Engaging Students in High Quality Project-Based Learning Through the Ames Students Aiding Pollinators (ASAP) Project at Ames High School

by Mike Todd, Ames High School Science Teacher “I think I’m done,” Josh says as he turns a computer to show me his first draft of the ASAP logo that will be used on every other student pollinator project. As our conversation develops and he takes notes about the critiques I offer up, he realizes … Read more

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

Call For Presenters: 2017 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MEEC) Live in the NOW, with Focus on the FUTURE October 11-14, 2017 St. Charles, IL In today’s world of increasing global focus, how do your local environmental education efforts make an impact? Help MEEC attendees investigate themes that stem from our communities and grow far beyond. We challenge each participant … Read more

Soil Health Kits Incorporate New Iowa Science Standards

On November 23, 2016, Marty Adkins, Assistant State Conservationist – Partnerships, rolled out a new Soil Health Kit, developed by Iowa Earth Team volunteers.  The project idea was sparked by an Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) workshop he attended in 2015.  ICEC encouraged attendees to develop conservation and environmental education materials that would meet the … Read more

Announcing the 2016 IAN-ICEC Award Winners

Through a cooperative awards program with the Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN), ICEC recognizes outstanding classroom teachers, naturalists, business leaders, youth, non-profit groups, and other people and programs dedicated to environmental education in the state of Iowa. Congratulations to all of the award winners of 2016! And thank you for your contributions to environmental education. … Read more

ICEC Alumni Reunion February 3rd

Join us to Celebrate Over 60 Years of Educating For more than 60 years Iowa Conservation Education Council (Coalition) has been instrumental in making a difference to the state of Iowa’s environment and environmental education.   What cool stuff has ICEC done?  Promoted the construction of the Springbrook Conservation Education Center where many thousands of youth and adults have learned about Iowa’s … Read more