Announcing the 2017 IAN/ICEC Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 IAN/ICEC Excellence in Environmental Education Awards! These awards recognize the best of environmental education in Iowa. This year, we had an incredible group of nominees from across the state, representing outstanding programs and individual contributions in the field of EE. Congratulations to all who were recognized for their … Read moreAnnouncing the 2017 IAN/ICEC Award Winners

Jennifer Kurth Announced as Keynote Presenter at Winter Workshop 2018!

ICEC is excited to announce the keynote presenter, Jennifer Kurth, for Winter Workshop 2018. Jennifer is a Natural Resources Biologist in the Watershed Improvement Section of the Iowa DNR.  In the past, she worked on determining the causes of biological impairments. She now coordinates the monitoring contracts and data management for the DNR sponsored watershed … Read moreJennifer Kurth Announced as Keynote Presenter at Winter Workshop 2018!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Winter Workshop 2018!

Become a sponsor of ICEC’s 2018 Winter Workshop! Sponsors help ICEC continue to provide quality professional development and networking opportunities for Iowa’s conservation educators. Sponsor or donate towards Winter Workshop 2018 online! The 2018 Winter Workshop will take place on February 2, 2018 at Jester Park Lodge in Polk County. Learn more about the workshop … Read moreSponsorship Opportunities Available for Winter Workshop 2018!

Save the Date! ICEC Winter Workshop 2018

ICEC’s Winter Workshop 2018 will be held on February 2nd, 2018 at Jester Park Lodge (11121 NW Jester Park Dr, Granger, IA 50109)! Join us as we learn how to inspire others to protect natural resources, share the conservation message with your audience, and advance environmental education as a vital part of a K-12 education. … Read moreSave the Date! ICEC Winter Workshop 2018

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

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 moreCall for Executive Committee Nominations

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

Congratulations to the 2017 Conservation Teacher of the Year Award Winners!

ICEC, with the co-sponsorship of the Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program, is proud to have awarded Sue Sparrow Meggers and Louis Beck as this year’s Division I and II Conservation Teacher of the Year! This award is given annually to two classroom teachers who are creating awareness in their classrooms and beyond about the need … Read moreCongratulations to the 2017 Conservation Teacher of the Year Award Winners!