The Jones County Conservation Board Naturalist is available to give environmental education programs to schools, daycares, youth and adult groups, and the general public upon request. Programs can be given at almost any location, including at the group's place of meeting or in the classroom. Programs can be given indoors or out-of-doors depending on the circumstances. Naturalist programs are given at no charge and are tailored to the group or class request. Free will donations are accepted.
Check out a Nature Explorer Backpack for your family, youth group, daycare, or classroom. 1 Month free check out! Click here to learn more by downloading a Nature Explorer Backpack brochure.
Youth participating in Natural Resource programming throughout Iowa are eligible to participate in the Iowa Junior Naturalist Program. Yearly Certificates and patches are awarded to those youth completing the Program.
Hunter Education Courses
Hunting courses are available through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Wild Edibles Trail
Click here to download the Wild Edibles Trail brochure. Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/morepublications/sfp3_EdibleWoodyLandscapes.pdf to learn more about wild edible plants you can incorporate into your home landscaping.
Help Jones County Conservation conduct research by monitoring bluebird nest boxes in our county parks.
Map · Jones County Conservation
12515 Central Park Rd. · Center Junction, IA 52212