fungi. Participants in the class will learn how to observe, document, collect, and catalog the fungi in our region. The focus of this class will be on fieldwork with some classroom time. At the end of this program participants will have a good understanding of fungal... Read More

Breakfast Nature Club Highlights Nahant Marsh November 4

November 4th, 2022
Breakfast Nature Club Highlights Nahant Marsh November 4

Nahant Marsh Executive Director Brian Ritter will discuss both the notorious and brighter sides of Nahant’s past, including the village of Rockingham that existed from 1835-1851 on a portion of Nahant Marsh’s land. A continental breakfast will be served. Please bring a travel coffee mug if you have one. Instructor: Brian Ritter $5 Member | $10 Guest Details & Sign-up: BREAKFAST AT NAHANT MARSH  Read More

Fit Fest, Eddie Turner, ‘Odd Couple’ And More In This Week’s FUN10!

February 20th, 2022
Fit Fest, Eddie Turner, 'Odd Couple' And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

January 28th, 2022
Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive, how to care for the hive, and how to harvest honey. Textbook and notes are included in the $180 fee which covers 6 classes. Classes will take place at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Tuesdays from January 25-March 1 at 6-8pm. The course will be instructed by Phil Crandall, Owner/Operator of Crandall Farms Inc., a family owned apiary and farm in Coal Valley, IL. Phil is the founder and main beekeeper for the farm. Beginning his interest since childhood,... Read More

Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

January 23rd, 2022
Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive, how to care for the hive, and how to harvest honey. Textbook and notes are included in the $180 fee which covers 6 classes. Classes will take place at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Tuesdays from January 25-March 1 at 6-8pm. The course will be instructed by Phil Crandall, Owner/Operator of Crandall Farms Inc., a family owned apiary and farm in Coal Valley, IL. Phil is the founder and main beekeeper for the farm. Beginning his interest since childhood,... Read More

Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

January 18th, 2022
Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive, how to care for the hive, and how to harvest honey. Textbook and notes are included in the $180 fee which covers 6 classes. Classes will take place at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Tuesdays from January 25-March 1 at 6-8pm. The course will be instructed by Phil Crandall, Owner/Operator of Crandall Farms Inc., a family owned apiary and farm in Coal Valley, IL. Phil is the founder and main beekeeper for the farm. Beginning his interest since childhood,... Read More

Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners Buzzing In At Nahant Marsh

January 13th, 2022
Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners Buzzing In At Nahant Marsh

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive, how to care for the hive, and how to harvest honey. Textbook and notes are included in the $180 fee which covers 6 classes. Classes will take place at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Tuesdays from January 25-March 1 at 6-8pm. The course will be instructed by Phil Crandall, Owner/Operator of Crandall Farms Inc., a family owned apiary and farm in Coal Valley, IL. Phil is the founder and main beekeeper for the farm. Beginning his interest since childhood,... Read More

Nahant Marsh Holding Family-Friendly Events During October

October 10th, 2021
Nahant Marsh Holding Family-Friendly Events During October

Come out to Nahant Marsh Education Center this month and see what nature has to offer during this spooky time of year. The Marsh is hosting a variety of programs this month for all ages. Spend the morning examining mammal skulls with a naturalist to identify the animal and determine what it eats and what role it plays in the environment. There is also an evening program for those who cannot attend during regular business hours. Do you enjoy making things or are looking for a great DIY project? The Marsh is offering 2 Woodworking Workshops this month with no experience necessary! Make a harvest... Read More