A human community is a group of people who live and interact with one another in a specific region under relatively similar environmental, social, and political conditions. A natural community is a group of plants and animals that live and interact with one another in a specific region under similar environmental conditions. Our human communities … Read more
Please consider nominating a colleague, a group you work with, and even yourself for one the IAN-ICEC environmental education excellence awards! You can find information here and nomination applications can be emailed to committee chair, Sarah Subbert!
ICEC Welcomes Alicia Vasto, our new Executive Director! Alicia grew up in Adel, Iowa, attending ADM public schools and graduating as valedictorian in 2007. She received a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. She then attained a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University in 2013, with a … Read more
At the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting, the Executive Committee explained that a sub-committee was going to review the current bylaws of ICEC. This sub-committee worked to update the bylaws to how the organization has evolved. Then the sub-committee worked with the Drake Legal Clinic to have the draft restatement of the ICEC bylaws reviewed for … Read more
Spreading our Wings with Science Standards Pollinators, Monarchs, and Conservation Education 3-4 February 2017 Download a schedule for the workshop now! Registration is now open! Register here. See this page for more information.
This position is now closed. Thanks for your interest. **Deadline extended to September 23! This is an exciting time of growth for an almost 60-year-old organization that has gone from all volunteer to most recently a part-time Executive Director, and now leaping to a full-time Executive Director to become even more effective. ICEC has a … Read more
ICEC has a potential leadership opportunity! We are looking for new executive committee (ExCom) members! The mission of ICEC creates an opportunity for future ExCom members to really grow professionally in the field of conservation and environmental education in Iowa. ICEC’s future is bright, become a board member, and make a difference! The potential for … Read more
Non-formal and formal educators to play a significant role in helping students meet aspects of the new Iowa Science Standards! The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) is planning both summer and winter events to help coordinate the work of Iowa’s formal and non-formal educators. These efforts are important to environmental education (EE) in Iowa as … Read more
A new page has been added to the site to support Growing Up WILD! Be sure to visit and check out the book search for Pre-K to 2nd grade and adult books related to learning in and about the outdoors! KinderNature.org contains nature-based outdoor inquiry activities and includes correlation to the Iowa Early Learning Standards … Read more
Did you know that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and ICEC are supporting Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD training? Use these links for up-to-date information regarding Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD: Project Wild Blog WILD Resources KinderNature WILD Resources