The Center takes advantage of its location at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge to provide multiple educational environments including classrooms, the Nature Explore area for kids, outlooks and learning stations along accessible pathways and discovery elements throughout the Refuge.
Ankeny Hill Nature Center is creating ways to make it easy for people of all ages and interests to make visits to The Center personally rewarding. From school children to conservancy organizations, special interest groups to scouts, our mission is to make The Center a focal point of community life.
Access is always free from dawn to dusk. The Mark Gehlar Building has indoor and outdoor classrooms, easily reserved for use.
The Ankeny Hill Nature Center also has an active volunteer program, and we would love your help! Habitat Stewards, Weed Warriors and Education Volunteers are just a few of the opportunities. Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinators for more information, orientation dates/times and community volunteer days: email@example.com