The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) is a non-profit organization with a long-standing tradition of providing professional development to formal and non-formal educators in conservation and environmental education.  ICEC is the unifying voice for conservation and environmental education in Iowa. Individuals, organizations, and agencies interested in promoting conservation and environmental education in Iowa are key players in the success of ICEC.

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Keeping Classroom Animals

September 13, 2018
Animals can be a wonderful resource to enhance learning and understanding in the classroom. Many children today have limited...
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Iowa’s Land Before Time: Prehistoric Species Live On

August 9, 2018
Take a peek into Iowa’s prehistoric past with these “living fossils” that still exist in Iowa today. Paddlefish This...
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July 12, 2018
What is a “flood”? A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is normally dry. Floods...
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ICEC Awarded REAP CEP Grant: Charting a Course for the Future of Conservation Education in Iowa

June 26, 2018
ICEC is proud to announce that we have been awarded a Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP...
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Helping our Native Pollinators

June 14, 2018
What is Pollination? Pollination is the process where plants receive pollen from other plants of the same species so...
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Thank you for supporting the Big Trees Innovation Fund!

May 24, 2018
Thank you to everyone who supported our kickoff campaign for the Big Trees Innovation Fund! The campaign ran from...
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Fungus Among Us

May 10, 2018
All the wet weather this May is making conditions perfect for fungus! These pictures feature Xylaria polymorpha which is...
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Keep Wildlife Wild

April 12, 2018
It is that magical time of year again when baby wildlife are born and hatched. We often stumble upon...
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National Environmental Education Week

April 2, 2018
April 23-29, 2018 National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. With support...
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Registration Open for Outdoor Learning Environments Conference

March 28, 2018
ICEC and Prairie Rivers of Iowa invites educators, conservationists, community leaders, landscapers, and others that value outdoor education to...
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Partnership with Monarchs on the Move

March 12, 2018
ICEC is proud to announce a new partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach to facilitate “Monarchs on the Move”...
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Spring Themed Nature Games

March 8, 2018
Keep your students active this spring with these fun spring themed games. Robin’s Egg Select one student to be...
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