ICEC recognizes excellence in conservation and environmental education in Iowa. 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. Nomination deadline is December 1 each year.
ICEC annually awards, with the co-sponsorship of the Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program, two awards to classroom teachers who help build a conservation ethic in their students and inspire stewardship of Iowa’s soil and water. Nomination deadline is July 1 each year.