Nominations Now Open for the 2018 IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education

Help us recognize the best of EE in Iowa! Have you or someone you know done something great for conservation & environmental education in Iowa? Nominate them for an IAN/ICEC Award for Excellence in Environmental Education! The IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in EE recognize the incredible contributions of environmental educators, partners, and supporters toward the … Read moreNominations Now Open for the 2018 IAN/ICEC Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education

Executive Committee Candidate Statements

Below are the candidate statements for ICEC’s Executive Committee nominees for the 2019-2021 term. ICEC’s members are asked to review the statements and vote for up to three candidates in our election by December 31, 2018. Ballots have been sent to members via email. Please contact Alicia at exec@iowaee.org if you did not receive a … Read moreExecutive Committee Candidate Statements

Iowa Conservation & Environmental Education Survey Now Live!

ICEC was awarded a Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) grant in June to support a new project entitled “Charting a Course for the Future of Conservation Education in Iowa: A Needs Assessment and Action Plan.” The assessment will inform an action plan to build capacity for conservation and environmental education (EE) … Read moreIowa Conservation & Environmental Education Survey Now Live!

Join Our Leadership!

ICEC is now accepting nominations for our Executive Committee 2019-2021 term. ExCom members serve ICEC by setting the vision for the organization. ExCom members develop leadership skills, meet fellow educators and conservationists, and contribute skills and knowledge to our organization. ICEC membership must be current to serve on ExCom. Learn more about ExCom Download nomination … Read moreJoin Our Leadership!

Iowa’s Land Before Time: Prehistoric Species Live On

Take a peek into Iowa’s prehistoric past with these “living fossils” that still exist in Iowa today. Paddlefish This fish is older than the dinosaurs – for real. Fossil records show paddlefish have been around for more than 300 million years – that’s about 50 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared. Not only has … Read moreIowa’s Land Before Time: Prehistoric Species Live On

ICEC Awarded REAP CEP Grant: Charting a Course for the Future of Conservation Education in Iowa

ICEC is proud to announce that we have been awarded a Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) grant to support a new project entitled “Charting a Course for the Future of Conservation Education in Iowa: A Needs Assessment and Action Plan.” The grant was awarded at REAP CEP’s board meeting on June … Read moreICEC Awarded REAP CEP Grant: Charting a Course for the Future of Conservation Education in Iowa

Helping our Native Pollinators

What is Pollination? Pollination is the process where plants receive pollen from other plants of the same species so they can reproduce and form seeds. Many plants are pollinated by animals, and most of the animal pollinators are insects. The relationship between plants and their insect pollinators is beneficial to both the plant and the … Read moreHelping our Native Pollinators

Fungus Among Us

All the wet weather this May is making conditions perfect for fungus! These pictures feature Xylaria polymorpha which is commonly known as Dead Man’s Fingers. What a fun name and perfect if anyone is starting to get into the Halloween spirit a little bit early! The scientific name helps us understand a little more about … Read moreFungus Among Us