Welcome to Our Newest ExCom Member Mike Todd

ICEC is proud to welcome Mike Todd to our Executive Committee! Mike has been appointed to fill a vacancy on ExCom for the remaining 2017 term. Mike has taught science at Ames High School since 2006. He was awarded a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education in 2013 and an Excellence in Science Teaching award … Read more

Endangered Species Day

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day (19 May 2017) by learning more about Iowa endangered and threatened animals and plants. Find more information about Iowa’s Wildlife Resource Base here and scroll down to “Current Status of Wildlife in Iowa.” Iowa’s wildlife has changed tremendously since Euro-American settlement (160 years ago). Many species have been extirpated. Others’ populations … Read more

Nature Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with a study of nature poetry! Start by reading nature poems. Depending on the age and level of students make a study of the mechanics of poetry and how to write different kinds of poetry. Check out the list of books tagged ‘environmental writers‘ in our book database to … Read more