Hartman Reserve Nature Center offers nature programming for preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools, church groups, scout groups, civic groups, etc. Your group can come to the Nature Center, Naturalists can come to your site to provide programming, or Naturalists can meet your group at a nearby natural area. Most programs are hands-on and interactive. For programs costs, please click here.
Classroom Educators! Hartman Reserve has paired most of its programs to the current NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Performance Standards. If you are interested in seeing a list of paired programs, please contact Katie Shelton, Naturalist, at email@example.com or by calling 319-277-2187. (We are working on getting this displayed on the website!)
Create a Program
If there is a particular subject that you would like us to provide, the Hartman staff would be more than willing to work with you to develop a “tailor-made” program!
Hartman Reserve does rent out educational totes. These totes are not full curriculum-style totes. They do not contain any teacher resources. These totes contain basic teaching tools, such as furs, skulls, antlers, GPS Units, etc. The cost to rent a tote is $10/tote/week.
Rod and Reel Checkout Site
Hartman Reserve partners with the Iowa DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) to offer free fishing poles available for checkout. To check a fishing pole out, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-277-2187.
For questions or to schedule, please contact Katie Shelton, Naturalist, at email@example.com or at 319-277-2187.