Chris Holt Wilderness Scholarship Winner Sam Anthony’s Trip to Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness!

Congratulations to the 2017 winner of the Chris Holt Youth Wilderness Scholarship, Samuel Anthony! Sam is a recent graduate of City High School in Iowa City. With his scholarship winnings, he was able go on the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Trek in Idaho from July 24th to August 2nd. From Sam:       “This was an experience that … Read more

Call for Executive Committee Nominations

Join ICEC’s Executive Committee! ExCom members serve ICEC by setting the vision for the organization. Each member brings his or her own diverse knowledge, skills, and talents to work together to promote and support conservation and environmental education in Iowa. ExCom members have the chance to develop leadership skills, meet fellow educators and conservationists, and … Read more

Birding with Children

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Bird watching is a great way for children to become aware of birds. Birds can be found anywhere, all year round. Gather the basic gear: a field notebook, a field guide, and binoculars, if you have them, and go outside. Info from Iowa Young Birders about birding gear, including selecting binoculars for children and how … Read more

Celebrate Iowa’s Prairie Heritage

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September 10-16, 2017 is Iowa Prairie Heritage Week! Iowa’s landscape was once covered by vast rolling hills of prairie.  An estimated 85% of the land was prairie grass and flowers when European settlers first arrived.  Since that time the Iowa landscape has changed drastically and today only 1/10 of 1% of our native prairie remains. … Read more